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Backyard Wedding in Wichita: Allyson and Rafe — Part 4, Reception! June 5, 2009

Are you ready for this? :) Here’s the final set of photos from Allyson and Rafe’s beautiful backyard wedding. This post is full of fun shots from their reception — held underneath a white tent on a gorgeous early summer day while the sun set! Beautiful!

I loved Allyson and Rafe’s first dance. It was so entertaining and very well done. I think Rafe might hold the title as “best dancing groom” in the ericamay archives. :) They took dance lessons, and I’d say it was worth it!

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The beautiful cakes:

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Cutting the cake/toasting — these two are Jeff’s:

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And this is mine:

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Rafe’s dad said the blessing before dinner (which was AMAZING — kabobs on the grill!).

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The first dances with parents — Allyson and her dad and Rafe and his mom:

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Since the reception was held in the backyard, the kids got to hang out on the play set the whole time — it was a great way to keep them entertained and nearby… and it made for some super cute photos:

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The bouquet toss (too cute!):

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As the night went on, we were greeted with a gorgeous sky as the sun set and the moon rose!

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And then the party really started. :) I don’t usually share a ton of dance shots on the blog, but today I’m going to — these are too much fun not to.

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This next section is dedicated to Aleks, the best man and brother of the groom, who also happens to be my best friend’s husband. Enjoy.

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From the front…

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Aaand, the back…

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And a few more fun dancing shots:

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They ended the night with a bang… literally. Fireworks to the tune of “My Little Baby is a Firecracker”… :)

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Allyson and Rafe, I’m wishing you a very happy life together. :) Don’t lose that super cute we’re-so-in-love way that you look at each other. :)

Family and friends — don’t forget to sign the online guestbook to be notified when all of their photos are online!

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6 Responses to “Backyard Wedding in Wichita: Allyson and Rafe — Part 4, Reception!”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    These are all fabulous, Erica. Great job! Your talent never gets old…

  2. Summer Says:

    Beautiful pictures!! :)

  3. Chris Says:

    wow. Aleks can really swing those hips! :)

    the colors. the use of lighting. the expressions. all fantastic! great great images! they are going to LOVE these!

  4. Kristen Says:

    Gorgeous Erica!!! (And Jeff!! :) )

  5. Naughty Body Says:

    That Best Man has dumps like a truck. Those photos are great, Erica. You ROCK!!!

  6. Derek Says:

    Great expressions captured! Great job!


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