Weddings + @Instagram = #truelove

Chris and I went to a wedding this past weekend that rocked my socks.  First of all, it had a crucial element to all successful weddings:  A happy couple.  Ashlyn and Josh are the sweetest, kindest, nicest, down-right-perfect couple.


Example:  Last year when I was going through a rough time after my dad had died, the two of them decided they wanted to do something to give our family a day of pure happiness.  So, they showed up at Chris’s office one morning and gave him four tickets to Sea World for us to go and enjoy the day.  And, guys, I HAD NEVER EVEN MET THEM BEFORE.

I cried happy tears for, like, five days straight.

So, the couple was perfect and absolutely stunning.


Another factor that made this wedding wonderful were the guests.  Both Ashlyn and Josh have worked with Chris for a few years, and so this was a group of people that I don’t get to see as often as Chris.  So, being able to hang out with them was a special treat itself.  Plus, there was an awesome cover band, and singing/acting out renditions of “Summer Nights” from Grease is a sure-fire crowd pleaser in my book.

If you asked Chris, he would tell you that the whiskey and cigar bar made the wedding the bestest.  I tried both, but being neither a whiskey drinker nor a cigar smoker, I left that station to Chris to manage.  He was up to the challenge (and then down for the count for the next 24 hours).


But my favorite part of the wedding was the Instagram scavenger hunt.  If you are getting married soon, take notes.  At the reception, there was a little basket of Instagram Scavenger Hunt cards.  On each card was a list of things you had to take pictures of and post to Instagram with a specific hashtag.


(I’ll give you a minute to let that sink in and then another minute to squeal in decibels only dogs can hear, because that’s what I did when I first heard about it.)

I mean, is that not the MOST fun thing to do at a wedding ever?????  I had a blast!

(A romantic look…)


(People grooving…)


(A silly face…)


(Someone laughing…)

Chris and I had so much fun celebrating Ashlyn and Josh.  Marriages just make me happy.  They also make me ask Chris questions like, “Why do you love me?” and “How did you feel when you saw me walking down the aisle?” on the car ride home.  He LOVES this game, let me tell you…


Unfortunately for him, that game falls under the “for better or worse” part of the marriage vows.  So, suck it up, Sally, and tell me about the moment you knew you wanted to marry me.

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11 Thoughts to “Weddings + @Instagram = #truelove”

  1. Tabs


    And yes, I had to use all caps. BECAUSE! What a freakin’ awesome, genius idea! From what sounds like an awesome and genius couple!

    1. Tabs

      And I do the same thing to Scott when we go to weddings. Or when we go to where we got married. This weekend we went to dinner with our son at the place that we had our wedding reception. I kept looking at him over our son’s head hoping to catch his eye and share a “moment” at our special place…yeah, he didn’t look at me, haha!!

  2. That is SUCH a good idea! Dangit, I’m getting married in 20 some-odd days and I wish I’d thought of that beforehand!

    Also, we drove by this wedding venue on that same night and we both said, “Oh, look, there must be a wedding going on!” How funny that you all were there. Looks like a beautiful night!

    1. You totally still have time to pull this off!

    2. Michelle

      You can still do this! Wouldn’t take any time at all to print those up.

  3. Lee Ann

    Darn it! My niece just got married this past weekend, too! They would have totally LOVED this idea! Everybody there seemed to be photostreaming all the photos they took.

  4. Peggy

    What a great idea for a reception!

  5. Katie N.

    Haha my husband “loves” when I play that game too.

    I mean, we’re making it SO easy for them to offer up something romantic and sweet. We’re literally setting up the goal for them, all they have to do is shoot on an open net! But somehow an eye roll is the answer they decide on?? 😉

  6. What a fantastic post. We were so glad that you could join us, and that you had as much fun as we did. We hope to see you again soon!

  7. Anna Mary

    My husband LOVES when I play the why do you love me/when did you know you wanted to marry me game. We are about to have our first child and I totally want to launch another round, but fear that he’ll snap–haha. I can’t wait until our kid asks him these questions one day and I get to over hear them. I may have to bribe the kid to ask, but something tells me he won’t mind when they ask him 🙂

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