Altogether we had about 60 people show up. After the ceremony was over, we took family pictures, then our photographer took Ryan and myself and we walked around the island taking pictures as a married couple.
After that, we headed on down to our reception site, where I promptly changed out of my dress (for it was sucking the life out of me and I was thisclose to fainting.) The reception was about as low-key as it gets. Held in the cultural hall of our church, minimal decoration, it was just a bunch of people hanging around, eating, and having a good time.
We did a couple of the traditional reception things.. the cake cutting, the toast.. but I didn't really want to do anything else. I am a pretty low maintenance kind of girl, and I am not a huge fan of all eyes on me. The one other thing I wish I would have done, though, is the first dance, and dance with my dad. Hindsight is 20/20. I don't regret not doing them, I just think it would have been a good thing to do.
NOW. We've been married for 2.5 months. And it's great. We're preparing to move across the country in just over 3 months. About the 28th of December we'll start our drive to Virginia, where Ryan will be stationed for the next 3 years. After that, who knows? We're both SO excited to experience the east coast, and are always talking about the trips we can take and things we can see. Neither of us have been to the east coast before, so living there should be quite interesting.