Wedding Nostalgia, Part IV: Reception

The first segment, second segment, and third segment of this series may be found here!

Evan and I, as well as the majority of our wedding party and guests, are alumni from Virginia Tech.  At the beginning of every Hokie football game, Lane Stadium erupts with a roar of the screams and yells of 60,000 fans jumping to Metallica’s Enter Sandman.  At the climax of the song’s 30-second intro, the team runs onto the field… kind of like this:
True to Hokie form, of course we were going to enter our wedding reception in the same fashion, jumping to Enter Sandman.  
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Afterward, there was dinner and toasts by my best friend, Rachel, and Evan’s best friend, Sweede.
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First dances.
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And a whole lot of dancing, smiling, singing, goofing around, and having the time of our lives.
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One of my best friends, Brandon, sung Sinatra’s Come Fly with Me as his toast and wedding gift.

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The part that I will always remember the most was the final song.  There were only about 20 guests left; our closest group of family and friends.  We danced to Green Day’s Good Riddance (Time of Your Life), which is a very special song for Evan, my brother, mom, and I.  I’ll never forget the smiles on everyone’s faces, the laughter, the tears, and the love that was in that room at that very moment.  
It was the best night of my life.

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