this evening, we went to our friends Katie and Todd's wedding reception. this wedding will hold a special place in my heart because 1. it was the first thing to ever come in the mail with both of our names on it and 2. it was our first wedding together. they were married in Hawaii with close friends and family and then came back here for a reception. this is possibly one of the smartest ways i think people can plan their wedding, though i know i would want all of my friends and family at the actual ceremony. since they were married in Hawaii, the reception was tropical theme. beautiful bright flowers, fish tacos and the beach boys all made for an amazing night for everyone (not the mention the "top shelf only" open bar... cha ching!) all of our place settings were made from sand dollars with our names and they passed out match boxes as favors. i was excited to add that to my collection of boxes! i danced my butt off to all of the classic wedding tunes and was so excited that my good friend Jamie was there! congrats, katie and todd! love you guys!