This was a fun reception with a fun couple! It was also special to us, as we did the wedding of Danny’s sister back in July. It’s always great when we get to see some of the couples we’ve worked with in the past. With the colors of purple and ivory, accented by wood and burlap, this reception was pretty as well as fun. The tables had ivory floor-length tablecloths and purple organza runners. There were two kinds of centerpieces. Some had dried flowers in burlap-wrapped vases. Next to the vases were slices of wood topped with large, clear. glass ornaments. Inside the ornaments were the table numbers and mini pine cones sitting in artificial snow. Those were perfect for tying together the rustic theme at a winter wedding. Other centerpieces had bouquets of hydrangeas next to the ornament table numbers.
The white, three-tiered cake matched the centerpieces, as it had The cake sat on a large wood slice. Even the cake knife and server set matched the theme, as its handles were wrapped in twine. The large, wood, stained sign for the guests to find their table numbers matched the rustic accents of the reception also. In lieu of a traditional guestbook, Jessica and Danny had a brown canvas with little purple hearts all over it. The guests signed their names inside the hearts. As a unique accent for this politically –minded couple, there was a selfie station with a life sized cardboard cutout of a well-known political figure. There were also Trump and Obama masks. To top that off, there was a large cardboard cutout of a Dr. Who police box. I love the way they made their reception reflect who they are as a couple.accents of hydrangeas on the tiers and making up the topper.
When Jessica and Danny were introduced into the reception, Jessica wore an elegant, faux fur, white cape. She wore her perfect winter accent through the first dance as well. I loved it! To match the wedding colors, the bridesmaids all wore pretty purple dresses. The groomsmen wore grey vests and slacks, with purple ties. In lieu of boutonnieres, each groomsman wore a pin-on badge on their left lapel, which said “Team Couple.” (In place of the word “couple” was their last name.) That was something I’ve never seen before! I knew Jessica wanted to spend a lot of time on the dance floor when she changed dresses after the cake cutting. She came out in a pretty tea length dress and sneakers – ready to party!
There was a lot of fun dancing at this reception, including a ten minute long Grand March. When the night came to an end, the guests lined up outside to wave sparklers as they newlyweds made their exit into a limo. Congratulations Danny and Jessica!
Venue: Walter Hall Park
Catering: Myleigh’s Morsels
Photography: Megan Blasdel Photography
Cake: KAV Cakes