Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Ultimate Wedding Week: The Reception


Thanks to everyone who linked up on Monday...I can't wait to go through all of your posts and see your beautiful ceremonies {and inspiration!}.  

We're back today to talk about the party of the night...the reception!


While there are a lot of details that go into the big day...the reception has details that encompass most of the night.  There's the venue, decor, food, first dance, music, cake cutting, flower toss...and more!  Do you have a sit down dinner or buffet?  DJ or band?  Where does everyone sit?  Do you have an open bar?  The decisions are endless, but it's worth it all in the end.  Here's a snapshot of our reception!  I'm so happy with how it turned out and glad I can look back with fond memories!  :) 

We had our reception at Edgewood Golf Course.  The windows above overlook the lake...aren't they stunning?

 Introduced as Mr. and Mrs. for the first time!  

 Beverages to welcome our guests!

Our guests signed a coffee table book with our engagement photos on display.  It was fun for them to see the engagement photos and we now have it in our family room, where we enjoy all of the well wishes.

 First dance

 Surrounded in love.

 The famous dip and kiss.

Father Daughter Dance...to "My Girl"

 Mother & Son Dance

A view of the room...the lake is out the windows behind this shot.  I love the architecture!

Do you feel the love in the air?!

I think everyone did!

There were great toasts...

Great dancing...

 Great cake...

The toss!

 OH and the garter...Another One Bites the Dust was playing in the background!  ;)

All in all...it was a great night!

Dashing to the limo...hello honeymoon! 
Photos via Mulberry Photography

For the record, we offered our guests a buffet with choice of lobster, sea bass, filet of beef and rack of lamb.  We opted for a DJ, who stuck to my playlist exactly {major kudos!}...rat pack during dinner and oldies for dancing.  Our first dance was "At Last" by Etta James.  We had a sweetheart table and assigned tables.  We gave mini cupcakes away as party favors.  And we hosted beer & wine for our guests.  There are many more details...I'll elaborate more on Friday!

OK, now it's your turn to link up!  Head on over to Natasha's sweet blog: Hello! Happiness to join on the party!

xo natasha

23 comments:

  1. Love your venue Natasha - Definitely one of my favorite weddings! Everything is perfect!

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  2. Love your venue!! So different and FUN!! Love your pictures! ...You guys look so happy :)

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  3. Beautiful pictures! That venue is amazing!!

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  4. Your venue is incredible! I love what great smiles you and your groom both have--it looks like such a joyful and beautiful reception! So fun seeing the pictures! :)

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  5. Dad and I danced to My Girl too, it was so fun! Your venue was almost as stunning as you. Amazing day!

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  6. your venue is to die for. those windows.. wowza! love love love!!! your dip and kiss is pretty impressive girl :) thanks for sharing- it's all so beautiful!

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  7. My Girl is also in the running for our Father / Daughter dance! My Dad always calls me when he hears it..well that, and Mustang Sally. :) Your reception looked like a blast!!

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  8. It looks like you all had so much fun! And I love your choice of music!

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  9. Love the shot of the beer and wine. You looked lovely Natasha! Again I can't get over your dress. I know I've already said it, but really! :)

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  10. I have loved looking at your wedding pictures! Such a beautiful day! And I love that we were both green girls with our colors :). So fresh and classic!

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  11. That was such a beautiful place to have a reception. I love the architecture too.

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  12. Love this! My father/daughter dance was also to "My Girl.." such a classic! Beautiful reception! xoxo

    Brooke
    www.decorgreat.blogspot.com

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  13. Your wedding was gorgeous and that venue... those windows... stunning!!!

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  14. Love seeing all your pictures. You were such a stunning bride!!

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  15. Love love love! Wedding photos are so much fun to look back through and relive the day. What a gorgeous wedding - you were a very beautiful bride!

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  16. beautiful reception! you looked gorgeous!!

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  17. What a beautiful place for a reception! I love the high ceilings! Love these fun pictures!

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  18. Just gorgeous. My favorite shot is that one of you running to the limo. So cute. What a beautiful day. And now look at you! Mommy time :)

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  19. Gorgeous pictures! What company did you use to make your coffee table book? I would love to do something similar with our engagement pictures for a guest book.

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