Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mia + Christian: The Reception

The bride told us that her guests were going to know how to party and boy was she right. The reception started with a cocktail hour and ended with a last dance and there was a good time to be had for all in between.
Immediately following the ceremony, the guests were invited onto the back terrace of the Mansion for drinks and hors d'oeuvres. The signature drink for the cocktail hour was Malibu Rum combined with Orange Passion Mango Italian Soda. It is a refreshing drink and a beautiful color all served over ice in a stemmed wine glass. The full bar included champagne and the Manor House Arnold Palmer. Guests were offered Fresh Bruschetta, Filet Mignon Crepes, Crab Imperial Mushroom Caps, Miniature Quiche, Jamaican Jerk Chicken Satay and the ever popular Bacon wrapped Scallops and all that was just for the cocktail hour!
After the cocktail hour, guests were invited into the reception tent for a seated-served dinner, luscious dessert buffet and a bunch of dancing.

View of the reception tent from the back yard of the estate.

The custom made Guest Book which incorporating the dragonfly theme of the wedding.

Urns of white hydrangea stand at the entrance of the reception tent for a "shabby chic" summer look.

Floral centerpieces for the guest tables complete with live fish in of course the wedding color.
Great table numbers, menu cards, and rattan chargers.

The Reception Table

Bride and Groom entering their reception tent to a crowd of their friends and family.

Cute Detail - Mia added this bit of bling to her gown for the reception.

If you have never heard of the band Eturnity, you are missing out of a fabulous band. They are incredibly talented and extremely nice people.

Bride having a good time on the dance floor.

Confetti filled "last dance" to Donna Summer's "Last Dance" (our favorite).

All images in this post are courtesy of Brian Johnson from A Bryan Photo.
Please see previous post for a list of all the vendor team.


Annie said...

rattan chargers --- awesome!