Oh boy! My favorite part of the day. Don’t get me wrong any part of every wedding day, epic! I am just a huge fan of FOOD and DANCING, which the majority of your reception consist of just that.
It is my opinion, that your reception is the time of day that you relish in the ceremony that just took place. You do this with the people you invited to stand beside you in your vows to each other. This is the opportunity to see everyone you invited and meet their plus one. From signing your marriage license to your fancy exit, here is The Reception!
Taking care of a little business first! Customs and traditions all have a different time slot for this.
Cocktail Hour, mmmmm appetizers and bevies! Social Hour for you and your guests. Some couples decide they want sunset or extra portrait time here, or just hang out in the bridal suite and share a moment together!
I love appetizers. That is all!
It’ll add an awesome element if you decide to have yard games for guest, or for yourself if you’re like me and have to compete when challenged!
The shenanigans, I kind of envy how cool these two are.
Strategy is key to winning beer pong.
Not today fellas. Sorry.
Whether sunset happens during cocktail hour or thereafter, we always love the opportunity to take a few minutes for these officially married photos!
Or just a quick stop by the sorting hat before your entrance!
Newly married portrait time before the entrance into the reception!
Extra time with your bridal party.
Bro IN. Bro OUT.
ON the Argosy
Well, if you ever day dream of making a grand entrance, now is your chance!
How cool is this waterfront entrance onto the boat for the ceremony, and reception! EPIC!
I love the enthusiasm here!
Grab a quick pic at your sweetheart table!
It’s always fun to get photos with your guests so that you look back and remember who was at your Wedding.
Love capturing these types of candid moments! Gimme your best wedding day smile!
Dinner time. It is imperative to not get hangry on your wedding day! Good Food happy people!
If everyone would please take a moment of silence for food, because FOOD!
Now lets have a toast. CHEERS! To the Bride and Groom!
And then there was this one time that the Groom toasted to us!! WOW! Sharing Anniversaries with such wonderful couples means the world to us!
Dads being funny with their toast. Am I going to far? Ha Ha.
How about some shoe game? Or Nah?
Winner Winner chicken dinner!
First Dance. I personally have seen it all the way from an intimate moment where they were the only two in the room, to light hearted and silly, and everything in between! Full songs played or literally seconds!
Being a parent gives endless special moments, none better than during your first dance.
Such a beautiful moment, but…..
WHOOPS!! BONK!! Sorry!
All is FORGIVEN!
And ended beautifully.
A dance with your Daughter. These moments are precious!
A dance with Mom! You’re a busy guy on your wedding day, but there is always time for mom.
It’s ok to deliver tissue to the dance floor if needed!
Well, now that I’m crying tears of joy from all the special moments. Time for cake! Or cake Smash!
One of the first tasks, as hubby and wifey, you will have to complete as a team. Good Luck.
Quick Anniversary dance They have been married forever!
Here comes the DJ’s, the party drivers 0f your night! Even the planner has to get down every once in a while.
DJ Tony Schwartz in the Hizzy!
DeeJayDW energy level is through the roof!
High powered party with DJ Otto Olson. Always great lighting, awesome music! And LOUD!
Ummm….Did I mention Dancing.
Scott was the MASTER of Line dancing!
This guy’s shoe game and dance moves were on point!
Sing it! “Hava Nagila” (No really, click to sing it!)
Garter Toss time. If you chose to do a garter toss, they can get pretty entertaining!
Kenneth getting Iced with his garter! CHUG! CHUG! CHUG!
No Problem for Kenneth. He’s a happy guy!
Nothing wrong with a lil “Bump n’ Grind” That much talent and it hits the ground!
If you chose a photo booth, they can be fun for everyone!
Oh, and did I mention there’s dancing!
Oh how we love The Kelley Farm on a wedding night!
Throw your hands up in the AIR!
You da’ man Homie!
Rooms spinning. Just kidding camera trick!
Cigar time with fellas! VIP invite only.
Late night snack yo’ must have!! Remember NO HANGRIES!
Had a Blast but its time for wedding day to be over 🙁
So lets get our Sparklers and head outside!
Note to self: Your bros will schwack you if you give them foam light ups! So give them foam light ups!
What a night!
Good Night and Goodbye from your Wedding day!
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