We went to 7 wedding receptions in March.
Yeah...doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon.
Anyway, we appreciate wedding receptions that look and feel and are like the people who are getting married. Receptions that are a not-your-typical-Utah-wedding-reception line. Receptions that are fun, stylish, or quirky.
|Definitely not a typical Utah wedding!|
This game actually started with one of my roommates, A. It was wedding season and we were headed to our hometeacher's reception. We got there and were blown away--the bride's father owned a local antique shop and they had furnished an empty space with gorgeous antiques, had great food, and a little 4-piece jazz band. There wasn't a receiving line--just dancing, relaxed mingling, and congratulating of the couple and their families.
|Notice anything unusual in this picture?|
A and I deemed it the best reception we'd been to that year. We compared and weighed other receptions against this one: if another reception happened to out-do the "best" on our list, the current leader would get replaced. Simple as that.
Lee and I found our "best" last week when we attended the reception of our good friends, H & E.
First of all, we walked into this fun sight! I wish I got a better picture of E's navy blue seersucker suit and H's beautiful, tiered dress. You can kind of see it in this picture (sorry, these were taken on a Samsung Fascinate).
|Those are strips of fabric hanging from the rafters|
And look at these cakes! Cake topper--love it!
|Cakes three ways!|
There was a funky band, who were dressed in suspenders and skinny ties, playing tunes throughout the reception. We enjoyed the single-serve berry creme brulee (amazing!). Even the space, Pierpont Place, was inviting and comfortable.
What really put this reception at the top was all of Heather's photographer friends taking pictures of the guests with their old school polaroid and instant film cameras. One photographer friend posed us, told us not to smile, and snapped this picture of us.
|We are so serious!|
As you know, we like to pair a contest with our Games We Play posts, so here it is:
Just answer the question below (comment on the blog post itself) and we'll pick someone at random to win $20 worth of gift certificates to Smashburger (they're everywhere, so enter!). You can take your honey out on a date!
"What is the coolest/funnest/greatest thing you ever encountered at a wedding reception and why?"
Entries are due by Friday, May 6 at 11:59 pm. Remember to comment in the blog comment section.