Real Wedding: Noelle + Joey

Yesterday, I posted about Noelle + Joey‘s wedding day. Here are the pictures from the reception.

All photos are by Michele Rivera from Mischa Media.

The tables were dramatic with brown and turquoise accents.

The menus were designed by Amanda from Made with Love Paperie.

Noelle had flip-flops for each of her bridesmaids so that they would dance all night long.
It worked!

The bridesmaids and groomsmen each came in to the room with their own funky dance.

One of their close friends performed a solo during the entree course.

The couple raise their glasses to the toast from the Father of the Bride.

Noelle and Joey chose a contemporary square cake: a swiss dot pattern was anything but simple with ribbon wrapped around each layer and roses on the top and rose petals around the edges.

The couple’s first dance. Don’t you love the bow on the back of Noelle’s dress?

It’s becoming more rare these days but Noelle had a bridal bouquet toss. There were plenty of single ladies out on the dance floor.

What is a sweeter way to say goodnight than a cookie?

M+D: Bridal Party Introductions

Around 8PM, guests were asked to be seated for dinner.  I took a peak inside beforehand.  I was so pleased with the way that the room looked!  Everyone pitched in to make the room look PERFECT.
The room looked amazing.  

More tables with the candy buffet in the background.

To drive home the point about dancing between the courses, the designer, Katrina, wrote dancing six times.  It created a visual break in the menu as well!

The Head Table with the Cake in the background.  Amy Beck did an amazing job.

Once the guests were seated, the Bridal Party got ready to be introduced.
Boas?  Absolutely!  Bridal Party Introductions, by definition, are a little cheesy.  
I wanted us ham it up.

The Bridal Party walked into Chicago by Frank Sinatra.

Our St. Louis contingency.

The Best Man with the Maid of Honor

Sassy Me.
We were introduced to Mambo Italiano by Dean Martin.