Real Wedding: Colleen + Nathan’s Reception

Yesterday, I posted about Colleen and Nathan’s ceremony.  Today, it is about the reception.

All photography is by Travis McKelvie.

I have yet to see more beautiful escort cards. Each escort card was actually a book. The front page had the name of the couple and the back cover was the number of the table.
All cards went into this bird cage that fit perfectly with the venue.
The candle law library was gorgeous. Guests were pleasantly surprised when they saw the space.  It was transformed into something else.  One amazing detail of the venue is the built-in banquettes.  Guests really enjoyed this seating!
The long rectangular tables were adorned with a runner, hand-made table numbers, and flowers in julep cups with lots and lots of candles.  It was beautiful!

The menus highlighted the couple’s monogram and color pallete.
Children were greeted with a fun place setting: coloring book with crayons.
The couple opted not to have a head table.  They highlighted their seats with signs.
The cocktail hour took place in the same space as the reception.  Guests mingled on the dance floor while getting drinks from the luxurious built-in bar.

Playing off the Library theme, the couple had the guests write advice on Library Cards.
Nothing says dessert like a tower of cupcakes!