Real Wedding Recap: Derrick & Adrienne, II

So last we left off, you had seen the beautiful ceremony and some of the cocktail hour set up.  Now let’s venture into their AMAZING reception!

First, more cocktail hour deets:

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This is a close-up of the cocktail hour tables, as well as a shot of one of the birch candle holders I told you about.  I LOVED the birch accents…so elegant, yet organic at the same time.

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Moss-Covered Escort Card Table.

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Their family wedding picture display.  I was so excited to see this LIVE at another wedding besides ours, just to see how it would work logistically!  Loved it and it was so interesting for guests to look at.

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Guest Book—a framed photo of them.  I really like this idea, too.

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And they had a whole area for the kids!  Complete with chalkboard and chalk, games, and kid kits.  Loved seeing this come to life, as we are having kid kits at our reception as well.

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Their paper elements.  Each guest also got a lovely fan and a container of bubbles for the ceremony (it was HOT out!).

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This is me and my lovely friend Liz hanging out in one of the lounge areas during the cocktail hour.  She reads the blog, so HEY LIZ!

And now for some shots of their off-the-hook reception.  Chiavari chairs?  Check.  Luxury Portable Bathrooms?  You wouldn’t believe it, but check!  Specialty linens?  They were here!  It was GORGEOUS.  Check it out:

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Can you believe the bride’s mom made this amazing chandelier that hung over the dance floor?  SO COOL. 

The food was delicious.  Instead of having us select an entree course with our RSVPs, they offered each guest a choice of entree right there onsite.  It was very restaurant-esque, ordering from the waitresses when we sat down. 

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CAKE!!  It was delish.

After all the delicious food, and everyone oohing and ahhing over the gorgeous set-up, it was time to PARTY.  And party we did!  Dr. Groomy and I eventually left around 12:30, but I’m told the DJ didn’t stop rockin’ (on orders from the father of the bride) until well after 1:00am.  Here’s a few pics of the party people:

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Mr. Milwaukee Brunch Reviews himself, Chris,
and his partner Andrew.

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I was too busy rocking out to Thriller and the like after that to take many more pictures, but I did get a chance to snap one of the gorgeous tent all lit up:

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And with that, the night was over.  It was a beautiful wedding, so full of love and joy.  Congratulations Derrick & Adrienne!  We are so happy for you and count ourselves lucky to be in your lives!

See all the real wedding recaps here:
Nikki & JT
Charity & AJ
Noah and Jill, Part I
Noah and Jill, Part II
Noah and Jill, Part III
Derrick & Adrienne, Part I



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4 responses to “Real Wedding Recap: Derrick & Adrienne, II

  1. kjpugs

    The ribbon under the moss on the escort card table is genius. Also, I love the kids stuff! It makes me wish there were more kids in my family!

  2. stephanie

    wow. just wow. loved the stones on the napkins and the setup for dinner

  3. Omg…amazing!! Wowowow. LOVE the black river rocks on the napkins. And what a great idea to have guests order from a server. Love it. I need to find some friends like this lol.

  4. Adrienne

    Amy you rock! Thank you for the spread! So glad you enjoyed it!

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