After saying, “I do” Daniel, Rachelle, and their bridal party hopped into a party bus and headed to the Rose Center for cocktail hour and reception. Through the glass doors and into the bridal suite everyone went. There, the bride and groom opened personal presents they got each other and toasted by clinking blue solo cups. Meanwhile, guests made their way into the Rose Center’s courtyard. A guest book at the welcome table was their first stop. Polaroid pictures were taped into the book and signed by everyone who entered as Ellie’s Parmesan Meatballs were tray passed. Wine and beer were poured at the bar and the newlyweds signature cocktails, a Sidecar Martini and Paloma, were served as well. Competitive games of life-size Jenga, Connect Four, and corn hole were played while Daniel and Rachelle wandered around the venue posing for pictures before dinner.
A clear acrylic seating chart with white font lead guests to their assigned seats inside for the reception. Tables were draped in ivory linen and tall golden centerpieces filled with white roses and baby’s breath added a beautiful touch to the neutral decor. A floral arch and neon “D+R” sign were the backdrop to Daniel and Rachelle’s sweet heart table and more flowers were arranged around it on the floor. Once everyone was seated, the bridesmaids in blush and groomsmen in black made their entrances. Everyone clapped when Daniel and Rachelle made their grand entrance and swayed side to side for their first dance. The newlyweds finished their dance and took a seat for toasts. Friends and family raised a glass and shared fond memories of the bride and groom, then dinner was served. Chicken Marsala, Tortellini with Creamy Pesto, Italian Green Beans with Pancetta, Garlic Parmesan Mushrooms and Caesar Salad was selected by the bride and groom during their planning process with our Event Specialist, Sierra. Guests really enjoyed their dinner and some event went back for seconds and thirds. During dinner, all the single ladies and men were called to the dance floor for the bouquet and garter toss. Guests laughed as the bride and groom had fun with these traditions. After, it was cake cutting time! A marble cake with cappuccino creme filling was cut and served to anyone with a sweet tooth. In addition to the cake, a dessert table serving up an assortment of cheese cake bites, Old Fashioned Cookies, and Mini Creme Brluee was unveiled. Once full from dinner and dessert, everyone made their way to either the dance floor or photo booth. Fun props were held as guests posed in front of the camera for take home pictures as keepsakes. After leaving it all out on the dance floor, everyone sent off the bride and groom in an uproar of cheers.