Sunday, January 3, 2010

Winter Chic Reception for Karen & Chris!

The entrance...The Centerpieces
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This has to be one of my favorite receptions of all time...partly because I had such freedom to create! Karen & Chris came to me several months ago and said "We want one really great party for our guests. We don't want a sit down dinner, no first dance, no cake cutting...just a fabulous party...and we don't want to have to do anything!" And that is exactly what they received! Karen & Chris AKA "Critter" were married in Aruba on the beach over Thanksgiving, many of their "formalities" took place there. So back here in Illinois they just wanted to entertain their guests with great food, drinks, and a rockin band! And I cant forget to mention that Ever After Photography went to Aruba with Karen & Critter to capture everything, they played a slide show at the reception, the pictures were absolutley amazing! I hope to share some of those with you at a later date.

HEA Weddings wanted to create a winter chic reception for Karen & Critter, something that would WOW them and their guests, create an experience not normally found at a wedding reception. Food stations were set-up around the room for guests to enjoy and my favorite part...the ice cream sundae station!! Yes it was negative 2 degrees out that night, but who doesn't enjoy ice cream!??

There was open seating using round and long tables along with three bar top tables with bar stools.

The Hey Jimmy Band out of Chicago entertained the guests for hours, they were fabulous! Talk about great music selection......from Motown to Lady Gaga!

It truly was a fabulous night and one fabulous couple!!! And a special thanks to all the vendors that made it all happen...

-Heaven on Earth
-Sound & Light Creations
-I Do Events
-Embassy Suites
-Hey Jimmy Band
-Ever After Photography
-Pam Cooley for these great shots!

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