I am finally getting around to posting the final installment of our Wedding series posts- Reception Part 2! This post may not be as glamorous as the previous wedding posts, but I think it depicts all the crazy fun perfectly. All photos were taken by our wonderful wedding photographer- Anna Kerns Photography who we would chose again and again.
After the entrances, first dances and dinner, it was time to let loose and get the party started. The music began and it was time to cut the cake. As mentioned, here, we decided to go with a small simple peach colored vanilla cake with raspberry filling for cutting and then have an assortment of cupcakes for our guests. (by Clustered Spires Pastry Shop) Cutting the cake was a bit challenging but I was so happy that Wade did not smash cake in my face.
We finally were able to mingle with everyone and soak in the last moments of daylight. We of course did the traditional throwing of the bouquet and garter which was thoroughly entertaining. Next, it was time for the sparkler exit which meant the official events of the night had ended and it was time to change into something more comfortable!
We danced the night away and made a fire in the fire pit. Taking a few moments to relax and listen to the crackling of the fire surrounded by my best friends was one of the best memories I had from the night.
Along with our bridal party, we attempted to send off some Chinese wedding lanterns for good luck… we all had issues with getting them started but once they were up it was really beautiful. The party lasted until the we hours of the night before we boarded the shuttle to take us back to the Sleep Inn Hotel & Suites in Emmitsburg.
What a magical day and night. Wade and I could not have asked for a more perfect day. Having all of our close friends and family around us for support and to help celebrate was truly special.
Check out previous posts of our wedding- Pre-Ceremony, Ceremony, Portraits, Details Pt 1, Details Pt 2 & Reception Pt 1. (& our Trailer and Feature Film) Huge thank you to our vendors, friends and family for helping to make it all happen!
Flowers- Candlelight Floral Designs
Catering- The Savory Spoon Catering
Event Coordinator- By Design Events PA
Music- DJ Sidekick
Photographer- Anna Kerns Photography, LLC
Cinematographer- Matt Stambaugh Media
Cake + Cupcakes- Clustered Spires Pastry Shop
Bridesmaid Dress- Etsy
Bride Dress- Found at Posh Bridal
Wedding Rentals- Premier Event Rentals
Transportation-A Touch of Class