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Wedding Reception Ideas

This past summer, both of my boys got married 6 weeks apart.  AND, I took my last chick to college.  My baby girl chick.  Whew!  It was a busy summer.  And, it was an emotional summer for this momma!  I want to share my oldest son’s wedding reception ideas.  My daughter-in-law and her mother did an outstanding job decorating.  It was stunning!

Wedding Reception IdeasThe bride’s wedding color was a soft pale pink.  She used this throughout her wedding reception ideas.

wedding reception ideasThe wedding took place at Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, TN.  It was so picturesque.  She was married in the flowering garden located on the grounds, and the reception was in the Carriage House.

Wedding Reception IdeasThe tables were set with white linens.  I love how they placed the napkins on the table allowing them to flow over the sides.  The centerpieces were simple, yet elegant and classic.

Wedding Reception IdeasA simple clear vase with a hydrangea stem was the centerpiece of this table.  Three simple votive candles made for perfection.

Wedding Reception IdeasThe tables alternated between black lanterns for the centerpiece, and the hydrangeas in glass vases.  Here three small glass vases filled with hydrangeas, and three candle votives, nestled the lantern beautifully.

wedding reception ideasBefore guests entered the carriage house, a chalkboard sign announced what would be for dinner.   And, it was a delicious dinner!

Wedding reception ideasOn a separate table were these mouth-watering drinks.  The description of each drink was written on the wooden box.  The strawberry lemonade was to die for!

Wedding Reception IdeasOne of my favorite ideas was this adorable candy bar!  Each piece of candy was hand selected to keep with the color theme of the wedding.

Wedding Reception IdeasThey made an adorable printed sign that was placed inside of a distressed white frame.

 Wedding Reception IdeasGuests used these personalized bags to pick their favorite sweets.

Wedding Reception IdeasShe added flowers and candles to the table.  The monochromatic pink colors were adorable.

Wedding Reception IdeasEach kind of candy was placed in a beautiful labeled container.

Wedding Reception IdeasThe bride and groom had their own special table.

A Really Smart Wedding Reception Idea

Wedding Reception IdeasMany guests bring cards and gifts to the wedding.  Having a table dedicated for these items is important.  But, my favorite idea was having a white mailbox dedicated solely for cards!  Great idea!

Wedding Reception IdeasPrecious and sweet.

Wedding Reception IdeasInstead of throwing rice, guests blew bubbles.  Not only was it beautiful, but also made for a great photographic moment.  Wedding Reception IdeasShowing guests appreciation is important.  Here a beautiful hand-written sign was placed for guests to see as they exited the Carriage House.

Wedding Reception IdeasIt was a beautiful and special day for our family.  And so, the next chapter of life begins.

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