Entries Tagged as 'reception'

And Even Crazier

June 22nd, 2008 · No Comments


Maureen, Ross, Nancy, Matt, Kristen, Molly


Matt, Dallas, Ross


Dallas, Adam


Dallas, Adam


Tommy, Ross


Emily, Ross


Molly, Colleen, Anne, Janie


Nancy, Bo, Erin


Ross


Martin & Bo


Anne & Janie

From this to this and here we are. Believe it or not, there are some photos I held back on posting bc they were just too crazy.

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Matt & Molly’s Wedding Dinner & Reception

June 21st, 2008 · No Comments


Nametags were hung outside the tent on a split-rail fence. When you located your tag you found out what what table you were sitting at. We were at lucky table #13.


Molly’s reaction to Matt’s dinner speech where he thanked everyone and especially honored Molly.


First Dance


A backlit DJ Joe Cool


Sarah, Adrian, Rachelle


Adrian’s Fiance Charlie, Sarah


Tom, Maureen


Bo, Sarah


Outside Looking In


Under the Big Tent

As everyone gathered into the tent where the dinner and reception was to take place, it started to rain. And then pour. And then DJ Joe Cool had to unplug all of his equipment because it was thundering and lightening so much that he thought he was going to get electrocuted. Still, no one was really freaking out. They put some flaps down on the tent, threw some mulch down to soak up the rain and wiped off the soaked dance floor. The heavy rain only lasted for maybe 15 minutes, but it was enough to drench a lot of the ground for the whole night. One good thing that came out of it was that it wasn’t just the really drunk people who fell down, everyone was slipping and sliding and had mud on them. There was one particular stretch of grass under the tent that was referred to as “Woodstook.” Unfortunately, that’s where my seat for dinner was located! The most muddy were the guys who decided to try to break dance. And probably Bo who tried many times to do a head spin.

I don’t want to put too much emphasis on the rain, though. It was a part of the night, sure, but no one was really too bothered by it. We all drank and sang and danced the night away without a care. DJ Joe Cool played until 1 a.m., an hour longer than most weddings go, I think. Which could explain how sloppy things got at the end.

I heard that DJ Joe Cool was well known in the area as being the best DJ. A lot of people at the wedding love him. In fact, Anne, one of the bridesmaids, lives in France and got married there.. and she flew DJ Joe Cool out to play at her wedding. Apparently people in her circle of friends in France still talk about him and what a great time they had. I thought DJ Joe Cool was pretty good. Kind of old school. Playing CDs. There was one part of the night where people were kind of annoyed because things like The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy From Company B should have been played at like 7 pm, not 11 pm, when a lot of the older folks had already left, but overall we had fun. He played a really diverse selection of music, although I think a lot of people would have preferred some more modern tunes. Then again, people were going crazy when he busted out 80’s. Also when he played Pour Some Sugar on me at like 12:30 am, people went ballistic. Followed up by some Guns n’ Roses? Joe Cool knew how to read and please a crowd.

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Steve & Amy’s Wedding Reception

August 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Amy & Steve
Amy & Steve :: West Rogers Park, Chicago

Dallas, Steve, Pete
Dallas, Steve & Pete are old college roommates :: West Rogers Park, Chicago

Len, Steve, Dallas, Killian
Len, Steve, Dallas, Killian :: West Rogers Park, Chicago

Rachelle & Dallas
Rachelle & Dallas :: West Rogers Park, Chicago

Pineapples
Pineapples from Hawaii were giveaways :: West Rogers Park, Chicago

Steve and Amy got married about 3 weeks ago in Oahu, where Steve is from, and last night they had a reception in Chicago for all their friends and family in the Midwest who didn’t make it out to Hawaii. Steve is one of Dallas’ best friends from when they went to school at Bradley University. Actually we were seated at a table with all of Steve’s friends from college: Pete and Amy, both Bradley alum who are married and have 3 kids and live in Orange County; Killian, an alum who is engaged to Liz; Len and Umeka, both Bradley alum who are engaged; and then Dallas and I.

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