Having a DJ that gets guests out on the dance floor is key to any fun wedding reception, but how else do you entertain? From photo booths with props to lawn games and coloring books and crayons to balloons for kids, here’s a photo gallery of a few of our favorite ideas.
Trish and Joel were married on a warm summer day at The Manor House in Littleton, Col. “We loved nearly everything about The Manor House, from the scenery to the charm of the house, and especially the service we received from the staff,” Trish said. “Even though the day went by quickly, we were able to spend plenty of time with our family and loved ones too.” Trish walked down the aisle holding back tears as she approached Joel standing behind a dramatic backdrop of Deep Creek Canyon. “We both will never forget the look on each other’s faces,” she said. The tented reception featured a gray and yellow color scheme. Check out those tall floral arrangements and lemons! Besides dancing, guests enjoyed playing corn hole and posing in front of the photo booth with props.
What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
We wanted a venue that provided space for our guest to have small gatherings wherein they could catch up and share stories. But we also wanted to be able to have an indoor/outdoor option that accentuated the beauty of where we live.
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
Saying our vows under an umbrella as sprinkles fell around us
The groomsmen shaking things up with chivalry as they gave their coats to the bridesmaids.
The toasts from my Best Man and Cali – one of Kit’s bridesmaids.
If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
Get as much of the big stuff out of the way early, and as you get closer to the date delegate so that you can be present with each other and family to enjoy the celebration. You can plan all you want but in the end, hold it loosely so you can enjoy the day whatever may come. Probably good advice for a marriage too.
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
Kendall: I could not get through my vows without crying and for all attempts to keep it together I just let the tears come and smiled my way through it as Kit tried not to cry, looking into my water-filled eyes. Plenty of tears and laughter throughout.
Kit: Saying our vows and holding hands was a moment I will always remember. Looking into his eyes knowing that this was it for the rest of our lives and vowing to create a beautiful partnership through all the good and the bad is something I hold so close to my heart. Our first dance “When It Don’t come Easy” by Patty Griffin was the epitome of what our marriage is and continues to become. He is my best friend and I couldn’t imagine life without him!!
Sharing another gorgeous mountain wedding today. This one takes place in Winter Park, Colorado. The bride and groom included their two adorable pups into their ceremony. My favorite detail would have to be the placecards – love the use of buttons on a simple folded paper name card!