Once the “party after the party” commenced, preparations for the wedding reception began. The bride’s family rented out an old warehouse, now frequently used as an event venue, and we transformed it into a southern bride’s dream, complete with both modern and traditional elements.
Mahaffey set up three tents: one used as a covered entryway for cars to load and unload guests, another as a coat check area, and the last to enclose the front of the warehouse. We created a makeshift bridge over the curb going into the warehouse, as well as a 20′ gutter system from the entryway tent to the front enclosure.
Elegant crush linens paired with silver chiavari chairs and bar stools gave this venue the upscale vibe the bride was going for. The exquisite floral and votive centerpieces added to the modern look.
Here is another view of the reception layout…what a great idea the planner had to set up the open bar in the middle! Easy access to booze no matter where you were seated! Same with the food tables.
Because they were so elegantly decorated, the bar and food areas fit in well with the modern/nature theme.
Absolutely stunning cake display!
The bride’s father is involved with the New Orleans Saints, so of course the game had to be on during the reception…
Need a unique idea for a drink to serve? A friend of the family owns a vineyard in Napa Valley, and they had a few cases of red wine blended and bottled especially for the happy couple. Talk about a nice gift!