After the emotional and spiritual ceremony at Morris Chapel, where the bride lovingly (and humorously) mopped her husband’s face with her handkerchief, the couple met guests at Coosa Country Club for an equally lovely reception dotted with signs mentioning the hashtag #LeCrawesome. After the cake was cut, the lights were dimmed, the band pumped up the volume, and the groom put on a shark hat — this was definitely no ordinary reception.
It wasn’t long before most all the guests — and even a few staff members — were donning blinky glasses, funky hats, glow sticks and pom-poms. When the Pure Party Band started playing R. Kelly’s “Ignition” it all made sense: this is the wedding reception, remixed.
Just outside the ballroom, right by the back patio, sat a gentleman from Honor Cigars in a Panama hat hand-rolling cigars for guests to enjoy away from the dance party. To accompany the cigars, a selection of specialty bourbon, scotch, and brandy was available. A little later in the evening, a coffee station was set up for guests to keep the party going for just a bit longer, along with a second round of passed delights, including duck confit on a corn thyme pancake!
After hours of dancing and having a ball with their family and friends, Emily and Chris were sent off with eco-friendly confetti and whisked* away in a beautiful 1956 Bentley. Guests then said their goodbyes with each other and boarded shuttles back to their hotels, still in hats and blinky glasses, of course.
Throughout the planning process, we knew Emily and Chris’s wedding was going to be one to remember — we helped Emily’s sister, Natalie, with her wedding a few years back — but experiencing it in person made it all the better. Congrats Emily and Chris! Y’all are #LeCrawesome!
*Whisked probably isn’t the right word. If you want to know what really happened after the bride and groom rode off, ask Holly and the team for the full (and funny!) story.