Welcome to the final post of Tana Marie and Bear’s pirate themed wedding. Here is where the party starts: the reception!
Reception decor: We decided to split the tables up and have ships (donated by a family member) on some, and treasure boxes on the other. Each table had a distressed sugar skull. In addition to what you see here, we had wrought iron candle stands as well as bits of silver and brass trays, sand covered table “number” with flags of historical pirates, and of course, votives. The quilt makes a second appearance as decor over by the buffet. The trunk with the escort cards comes from Bear’s family and was first carried by his Great great uncle in WWI. The table “numbers” were named for real historical pirates and their flags served as symbols to find your table by. The sweetheart table is one of my favorite ones I’ve ever done. The gorgeous cake was from Das Meyer Pastry Chalet. You gotta love a baker who makes his own butter!
In case you ever wonder if a photo booth is worth the extra money…check this out. Thanks Iconic Photo Booth!
Me: You guys chose to have a photo booth, which is a huge wedding trend right now. What was your guests reactions and do you think it was worth the $?
Bear: “As soon as the evening got moving, that photo booth was the hot spot all damn night long. Worth the money? Worth every last penny, for sure.”
Tana Marie: “The guests absolutely loved it! It was visited over 120 times, and it was the best money we spent! I was in there many times myself, since I have a love for photos. I wanted to treat the guests to something that they may have never seen at a wedding. I know I have never seen it. I look forward to when I may be able to book Iconic Photo booths again for an event. They did such a great job and made us a beautiful scrapbook with photos and loving words shared by guests. It was totally worth the money and I couldn’t imagine the event without it!”
Thanks for indulging me in sharing a great many pictures of a couple near and dear to my heart. It was my honor to have my last event before my retirement be for two of the people I love most in the world. Making them happy and their wedding dreams come true is all I could ask for. 🙂
Credit: All photos (except for photo booth) by Eric Murphy of Piscean Dreams Photography.