A wedding reception every bride dreams of, gorgeous weather, beautiful venue and colorful pink and white decorations. We even provided pink up lighting to enhance the venue's atmosphere. Everywhere you looked it was perfectly color coordinated, this was truly an event their guests will remember for years to come.
If you have ever been to Armstrong farms then you will know why Marissa and Ronnie selected it as their wedding venue. Bright green foliage, deep blue lake and a barn with plenty of room for all of your needs that just delivers rustic unlike any other. If that wasn't enough there was Stella the local goose with a pair of donkeys in the outer field for company. Everywhere you turned you saw beauty.
The wedding ceremony was held at St. Johns Baptist in Plum at 3:00 with the reception immediately to follow in Saxonburg. Guests enjoyed light cocktails while roaming the farm taking pictures and sipping on their favorite drink. A variety of music was played both in the barn as well as outside for all wedding guests to enjoy.
Once the bridal party arrived off they went for a variety of pictures at various locations on the premises. This group was so full of energy and enthusiasm it was hard to contain. Upon completion of the photoshoot they made their way to the house to get refreshed and prepare for introductions.
All of the guests were invited into the barn for a few formalities prior to dining. Introductions started off the festivities with the parents of the bride being introduced to Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Starting Something". Ronnie's parents entered to "Save a Horse, Ride A Cowboy by "Big and Rich".
Bridesmaid Krista and Groomsman Cory entered with energy to "Good Time" by Alan Jackson. The flower girl was introduced with Nikki Minaj's "Starships" playing with the ring bearer to follow with "Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top. Maid of Honor Sarah and Best Man strutted their stuff to TI's "Bring 'Em Out" only to be out done by Ronnie and Marissa entering to a cheering group of friends and family to Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love".
Wanting to save time later for dancing with everyone Marissa and Ronnie had their first together first. "Whatever It Is" by the Zac Brown Band was their choice for their first ever slow dance together as husband and wife. Cutting of the beautiful wedding cake followed while Katy Perry's "Birthday" played in the background.
Colt (best man) and Sarah (maid of honor) each had their own touching toasts with a blessing to follow. A buffet of delicious food was in store for all in attendance and upon completion they were free to roam around and look over all of the unique and exquisite decorations.
There was a cotton candy bar set up in the corner, cookie table, cigar station outside and so much more. Guests were never in a quandary as to what to do to keep busy. With some very nice romantic music during dinner starting to end and more upbeat selections being played guests were eager to dance.
Once dinner was completed and the wedding cake was served it was time for a father and daughter dance. Tom and his daughter Marissa danced to Frank Sinatra's "The Way You Look Tonight". The intensity of the guests applause is a testament to how much the friends and family cared for the love that Marissa's father had toward her.
The mother and son dance followed with Ronnie dancing with his mom Lori to "I Hope You Dance" by Leann Womack. The words of this song are so spot on it's no wonder why they chose this song out of the many possibilities available. After a minute into the song all of the wedding guests were invited to join in on the dance floor and they did.
Now that the dancing was underway the energy level in the room just kept on building. A variety of songs from a variety of genre's were played. Classic rock, country, pop and hip hop were all well received by everyone with little time to catch their breath before the next song brought them back wanting more.
After about an hour there was an anniversary dance held to the song "Moondance" by Van Morrison. With a photo taken of the longest and shortest married couple taken it was time for the newlyweds bridal dance. Shots were a huge hit as Sarah and Colt assisted.
The remainder of the evening was a variety of popular hits that kept everyone having a great time as they celebrated Marissa and Ronnie's marriage. Despite the dancing ending at 10:30 the festivities didn't end as all were invited to join in on a bon fire just below the barn area. It was a perfect ending to celebrating a friend and loved one's marriage.
We had an absolute blast partying with everyone and wish Marissa and Ronnie the best life has to offer as they make their new journey together. Thank you for including us in your wedding day, it was greatly appreciated.
Below is a brief video of some of the awesome decorations and set up at the wedding venue. Enjoy.