Over the weekend, something magical happened. My mother planned and organized a reception in Michigan to celebrate my marriage to Beth. The invite list was mainly focused on local family that wouldn’t have been able to make the Chicago wedding, like my 95 year old grandmother, and a few friends with kids or who wouldn’t have been available to make the Chicago dates.
The gesture was so sweet, and it was a pleasure to get to experience our special day again and share it with new faces. Beth also got to meet more of my family, as well as several of my friends we don’t get to see in Chicago very often.
The event took place inside Weller’s in Saline, MI, which is an old mill converted into a reception hall. They have several halls, in fact, and our event was in the main wing in a very rustic and classy room. Dinner was served buffet style, with a very tasty selection, finished off with cup cakes my mother made herself for dessert.
We went through an abridged version of the first dances (some of our songs were really quite long), and then the floor opened up for people to get their groove on.
It was an opportunity to relive a magical evening with a group of fresh faces, and Beth and I were very grateful for that. Thanks so much for organizing, Mom!
Below are a few photos taken from the event on my cell phone (more photos will follow when we get them back from the photographer)
Daddy Daughter Dance part 2
Old friends back together again
Hanging with Nicole
The Wife making an “M” with her hands…for “Muella!”
Greg and Vicky were tuckered out by the end of the night
The menu for the wedding trailer blu-ray – with 11 minute menu, 12 minute blooper reel, and more!