Tonight I was at the Marriott Minneapolis Southwest. I’m always a fan of hotel weddings, and tonight was no exception. I also helped out with their ceremony which was right on site, in the back courtyard of the hotel. The venue was beautiful, the couple was married right in front of a big fountain in the midst of a garden. Their cocktail hour immediately followed the ceremony, and despite some cloudy skies, the rain held off for the entire night.
Welcoming in the wedding party was a hint as to what the night would hold. They came in rockin’ with enthusiasm, despite the cozy reception hall. Once we started dancing, there was no looking back. The floor was packed all night, and three hours flew by. During the bouquet toss, I had a brand new experience! The bride threw the bouquet just a little bit too far, and I was almost the lucky one to catch it – the bouquet bounced right off of my laptop screen into the hands of a lucky bachelorette.
I’m always happy to help out with ceremonies, and love being a part of the whole experience. I’ve always been a fan of having the ceremony and reception in the same location, it adds a greater sense of continuity and community with the bride, groom, and their guests.