As I promised, here are a few photos from Mark and Ashlie's reception. It was held at the old shoe factory turned Craddock Terry Hotel in downtown Lynchburg, VA. Each hotel room has a different shoe plaque on the doors, so it's easy to remember that you're staying in the saddle shoe room as opposed to remembering a number - lol! My favorite was this unique chair in the lobby along with the memorabilia of shoes through the ages!
The bridal party posing outside the hotel.
Newlyweds entering the reception room. Notice the balloons...you'll see their purpose later.
Yummy buffet...salad, rolls, salmon, chicken, two different veggies, rice, potatoes.
Each round table in the room had these decorative centerpieces.
A beautiful, moving song sung by the bride's father and brother (it was a Kleenex moment for me).
Ashlie and Mark shared some of their journey of love.
The guests enjoyed a Power Point presentation of the newlyweds' growing up years.
So glad they didn't do the cake smearing routine!
Guests went outdoors into the courtyard and grabbed a balloon on their way. We formed a receiving line and handed over our balloons as Mark and Ashlie greeted everyone. They ascended the stairs...
...and amidst cheering and clapping, they released the balloons and kissed.
A happy ending to a beautiful reception and a new beginning of a great life together!