What an amazing day and evening at Hidden Valley with Breanne and Matt! Here Breanne is walking towards her groom and all the guests with her dad Ed. I had a great view of the ceremony officiated by Mark Frady as I played the processional songs: "You & Me" by Dave Mathews Band for her bridesmaids and "First Day of My Life" by Bright Eyes for her and her dad. Their recessional was "Signed, Sealed, Delivered- I'm Yours" by Stevie Wonder which got everyone up and singing. Great song choice!
After the ceremony, the guests headed to the terrace for cool drinks, appetizers and fun pictures with Jo from Reno Photo Booth. When Breanne and Matt came in from pix, Kathy and her incredible staff at Hidden Valley had a delicious dinner ready and served 210 people in about 20 minutes. Amazing! I have worked at Hidden Valley numerous times, and am always grateful for Kathy and her many talents. She will cue me on when the bridal party is ready to march, then be setting up tables inside, then directing her excellent staff, and later that night she was on her hands & knees cleaning up a drink spilled on the dance floor. She and her staff strive to make everyone feel at home and exceed their client's expectations (as well as those of this grateful DJ).
Matt & Breanne really made the whole day their own. They paid attention to the smallest details, from decor to innovative cards instead of a guestbook, to a Candy Bar ( a table with dozens of kinds of candies with bags and scoops), to a room where there were all kinds of fun activities for kids. Their cake was a bundt cake (see above) with hundreds of mini-bundt cakes for their guests. Being right beside the cake table (notice a speaker) I tasted a couple- delicious! Later, a huge beer-bong was brought out which the bridal party indulged in, and later Matt was "Iced" during the garter toss...
The dancing went on and on, touching everything from the latest hits to disco, motown and a lot of 90's hip hop. The Dougie and all the slides and shuffles were huge and the party didn't stop until midnight. What a great bunch of folks celebrating with a special couple. Congrats Bree & Matt and thanks for letting me be a part of your tremendous wedding day and night!