The gorgeous Crystal Ballroom at the Lerner Theatre was the setting for this July Elkhart, IN wedding reception and nearly 300 guests were in attendance to celebrate with Chelsie and Tony following their vows.  Any event in at the Lerner is an elegant affair, and this reception was no different with amazing table settings and bright buttercup yellow floral arrangements.

The newlyweds chose our Gold wedding package with DJ Iceberg as their northern Indiana DJ and emcee, along with our largest Grand Ballroom uplighting package in a warm candlelight yellow color.  Even in a large space like the Crystal Ballroom this package creates a glow of color throughout the room and we utilized the fixtures to highlight the beautiful columns and sconces of the room.  The candlelight color was the perfect complement to the reception’s flowers and the bridesmaids dresses and became especially dramatic with the ambient light of the ballroom turned down after dinner.

DJ Iceberg rocked the Michiana wedding reception with a fun mix of 80’s, 90’s and 00’s music along with a few classic rock, hair-bands, and sing-along classics thrown in as well.   The large group of guests also had plenty of fun with the requested line-dances including the Cha Cha Slide, Electric Slide, Macarena, and Cupid Shuffle.  Guests were also treated to a special tribute to both Chelsie’s and Tony’s parents directly after the first dance with short excerpts of both the parents’ first dance songs to honor their own 31 and 29 year wedding anniversaries.    It was a lovely evening in a beautiful setting and we definitely were sad to see it end!

Reception song selections:
Grand Entrance:  #Selfie (Instrumental) – The Chainsmokers
First Dance:  Soldier – Gavin DeGraw
Father & Daughter Dance:  Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman
Mother & Son Dance:  Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Garter Toss:  Talk Dirty To Me – Jason Derulo
Bouquet Toss:  Girls (Run The World) - Beyonce

The Crystal Ballroom at The Lerner Theatre
Kate Podjan Photography