Our first wedding celebration of the year kicked off at one of our favorite venues, Bread & Chocolate at the Old Bag Factory in Goshen Indiana with Jenny and Tyler’s ceremony and reception in February.  Winter weddings are always special, and this couple’s event did not disappoint with a gorgeous ceremony for about 50 of their closest friends and family, followed by dinner and dancing in the ballroom.

With the smaller size of their wedding, Jenny and Tyler utilized our Essential wedding package for their ceremony, but added an extra hour in anticipation of the fun their guests would have and confidence in us to keep the party going.    Sometimes smaller receptions are more reserved and guests don’t stay after dinner, but we made sure this didn’t happen.

After the ceremony we set a fun tone during cocktails with a Motown-themed playlist, followed by a super fun Grand Entrance for the small bridal party and heartfelt toasts after the salad course from the father of the bride and siblings serving as Maid of Honor and Best Man.  Guests dined on a delicious plated meal from Bread & Chocolate, then enjoyed time with the bride and groom as they visited tables and even enjoyed some entertainment with the newlywed “shoe” game as Jenny’s sister Jessie asked questions customized to the bride and groom.

When the night finally drew to a close, nearly 6 hours after it began, there were still at least 40 of the 50 guests in the room, dancing in a circle around Jenny and Tyler, celebrating a fantastic evening.  That’s a huge testament to the quality of these families and the strength of Jenny and Tyler’s friendships.  It’s also exactly the moments we strive to create at each and ever reception and was an ideal way to kick off 2017 weddings!    Awesome!

Ceremony song selections:

  • Bridal Processional:  Marry Me (Acoustic Instrumental) – Train
  • Bride Entrance:  Bridal March (Piano) – Wagner
  • Recessional:   Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Reception song selections:

  • Grand Entrance:  This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
  • Cake Cutting: Sugar – Maroon 5
  • First Dance:  From the Ground Up – Dan + Shay
  • Father-Daughter Dance:  Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  • Mother-Son Dance: You’ll Be In My Heart (Piano) – Phil Collins

Bread and Chocolate at the Old Bag Factory
Lael Nafzinger Photography