Valparaiso, Indiana couple Kathleen and Josh planned the perfect reception from a distance for their June wedding and utilized our DJ Sticky Boots Platinum wedding package at Windsor Park Conference Center in Mishawaka. With Kathleen being a school teacher and recent graduate of the University of Notre Dame her schedule at the beginning of June was hectic to say the least, so she needed a solution to wedding planning that was simple and time-effective. We delivered with flexible consultation times via Skype, easy to use planning forms via email, and a willingness to see Kathleen and Josh’s vision without actually meeting them in person until the wedding day.
The Mishawaka, IN reception was a vision in white with white linens, white chair covers, and white bows. Table floral arrangements provided just a pop of blues and greens and the white décor that Rita and her staff at Windsor Park provide were a perfect complement to the look. Sticky was able to build on the floral colors with just a hint of deep blue accent lighting over the dance floor as well, which was a nice touch.
Guests were also treated to a trio of moving toasts from Josh’s Best Man who helped raise him after a rough childhood and Kathleen’s sister for her Maid of Honor speech, followed by a truly L-E-G-E-N-D-A-R-Y father of the bride speech from Kathleen’s dad which not only honored Josh’s distinguished service in the Marine Corp, but vividly brought Kathleen’s childhood back to life. The speeches went on for over 30 minutes, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
The weather may have been a bit stormy outside, but guests danced the night away to a broad mix of Notre Dame bar sing-along favorites and current chart-topping hits, with a few fun line dances like the Cupid Shuffle and the Wobble thrown in for good measure by their Notre Dame wedding DJ. The evening concluded with late night departure food and many guests headed out for former Notre Dame haunts like the Linebacker and Brothers to keep the party going.
Reception song selections:
Grand Entrance: Good Life – One Republic
First Dance: Fall Into Me – Brantley Gilbert
Father & Daughter Dance: Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
Mother & Son Dance: What A Wonderful World (Custom Edit) – Louis Armstrong
Anniversary Dance: Unforgettable – Natalie and Nat King Cole
Windsor Park Conference Center
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