My cousin Del's daughter got married last night and we did a reception in her new husband's back yard. They had a huge crowd and everything looked beautiful. We got a big scare when it started to sprinkle pretty hard around 2:00. We ended up taking everything down and then madly putting everything back up an hour or so later after we said a prayer asking for the rain to stop. Prayers work, our prayers were answered. I'm not sure I will ever do an outside wedding again, that is two back to back weekends where we had backyard weddings and both times we had weather issues and had to take everything down and set up again. They sure are pretty but twice as much work.
Brandi had a black, white and hot pink wedding. She looked gorgeous. She wanted everything to have chandeliers so we did our best to not disappoint her. We had them hanging everywhere - around the serving table, the welcome table, the cake table, and all around the yard. Such a fun theme!