The wedding ceremony took place in a old catholic church with two rows of pews for each respective family and friends. The wedding ceremony was kind of long because they held a small mass prior to the wedding. The priest also spoke about the bride extensively because they had a long relationship from catholic school. The ceremony had flowers on each pew and had music played by an organist.
After the ceremony, the reception was held in downtown dallas in a big hall with hallways surrounding the hall. The location was at a location that needed to be driven to and valet parking was provided free of charge. There were open bars at 3 corners of the room and one on the outside hallway. The other corner was where the food was served buffet style. The meat was served by a server and the food was provided by the venue. Each table was dismissed for food individually based off location in the room. The food consisted of several meat dishes, mashed potatoes, vegetables, fruit salad, bread, and many more. Each table was decorated with a dark table cloth and a centerpiece with candles in the middle. The tables were arranged in a semi-circle formation with the DJ booth at the front. The dance floor was a wooden floor added onto the carpet. After the bride and groom had their first dance, the bride and groom danced with their families and the dance floor was open for anybody. The night consisted of synchronized dances from the bride’s dance team from college, the bride’s brother and his friends, and the respective college fight songs for the bride and groom. The dance floor was heavily populated, which could be attributed to the copious amount of alcohol provided to the guests. The wedding also consisted of a slide-show showing the bride and groom growing up and their relationship together. Wedding lasted into the night and cabs were available for those outside the reception venue for those who were unable to drive to be able to get home. This wedding had more of a party vibe than any wedding I had been to.