Bright Idea: the reception

Does anybody else love the reception?! Weddings are beautiful and sacred and all of those other lovely adjectives, but receptions are where personalities shine through. Plus, it's the party of it all! The dancing! The food! Let's think outside the box here and imagine working a few of our pews into a few of our favorite reception photos: Alright, we'll start with the obvious - the rustic wedding reception. This is the easiest fit for pews, both wedding- and reception-wise! Envision Golden Oak pews in that beautiful barn strung with chandeliers, or white washed/Mobile pews with rough-hewn wooden picnic tables (okay, not exact picnic tables, because pews > picnic benches). The vibes just jive.

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We just love this mega-tented reception, and can't help but squint and imagine Golden Oak, New York, or colonial pews in place of the chairs.

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Here's the grand idea, though - this chic yet approachable reception would be so great with the New York! Don't you think?

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What are your favorite reception ideas?