Another fabulous posting on Style Me Pretty’s blog today featuring Megan and Stephen’s wedding in Amagansett and Montauk this past October. The day was gorgeous, as were the bride and groom. Thanks again to The Popes for their beautiful photos.
When Megan and Stephen first came to me, they had a couple of looming concerns regarding their wedding reception. First, the groom had a longstanding relationship with the band Super T and the Tyrone Smith Revue who were traveling all the way from Nashville, and he wanted to make sure that the focus of the event was on the high-energy music and dancing. Their venue, The Farmhouse Ballroom at Montauk Yacht Club was going to feel extremely tight with 150+ guests and the huge bandstand that the band required, and it wasn’t going to allow for a large enough dance floor. Also, the couple felt strongly about starting their reception no earlier than 6pm, and though the cocktail hour was slated to be on the outdoor patio, there was no interior location available as a weather contingency after 5pm.
Solution: rather than the formal seated dinner the couple had been considering, I suggested doing a Lounge setup instead. The couple loved the idea. This solved all of the issues. First, there would be plenty of room without fifteen 60″ round tables in the space, plus we could incorporate the outdoor patio into the flow of the room. Second, should it rain, we could comfortably do a cocktail hour in the same room. Also, the new scenario offered an environment that was built completely around the band and the dance floor and allowed for guests to be up and partying the whole night. And party they did!!! The band was outrageous, and everyone had a non-stop fun fest on the dance floor.
For the full story – including a beautiful history of their relationship by Megan – please visit Style Me Pretty at http://www.stylemepretty.com/new-york-weddings/2012/03/30/montauk-yacht-club-wedding-by-the-popes/.
For tips on how to make a Lounge event flow perfectly, please visit our next blog posting!
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