|Photo courtesy of Carmella Chavez Lieberman Photograph|
During a brief receiving line in the lobby, the hotel staff reset the room with comfy couches and arm-chairs to host the reception. Amy opted for a single small cake and cupcakes in various flavors.
A side table was decorated in rustic fashion with mason jars holding family wedding pictures printed in black and white to look "vintage", and lit with battery-operated votives. The jar on the far left on the bottom shelf is Dave and I circa 1982. (Is that considered "vintage" now? *groan*) An antique suitcase and more hydrangeas decorated a table near the door to hold cards from guests. (Can't believe I didn't get a picture!) The bride also provided squares of heavy linen and Sharpies so guests could write a word of advice or congratulations, and the squares were hung from a clothesline with old-fashioned pegs. That is, until the hotel Scrooge showed up and objected to the use of pushpins to hold up the line - but it was a cute idea any way. I'm not sure what her plans are for saving the squares - a quilt wall-hanging would be adorable, or perhaps a scrapbook?
Although small (less than 30 people in attendance), it was exactly as Amy had hoped - intimate, casual and beautiful.