Katie had only one request. She wanted red roses. Easy enough. Her attendants all wore black and carried red rose bouquets with ivy and satin wrapped in red satin ribbon.
The ceremony and reception took place in the same venue. We set up all the tables just like they would be for the reception with centerpieces in place. At the front of the venue we set up a focal area for the ceremony and when the ceremony was finished and while the bride and groom were greeting their guest we tore down the ceremony area a moved the pieces we used there around the area to make the room look like a party. It worked out pretty well.