Alyssa Kephart & Kevin Swantner

In the afternoon of March 19th, 2016, friends and family gathered to observe the nuptials of the loving couple, Alyssa and Kevin. Guests began arriving at 4:00 pm. Excitment was palpable as guest begin filling the lobby of the crystal room, at the butler days inn. 

Before entering the glamorous room,  guests enjoyed an adorable slideshow of the happy couple, that really showcased the love they have for each other. Under the slideshow was the guest book, which each guest eagerly signed, leaving notes and words of wisdom for the newlyweds. After signing the guestbook, they found their names on the place card table which listed their table number. Alyssa decorated the place card table with a satin oasis overlay, and included framed photos of her and Kevin. She also had oasis and purple initials K & A to personalize the table even further.

Upon entering the room, guests were greeted with a breathtaking sight. Each table is decorated in floor length white linen table cloths and satin oasis overlays. Each chair is covered in white linen with a satin oasis chair sash tired into a bow. The centerpieces were delicate underwater purple orchids in cylinder vases. 

Everyone takes their seats as the ceremony is about to begin. Guests eagerly wait for the bride to enter. as the groomsmen enter the room, excitement continues to brew.  With each bridesmaid that walks down the isle, the anticipation becomes more intense! Finally, the brides music begins and the entire room stands to watch her grand entrance. 

As Alyssa and her father make their way down the isle to meet her groom, the Crystal Room is full of smiles and happy tears. Kevin patiently awaits for his bride, beaming all the while. The ceremony went off without a hitch, and when it was over the newlyweds kissed and cheers erupted all around.  Once the new Mr. and Mrs. Swantner were announced as husband and wife they exited the room as guests clapped and wished them well.

While the bridal party left to take pictures, capturing their special day forever, the reception started. The cocktail hour began at 5:00 pm. The bar was open and guests got their drinks and began mingling together, enjoying the cheerful atmosphere. While socializing guests enjoyed assorted cheese balls with crackers and fresh vegetables with dip. There was also delicious homemade cookies to enjoy while waiting for the bridal party to return. 

At last the bridal party returns! Guests energetically await for them to be announced in. First the parents of the Bride and Groom enter. Then the Bridesmaids Escorted by the groomsmen and the maid of honor escorted by the  best man. Finally the new Mr. and Mrs. Swantner were announced into their reception. The bride and groom were beaming, along with all of their friends and family as they were received into their personal celebration with cheers and happy tears. 

Immediately upon entering the reception Alyssa and Kevin cut their beautiful wedding cake,continuing the old time tradition. Their beautiful wedding cake was a three tiered round vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream icing. The cake was white and decorated with oasis colored ribbon around the base of each tier. On top of the cake sat the bride and grooms initials A & K.

After the cake was cut, the bride and groom made their way to their seats. Once they were seated, the experienced staff began passing Cesar salads to each person. Once salads were eaten and cleared, dinner began to be served. For dinner, Alyssa and Kevin chose a sit down style dinner, with traditional stuffed chicken breast and tender New York strip steak. Each dinner included  buttered cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots with delicious garlic smashed potatoes. The professional staff passed each meal expertly and in a timely fashion, making sure each guest was satisfied. Once everyone was full and dinner was over, the real fun began.

The guests enjoyed music and dancing provided by DJ Steve Maffey Jr. The room was full of liveliness and celebrating of the  newly married couple and their proclamation of love.  Alyssa and Kevin had a photo booth for their guests as well. Guests enjoyed taking funny photos and capturing these gleeful moments forever. 

The entire evening was filled with merriment and love as the couple celebrated their love and commitment to each other. The Crystal and Terrace Room team would like to extend our gratitude to the lovely couple for allowing us to take part in their special day! We wish many years of happiness for the new Mr. and Mrs, Swantner!