As you turn onto Park Road 31 from Highway 46 you know that you are in the country. Land...nothing else. The road winds around and about a half a mile in on the right you see what looks like any other ranch. There is a house and some other buildings with a sign that says you’ve reached your destination. Park 31!
You wonder where this venue is that can hold a large party but you see nothing. You turn onto the gravel road and you begin to make your way down the bumpy road. In a matter of seconds, you reach the parking area and looming just a few hundred yards away you see it! A beautiful industrial building with stone. Windows loom into the sky as your eyes take in this beautiful building. The wood bridge beckons you to cross over a water feature and up the steps into this inviting building. That is how I feel each time I arrive at this lovely venue! Here is where our lovely couple Amanda and Ryan decided they would get married!
We met Amanda back in October of 2018 and she knew exactly what she wanted and how she wanted it done! She had most of the vendors already chosen and we were able to work with some amazing people!
We like to be the first ones at a venue so we can greet the vendors when they arrive, and help with anything that needs to be taken care of. Of course, this isn’t always the case and most of the time Hair and Makeup arrive LONG before we do! So much time goes into their art and there is usually a slew of females getting their hair and makeup done starting before all the other vendors is pretty much a must! Knot & Veil showed up early and turned the beautiful bride and her gorgeous bridesmaids into radiating beauties!
The next vendor arrival was Sue with SueBee Vintage Rentals and Floral! We adore Sue! She and her husband come in with buckets and buckets of flowers and she arranges the most amazing floral pieces that I have ever seen! The spaces where she works wafts of the most wonderful smells! Just looking at her work is truly inspiring!
Cakes were next to arrive and Cakes by Cathy Young impressed with two beautiful cakes! The bride's cake was a three-tier smooth white buttercream cake with a little embellishment. The groom's cake was a chocolate two tier cake with chocolate dipped strawberries covering almost every inch! Of course, we had a little bit of each and the flavor did not disappoint!
Photography was our next vendor and how excited were we when Monica Roberts with Monica Roberts Photography arrived! Her lovely disposition and willingness to work alongside us is truly wonderful! We love when the vendors we work with, become friends! All the amazing pictures you see here were taken by the talented Monica Roberts!
The ceremony music was provided by Terra Vista Strings. Every time we work with these talented individuals, they always are so professional and really work to make the client happy. The music, of course, is amazing and I know when they are on the list of vendors, I never have to worry about how the procession or recession is going to go. Full trust!
Catering and Bartending were up next! Wow! The Box Street Social crew were on point and had everything ready! Like a well-oiled machine, they had things up, ready to go for cocktail hour and then in a blink of an eye, they were ready for the three dinner stations! I wish I had taken a picture of Eddie making the Payaya! It was a sight to behold! The drinks were flowing and the guests were enjoying the evening.
The reception music was provided by Royal Dukes Band. They played the entire night and once dinner was done and the party really got going, the band had a ton of people out on the dance floor! At the end of the night, guests didn’t want to leave they were having so much fun with the music playing!
At the end of the night, Amanda and Ryan were greeted with a sparkler exit as they got into the limousine from Elegant Limousine and Charter. Off into the night, they drove away and we wish them all the best life has to offer!
Venue: Park 31
Planners: Lasting Impressions by Design
Hair & Makeup: Knot & Veil
Photographer: Monica Roberts Photography
Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings
Band: Royal Dukes Band
Cake/Desserts: Cakes by Cathy Young
Catering: The Box Street Social
Transportation:Elegant Limo and Charter