After the ceremony, we celebrated with the happy couple on the limo bus while we made our way to the Swan House to take a few pictures before the reception was kicked off. The champagne was flowing and the tunes were rockin in the bus, and everyone was in such a celebratory mood.
We took a few pictures in front of the gorgeous Swan House mansion, and then we were free to party. Cocktail hour was outside of the Atlanta History Center next to a beautiful lawn that Lila and Alli loved running and playing on. Lila also loved the trees around and wanted to climb the "apple tree," as she said.
reception space from the outside
After cocktail hour, we made our way inside the gorgeous ballroom for the reception. There were huge white and blue flower arrangements, mirror top tables, candles everywhere, white rustic picnic tables, and an enormous amount of food. I ended up eating mostly from the raw bar since that was in the corner where we set up shop with the girls. Our sweet friend, Molly Jones, waited in the long line to get Lila some mac-and-cheese and chicken fingers, which I shared with her, and they were so good.
Mr. and Mrs. Goetz's first dance
The band, The Atlanta Showstoppers, kicked off right away, and they were AMAZING!! Every song that they played was a huge hit, and the dance floor was packed all night. The place erupted when they played "Call Me Maybe", and I'm so impressed with my dad's knowledge of the lyrics! Kimberly and Ralson had a blast, and the band brought them up on stage for a short performance also.
The reception was definitely a perfect culmination to a perfect weekend, and I'm so happy for my sister and her new husband!