Anne and Matthew wanted to make an impression on their guests. They wanted to build a moment of anticipation that led to a big reveal, which we refer to as the “wow factor.” The couple’s Notre Dame reception was in Downes Ballroom inside Corbett Hall, at the football stadium. The couple wanted a cocktail hour on the 8th floor of the venue, but did not want their guests to look over the balcony to the 7th floor and see the entire reception set up. So our friends at ProShow draped fabric across the open space and saved the big reveal for when guests arrived at the reception…. And it was so worth it. Scroll on to see why!

Draping and lighting: ProShow Professional DJ Service & Specialty Rentals

Chargers + Chairs: Burns Rent-Alls, Inc. Special Events

China + glassware + flatware: AAYS Event Rentals

Design + Fresh Flowers + Full Service Coordinating: Merry Me Events

Cake: C’est La Vie Cakes

Catering: Navarre Hospitality Group

Venue: Venue ND