On Saturday June 13th 2009 we were at the Sugarcreek Fire Hall in East Brady PA. The event was a wedding reception for Patrick & Heather West. Patrick and Heather were familiar with our company from the 6th grade graduation banquets that we have done for Center Township elementary school over the past 9 years.
Prior to this event, we had never been to the Sugarcreek Fire Hall and I must admit that I was quite surprised when we arrived. The hall had just been built a few years ago and it is a very nice banquet hall. The room is quite large at approximately 75′ X 75′ and can easily accommodate several hundred guests. Patrick and Heather had decorated the room very nicely and had arranged for us to be setup in the front corner of the room near the dance floor.
The wedding ceremony was held at 3:30 pm at the Karns City United Methodist Church. Since this was only a few miles from the Sugarcreek Fire Hall, guests began to arrive to the wedding reception shortly after 4:00 pm. After formally introducing the bridal party, Patrick and Heather played “The Newlywed game” and the guests absolutely loved it.
Dinner was provided by Fairground Market and was served buffet style. Immediately after dinner, Patrick and Heather planned to cut the cake. Since this is one of the great photo opportunities during a wedding reception, Patrick & Heather wanted to make sure they included the best man & maid of honor in their pictures. So, we invited the best man – Cody Holt and maid of honor – Danielle Pate, to come to the cake and stand behind the bride & groom. If you have not figured it out by now, this was less about the photo opportunity and more about smashing the cake in the best man & maid of honor’s faces! Unfortunately, Danielle Pate, the maid of honor, got the worst of it (see photos below).
Shortly after we opened up the dance floor, Patrick and Heather had arranged for us to invite the father of the bride Mr. Walter Young Jr., the stepfather of the groom Mr. Rodger “P” Moore, Josh Young, Joe Brafford, Myron West, and Daniel Surrena to the dance floor. These 6 people were designated by the bride & groom to lead everyone through the YMCA. This proved to be quite entertaining for all of the guests, as the father of the bride Mr. Walter Young Jr. easily stepped in to character as “The Chief”.
Throughout the remainder of the evening, guests danced to everything from “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins, to “Jump On It” by Sir Mix-A-Lot. The evening wrapped up as we invited the newlyweds and guests to share in the last dance of the evening to “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith.