New Year’s Eve Wedding

Nick & Michelle hosted their New Year’s Eve Wedding at the beautiful Masonic Temple in downtown Erie, PA. The reception & ceremony took place with a twist in the Camelot room in the lower portion of the temple. Janet Miller from Sabella’s Catering was on hand with her polite and efficient staff. They served the cocktail-style reception complete with food stations, full bar service, and a coffee bar. Moments were captured by Dwiana Porter Photography.

Ringing in the New Year with “I DO”

Nick & Michelle took a different approach to their wedding. The cocktail style reception took place prior to the actual ceremony. This way the two could be pronounced man and wife at the stroke of midnight, bringing in the New Year and their new life together at the same moment. Timing the ceremony just right was a bit of a challenge for us. It made working alongside the officiate, Pastor Mike of Delaware Avenue Baptist Church, critical. We had to go over the timing of the bridal processional and Pastor Mike’s service to get it just right. The extra work and practice paid off with the couple being pronounced at precisely the right moment.

More Challenges

Another challenge of the evening was the design of the room itself. The many pillars in the venue create the atmosphere of being in a medieval castle but can cause a hindrance to sound and lighting quality. To work around the challenge the pillars created, we decided to use them to our advantage. We used the scalloped design on the pillars to hang our dance lighting. We also set up our DJ equipment just behind the head table directly behind where the couple said their vows, so we had the best vantage point for timing during the ceremony. We concealed the equipment from photos by covering it with a large black cloth to remain inconspicuous. It worked like a charm.

Tom handled the technical aspect of the wedding by confronting and coming up with solutions to the physical challenges. Meanwhile, Eve acted as the Wedding Coordinator working alongside the officiate, catering staff and photographer throughout the planning process and during the evening. By sharing the work we were able to meet all the couples expectations.
In the end, Michelle & Nick’s New Year’s Eve Wedding Celebration was a huge success!

Erie Wedding Vendors and Professionals Involved:

Venue: The Historic Masonic Temple Erie. PA
Wedding Entertainment: Erie Wedding & Event Services
Ceremony Coordination: Erie Wedding & Event Services
Up-lighting & Lighting Design: Erie Wedding & Event Services
Catering: Sabella’s Catering ‚Äč
Photography & Photo Booth: Dwiana Porter Photography Book Erie Wedding & Event Services for Your Next Wedding or Event.
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