Friday, October 18, 2013

Our Wedding Reception - Introductions

Our wedding reception started a little different than most receptions.
Actually, this has probably NEVER been done...which is exactly why we wanted to do it! :)

We asked our friend Ryan to be in charge of introductions. We knew he would be good at commanding a crowd, and setting the fun tone for the evening!

So here he is...welcoming everyone to our wedding.
He then explains to everyone that we are big Cincinnati Reds fans, how we had our first date there, how CV threw out the first pitch at one of their games, and how we even have a brick with our name on it that was installed in the ground (right by the hall of fame!)!!
With all that being said...he then announces that we wouldn't have it any other way but 
to start out our wedding with a FIRST PITCH! 
He introduces the father of the groom to the floor to throw out the first pitch!!!
There he is!!! (See everyone's reaction??? They all think we are crazy???) haha.
Then he introduces our usher, Drew (CV's cousin) to the floor to be the catcher. 
And CV's best man...who is the umpire. (Actually, we didn't plan to have an umpire..I think he just jumped in there last minute to have fun. haha!)
Ryan's last words were "Welcome to the Jungle" (since the wedding was at Jungle Jim's) 
and the song "Welcome to the Jungle" starts playing!!  
Mr. V worked the crowd BIG TIME! His first pitch was amazing and the guests were so entertained!  (Yes, I have this on'll see soon enough!)
CV and I had to peek through the curtains to watch the whole thing! It looked like soooo much fun! 
Only wish we could have given them both high-fives immediately afterwards! :)

After the amazing first pitch, it was time for our introductions!!!
Erin + Tom....Natalie + Bobby....Kimberly + Chris....Stephanie + Chris...and Liz and Jeff!!
AND then Mr. and Mrs. CV!!!!!
The whole wedding party gathered around us and we all danced and hugged!
 And then we all made our way to our seats and got ready for a super delicious dinner!!!!
Be back next week with more wedding fun!

For those interested, our introduction songs were:
First Pitch - "Welcome to the Jungle", Guns and Roses
Wedding Party Intro - "We like the Party", Vengaboys
Bride and Groom Intro - "The Good Life", Kanye West


P!nky said...

THAT'S SO FUN!!! I love special touches!

We played a hockey pump up video for our introduction because we love the caps!

You look so beautiful!

Kaeley @ My Mind's Lens said...

Your pictures are beautiful!! What a fun reception. Stopping by from That Friday Blog Hop~

Libby @ Health, Love & Fire said...

I love the idea of a first pitch & love that you did something unique and different at your wedding! I think its fun to see brides really be true to themselves and their relationship and see the little touches of "them" they included in their wedding and reception! Love it!

Kayla Peveler said...

That is SO much freaking fun!!! :) love that idea!

Shelley – Little Midwest Ramblings said...

how fun! i can't wait to see the video. i love when people add little touches that haven't been done before :)

Brittany said...

What a perfect idea! I love it.

Brianne Bracco said...

How freakin awesome is the first pitch thing?! Those are just awesome memories!

Jennie Grange said...

the fact that they played baseball is awesome!

Becky said...

Aww what a perfectly fitting idea for you too!!! definitely have never heard of that idea! love it!

Mary said...

That's such a great idea! What a fun way to set the tone!!

Becca Moss said...

Love this! Sounds so much fun!