Winter Wedding Reception at Avalon Manor

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The roads were getting quite slick and snowy when I pulled into the parking lot at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, Indiana for Beth and Anthony's wedding reception.  The parking area was a bit empty and i thought we might have a laid back, small crowd due to weather.  Boy was I wrong!!  The wedding party was ready to dance as were their guests.  It was a full house soon enough.

After introductions, the first order of business was the cake cutting followed by toasts from the maid of honor and best man.

The first dance soon morphed into a group hug/dance/singalong...

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The bride and groom provided dancing sandals for all the guests and they got plenty of use on the spacious ballroom dance floor of Avalon Manor.

The ring bearer was quite the ladies man this night.....

As I said, it was a full house and they came ready to rock...

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Hey look, it's the groom's Dad doing a handstand dance!!

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One of the things I look for at a wedding reception is the occasional slow dance so I catch a possible future bride and groom in a special moment...

I also look for tender family moments as well, such as this group hug...

Soon it was bouquet toss time and I got into position as did all the single women in the crowd.

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The lucky recipient of the bride's bouquet volly....

The Pro Jams DJ Service had the crowd into a boogie frenzy.  Our bride and groom Elizabeth and Anthony weren't wall flowers at their own wedding reception.  They were both on the dance floor often.

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The night ended with the groom being airlifted onto his brother and best man's shoulders for a celebratory scream.

Another fun night at Avalon Manor Reception hall with a great couple with terrific families. Thanks once again to the Iddings and Nelson families.  Hope to see you guys soon.

To view the entire wedding reception, please visit Winter Wedding Reception at Avalon Manor.