Who says you can’t have a wedding reception outdoors in Minneapolis in the month of December? We did just that for Bonnie and Jim. Okay, not the entire reception but we did have a fire pit and a custom ice bar for the brave at heart to smoke their cigars and drink Guinness Beer at.
We like to plan out of the ordinary things for our clients. When we discovered Jim liked his cigars and a lot of his friends did as well we thought, ‘well, it’s going to have to be outside so how are we going to keep them warm?’ Fire and Ice! Our plan was simple to create a lounge area outside the reception to house an ice bar with an attendant who would serve Guinness Beer. The attendant also provided awesome cigars and clipped the ends for the guests. Our job was to keep the flames going and make sure there was plenty of heat. And the guests weren’t shy of braving the elements. It was a conversation starter as guests mingled around the warmth of the fire. We went through 8 bundles of wood and the Guinness was still pouring – mission accomplished.
The guests had so much fun even with the temperature at 18 Degrees. One woman came in from the lounge dressed in a great cocktail dress, a fur coat and great high heels. We told her she won the award for being outside the longest and much to our surprise she said, “And I’m from the south!’
Consider creating a Fire and Ice lounge for your wedding reception.