Hotel Del Wedding Reception : Sabrina + Thompson : Part 5

April 8, 2020

It’s exciting to share Sabrina and Thompson’s Hotel Del wedding reception!

The cocktail hour was held on the gorgeous Windsor Lawn. Dinner, dancing and the rest of the reception were held in the Grand Ballroom.

Windsor Lawn Cocktail Hour

The Windsor Lawn is an amazing location for the cocktail hour at your reception. The large space make it perfect for bigger weddings like Sabrina and Thompson’s.

hotel del wedding reception cocktail hour windsor lawn

Sitting in shadow of the Hotel Del’s Victorian architecture, the Windsor Lawn offers views of the ocean and boardwalk.

On this perfect summer afternoon, guests enjoy sliders from the Hotel Del’s famous kitchen. Summer flowers in silver vases decorate the tables.

Guests leave well-wishes on small custom Post-It notes. At right, Sabrina’s bouquet of white roses and peonies, punctuated with orange and pink roses, is the perfect accessory for their summer wedding.

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A young wedding guest rests up during the cocktail hour so he can be ready for the dance party!

Besides the bride and groom, young wedding guests are often my favorite people to photograph. On the left, a young man in a sharp gray suit is double-fisted with soda. At right, a young flower girl looks for a great crew to mingle with.

young guests play with small dog on windsor lawn

Sabrina and Thompson’s dog makes an appearance and these young boys couldn’t be happier!

Hotel Del Wedding Reception in the Ballroom

The Hotel Del’s Ballroom plays host to Sabrina and Thompson’s formal wedding reception! The oceanfront room, originally the centerpiece of the hotel’s social life, is the perfect space for a large wedding reception.

decorated ballroom at hotel del wedding reception

With a custom gobo lighting up the dance floor, the splendor of the Hotel Del’s Ballroom is on full display.

Sabrina and Thompson’s pastel color palette goes perfectly with the lightly colored walls of the Ballroom.

sweetheart table and five tier cake in ballroom at hotel del wedding reception

Sabrina and Thompson’s sweetheart table sits in front of their amazing five-tier wedding cake.

bride and groom and young wedding guest make grand entrance

The newlyweds and a young member of the wedding party make their grand entrance into the Ballroom.

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Thompson and Sabrina cheers and smile as Sabrina’s father gives a wonderful welcome speech.

bride and groom laugh at maid of honor speech

Sabrina and Thompson laugh at the maid of honor’s funny speech.

The Ballroom is the Perfect Spot for a Big Party!

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The video photo booth is a hit!

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Guests prepare for the first of many group tequila shots!

In between events at a wedding reception, I love wandering around the room and capturing guests having a good time. The lounge area on the left was a serious hot spot. And the two on the right were a party no matter where they went.

young wedding guests put on multiple pairs of sunglasses

Sabrina and Thompson provided guests complimentary sunglasses during the cocktail hour. These boys found the unused ones and had some fun.

bride groom first dance hotel del wedding reception ballroom

Sabrina and Thompson take center stage for their first dance.

groom lifts bride in air first dance

The choreographed dance started very formal but finished with a bang.

bride and groom cake cutting

Sabrina and Thompson take a piece out of their amazing five-tier cake.

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As the dance party gets underway, Thompson and Sabrina take charge on the dance floor.

singer wayne foster entertainment hotel del

The amazing Wayne Foster of Wayne Foster Entertainment keeps the room rocking throughout the night.

As the band plays, guests of all ages take to the dance floor.

bride and guests flash w sign

Sabrina, a Wellesley College graduate, flashes a “W” sign with some of her classmates.

groom and wedding guests cheers tequila shots

Thompson and friends line up another round of tequila shots.

ballroom hotel del wedding reception

Seen from the back of the stage, Wayne Foster and his band create an ambiance that Sabrina and Thompson will remember forever!

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