Chris & Amy’s Ivinson Mansion Wedding
One of the best parts of operating an event rental business is that we get to help so many amazing people celebrate life’s happiest moments. Amy and Chris Haefner’s wedding in August of 2015 was a perfect example of how much joy, fun, and love go in to this work.
Amy and Chris chose the Ivinson Mansion as their venue. It’s picturesque gardens, large east lawn, and tall trees provided a beautiful outdoor space right near downtown Laramie. The adjacent Alice Hardie Stevens Center, with its authentic Victorian bar, caterer-friendly kitchen, large french doors, and spacious open feel provided Chris & Amy’s guests with enough room for dinner service and then easily turned into the dance floor hours of fun that lasted well into the night.
Amy and Chris hired us to provide all of their rental items – the reception tent, supplementary tables and chairs, linens, lighting, catering supplies, and more. They kindly agreed to allow us to share some photos and information here about how we helped them create their event!
For the ceremony, we provided the couple with additional chairs and set up their ceremony space according to Amy’s instructions. Our white fan-back folding chairs are identical to the chairs that the Ivinson Mansion uses, so if you need a few more to supplement your event there our will fit right in.
We also provided a small shade tent for their DJ, arbor & ceremony table, miscellaneous decor items, and chair service to move chairs from the ceremony location to the reception tent. We have a variety of decor items like shepherd’s hooks, small and large chalkboards, mirrors, jars, barrels, and more that we allow our tent customers to use free of charge.
Amy and Chris wanted all of their guests to sit together under the 40′ x 60′ pole tent we erected on the west lawn, just outside the Alice Hardie Steven Center. The tent ensured that the guests, cakes, decorations, and the table settings would be protected from wind, rain, and extreme sun & heat. The tent also allowed the inside of the Alice Hardie Stevens Center to be used exclusively for dancing, buffet, and the bar.
The west lawn at the Ivinson Mansion will accommodate a number of tent sizes up to 40′ x 60′, which has a maximum occupancy of 160 people per City of Laramie permit regulations.
We hung paper lanterns and bistro lighting inside the tent and we created a custom GOBO light that read “Amy & Chris 8-1-2015” and projected it onto their dance floor. This type of lighting is always a big curiosity to younger party-goers!
Cake stands, cupcake stands, and a wide variety other small event supplies are available free of charge to our large tent customers. We love their cake and cupcakes from Sweets Cakes & Pastry!
We also provide post-event clean-up services. Here’s our crew member Cameron, getting some advice from a few of Amy and Chris’s guests.
Congratulations again, Chris and Amy, and thank you for letting us feature a few of the ways in which you let us be a part of your special day!
You can see some of Amy & Chris’s stunning wedding photos at Ardent Photography.