Mallory Jackson and Ben Cherrington are two of the nicest young people I have ever met. They joined forces as the new Mr. and Mrs. Mallory and Ben Cherrington on Saturday September 3, 2011. Together, they will become an example of all that is right and good in America and they will bring happiness and joy into the lives of all they come in contact with. That is my prediction and I’m sticking to it!
Let’s talk about all the things that made their wedding reception memorable and unique. First of all, there was the rainstorm. Although it made our equipment load-in a challenge, it also made the streets and sidewalks look shiny for their outdoor photos! If you’ve ever noticed that some car makers actually go to the expense and effort of hosing down the streets prior to parading their latest and greatest machine in front of the camera, then you can appreciate the fact that Mallory and Ben got this effect for free!
The shiny, new and chic first floor of the most unique banquet facility in the Quad Cities was the setting for Mallory and Ben’s party. The University Club in Moline is the perfect answer for those looking for the exact opposite of your generic banquet room. Brick walls, shiny new hardwood floors and an elegant library invite guests to feel at home and have a good time without any effort. Again, unique!
Even the guest seating arrangements were unique and creative. Guests entered to find their table assignments cleverly displayed on this multi-panel door:
Each table had it’s own creative name:
Guests enjoyed a variety of great appetizers prior to the arrival of the wedding party. There even was Asparagus!
Mallory and Ben’s wedding cake was beautifully displayed with a photo of the couple as the topper:
Mallory and Ben like fun props. The Grand Entrance was very entertaining with every member of the bridal party sporting some type of flair! There also was a photo booth for guests to ham it up.
The Wedding Party included:
Parents – Terry and Pam Jackson, Randy and Chris Cherrington
Ushers – Paul Nicholas Stewart, Aaron Lemon, Mike Gonzales
Bridesmaids – Jenny Cherrington, Meggie Bostrom, Cara Church, Marisa Rizzo, Hannah Hagener.
Groomsmen – Andy DeWulf, Ryan Jackson, Mike Ross, Greg Bunch, Andrew Bloom.
Maid of Honor – Lindsay Jackson
Best Man – Jake Leech
The Cherrington’s cut their wedding cake immediately after their splashy entrance, and the party was on!
Mallory’s Grandpa, Paul Stewart, gave an entertaining welcome and prayer before the buffet dinner:
After dinner there were toasts by Best Man Jake Leech, Maid of Honor Lindsay Jackson and the Father of the Bride, Terry Jackson. Ben and Mallory thanked their guests for coming and then invited guests to enjoy the dance floor after they danced their first dance to “Weightless” by Lee DeWyze.
The guests really used the big University Club dance floor from start to finish!
Make sure to visit our Facebook wall at www.facebook.com/BlackTieEntertainment
for more photos of the fun on the dance floor!
Wedding professionals who assisted Mallory and Ben included:
The University Club
Rick Jennisch Photography
I Do Events (linens)
Duckys Formal Wear
Quad City Trolley
First Christian Church Moline
Stoney Creek Inn
Black Tie Entertainment (Music, Emcee, Up-Lighting)
Thank you Mallory and Ben for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day! It is clear to see that you are loved by family and friends and I wish you all the best as you begin your adventure together!