Take me out to the ball game…
I am a pretty big baseball fan. I love April because it means that baseball season is just around the corner and I get to watch my White Sox in action with my family and friends. This week was opening week, so I thought what better use of theme Thursday than to highlight some fun baseball themed wedding ideas and photos.
Stadium and baseball field wedding receptions are so fun. Why not have a reception in a space that shows your interests as a couple and your baseball fandom?
In creating a baseball theme, the ideas don’t have to be over the top and don’t have to be included in everything. Here are some ideas…
1- Food + Drink: You can have a slightly baseball inspired cake like the white one above by using the team’s colors and a cute bride and groom sports fan cake topper. Or if you are having a groom’s cake, that could be a great way to include your favorite team’s logo…or even have a baseball mit + ball cake.
For drinks, I always like thinking ‘locally.’ For the Chicago White Sox, that could be Goose Island’s 312 beer [the area code] or a Southside cocktail. Another great drink option – the Louisville Slugger. Or you can always take your favorite drink and give it a new name for your reception. Are you a SF Giants fan? What about the Giants gin + tonic?
2- Bride + Groom: The baseball details can be in the jewelry + accessories. Remember the sporty groom wedding bands I wrote about? Or for the bride, what about the cute baseball bracelet shown above?
3- Guests: Tickets can be used as place cards [some venues can do this for you, I heard] and look very cute. In lieu of a candy bar, you could have a popcorn, peanuts + crackerjacks stand/bar/station and have cute little popcorn bags like shown above. In Chicago, that would mean having the famous Garrett’s Popcorn. Yum. For late receptions and for a late night snack, you could also serve mini hot dogs, hamburgers, baseball cupcakes or baseball cookies, and soda out of the bottle with a straw for a late night snack for your guests to make them feel like they spent a day at the [baseball] park.
The wonderful & huge U.S. Cellular field, where the White Sox play, has a large space for reception with a capacity of 400! That would really make for a fun rehearsal dinner or reception venue. And did I mention parking is complimentary? That is hard to find in Chicago!
Here are a few photos from some Sox fans who had their wedding reception at the park. Even from the photos, you can tell they had a blast!
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It’s a nice day for White [Sox] Wedding! Want to celebrate at the park? Call 312-674-5155.
[image credit: 312 beer - Goose Island, cake topper - Unveiled, baseball bracelet - Cooperstown baseball bracelet via Rachael Ray mag, Sox cake - S1 Weddings, white wedding cake - the knot, tickets as placecards - brides.com, Chicago map baseball - Unveiled, Popcorn boxes - Gracious Bridal, cookie- The Well Dressed Cookie, wedding image 1 - brides.com, other 3 wedding images - life on prints, U.S. Cellular image-middle-Wedding Mapper]