With Frankenstorm approaching, I felt it was a good time to visit Katie and Phil’s reception on the blog. Katie and Phil had their reception at the beautiful and historic Fern Hall Inn near Crystal Lake. Luckily, the week of rain leading up to the big day decided to stop just in time for the ceremony and stayed away the rest of the day. Unfortunately, all that rain made the ground a tiny bit wet for the outdoor reception. That’s OK, the mud didn’t stop anyone from having a good time. Phil’s good friend, Mark Snyder of Black Tie EVP, got the crowd going, and the party didn’t stop until the bonfire went out early the next morning. In between, there was also a small “bonfire” of sparklers. We won’t name the guilty parties here, but you know who you are!