Friday, April 2, 2021

Congratulations Karla and Robert


This pretty spring day brought us to one of our favorite venues for a wedding.  The outdoor ceremony was held in a pergola draped in white fabric.  To go with the wedding colors of mauve, white and eucalyptus green, the bridesmaids wore mauve dresses while the bridesmen wore mauve suits. 

Following the ceremony, guests went inside for the reception.  In lieu of a guest book, these guests signed Jenga tiles for the couple to later play with.  To match the wedding colors, the tables had white floor-length cloths topped with centerpieces of white roses and eucalyptus.  The place settings had gold chargers with mauve napkins and each place had a gold box of candy as a gift to the guest.  The three-tiered, 'naked' Italian crème wedding cake had simple décor consisting of a few white roses.  To match the wedding colors, the cake was on a gold stand.  To allow us to dim the lights and create a party atmosphere, we had white uplights around the room with pale pink on the stage.

We played a real variety of music for this wedding. From Pop to Country to Hip Hop to 90s and everything else, they liked it all.  There was lots of dancing, singing, and just plain being goofy.   This is one of those unusual weddings were the groomsmen out-danced the bridesmaids.  They were on the floor all night long!  At one  point, they asked for Country Roads by John Denver.  Sure enough, they were on the dance floor singing and dancing along.

When the night came to an end, the newlyweds shared a last dance before running through bubbles, climbing in a limo and heading off to their new life. Congratulations Robert and Karla!


Venue: Garten Verein

Catering, Cake, Linens, Flowers: Carriage Caterers

Photograhpy: Studio H Town

Monday, February 22, 2021

Congratulations Gabe and Carly

The cold weather did nothing to slow down this beautiful and fun wedding reception.  The colors for the day were navy and blush with gold accents and it all came together perfectly.  The guest tables had navy floor length cloths and were topped with gold chargers and blush napkins.  The high/low centerpieces alternated between tall vases and low arrangements, both with cream and pink flowers.  Candles surrounded them, to give the room a warm glow. 

Guests loved the wedding cakes, not just for the taste but for style.  The white wedding cake had four stacked tiers, each with white designs.  Fresh flowers in cream and pink cascaded down the cake and it was so pretty!  Gabe’s chocolate cake was awesome, as it reflected his job as a police officer.  It had three stacked tiers, the top tier looked like his hat.  The middle and bottom tiers looked like his uniform and even had edible handcuffs and an edible badge.  It
was incredible!

 To match their wedding colors, there was a candy buffet with all pink.  The guests loved that!  For a pretty accent, we had our marquee LOVE letters on a vintage ladder.  They turned into a popular spot for taking photos and they were a big hit!  The newlyweds planned on leaving the reception by boat, but due to the weather, they were unable to do so.  Instead, guests lined up from the ballroom to the elevator and waved glow sticks as the couple left.  It was a perfect ending to a perfect day.  Congratulations Gabe and Carly!


Venue: Sea Star Base

Catering, Cakes, Flowers, Linens: Carriage Caterers

Photography and Videography: Eventsmith Productions.

Bartender: Southern Spirits Events

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Congratulations Jeremiah and Sam

This wedding brought us to a new venue where we’ve never worked before: The Still Waters Ranch.  It’s beautiful, with its elegant, farmhouse style.  The ceremony took place in the outdoor, covered chapel.  Sam was gorgeous in her white, halter-style, fitted, satin gown.  She carried a large bouquet of assorted ivory and orange flowers with lots of greenery.  Sam’s bridal party wore pretty, floor-length grey dresses.  Jeremiah and his groomsmen looked great in their grey tuxes and orange vests. 

The reception followed the ceremony, in the venue’s ballroom.  The colors for this wedding were orange, grey and silver, so the décor matched perfectly.  The tables had floor-length ivory table cloths topped with silver chargers and orange napkins.  The high/low centerpieces alternated between tall vases filled with cream and orange flowers and smaller arrangements with the same flowers.  They were all accented with cattails. 

The five-tiered, stacked wedding cake matched the wedding colors just right.  The bottom tier was dark grey and as the tiers went up, the grey faded into white.  Pretty orange flowers and silver foil accented the tiers, leading up to a cake topper of the couple’s last name.  The fun groom’s cake looked like a lake with ducks floating on it while the cake inside alternated between cake and cookie cake. 

One fun touch at this wedding was the favors: flavored honey straws.  We had never seen those before and the guests enjoyed trying the different flavors.  This couple had a fake exit later in the evening, and guests waved glowsticks as Jeremiah and Sam ran through them.  They then returned to the ballroom to join their guests for more dancing and fun.  When it came time for the final exit, the Newlyweds headed off to their new life as a married couple.  Congratulations Jeremiah and Sam!


Venue: The Still Waters Ranch

Catering: Carriage Caterers

Photography: Maddi Keyes Photography

Cakes: Edible Moments

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Congratulations Andrew and Maddy

Despite the fact that COVID forced changes to this wedding, it was perfect.  The guest list was cut in half, but there was still plenty of dancing and fun.  The ceremony was held in the venue’s outdoor chapel, which overlooks Galveston Bay. Instead of a traditional altar, the backdrop was a gold ring dripping in greenery.  During the vows, a paddle wheeler passed by in the background.  Great timing!

When the guests entered the ballroom, they found it decorated to match the wedding colors of navy and maroon.  The colors were just right for a winter wedding.  The bridal party wore floor-length maroon dresses, with beautiful faux fur stoles.  I loved the stoles!  The tables had blue floor-length cloths topped with white china, gold flatware, gold-rimmed crystal glasses and gold coffee cups.  It was all so elegant.  The centerpieces were unique and amazing.  They had cream and maroon flowers nestled in winter greenery.  Gold branches, gold geometric vases and gold votives completed the look. 

As a nod to guest safety, guests were handed navy or maroon masks when they arrived.  There were baskets of green, yellow and red wristbands that told how the guest prefers to meet others.  Green means they were open to handshakes and high fives.  Yellow meant elbows only, and red meant greet from 6 feet.  There was also a basket of personalized hand sanitizer bottles, with Maddy and Andrew’s names and wedding date on them.  In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, Maddy and Andrew had one small tier on a cake stand for cutting, and the rest of the table held assorted cake balls.  The white cake had a maroon ribbon running around the bottom and it was topped with fresh flowers. 

For a smaller wedding, this one sure had a lot of dancing.  From Oldies to Country to 80’s to current hits, this group liked to dance.  At one point, during “Shout” two guys were laying on the dance floor! When the night came to an end, the newlyweds ran through lines of guests ringing bells, climbed into their car, and headed off to their new life together.  Congratulations Andrew and Maddy!

Venue: Sea Star Base
Catering: Coastal Catering
Photography: The One Awaits Photography
Bar: Southern Spirits Events
Flowers: Island Flowers

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Congratulations James and Mary

Despite the pandemic, this wedding reception had just the right amount of guests to celebrate.  The room was decorated perfectly to match the burgundy wedding color.  The tables had floor-length ivory linens topped with gold chargers and burgundy napkins.  The centerpieces consisted of potted bonsai trees and small gold vases of roses.  Candles surrounded the centerpieces and gave the room a warm glow. 

Guests received unique favors: small bonsai trees.  I loved that!  The wedding cake was pretty in its simplicity.  It had three ivory, stacked tiers all frosted with natural lines.  Burgundy and ivory flowers accented the cake and made up the topper.  In lieu of the bouquet toss, Mary had five small bouquets that she gave to her nieces.  To get the dancing started, we had an Anniversary Dance.  The longest married couple had been married 53 years and they gave words of advice to Mary and James. 

When the night came to a close, guests showered the newlyweds with rose petals.  The couple then drove off to their new life together.  Congratulations James and Mary! 

Catering, Linens, Flowers, Cake: Carriage Caterers
Photography: C. Baron Photography