Saturday, March 14, 2020

Congratulations Patrick and Ashley

I have started loving afternoon weddings, and this wedding was the reason why.  There’s something timeless about afternoon weddings.  The daylight streaming in the windows, the emphasis on family and friends.  The dance floor may not be packed, but everyone still has fun.  The guests get to sit back and relax, while enjoying a beautiful day. 

The color for this wedding was orchid, and it was reflected in the bridal party’s dresses and the flowers.  The guest tables were so pretty, as they had white floor-length cloths and centerpieces consisting of mason jars in wood boxes, holding bright spring flowers.  There were favor bags of M&Ms for guests to enjoy, and each place setting had a custom wood coaster with Patrick and Ashley’s names and wedding date on it.  There was also a candy buffet table with coloring books and colored pencils for the kids to enjoy.  On the sign-in table, there were papers where guests could write notes to the couple.  Next to those was a custom sign of Ashley, Patrick and their dog Millie standing in front of a castle.  Guests signed the picture and it turned out great!

The ceremony music matched the couple’s interests, as it included songs from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.  To go with that, Patrick didn’t have a groom’s cake, so he opted for cookies and cupcakes decorated to look like Iron Man.   Ashley’s four-tiered cake was simple and elegant, as it had natural frosting lines and flowers accenting each tier.  During the ceremony, a groomsman brought in the couple’s dog Millie.  Millie was great: she stayed through the whole ceremony and walked back down the aisle with the newlyweds.  She was so cute!  I saw one thing at this wedding that I’ve never seen before – canned carrots.  I don’t know the story, but it’s a running joke between Patrick and his friends.  You never know what you’ll see at a wedding!

When the evening ended, the newlyweds shared a last dance and said goodbye to their family and friends before heading out.  Congratulations Patrick and Ashley!

Venue: Garten Verein
Photography: Koby Brown Photography
Catering: Queen’s Bar-B-Q

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Congratulations Bryant and Kassondra

Such a pretty day for such a pretty wedding!  The colors of the day were rose gold, pink, cream and white.  The colors were perfect for a spring wedding.   The tables had ivory floor-length cloths, gold chargers and rose gold napkins.  The high/low centerpieces alternated between tall gold candelabras with flowers, low cream lanterns with candles and flowers, and low vases with floating candles and flowers.  Each table also had a framed picture of Kassondra and Bryant.  The sweetheart table had a rose gold sequined tablecloth.  To tie it all together, we had pink uplights around the room.

The four-tier white wedding cake was very elegant.  It had a few pink flowers on each tier and they also made up the topper.  Bryant must love Super Mario, as his three-tiered groom’s cake was all decorated in Super Mario designs.  It was awesome!  We also played the Super Mario theme during the garter removal and toss.  So funny!

For a special treat, there was a candy buffet.  There were also custom cookies decorated with wedding dresses and engagement rings.  When it came to dancing, this crowd was fun!  They danced to all genres of music and our lighting packaged added to the dancing mood.  When the night came to an end, the newlyweds said farewell to their guests before heading out.  Congratulations Bryant and Kassondra and enjoy your Bora Bora honeymoon!

Venue: The Springs Angleton Magnolia Manor
Catering: Carriage Caterers

Friday, January 24, 2020

Congratulations Luke and Jill

This wedding was in a beautiful historic venue, so the rain outside didn’t affect us a bit.  The colors for the day were wine, dark blue, and silver.  Jill wore an amazing gown with a beaded bodice and long flowing train, with her bridal party wearing dresses of their choosing, all in shades of wine.  They all carried beautiful flowers in ivory, blush and wine.  Luke was handsome in a black tux and wine tie, while the groomsmen (and one groomswoman) wire black vests and wine ties.

 One big hit at the ceremony was the dog Buster, who was the ring bearer.  As soon as the officiant asked for the rings, Luke called for Buster and he ran right up to the altar with the rings (they were tied around his neck, along with a dog’s-eye view GoPro).  At the end of the ceremony, when Jill and Luke were declared husband and wife, Buster barked as the guests clapped.  It’s like he knew exactly when to bark!  I couldn’t believe it and it was hilarious!

Jill’s wedding cake was so pretty.  It had three white stacked tiers, each with a different design.  The cake was accented with white and wine-colored flowers, and the cake topper said “143.”  In case you don’t know, that means “I love you.”  So sweet.  Luke’s cake was so funny: it looked like a giant meatloaf!  I guess he really likes meatloaf. 

When it came to music, this crowd had eclectic tastes.  They danced to Oldies, Country, Pop, Funk, you name it.  The bouquet and garter were a bit different, but they worked out great.  Since there weren’t many single guests, we opened the bouquet toss to all women, and the garter toss to all men.  Everyone in the room had the chance to participate.  That was fun!

When the afternoon came to a close with the last dance, the newlyweds ran through a tunnel of friends before climbing in their car and heading off to their new life together.  Congratulations Luke and Jill!

Venue: The Lyceum
Catering: Catering by Benno
Cakes: Cakes by Jula
Flowers: HEB
Photography: Nadia Hakim