Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Congratulations Jose and Kathleen

This historic ballroom with windows overlooking a park was perfect for an afternoon wedding.  The wedding had the colors of lilac, Tiffany blue and light grey, and they were in all aspects of the wedding.  Jose and his groomsmen wore grey tuxedos with ivory boutonnieres.  The bridal party wore pretty lilac dress and carried bouquets of lilac hydrangea.  Kathleen was gorgeous in her satin gown and lace trimmed veil. 

The tables had off white floor-length tablecloths topped with silver chargers.  The centerpieces were lilac colored bowls filled with lilac hydrangea and greenery.  Each was accented by bottles filled with fairy lights.  The theme for this wedding was “the key to my heart,” so there were silver keys on the centers of the tables.  Next to the guestbook, there were old-fashioned keys tied to small cards.  A sign said, “The key to a happy marriage.”  The guests kept the keys as favors, and wrote notes to the couple, giving advice for a future of happiness.  The notes were then hung from a lighted tree.  For another favor, each place setting had a tiny bottle, and inside was a personalized ribbon and a mini rosary.  For an awesome accent, we projected a GOBO monogram on the dance floor.  It had the couple’s names inside a pretty scroll design.

The wedding cake was made to match the “Key to my Heart” theme as well.  It had three, stacked tiers, and the middle tier had a silver keyhole, and lying next to it was a large key.  Once the cake was cut, more sweets were available to the guests: there was a table filled with cookies, brownies, and other treats. 

This couple did an interesting garter removal that I’ve heard about but never saw in person:  Jose was blindfolded before he removed the garter.  What he didn’t know is that, instead of the garter being on Kathleen’s leg, a male friend put the garter on his leg instead.  So, when Jose went for the garter, he found a hairy leg.  Too funny!  He took it well and laughed as much as the guests.  Jose also showed his great sense of humor when Kathleen gave him a white frosting mustache and goatee after they cut the cake.  They are a fun couple!

When the day came to an end with the last dance, the couple walked through their cheering family and friends, climbed in their car, and headed off.  Congratulations Jose and Kathleen!

Venue: Garten Verein
Catering, Linens, Flowers: Carriage Caterers
Cake: Cakes by Jula

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Congratulations Ryan and Shelby

There is a certain elegance to daytime weddings, and this wedding was the proof.  With the colors of navy and blush, it was perfect for the seaside venue.  The ceremony was held on the hotel’s lawn, overlooking the ocean.  The men all wore navy pants and white shirts while the ladies of the bridal party wore blush dresses.  The flowers were beautiful, in shades of white and pink.  Shelby’s dress was amazing.  It had a full ball gown skirt and the whole dress had an overlay of lace.  Her hair was in a loose updo, with baby’s breath woven in.  She was gorgeous!

When the guests entered the reception, they found a unique guest book.  It was a white, distressed sofa table.  The guests signed the table, and later the newlyweds can use it in their home.  The ballroom carried out the classic elegance style of the wedding with the decor.  The tables had ivory cloths with ivory napkins and the centerpieces were vases with white hydrangea.  The sweetheart table had assorted small vases and bottles, each holding white and pink flowers. 

Shelby’s pretty cake had three different white tiers, each on its own stand.  They were accented with pink and white flowers and greenery.  Ryan’s chocolate cake had chocolate frosting with chocolate curls on the top.  The cakes must have been good because they went fast!  When the reception came to an end with the last dance, the newlyweds stayed in the ballroom to bid farewell to their guests.  It was a perfect afternoon for a sweet couple.  Congratulations Ryan and Shelby!

Venue: Hotel Galvez
Photographer: Ashley Cox Photography