Thursday, September 14, 2017

Congratulations Austin and Jacqueline

This wedding, with the colors of wine and petal pink, was very elegant.  The bridal party’s dresses were wine, while they carried beautiful bouquets of wine and petal flowers.  The groomsmen wore grey suits with wine colored ties and petal boutonnieres.  The tables had floor-length, blush satin linens, and every other chiavari chair had the same color tie, held in place with rhinestone accent.  Each place setting had a gold charger, topped with an ivory napkin.  The centerpieces alternated between three styles: three gold mercury glass candle holders with flower accents, tall vases with large petal pink and wine arrangements, and antique lanterns with a candle inside.  All the centerpieces had gold mercury glass votive candle holders with candles surrounding them, and each centerpiece was on a round mirror.  Soft pink uplights highlighted the walls and columns in the room.  The color theme of the wedding was perfect for this elegant venue.

When it came time for the cake cutting, there was a half-and-half, four tiered, stacked cake for both Jacqueline and Austin.  Jacqueline’s side was all ivory, with elegant ivory designs on it.  Austin’s side was an ode to Star Wars.  The top tier was decorated to look like BB8.  The next tier looked like the night sky, with two light sabers and two fighter planes.  The next tier down was silver, and had Yoda on it.  The bottom tier looked like brown fur, for Wookie.  The cake was awesome!  For guests who don’t like cake, there were also cookies, decorated to look like tuxedoes and bridal gowns.

One amazing fact about this sweet couple:  they were boyfriend and girlfriend in seventh grade!  Years later, they reconnected, and now they’re married.  For a unique guest book, the Newlyweds had a large wooden board with their names and wedding date in the middle.  Guests signed the board with a white marker.  What a great keepsake to hang in your home after your wedding!  After a fun evening, the night came to a close when the newlyweds ran through an arch of sparklers, climbed into a restored white 1966 Princess and headed off to their new life.  Congratulations Austin and Jacqueline!

Venue: Di Amici Upscale Events
Catering: Melange
Cake: Cakes by Jula

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Professional DJ Pricing

Do you think professional DJs should charge $400 for a four hour reception?  Well, maybe this flyer will shed light on pricing.  I found this flyer in a bridal show book from 1992.  Yes, 1992!  Still think DJs  in 2017 should charge the same price they did 25 years ago?

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Congratulations Daniel and Samantha

This reception, featuring the colors of royal blue, hot pink and green was so pretty!  The tables had floor-length mint colored satin tablecloths with greenery and bud vases of flowers around the centerpieces.  The high/low centerpieces consisted of tall or short lanterns filled with lights.  To match the wedding color scheme, the cake had three white stacked tiers, each with a royal blue ribbon around the bottom.  Each tier had different patterns of frosting, with the couples’ initials in a heart on the top tier.  The  For a personal touch, the couple had a cake knife and server set engraved with their names.  The cake sat on a rustic-looking wood stand, with the phrase, “Love is sweet” on the front.  For other rustic d├ęcor, the card box was a rustic wood trunk with Daniel and Samantha’s monogram on the front and the word “cards” hanging on it.  Instead of a traditional guest book, there was a board with their names and wedding date on it, which the guests signed.  To showcase pictures of themselves, there was a wood pallet with the couple’s initials in metal on it and childhood pictures leaning against the pallet.  On the bar, there was a rustic wood basket holding custom Koozies.
topper was a clear glass heart with their last name initial in the center.

For a sweet treat for the guests, this couple had a combination cheesecake/candy buffet.  Those cheesecakes went fast!  For an extra special touch, we projected a GOBO monogram of the couples’ names and wedding date on the dance floor.  I love the way GOBOs look!  To kick off the dancing portion of the reception, there was a Grand March, which got everyone up and on the dance floor.  At one point in the evening, Samantha changed out of her wedding dress into a cute, short. white, lace dress and white sneakers.  I loved the look!  Comfortable in her new dress, Samantha danced the night away, just like the guests.  This couple said they wanted a long reception with dancing until the end, and they got it: the dance floor was never empty!  At one point, someone put Samantha and Daniel in chairs on the dance floor, and guests started dancing around them, making it rain.  Near the end of the reception, someone held up a lit, metal sign that said, “love” and it was passed around the dance floor.  Too funny!  This reception was a dance party!

After a great night of fun and dancing, the reception came to a close with an upbeat last dance.  The newlyweds then ran through a line of sparklers and headed off to their new life as a married couple.  Congratulations Daniel and Samantha!

Venue: Noah’s
Photographer: Us Plus Love
Caterer: Myleigh’s Morsels
Cake: Cakes by Jula
Flowers: Lush Flowers