Friday, June 15, 2018

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Congratulations Travis and Tatiana


 This country meets rustic wedding featured the colors of turquoise and coral, and they were pulled together perfectly.  Outside the venue, the guests arrived to find a unique display of stacked hay bales with a saddle on top.  There was the word “love” made of wood and painted turquoise, and below that was a “W” for the couple’s last initial.  Once Inside, there was a unique guest book.  The guests signed small hearts that were dropped into a picture frame in the shape of Texas.  They then put their gifts inside a full-sized antique carriage – how cool! 

The ceremony took place in front a custom built wood arch, which was decorated with turquoise and coral flowers.  Bales of hay accented the posts of the arch.  Tatiana’s bridal party wore pretty knee-length dresses and carried bouquets of coral and turquoise flowers.  Travis and his guys looked great in their grey tuxes.  Travis wore a coral vest and tie while his groomsmen wore turquoise vests and ties.

The reception tables matched the colors of the wedding with the centerpieces.  They consisted of coral and turquoise mason jars filled with flowers, sitting on wood slices.  The jars had Texas shapes on them, and the light inside the jars shone through the shapes.  Each centerpiece was accented with a votive candle and a small framed picture of the couple.  We had our amber Uplights around the room, which created a candlelight feel.  When it came time for dancing, they allowed us to turn off the overhead lights, which were too bright.    That’s one big advantage of Uplights: you can turn off lights that don’t have dimmers, and create a more romantic or fun atmosphere. 

Tatiana’s three-tiered white cake matched the wedding colors and theme.  The stacked tiers had swirl accents on them and the middle one had a coral bow around it.  The wood topper was in the shape of Texas and had the couple’s wedding date on it.  The cake sat on wood slices.  Travis’ cake looked like a Nintendo game system, so I guess we know what he loves!  (Besides Tatiana, of course.)  The guests also enjoyed a candy bar, with turquoise and coral candy.  One thing I will remember about this wedding was Travis and his screwdriver.  I can’t explain it but it was so funny!

After a great wedding with a fun couple, the night came to an end when the newlyweds walked through a line of their guests blowing bubbles.  Congratulations Travis and Tatiana!

Venue: Ed Picket Memorial Hall
Catering: Luna’s Mexican Restaurant
Cakes: Nanny’s Way Bakery

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Congratulations Shea and Abby


This wedding was filled with many special elements that reflected Abby and Shea and their relationship.  To start, the guests arrived to see the sidewalk in front of the venue covered in chalk scriptures and pictures.  Abby and her father used to do that when she was little. 

The color for the day was turquoise, accented with rustic touches.  The bridal party wore a variety of turquoise knee-length dresses with cowboy boots.  They, as well as Abby, carried bouquets of white and turquoise flowers.  The groomsmen were handsome in their black tuxes with turquoise vests and ties.  Shea wore the same, but with a turquoise bow tie.  The colors were perfect for a spring wedding.

Abby and Shea greeted each guest as they entered the reception.  The guests then found tables with white floor-length table cloths topped by centerpieces of mason jars filled with white and turquoise flowers.  Underneath each centerpiece was a square of burlap.  The couple’s sweetheart table featured turquoise mason jars with flowers.  There was a bell sitting on the table, and it had “Ring for a kiss” written on it.   I guess that bell was rung a few too many times, as it soon disappeared off the table.  We did one unique thing we did at this wedding that we have never done before: read a short bio of each person toasting.  We’d introduce them and tell the guests about their relationship with Shea and Abby, and then they’d do their toast.  The bios were a huge hit!  For another way to make their wedding personal and entertain the guests, the couple played the shoe game.  Abby and Shea really know each other well, as most of their answers matched.

The white, three-tier, stacked cake was simple and elegant:  perfect for this wedding.  All the tiers had scroll designs on them, and the topper was a Willow Tree bride and groom.  To reflect Abby’s career in the Navy, they cut the cake with a sword.  Shea’s ‘groom’s cake’ was a big hit: root beer floats!  The staff were scooping up ice cream and covering it with root beer as the guests looked on.   When the guests weren’t eating delicious cake, drinking root beer floats, or dancing, they were taking fun pictures in our photo booth.  We customized the strips to match the wedding and they were a great match!  When the wedding came to a close with the last dance, the newlyweds ran through a tunnel of sparklers and headed off in a horse-drawn carriage.  Congratulations Shea and Abby!

Vendors:
Photographer: Darlena Parish Creative
Cake: Colosseum Bakery
Catering: Kat’s BBQ

Monday, June 4, 2018

Congratulations Jack and Delaney


This wedding was perfect for such a sweet couple.  With the wedding colors of lavender and grey, the walls of windows allowed the colors to blend in with the spring weather outside.  After the indoor ceremony (good idea for the heat this time of year), we moved on to the reception.   To match the wedding colors, the tables had floor length ivory linens and lavender overlays.  The tables were topped by alternating centerpieces of ivory and lavender flowers or ivory lanterns.  For a fun touch, Jack’s grandfather, who is a professional accordion player, played some songs during dinner, and later, some during dancing.

When guests arrived, they were greeted with a unique guest book.  The book was about the historic properties of Galveston and each guest picked a page to sign.  The wedding was held in Galveston in a historic property, so the book was perfect.  Next to the book was a jar holding favors of sugar almonds in lavender bags.  There were also goodie bags for the kids, holding coloring books, markers, stickers and candy.   Delaney’s three-tiered cake with natural frosting matched the wedding colors as well, as it had lavender roses accenting the tiers and making up the topper.  Jack’s groom’s cake was chocolate, and the guests loved that one too!

There was plenty of dancing before the night came to an end with the last dance.  The newlyweds ran through a tunnel of waving glow sticks before heading off to their new life together.  Congratulations Jack and Delaney!

Vendors:
Catering, Cakes, Linens, Flowers: Carriage Caterers
Photography: Gary Blake Photography