Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Congratulations Nate and Stacy

This wedding reception, with the colors of turquoise, purple and green, had a special surprise for Nate and most of the guests.  It was perfect for the fun-loving couple.  At one point during the dancing, around 20 people showed up on the dance floor with light sabers that lit up, and they had a ‘duel.’  During the duel, we played a song from Star Wars.  Nate, Stacy, and the guests all loved it! 

The guest tables had floor-length ivory linens, with centerpieces alternating between ivory lanterns sitting on wood slices, and potted orchids that some lucky guests got to take home.  Scattered around the centerpieces were small crystals in turquoise and purple, which matched the wedding colors and added a nice pop of color to the tables.

Next to the sign-in book were slices of wood that guests signed in turquoise, purple and green markers.  This was the first time we’ve seen guests sign slices of wood, and they turned out great!  Stacy’s Renaissance inspired, custom made dress was perfect.  It was made of ivory satin and was accented with blue and green Scottish plaid ribbon.  Nate’s bow tie was in a matching plaid material, as a nod to his Scottish heritage.  Stacy’s bridal party wore dresses in turquoise, green or purple, all in the colors of the day.  Stacy’s three-tiered, stacked cake also tied in with the wedding colors.  It was white, with green frosting accents and purple and blue flowers.  Nate’s chocolate three-tiered, stacked cake also had green frosting accents, along with blue and green flowers. 

After a fun night, the reception came to a close with the guests waving sparklers and saying their farewells to the newlyweds.   Congratulations Nate and Stacy!

Venue: Garten Verein
Catering, Linens: Carriage Caterers
Photographer: Megan Bouchan
Cakes: Sam’s

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Congratulations Juan and Paige

This wedding reception had us working with the sweetest couple!  They chose the colors of coral and gold for their wedding and it was beautiful.  The tables had ivory floor-length linens topped by ivory rosette satin overlays and coral satin runners.  The chiavari chairs had coral satin ties and there were gold chargers at each place setting.  The centerpieces were tall gold candelabras, alternating with coral or ivory roses.  There was a tall arch in front of the door leading into the ballroom, and it was decorated with greenery, coral flowers and ivory flowers.

When the guests arrived, they saw a large floral sign with their table assignments.   There were also small note cards for guests to write notes of well wishes to the newlyweds.  In lieu of a traditional guest book, there were two matted pictures of Juan and Paige, and guests signed their names on the mats.  The three-tiered, stacked wedding cake was perfect for this wedding.  It was all white, with simple frosting lines.  Each tier was accented with coral flowers and the topper was gold letters saying, “Best day ever.”  There were also cupcakes, frosted in white or coral, surrounding the cake.  There was a special surprise for the mother/son dance: Juan’s mother came out dressed in a traditional Mexican folkloric dress, while Juan wore some of the men’s traditional folkloric Mexican attire.  That was a first for us and everyone loved their dance!

When it came to dancing, this crowd was fun!  They showed that you can have a lot of dancing, even on a Thursday night, and with no alcohol!  They danced to Pop, Oldies, Spanish, Country, you name it.  At one point, every person in the room was on the dance floor except for one - such a great group!  When the night came to a close, the newlyweds ran through a shower of bubbles and headed off to their new life as a married couple.  Congratulations Juan and Paige!

Venue: Ashton Villa
Photography: Sloane Photo
Cake: Sam’s