Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Congratulations Cade and Tamara

This more intimate wedding Ceremony and Reception was perfect for this obviously in love bride and groom.  While they had most of the traditional elements of a wedding, they also had plenty of time to spend with their family and friends. The colors for this wedding were navy and silver, and they were carried out perfectly.  Tamara and Cade got married in front of an arch dripping with ivory flowers.  The Bridal party wore navy gowns, each slightly different from the rest, and they carried bouquets of ivory and blue flowers.  The Groomsmen all wore grey tuxes with navy vests, while Cade had a white vest and tie.  There was something unique at this Ceremony that we had never seen before: a Glass Ceremony.  Cade and Tamara each poured small glass crystals into a larger glass bottle.  Later, the couple will send the crystals to a glass blower that uses them to create a custom sculpture, vase or bowl.

For the Reception, the tables had ivory floor length cloths with navy and silver runners.  The centerpieces consisted of ivory and blue flowers surrounded by candles.  After dinner, it was time for the toasts and cake cutting.  The ivory cake consisted of three stacked tiers, each accented with ivory flowers.  It perfectly matched the elegance of the day.  After that, the dance floor was open to all.  The Bouquet and Garter came later, and then the dancing and mingling continued until the end of the Reception.  When the Newlyweds made their exit, they ran (and kissed) under an arch of sparklers before climbing into a horse drawn carriage and heading off into the night.  Congratulations Cade and Tamara!

Venue, Catering, Cake, Flowers: The Lasker Inn
Videography: 1529 Productions

Monday, August 1, 2016

Congratulations Reece and Katrina

This wedding Reception was extra special to us, as we DJ’d the Reception for Reece’s sister a few years ago.  It was really awesome to hear that the past bride and groom now have newborn twins!  That’s one of the aspects we really like when it comes to working with the same families more than once: we get to see past clients again and hear about all the changes in their lives since we last spoke. 

For this wedding, the colors were taupe, blush and champagne, and the Reception was gorgeous!  The tables had ivory satin floor-length cloths and the surrounding chairs had taupe satin covers with bling accents where they tied.  The centerpieces alternated between vases of ivory flowers and clear vases holding candles.  Each table had a gold sequined runner, which matched the floor-length sequined runners on the cake tables and the sweet heart table.  Even Katrina’s gown matched the colors of the day, as it was a gorgeous taupe/blush color.  For an elegant touch that matched the wedding day colors, we had soft pink Uplights highlighting the room.  Everything at this wedding tied together beautifully.

Katrina’s five-tiered cake was a ‘naked cake’, meaning it had little to no frosting on the outside.  It was the first time we’ve seen this at a wedding and we loved it!  The rose d├ęcor on the cake was very minimal, as there was one ivory rose on the bottom tier and two ivory roses making up the topper.  The cake was very elegant with its simplicity.  Reece’s two-tiered red velvet cake was covered with white frosting and had chocolate ganache dripping down each layer.  The cake was accented with chocolate covered strawberries.

For the favors, there was a table holding beautifully decorated cookies shaped like hearts and wedding cakes.  Those cookies went fast and there were very few left by the end of the night.  There were also custom koozies with Katrina and Reece’s names and wedding date on them.  To help the guests have even more fun memories of the night, we had a photo booth for all to enjoy, and they loved it!

After a great evening of dancing and fun including the Grand March, the Reception came to a close with the Last Dance.  The guests then lined up and showered the Newlyweds with bubbles as they headed off to their new life together.  Congratulations Reece and Katrina!

Venue: Golfcrest Country Club
Photography: Christine Gosch Photography
Cakes: Cakes by Jula
Flowers: HEB

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Congratulations Casey and Cindy

This Ceremony and Reception celebrated the marriage of one of the sweetest couples ever!  The colors for the day were blush and slate blue.  The tables had floor-length ivory cloths with ivory embroidered overlays.  The centerpieces were white antique lanterns holding pillar candles.  Votive candles surrounded each centerpiece.  Each place setting had a charger topped with an ivory napkin.  To tie everything together with a candlelight glow, we had amber Uplights highlighting the pillars in the room.

I must comment on Cindy’s gown, because it was stunning.  The whole gown was a dusty pink color, with a dusty pink lace overlay, and it was absolutely gorgeous.  Casey wore a slate blue suit with a pink tie, to match.  Instead of a traditional wedding party, this couple had their children standing up with them at the altar, and they all participated in the Sand Ceremony as well. 

Cindy’s three-tiered white cake was very elegant, as it had roses accenting each tier.  The topper was Casey and Cindy’s monogram.  Casey’s cake was a big hit, as it was cheesecake, and who doesn’t love cheesecake?  There was also a candy buffet with assorted chocolates and custom printed bags for the guests to hold their candy.  After the cake cutting and toast, the dance floor was opened after Cindy and Casey each danced with their children.

One fun aspect of this Reception was when Cindy and Casey led the guests in The Second Line, a New Orleans tradition.  They passed out handkerchiefs with a fleur de lis design for the guests to wave as they danced around the room.  Most of the guests joined in the line, making it a great time for all! 

Once the Last Dance was over, the guests lined up outside to say farewell to the Newlyweds.  Congratulations Casey and Cindy!

Venue: Garten Verein
Catering, Cakes, Linens, Flowers: Carriage Caterers
Photography: Gary Blake Photography

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Come see us at a Wedding Show!

Come visit with us and hear us play at an upcoming Wedding Show on Sunday, July 31.  Free admission and plenty of door prizes!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Congratulations Francois and Kim

This Reception, with the colors of blush and gold was so pretty, and perfect for the historic venue.  The tables had floor-length ivory cloths with blush overlays.  The centerpieces were either low arrangements of ivory and blush flowers or tall candelabras with ivory pillar candles and ivory and blush flowers.  Smaller votive candles surrounded each centerpiece.  Each place setting featured a gold charger topped with an ivory napkin. To tie all the colors together and make the room glow with color, we had amber Uplights shining up the pillars of the venue.

For the toasts, the Maid of Honor surprised the couple by singing a song, accompanied by a friend playing the guitar.  After the toasts, Kim and Francois cut their wedding cake.  The wedding cake was made up of several cakes, each on an elegant white pedestal.  For a special cake cutting touch, the Newlyweds had a plate with “Mr. & Mrs.” printed on it.  For the feeding of the cake, they had silver forks with “Mr.” and “Mrs.” engraved on them.

After a fun night of dancing, the evening came to a close with the Last Dance.  The Newlyweds then ran through a shower of bubbles before driving off in their car.  Congratulations Francois and Kim!

Venue: Garten Verein
Catering, Linens, Flowers: Carriage Caterers
Photography: Cyclo Photography