Friday, January 24, 2020

Congratulations Luke and Jill

This wedding was in a beautiful historic venue, so the rain outside didn’t affect us a bit.  The colors for the day were wine, dark blue, and silver.  Jill wore an amazing gown with a beaded bodice and long flowing train, with her bridal party wearing dresses of their choosing, all in shades of wine.  They all carried beautiful flowers in ivory, blush and wine.  Luke was handsome in a black tux and wine tie, while the groomsmen (and one groomswoman) wire black vests and wine ties.

 One big hit at the ceremony was the dog Buster, who was the ring bearer.  As soon as the officiant asked for the rings, Luke called for Buster and he ran right up to the altar with the rings (they were tied around his neck, along with a dog’s-eye view GoPro).  At the end of the ceremony, when Jill and Luke were declared husband and wife, Buster barked as the guests clapped.  It’s like he knew exactly when to bark!  I couldn’t believe it and it was hilarious!

Jill’s wedding cake was so pretty.  It had three white stacked tiers, each with a different design.  The cake was accented with white and wine-colored flowers, and the cake topper said “143.”  In case you don’t know, that means “I love you.”  So sweet.  Luke’s cake was so funny: it looked like a giant meatloaf!  I guess he really likes meatloaf. 

When it came to music, this crowd had eclectic tastes.  They danced to Oldies, Country, Pop, Funk, you name it.  The bouquet and garter were a bit different, but they worked out great.  Since there weren’t many single guests, we opened the bouquet toss to all women, and the garter toss to all men.  Everyone in the room had the chance to participate.  That was fun!

When the afternoon came to a close with the last dance, the newlyweds ran through a tunnel of friends before climbing in their car and heading off to their new life together.  Congratulations Luke and Jill!

Venue: The Lyceum
Catering: Catering by Benno
Cakes: Cakes by Jula
Flowers: HEB
Photography: Nadia Hakim

Friday, January 10, 2020

Congratulations Mark and Katie

This New Year’s Eve wedding had a Roaring 20’s theme, and it took place in a historical venue that was perfect.  The nighttime ceremony was held outside at the gazebo, with the wedding party in 20’s attire.  Katie and her wedding party wore fitted 20’s style dresses.  They wore headbands with feathers and held fans made of feathers.  Underneath Katie’s dress, she wore gold blinged out Keds with blush satin shoelaces.  How cute!  The guys looked great as well.  Mark and his groomsmen wore black tuxes with tails and wore beaded boutonnieres.  What’s really cool is that many of the guests wore roaring 20’s style attire as well.

When the guests moved inside, they found the ballroom decorated to match the wedding colors of navy, maroon, blush and gold.  The tables had navy floor-length satin linens and maroon napkins sat atop gold chargers.  The high/low centerpieces had ivory hydrangeas and blush roses, and they were surrounded by candles.  The four-tiered, stacked cake matched the wedding theme as well.  The tiers had feather accents and gold 20’s style designs.

As it neared midnight, everyone joined in as we counted down to the new year.  We played Auld Lang Syne amid hugs and well wishes.  The newlyweds then said farewell to their guests before heading off into the new year and their new life.  Congratulations Mark and Katie!

Venue: Ashton Villa
Catering, Cake, Flowers, Linens: Carriage Caterers
Photography: C. Baron Photography
Limo: Vintage Limo Service

Friday, December 27, 2019

Congratulations Todd and Meredith

The ballroom where this ceremony and reception took place was on the 9th floor of the hotel, and it must have one of the best views in Galveston.  Todd and Meredith got married in front of a wall of windows, with Moody Garden’s pyramids in the distance.  To go with the wedding colors of navy, burgundy and blush, the bridesmaids wore floor-length blush dresses.  Todd’s groomsmen wore navy shirts with burgundy ties.  The flowers were beautiful, with dark red, cream, and blush roses, accented with winter greenery. The centerpieces on the ballroom tables matched the wedding’s colors as well.  They alternated between all ivory hydrangeas, or colorful roses matching the bouquets. 

When the guests arrived, they were greeted by a non-traditional guestbook.  They signed small, wooden hearts and dropped them in a shadow box.  Later, the newlyweds can hang the shadow box in their home.  When it came time to cut the cake, Meredith and Todd’s kids came up and turned it into a family cake cutting.  The three-tiered, stacked cake was gorgeous.  It had semi-naked frosting and was accented with burgundy and blush flowers.  To match the wedding colors, it sat on a gold cake stand.

This couple chose to skip the bouquet and garter, which gave us more dance time.  They wanted a lot of 80’s and 90’s music, and the guests loved it! They asked us to play the song Kung Fu Fighting, and everyone was on the dance floor kicking and karate chopping.  It was hilarious!   There were a lot of kids at this wedding, but they knew the music and were singing and dancing along.  Half the time, the guests were overflowing the dance floor!  Once the night came to a close, the newlyweds said farewell to their guests before heading off to their new life together.  Congratulations Todd and Meredith!

Venue: Moody Gardens Hotel
Photographer: Jeremy Kelly Studios
Cake: Cakes by Jula

ballroom tables matched the wedding’s colors as well.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Congratulations David and Madison

This was the third wedding reception we’ve done with this family and we’ve had a great time with all of them!  The colors of this wedding were cranberry and grey: perfect for December.  The bridal party wore cranberry-colored long dresses while the groomsmen wore grey suits with cranberry ties.  The flowers were gorgeous: shades of ivory and dark red, with red seasonal berries.  The head table had greenery running the length of it, accented with pinecones and red berries.  The guest tables matched, with ivory floor-length satin cloths.  The centerpieces were vases filled with cranberries and floating candles, sitting on a slice of wood.  There were holly and ivy winter accents around the room to complete the look.

When the guests arrived, they signed nontraditional guestbooks: two custom, wood cornhole boards.   For favors, each place setting had a hot chocolate mix, with the words, “Let love keep you warm.”  So cute!  The 2-tiered cake was sitting on a wood stand and had greenery and red berries accenting the tiers.  The   To make it even better, there was a table with mini bundt cakes in assorted flavors.  Everyone loves those!  The cool thing about the cake is that it was suspended from the ceiling!

To kick off the dancing, this couple started with The Grand March.  Except for four people, everyone in the room joined in.  It lasted 12 minutes and was followed by the couple’s first dance.  When the dancing kicked off, it was non-stop fun from beginning to end.  There was even a spontaneous Conga Line.  When the Aggie War Hymn was played, the Aggies packed the dance floor.  These families know how to have a great time!  When the night came to an end, the newlyweds said farewell to their guests before heading off.  Congratulations David and Madison!

Venue: Noah’s Dickinson
Photographer: Amy Maddox Photography
Catering: MyLeigh’s Morsels
Bundtinis: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Flowers: HEB