Monday, October 15, 2018

Congratulations David and Katherine

This wedding ceremony and reception had us working with the sweetest couple!  And, it was on one of the nicest days of the year so far.  Their outdoor ceremony was held in a pergola accented with tulle swags and a chandelier.  The aisle was lined with shepherd’s hooks holding pink floral pomander balls.  The colors for the wedding were dusty pink and purple accents and it was so pretty.  The bridal party got to choose their own dusty pink floor length dresses, and they all complemented each other perfectly.  David and his groomsmen looked handsome in their grey tuxes and pink floral boutonnieres.

To showcase the wedding’s colors, the tables all had white floor-length table cloths.  There were a variety of centerpieces, from lanterns to tall vases with flowers on top.  Katherine’s cake matched the colors also, as it was three stacked white tiers accented with pink roses and baby’s breath.  David’s chocolate cake was awesome!  It looked like the ocean, and on the ‘beach,’ there were palm trees, two fishing poles, two beach chairs, and two edible starfish sitting in the chairs. 

After a great night of fun and dancing, the reception came to a close with the last dance.  The guests waved white ribbon wands as the newlyweds made their exit.  The couple then climbed into a horse-drawn carriage (a surprise from David to Katherine) and headed off.  Congratulations David and Katherine!

Venue: Garten Verein
Catering: Red River BBQ
Cakes: Cakes by Jula
Photography: Treva Wygle Photography
Bouquets and Boutonnieres: HEB

Congratulations Nick and Kelsy

When this bride and groom said they wanted their reception to be a great party, they weren’t kidding! The dance floor was hopping all night long, to all kinds of songs.  They wanted to have fun and they got it!  At one point, a groomsman was sitting on another guy’s shoulders, dancing.  Then, Kelsy was lifted in the air like the famous scene from Dirty Dancing.  This group came to party! To add to the fun, we had our dance floor lighting.  And, our photo booth was set up for some great pictures.

The colors for this wedding were navy, burgundy and gold, and the room was beautiful.  The tables had floor-length ivory cloths, and were surrounded by gold Chiavari chairs.  The high/low centerpieces alternated between tall vases with large arrangements of ivory and burgundy flowers, and lower arrangements of the same flowers.  Each place setting had a gold charger and a navy napkin in a gold napkin ring.  There was a rectangular long table down the center of the room for the wedding party, and two smaller rectangular tables for guests.  The room was gorgeous!

Kelsy’s three-tiered, stacked cake was so pretty.  It was all white with dot patterns on each layer.  It was accented with burgundy and cream roses.  It was very elegant.  Nick’s two-tiered, stacked groom’s cake was white with chocolate ganache dripping down the sides.  A Texas Tech logo was on the top tier.  For an extra sweet treat, each guest received a cookie with the couple’s names on it.

After a great night of fun, the dancing came to an end.  The newlyweds ran through a shower of bubbles, got in a limo and headed off to their new life.  Congratulations Nick and Kelsy!

Photo booth: Premium Sound
Venue: Garten Verein
Catering, Cakes, Linens, Flowers: Carriage Caterers
Photography: SGI Photography

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Congratulations Kyle and Tyler

Despite the rainstorm that caused the ceremony to be moved indoors, this was a fantastic wedding!  The ceremony took place inside the historic building, in front of a wall of windows.  Tyler and her bridal party wore floor-length white dresses and carried bouquets of white flowers and greenery.  Kyle and his groomsmen wore beige tuxes and vests with white shirts.  They all wore soft green vests and ties.  The colors of the day were white and green, so the wedding party looked perfect.  One aspect of the wedding that I liked was the guest’s attire.  They were asked to wear white, and they all did.  It’s so unusual to see guests wear white to a wedding but I really liked the look.  There was a unique accent to the ceremony that we hadn’t seen before: instead of a unity ceremony, the couple added dirt to a potted plant that they will later plant at their home.

The reception tables matched the colors of the day with their white floor-length cloths.  They all had burlap runners, with a wood slice in the center.  Each place setting had a gold charger, which matched the gold cake stands.  The flowers that lined the ceremony aisle were repurposed to serve as centerpieces, where they sat on the wood slices.   Tyler’s three-tiered, white, stacked cake was elegant in its simplicity.  Each tier was smooth, and the only accents were three white roses and greenery on the middle tier.  Kyle’s chocolate groom’s cake had chocolate ganache drizzled down the sides. 

When it came time for dancing, this group was fun!  They all flew in from out of state, and they came to have a great time!  There was nonstop dancing from the first song to the last.  We had so much fun just watching them!  Sadly, the night  had to come to a close with the last dance.  Instead of a formal exit, the newlyweds chose to stay and say farewell to their guests.  Congratulations Kyle and Tyler!

Venue: Garten Verein
Catering, Cakes, Linens, Flowers: Carriage Caterers
Photography: Shawna Edoo Photography