Monday, December 27, 2010
This Wedding Ceremony and Reception were held at a unique location – The Music Hall at the House of Blues. Talk about an eclectic décor and awesome treat for the guests! The Ceremony took place on the stage, while the guests were seated in the Mezzanine, and the Reception was on the dance floor/lower seating area. The colors for this day were black and green. The tables had black cloths with green overlays. The centerpieces consisted of three hand painted bottles with assorted patterns. They were really cool and matched the style of the House of Blues. Kassie’s mom painted them – she is talented!
The ceremony was so beautiful. They had a black curtain backdrop with colored designs projected on it. The sides of the aisle had green petals and tall white damask print vases with candles. There were two tall floral vases at the beginning of the aisle, and tall, white, up lit gem trees at the back of the altar area. Add in the blue lights that made the whole area glow, and it was gorgeous.
Kassie was so pretty in her white, strapless gown. It had a sweetheart back, and the most incredible skirt with pick ups and rosettes. The bodice had an embellished front with asymmetrical wrap waist. The fitted gown flared right above the knees into a beautiful skirt and train. Kassie carried a hand-tied bouquet of green flowers. Her Bridal Party wore black, fitted, short dresses, and carried similar, but smaller bouquets. Clay was so handsome in his Marine Dress Blues. His Groomsmen all wore black tuxes, vests, and ties.
After the Ceremony and the cocktail hour, the couple was introduced in and went right to the First Dance, Father/Daughter/Mother/Daughter (Kassie danced with her mom as well), and Mother/Son dances. Following dinner came the toasts and cake cutting. The cake was made by one of the Bridesmaids and she did a great job! It had five, square, white, stacked tiers. Each had a green ribbon at the bottom and white decorative designs. There were a few green floral accents on each layer as well as on the top. The whole cake was sitting on low vases with candles. Clay and Kassie cut the cake with his sword, of course. Then it was Bananas Foster for everyone, a photo booth opened, and party time!
These guests loved to dance to all types of music. We stopped dancing for the Money Dance and the Bouquet and Garter tosses, but quickly got back to the dancing each time. When the night wound down to a close, Kassie and Clay ran though bubbles and jumped into their car. Congratulations to you both!!
Venue: House of Blues
Photography: Natural Expressions
Thursday, December 16, 2010
This Sunday Ceremony and Reception were for the nicest couple. Although the guest list was on the smaller side, the most important people were there. So, it was perfect. The colors for this wedding were eggplant (dark purple) and white. It was so pretty! The tables had white floor length cloths with lavender overlays. The alternating centerpieces had either vases with assorted purple flowers or candles. The white satin chair covers had lavender ties.
Cara wore a gorgeous white strapless gown with eggplant colored sash. In the center of the sash was a beautiful rhinestone brooch. She had her hair in an up-do with a long flowing veil with beaded accents. Her Maid of Honor wore a long, strapless eggplant colored gown. Cara carried a beautiful bouquet of assorted purple flowers, tied with a black ribbon. The Maid of Honor’s bouquet was similar but smaller. Brent and his Groomsmen wore black tuxes, ties, and vests, and had eggplant colored boutonnieres.
After the ceremony and dinner, we were on to the First Dance, Father Daughter Dance, and Mother Son Dance. A heartfelt toast by Cara’s brother followed, and then cake cutting time! The cake was so pretty: three stacked white layers with an edible tree branch running up the front, with purple leaves. It was very elegant.
One thing I loved about this wedding, besides Cara and Brent – they are so nice! – was the kids. There were so many little ones there and they were all so cute. I loved playing with them and watching them dance. And I have to mention the favors. Each guest was given a jar of home-canned grape jelly, made by a friend. Each had a custom label on the front with Cara and Brent’s names, and purple ribbons were tied around the lid. The favors were so cool!
After more fun, dancing, and visiting with friends and family, the night came to a close. Brent and Cara got into their limo and headed off for their honeymoon. Congratulations and enjoy your cruise!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
The location for this reception was absolutely gorgeous – The Clubhouse at Aliana in Richmond. It was unlike any community clubhouse we’ve ever seen! Soaring ceilings, parquet floor, large fireplaces inside and out, Tuscan-style architecture. It’s beautiful!
The colors for this December wedding were red, black, and white, and they were perfect for the season. The tables had red pin tuck overlays and the black Chivari chairs had black seat pads. Each place setting had a gold charger and the tables had high/low red floral arrangements surrounded by red votive candles. There were beautiful Christmas decorations throughout the venue, from trees to huge nutcrackers (6 feet tall!) to boughs of evergreen with candles.
Shannon was so pretty in her white strapless gown. It was fitted to above the knees, where it widened into a skirt. The elegant dress had gathers on the bodice and a corset back. She carried a beautiful bouquet of red roses wrapped in black ribbon. Her Bridal Party wore black, strapless, satin, knee-length dresses and carried similar, but smaller, bouquets. Frank is in the Marine Corps, so he wore his dress blues. His Groomsmen wore black tuxes with red rose boutonnieres.
After a wonderful dinner, it was time to move on to the toasts and cake cutting. The Bride’s carrot cake featured three, white, stacked layers. Each was accented with a few red roses. And of course, since Frank is in the Marines, they cut the cake with a sword. Then they moved on to the Groom’s ‘cake’. I say ‘cake’ because it wasn’t one at all. It was beautiful glass bowls filled with layers of pudding and crushed Oreo cookies. I think it’s called “Dirt”.
The First Dance and Father/Daughter Dance were followed by the Mother/Son Dance. It was so funny because it was obvious that Frank’s mom didn’t know what we were going to play. I set it up as a beautiful and meaningful song, and then we played The Devil Went Down to Georgia (chosen by Frank and Shannon, of course). It was so funny!
After a bit of dancing, and the reading of a funny poem written by the Groom’s cousin, we did the Newlywed Game. That’s where we ask the Bride and Groom a series of questions and we see if their answers match. It got a lot of laughs and was fun for everyone. Then we were back to more dancing.
Following the Bouquet and Garter (the Garter toss was funny – the guy who caught it was drinking a beer the whole time and never even spilled it!) and a lot more dancing, the night came to a close. Frank and Shannon ran through their guests, jumped in their car, and headed off to their new life together. Congratulations to the Newlyweds!
Venue: The Clubhouse at Aliana
Catering and Cake: Carriage Caterers
Photography: Christine Meeker
Sunday, December 5, 2010
This reception was at the Crowne Plaza River Oaks, and the ballroom and staff were great! It was special for us because we DJ’d Alyssa’s brother’s wedding in May. So it was our second wedding with their family, and they’re fun! (And it’s always nice to see one of our past couples).
The colors for this wedding were amethyst (purple) and green. The tables had floor length white table cloths, with candle centerpieces. The chairs had white satin covers with amethyst ties. Each place setting had a favor box wrapped in amethyst tissue tied with a green bow. We had three purple uplights along the main wall of the room, and they really tied together the whole look.
Alyssa wore a gorgeous slim-fitting, white, strapless gown. It had beading accents and flared near the bottom, and was perfect for her figure. She carried a beautiful bouquet of white roses accented with green flowers and had a floral accent on one side of her hair. The whole look was very elegant. Her Bridesmaids wore amethyst below the knee length gowns and carried similar, but smaller, bouquets. Eric looked great in his black tux with black vest and tie and white rose boutonniere. His Groomsmen all wore grey vests and ties.
After the seated meal, it was time for the First Dance, Father/Daughter, and Mother/Son Dance. The toasts came next and the Best Man was hilarious! Then, it was cake cutting time. The Bride’s cake had four, white, stacked tiers. Each has simple, elegant designs, and a white ribbon on the bottom of each. The topper consisted of white edible flowers which matched others that were scattered around the cake. Eric’s cake had three chocolate layers, each accented with greenery and edible designs.
After a bit of dancing, we were on to the Money Dance. This was one of the longer ones we’ve seen and it was a huge hit. The guests pinned the money on the Eric and Alyssa’s clothes (a Filipino tradition) and they were wearing lots money when the dance ended! Following the Bouquet and Garter, lots more dancing to all kinds of music, and an awesome dessert table of assorted pastries, the Newlyweds made their exit through a shower of bubbles.
Congratulations Eric and Alyssa and enjoy your San Diego honeymoon!
Venue: Crowne Plaza River Oaks
Photography: Billie Roche
Video: Tape This Films
Bride's Cake: Cake Affairs
Flowers: Rosewood Flowers
Sunday, November 28, 2010
This ceremony and reception took us to Rosemary’s Garden, on the west side of Houston. We haven’t been here in a while and loved their remodeled Chapel. It was so pretty! The colors for this wedding were marine (dark navy) and white. The tables had white table cloths and the chairs had white chair covers. The centerpieces had vases with tall calla lilies.
Michelle wore a white A-line gown of soft organza over satin. It had beading on the bodice and a gathered accent to one side. It had a corset back and a pretty bustle. She had the prettiest up-do with a tiara. Her Bridesmaids wore navy cocktail-length dresses with spaghetti straps. Their flowers were gorgeous: white rose bouquets with baby’s breath, and sparkling accents scattered throughout. They were hand tied with ribbon. The two little Flower Girls were so cute in their white dresses with navy sashes. Ash and his Groomsmen wore black tuxes with dark blue/navy vests and ties. They all had white rose boutonnieres to match the Bridesmaids.
After the introduction of the Newlyweds and dinner, it was time for the First Dance. It was so obvious how much this couple loves each other. So sweet! Following that was the Father/Daughter Dance at the same time as the Mother/Son Dance. Then, we were on to the cake cutting and toast. The Bride’s cake was so elegant and pretty. It had three stacked, white tiers, with silver and white ribbon around the bottom of each. Each tier and the top were decorated with white edible flowers. Ash’s cake was chocolate and had the couples’ initials on top. The toast was funny when the Best Man asked all the ladies in the room who had keys to Ash’s house/old apartments, etc to turn them in because he was now a married man. At least twenty women came up and turned in keys. And some men. LOL
Following the Bouquet and Garter, it was party time! The guests at this wedding wanted everything from oldies to hip hop to line dances to country, to everything in between. They were a lot of fun!
Finally, the night came to a close. The Newlyweds bid farewell to their guests, ran though bubbles, and headed off to their new life as a married couple. Congratulations Ash and Michelle!
Venue, food and cake: Rosemary’s Garden
Photography: Herbert Hughes
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
This reception was a celebration for a couple who married eight years ago, but wanted a traditional church wedding mass and reception. The whole day was beautiful! The colors were apple green and brown. The chairs had apple green chair
covers and the centerpieces consisted of hurricane lamps over apple green taper candles.
Ritchie was gorgeous in her white strapless gown. It had beaded embellishments on the bodice and almost had a lace type look on the skirt. She wore a lace bolero jacket over top, which she removed later for dancing. She had her hair in a up do with a pretty embelished hairpiece. Ritchie carried a beautiful bouquet of pale green and white hydrangeas and roses. The Maid of Honor wore a brown strapless, floor-length gown, and carried a bouquet of green hydrangeas and roses. The women Sponsors wore apple green floor-length gowns with matching bolero jackets and carried bouquets similar to the Maid of Honor’s. The Flower Girls were so cute in their apple green dresses with brown sashes. Fred was very handsome in a black tux, white vest and tie, and white boutonniere. His Best Man, as well as the male Sponsors, wore green vests and ties with their black tuxes. The Bible, Ring and Cord bearers were so cute in white tuxes.
After the toasts it was time for the cake cutting. The cake was beautiful! It had four, round, stacked, white tiers, each with a brown scroll design running around each, and there were apple green colored flowers on the top and each layer. After the bouquet and garter (the bouquet catcher’s victory dance was so funny!), it was time to party! This group loved it all from Oldies to Line Dances to Swing to Hip Hop to Eighties to everything in between. They were on the dance floor from the first song to the last.
After two straight hours of dancing, the night came to a close and the happy couple made their exit. Here’s to a lifetime of happiness!
Venue: Hilton Southwest
Photographer: Fashion Folios
Video: In Touch Video
Cake: Cakes Affairs & Culinary Creations
Favors: Bath and Body Works anti-bacterial lotion in apple green favor bags (great idea!)
Sunday, October 24, 2010
This small, family-oriented ceremony and reception were a bit different than our usual, but they were great! They took place in what used to be a restaurant, so it had two levels, and lots of neat décor. There was a built-in dance floor and bar, a pretty fireplace, and plenty of wood paneling. The tables were decorated with purple linens, and high low centerpieces of red, purple, and white flowers.
Carol wore a white floor length dress and carried a bouquet of assorted flowers. Dan was handsome in his tux and red boutonniere. After the ceremony in the adjoining room, the reception took place. Carol and Dan chose to not have any of the traditional formalities. After dinner, it was just family time and fun dancing until the end. We didn’t know what to expect, but this crowd was fun and they all had a great time on the dance floor, singing along as well. They danced to Oldies, 80’s, Disco, Zydeco, Country, Hip Hop, you name it!
As the night wound down, Dan and Carol stayed until end to bid their guests farewell. Congratulations to the Newlyweds and have a great time in New Orleans!
Venue: South Shore Harbour Resort
Flowers: Events n Petals
Monday, October 18, 2010
The beautiful sunny day brought us to Casa Mia, the event house at Villa Capri on Clear Lake. Their outside ceremony area is absolutely beautiful, as it’s right on the water with towering trees overhead. The colors for this wedding were black, purple, and silver, and they were so pretty together! The tables had white table cloths, with centerpieces of candles surrounded by purple roses.
Anna was gorgeous in her white, strapless, satin gown with long train. There was heavy beading right at the bust line, which was very pretty. The gown was accented by an elbow-length veil. Anna carried a hand-tied bouquet of purple flowers. Her Bridal Party wore black, satin, knee-length gowns, and carried smaller versions of Anna’s bouquet. Aaron was handsome in his black tux, dark purple vest and tie, and white boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore similar attire but with purple boutonnieres. They all looked great together!
Following dinner, the First Dance, and a bit of open dancing, it was time for the toasts and cake cutting. Anna’s cake had three, round, white, stacked tiers, each accented with black scroll designs and purple edible flowers. Aaron’s cake was a blue Igloo ‘cooler’ filled with Bud Light. It was awesome! After a nice cake cutting with no smashing, it was back to the party.
After the Bouquet and Garter, and plenty more dancing, the night came to an end. These Newlyweds, who obviously adore each other, ran through a shower of petals and jumped in their limo. Congratulations Aaron and Anna, and have a great time on your Las Vegas honeymoon!
Venue: Casa Mia at Villa Capri
Flowers: All That Blooms
Cake: Fiona Bakery
Photography: Edoo Photography
Sunday, October 17, 2010
This wedding reception took place at Wyndehaven Terrace in Northwest Houston. We love working here because the owners are great and the rooms are beautiful. The colors for the wedding were persimmon (a pretty coral/orange color), champagne, and gold. The tables had white cloths with champagne overlays, and the chairs had white covers with gold ties. The centerpieces alternated between high flowers with candles, and low bud vases with roses. All of them were surrounded by votive candles.
Jennifer was stunning in her long, off-white gown. It was strapless, with beading on the bodice and skirt, and a gorgeous bustle in the back. The skirt had a few long ‘layers’ of lacey looking beading and just sparkled. She wore a pretty veil in her up-do to complete the look. Jennifer carried a beautiful bouquet of roses, hydrangea, and other white flowers, all with crystal accents. Her Bridesmaids wore persimmon colored dresses, and carried bright bouquets of persimmon, orange, fuchsia, and green flowers. Wilson wore a black tux, white vest and tie, all accented by a white boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore the same tux but with black vests and ties, and persimmon colored boutonnieres.
After their entrance and first dance, it was time for dinner. During dinner, they had three different friends come up and sing, one accompanied by her dad playing the guitar, and they were all really good! Then, came the Father/Daughter dance, the Mother/Son dance, and a Grandparents dance. At that point, Wilson changed into a traditional Filipino barong and Jennifer changed into a knee-length champagne colored dress, so they could party!
After a bit of dancing, it was time for the toasts and cake cutting. Jennifer’s cake was so pretty: it had three stacked white layers, with a persimmon band around the bottom of each. The front of the cake had a cherry blossom design with edible gumpaste flowers. Wilson’s cake was cool: it was a football shape, with the Texan’s logo on the front. Then, it was bouquet and garter time. Jennifer gave us all a dance as she got ready to toss the bouquet: she is so funny! Then, Wilson gave Jennifer a dance as he got ready to remove her garter. What a perfect couple! LOL And, oddly enough, it turns out that the bouquet catcher and the garter catcher are a couple. Hmmm…. Are those future wedding bells I hear?
With the formalities done, it was party time until the end. This crowd danced to all types of music from Ballroom waltzes Oldies to Hip Hop to Pop to Country and everything in between. It really was funny when Jennifer got on the mic and sang/rapped to “California Gurls” by Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg. The night came to an end and Wilson and Jennifer ran through a shower of bubbles to their new life together. Congratulations and enjoy your honeymoon cruise!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
We spent this sunny Sunday afternoon at the Olympia Grill on the Strand in Galveston. It was a smaller room than usual for us, but perfect for this more intimate wedding reception. The ceremony itself took place on the beach, so the colors of navy and pink were a nice complement.
The tables had white table cloths, with pretty sheer overlays. The centerpieces consisted of candles in glass vases, nestled in sand. To add to the décor, we had four hot pink uplights in the room, which added a great touch and emphasized their white and pink Japanese lanterns. There was a full-sized candy bar at each place setting, personalized with Tony and Sarah’s monogram. For fun, there were clear cubes on each table with pictures of the couple from childhood to the present. They also had a cool canvas hanging on the wall for the guests to sign. What a cool wedding keepsake!
Sarah wore an amazing white satin dress: it was strapless, cocktail length, and had ribbon tier accents from the top to the bottom. There were also ribbon flowers and beads embellishing the dress. The dress is hard to explain, but it had a vintage feel to it and it was beautiful! Sarah carried a bouquet of white flowers. Her Bridal Party wore a variety of knee-length navy gowns and carried white and pink bouquets. Tony wore a navy suit, white shirt, and pink tie, while his party wore navy pants, white shirts, and light blue ties. They all wore navy blue Keds. Perfect for an afternoon, beach wedding.
After the Tony and Sarah entered the reception, they went right into their first dance. Then it was dinner time. The guests enjoyed a variety of foods including Greek items like spanokapita and hummus. Following the dinner was the toast. It was one of the funniest toasts we’ve ever heard. The toaster wore a pirate eye patch for half of it (who knows, maybe an inside joke) and he had everyone cracking up. Then, it was time for the cake cutting. Tony and Sarah had a variety of cakes and cupcakes. Sarah’s cake was one single pink layer with a navy band around the bottom. Around that were an assortment of cupcakes, and a gluten free dessert for those who wanted it (and it was very good!). Tony’s cake was solid black with a black Batman symbol on top. Of course, this very fun couple had a great time acting up while doing the cake cutting. They were so funny! To top that off all those desserts, the guests got more sweets for dessert, including bite-sized tres leches, a Greek dessert, and others.
The Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance was also fun because the parents didn’t know what song they’d be dancing to. They were out on the dance floor with Tony and Sarah, in a classic slow dance position, and then we played Twist and Shout (planned, of course). The guests were cracking up! If you haven’t figured it out by now, this couple was so crazy and funny and you can’t help but have fun just being around them. After the Bouquet and Garter, in which Tony ‘hiked’ the garter to the guys like a football center, it was party time!
When it came to dancing, this group was a blast. They danced to everything and loved it all; singing along, being goofy (in a good way!) and having fun. Sarah even changed into navy Keds with pink laces so she could do the same. The Newlyweds stayed until the end so they could bid farewell to their guests, and then they headed off to their new life. Congratulations you two. We hope you had as much fun as we did, and Tony, we hope to see you acting on another prime time TV show soon!
This beautiful reception took place at the Hotel Derek. The ballroom looked gorgeous with all the draping, uplighting, and specialty lighting. The whole room had a purple/pink/mauve glow. The colors for the wedding were Berry (dark plum) and sugar Plum (mauve pink).
The tables had floor length berry colored table cloths with champagne colored napkins. The champagne chair covers were tied with berry chair ties. The alternating high/low centerpieces had tall vases with floating candles or lower vases with mauve and plum roses. There were votives scattered around each centerpiece. The ballroom looked amazing: there was a white drape across the front of the room, with eight pink uplights shining up from the bottom. There were two lights on the side of the room directing a floral/vine pattern onto the drape. And, we had eight purple uplights glowing upwards along the walls of the room. It was so pretty! If I haven’t said it enough times before, uplights transform a pretty room into a dramatic one!
Nina was so pretty in her white gown. It had an off the shoulder neckline, a fitted bodice, and a full bustled skirt. She carried a bouquet of mauve and plum roses, each accented with crystals. Her bridesmaids each wore a floor-length berry satin gown with a sugar plum colored sash, and carried a similar bouquet. Gilbert was handsome in his black suit, white shirt, pink tie, and white boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore similar attire, but with pink boutonnieres.
After the introductions of the Entourage (meaning the sponsors, wedding party, and parents) the Bride and Groom had their first dance. Then, it was time for dinner and the guests had quite a treat. One of the Groomsmen played guitar and sang, to warm up the crowd, and then Ira Perez (a well known singer and guitar player in Houston) did a set. To make dinner even better, lechon (a traditional Filipino roast pig) was served. You can’t have a party without it!
After dinner, it was cake cutting time. Nina’s cake had four, stacked, square layers, with elegant accents on each, a berry colored band on the bottom of the tiers, and a white bow on top. Gilbert’s cake was a chocolate Texas shape, with the classic UT clock tower on top. Of course, the Newlyweds got a picture of all the UT alumni in the room around the cake. Following that were the Father/Daughter dance, the Mother/Son dance, and then Gilbert danced with his new Mother-in-law while Nina danced with her new Father-in-law. I must say that it is so obvious how much these families enjoy being with each other, love each other, and have so much fun together!
The Bouquet and Garter were unique tonight: the lucky catcher of the bouquet also got a Victoria’s Secret gift card, and the garter catcher got a Best Buy card. You know they loved that! When the dance floor was open, it was party time! This group danced to everything, even Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz, and Swing (and there were some great dancers). Big hits were also line dances, 80’s, Hip Hop, you name it! We also provided our Party Package, where we give the guests props while dancing, like leis, maracas, hats, etc. At one point, Gilbert was dancing with a tiara on his head and a pink feather boa around his neck. Too funny!
There were a few other unique aspects of the night. There was a photo booth with props set up in the hallway and that was a big hit. There was also a candy buffet of three different types of popular Filipino candies. Everyone loved them! The night wound down to a close and the Newlyweds stayed until the end to wish their guests farewell. Congratulations Nina and Gilbert and enjoy your Las Vegas honeymoon!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
This reception took place at the Petroleum Club downtown, which has an amazing view! And, the coordinators there are amazing: you’re in great hands. The colors for this wedding were orange, pink, and green. (Well, Tennessee orange, to be exact. Adam is a huge Tennessee Vols fan so that color had to be included.)
The tables were covered in floor-length pink tablecloths, and the white chair covers had orange ties. The centerpieces consisted of tall vases with river rocks on the bottom, orange rocks above them, and a beautiful orchid on top. They were surrounded by pink, orange, and green votive candles.
Powana was gorgeous her strapless gown. It had a two-tiered skirt, with breaded/lacey accents. She had a long veil with lace accents on the edge and the combination was beautiful. She carried a bouquet of green orchids. Powana’s Bridesmaids wore long gowns of emerald green satin and carried bouquets of orange and pink flowers. Adam was handsome in his black tux, white vest and white tie. His Groomsmen wore black tuxes and black vests, with green ties. Before entering the reception, they changed into orange ties, to honor Tennessee. (Funny thing: Adam loves Tennessee so much that he had us make an announcement that nobody was to tell him the score of the game because was TIVOing at home and didn’t want it ruined.)
Powana and Adam did their first dance after their introduction, and then it was on to dinner. After dinner, it was cake cutting time. The Bride’s cake had three stacked white tiers, the top and bottom one had icing dots on them. A pink satin ribbon band encircled the bottom of each layer. There were gorgeous green orchids that matched Powana’s bouquet, trailing down the tiers. The cake topper featured a Bride in her gown and a Groom in the Marine Dress Blues. Adam’s cake had a Bride and Groom driving away from their wedding on a motorcycle. Very cute!
The toasts came next, and I must comment on one of the toasts. Powana’s father did a speech, and while it was probably the longest one we’ve ever seen (15 minutes or so) it was also one of the funniest, most heartfelt, and loving as well. You could see how much this father and daughter love each other. Her dad was also genuine in his welcoming Adam to the family. Next came the Father/Daughter dance and the Mother/Son dance, and then it was party time!
After the Bouquet Toss and Garter Removal & Toss, and plenty more dancing, the night wound down to an end. Adam and Powana ran through a shower of rose petals and headed off to their new life together. Congratulations and enjoy your Tennessee (where else?) honeymoon!!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
This elegant ceremony and reception took place at the Safari Texas Ballroom in Richmond. The ceremony was held at the gazebo outside the Veranda ballroom, and the reception took place inside.
The colors for this wedding were black and white. The tables had white tablecloths over black, with sheer silver overlays on top. There were black chargers and napkins at each place setting, with candle centerpieces. The chairs had white chair covers and black ties. Each guest received a bag of candy tied with black and white ribbon, as well as personalized fans at the ceremony site.
Jeanna was elegant and beautiful in her white chiffon gown. It had simple beading on the bodice and softly fell to a sweep train skirt. Jeanna wore a sheer organza bolero over the gown. It came together perfectly with her beaded hair pin and updo. The Bridesmaids wore floor length gowns with a white halter style bodice and black skirt. They all carried bouquets of white and red flowers, with Jeanna’s having extra lilies. Stu looked great in his black tails with white vest, tie, and boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore black tuxes with black vests and ties, with red boutonnieres.
After dinner, the toasts (very funny!!), the special dances, and some open dancing, it was time for the cake cutting. The Bride’s cake had three stacked, white, round tiers, each with elegant black scroll designs. The Groom’s cake was chocolate with the couples’ initials and a funny cake topper of a Groom trying to run away from the Bride.
Dancing continued, with a Money Dance as well, and the night would down to the end. Jeanna and Stu ran through a shower of bubbles, hoped in their car, and left for their new life and honeymoon in Scotland. Congratulations and have a great honeymoon!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
This sunny ceremony and reception took place at The Admiral. The ceremony was outside on the patio, which overlooks Clear Lake, and the reception was in the ballroom. The colors for the day were turquoise, teal, navy, and white. They were perfect for a wedding on the water.
The ballroom décor was gorgeous! The tables had white table cloths with turquoise overlays. The high centerpieces consisted of tall white vases filled with white feathers. They were so cool! The low centerpieces consisted of white roses. The chairs had white satin covers with turquoise ties. There were menu cards at each place setting, printed in blue ink, which matched the ceremony programs. The navy napkins tied in with the whole theme. Each guest received a pretty blue gel votive candle with sand and seashells in the bottom. To top it off, there were white and turquoise Japanese lanterns hanging from the ceiling. It was all perfect for a sunny water-view wedding!
Erica was beautiful in her strapless, ivory, fitted gown. It had beaded accents on the bodice with a long train that ended up in a French bustle. Her veil had beaded accents on the edge, which matched her gown. She carried a bouquet of white roses with white feather accents, hand tied with a white ribbon. Erica’s Bridesmaids wore turquoise knee length dresses and carried matching bouquets. Each wore a pretty turquoise feather accent in her hair. After the ceremony, Erica removed her veil and put on a matching white feather hair pin. Kenny and his Groomsmen wore black tuxes, and while his had a white vest and tie, the Groomsmen wore turquoise vests and ties.
After an Italian dinner, the special dances, and guests enjoying an attended coffee bar, it was time for the champagne toast and the cake cutting. The Bride’s cake was beautiful: 3 white, stacked tiers, with an occasional diagonal stripe of navy, turquoise, or teal. There was a simple white rose accent on each layer, with their last name initial on the top. It was really unique and I loved it. Kenny’s cake was amazing! It was a redfish (I think) with a tackle box, and it looked real. Following the toasts and cake cutting, it was party time! This crowd wanted all types of music from Rat Pack to Punk to Rock to 80’s to Hip Hop, and they danced to it all. How fun!
I can’t forget to send a big thanks to the Matron of Honor Kelly and her husband Joey. We did their ceremony and reception four years ago and they recommended us to Erica and Kenny. And, they now have a beautiful little girl in addition to their son. Thanks for the referral!
Finally the night wound down and Erica and Kenny ran through a shower of bubbles to their car. Then, off to their newlywed life and a tour of the California coast. Congratulations!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
This summer reception brought us to Pine Forest Country Club, with its dramatic entryway staircase. The coordinator here, Jeanette, is great: she’s worked here for a long time and really knows what she’s doing.
The colors for this wedding were charcoal grey and dark purple. The tables had soft purple/plum pin tuck linens and the chairs had grey satin chair covers. The high/low centerpieces consisted of purple orchids submersed in water, with lights in the bottom. They were surrounded by candles.
Larissa was beautiful in her off white strapless gown. It was fitted to the hips with a softly flared skirt. The asymmetrically wrapped bodice had beaded embellishments and a corset back. The skirt had a pretty draped bustle in the back. Larissa’s hair was in a beautiful updo with small pearls scattered throughout the back. She carried a hand tied bouquet of purple calla lilies. The Bridesmaids each wore pretty floor-length grey satin gown, with a corset back and beaded accents along the bust line. They carried hand tied bouquets of assorted purple flowers. Jonathan and his Groomsmen matched in their black tuxes, grey vests and ties, and purple boutonnieres.
The dancing started off with the Grand March. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a (usually) Czech tradition where two lines of people follow go around the room, do all kinds of neat things, and end up in a big circle. That’s when the Bride and Groom do their First Dance. That was followed by the Father/Daughter Dance and Mother/Son Dance. The toasts and cake cutting followed, then party time!
The cake was a bit different at this wedding. It was Crave cupcakes, and six different flavors sure to please everyone. Then, after the cake was ‘cut’, there was a yogurt bar opened. You could have vanilla or chocolate, then different toppings. To add to the sugar rush, there was also a candy buffet. The guests loved it all!
After a lot of dancing and the bouquet and garter, then night came to a close. Larissa and Jonathan run through sparklers, jumped in to their limo, and headed off to their new life as a married couple. Congratulations!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
This sunny summer day brought us to Garten Verein in Galveston. We’ve played here quite a bit over the years and it’s a favorite of Brides of Grooms for its historic charm. The colors for the day were black, white, and pink, and it was so pretty! The tables had floor length white table cloths with black pin tuck overlays. The chairs had white satin chair covers with black ties. Each place setting had a silver charger with a white napkin in a silver holder. The centerpieces alternated high/medium/low. The high ones were in tall silver candelabras with white hydrangea, fuchsia colored roses, and candles. The medium ones were in beautiful white vases with black damask designs and similar flowers. The low centerpieces had bowls of white and pink flowers. All were surrounded by candles and the whole look was gorgeous!
Kristin wore a beautiful white gown with a beaded bodice and halter style neck. The full skirt of white satin had the prettiest details and small pick ups, and the back bustle had beaded accents on it. She carried a bouquet of white and pink roses tied with a white ribbon. Her Bridesmaids wore a variety of black knee length gowns, and carried bouquets of pink roses. Tyler wore a black tux with white tie and vest, and his Groomsmen wore black vests and ties. They all looked great!
A unique part of this reception was the singers. For the First Dance, Tyler’s dad sang the song, and he was good! Then for the Mother/Son dance, Tyler’s sister sang. He comes from a talented family! The Father/Daughter dance was so sweet: Kristin was crying and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house. After the special dances and some open dancing, it was time for the toasts and cake cutting. The cake was perfect: three square, stacked, white layers. There was a black ribbon at the bottom of each layer, with pink roses covering the top of the cake and down one corner.
Kristin had said that this crowd loved to dance and party, and she was right! They danced to everything from Spanish to Oldies to Pop/Top 40 to Country. What a fun crowd! But, after a long night of partying, the night came to a close. The Newlyweds stayed until the end to bid farewell to their guests, then left for their new life as a married couple. Congratulations and enjoy your Florida honeymoon!
(Apologies for the quality of the pictures, I left my camera at home and these are from my old cell phone.)
Thursday, July 29, 2010
This reception was at on of our favorite venues: Bay Oaks Country Club. A unique aspect of this reception was that we provided the DJ services at the Bride’s sister’s wedding four years ago. The past Bride was now the Matron of Honor and was there with her husband and cute little boy. It was so great to see the whole family again: they are a really nice bunch and it’s always a pleasure to work with them.
The colors of the wedding were teal and white, with bright floral accents. The tables had white cloths with white napkins and the chairs had white chair covers with teal sashes. The high/low centerpieces had either white candles in hurricane lamps or tall vases with a variety of teal flowers.
Mallory accented her slim figure perfectly in a white gown that was fitted to the hips, with a gorgeous full train that bustled in the back. It had smooth satin at the bust and skirt, with beading around the waist. With a white headpiece and veil atop her up do, she was beautiful! Mallory carried a hand-tied bouquet of assorted orange, yellow, and fuchsia flowers. Her Bridesmaids wore floor-length teal gowns and also carried bright bouquets. Brandon wore a black tux with a white tie and vest, and his Groomsmen wore teal vests and ties to match the Bridesmaids. The guys all wore matching rose boutonnieres.
After the special dances and the toast, it was time for the cake cutting. Mallory’s cake had five white layers, square on top and bottom with rounds in between, with a criss-cross design on each. There were a few bright flowers accenting each layer and surrounding the monogram cake topper. Brandon is a firefighter, so his cake had the firefighter emblem on top.
Then it was back to the dancing. This crowd definitely like country music, but they danced to it all, from Slow to Pop to Oldies. Near the end, it was getting pretty wild on the dance floor! After the Bouquet and Garter, and lots more fun on the dance floor, it was time for the Newlyweds to make their exit. They ran through a shower of bubbles and sparklers, climbed in their car, and headed off to their new life. Congratulations Brandon and Mallory!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
We had a great time last Saturday and Sunday at the Bridal Extravaganza. We met lots of great Brides and Grooms, and look forward to working with many of you in the future.
As a side note, a big shout out goes to Jamie and Rachel of Girls with Pearls Photography. We all went out to eat after the show and we had a blast. Those two are absolutely hilarious and at times we laughed so hard we cried. Check them out at www.GirlswPearls.com. You'll love them!
As a side note, a big shout out goes to Jamie and Rachel of Girls with Pearls Photography. We all went out to eat after the show and we had a blast. Those two are absolutely hilarious and at times we laughed so hard we cried. Check them out at www.GirlswPearls.com. You'll love them!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
We'll be at the Bridal Extravaganza this weeekend in booth #412. Come by and visit us. For more information, go to: www.BridalExtravaganzaShow.com.
We'll also be at two Bridal Open Houses in the next few weeks:
Bay Oaks Country Club
Thursday, July 22
5:30 - 8:00
For more information, contact Julie at 281-244-3805
Hilton Garden Inn Sugar Land
Sunday, July 25
1:00 - 3:00
For more information, contact Lailani at 281-325-5909
We hope to see you there!
We'll also be at two Bridal Open Houses in the next few weeks:
Bay Oaks Country Club
Thursday, July 22
5:30 - 8:00
For more information, contact Julie at 281-244-3805
Hilton Garden Inn Sugar Land
Sunday, July 25
1:00 - 3:00
For more information, contact Lailani at 281-325-5909
We hope to see you there!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
High atop One Shell Plaza, with its floor to ceiling windows, the Downtown Club at the Plaza was a beautiful place for this reception. We haven’t been here in a few years and it was nice to be back. Jason, the Coordinator was a great guy to work with as well.
The colors for this reception were green, brown, and ivory, and were perfect for the room. The tables had ivory tablecloths and ivory napkins. The elegant centerpieces consisted of tall vases, with alternating orchids and calla lilies sitting in a few inches of rocks and water. Each table was named after a location at Duke University that was special to Dave and Alyssa. For favors, each place setting had a small envelope tied with a green ribbon, filled with Texas wildflower seeds.
Alyssa wore a beautiful gown that had a vintage feel to it. It was strapless, champagne colored, with beaded embellishments. The skirt had layers of soft tulle over satin, which fell to the floor. The champagne satin sash completed the antique look. It was simply gorgeous! Alyssa carried a full bouquet of ivory and green flowers wrapped in an ivory ribbon. Her Bridesmaids wore brown, knee length dresses and carried bouquets of assorted ivory and green flowers, tied with an ivory ribbon. Dave and his Groomsmen wore black tuxes with black vests and ties, with green orchid boutonnieres.
After dinner, the special dances, and the toast, it was time for the cake cutting. Alyssa’s cake had three stacked tiers, with pretty scroll designs. The middle tier had the couple’s monogram, and each tier had a green ribbon at the bottom. The top had a beautiful cluster of ivory roses and green orchids. Dave’s cake was a Duke basketball court. It was pretty cool!
For the Bouquet and Garter, we did the Anniversary Dance instead of doing the traditional Bouquet Toss. The longest married couple (46 years!) was given the bouquet and gave some words of advice to Alyssa and Dave. Then, we did the traditional Garter removal and toss.
When it was time for dancing, this crowd was a blast! They were so much fun and liked to dance to everything, and occasionally sang along as well. They had a great group of dancers. From Oldies, to Hip Hop, to Country, they liked it all. The dance floor was packed all night long and they were so much fun! The night came to an end, and the Newlyweds ran though bubbles to head off to their new life. Congratulations!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
This reception was held at the Wildcat Golf Club, which is the preferred club of all the professional sports teams in Houston – how cool! We’ve never played here before, and we found the staff and the Food and Beverage Manager Cindy, to be friendly and helpful. We definitely look forward to working here more often.
The colors of this wedding were red, blue, and green. At first I didn’t understand why, until I discovered that Brian is Scottish and they chose the colors from a Scottish plaid pattern. Brian wore a plaid print tie in those colors, and the Bridesmaids had the same print as a sash around their dresses.
I must tell you about Rachel’s white dress: I loved it! It was so unique and beautiful. It had short sleeves, and a row of tiny buttons down the front. The fabric was, I don’t know how to describe it, but kind of like a sheer layer of a white floral print over the other layers. Rather than have the more traditional skirts that we’re used to seeing, the dress simply fell in soft folds to the floor, with a small sweep train in the back. The dress had an almost vintage feel to it. To top it off, Rachel wore a thin head band of pearls. She carried a bouquet of white flowers with red floral accents. The Bridesmaids wore dark blue knee-length dresses with a Scottish print sash, and red shoes. (I loved that touch!) They carried bouquets of white hydrangeas tied with the same Scottish plaid fabric as on their dresses. Brian wore a dark suit with his plaid tie, and a red boutonniere, and his Groomsmen wore dark ties with white boutonnieres.
After Brian and Rachel made their entrance and had their first dance, it was time for dinner. Following the nice buffet, it was on to the toasts and cake cutting. This couple chose Bavarian cheesecake wedding cakes, and everyone loved them! Rachel’s cake had three, white, stacked, square layers, with black ribbon at the bottom of each. The couple’s monogram was on each side of the middle layer. Brian’s cake was pretty cool: it was chocolate, with the World Series of Poker logo on the top. I think we know what he likes to do in his spare time!
After the cake cutting, we did the parent’s dances, and the way this couple did it was a bit unique. After Rachel danced with her father for a minute or so, we invited all fathers and daughters in the room to join them on the dance floor. It got pretty packed. Brian did the same with his mother, as we invited all the mothers and sons in the room to join them. Again, the dance floor was filled. It was really nice, and showed how this couple places an emphasis on family. After that, party time!
This group wanted music that was a bit out of the norm, and it was a perfect reflection of Brian and Rachel. No country (Yes, you can have a great wedding in Texas without country music.), very few of the current top 40/Hip Hop songs, and more of the older fun artists like Beastie Boys, and Run DMC. You can have fun on the dance floor with all those great oldies! Rachel and her friends were out there most of the night, and a few of the Groom’s friends out there dancing were hilarious (you know who you were)! And the group of you guys at the end – you were cracking me up!
After the Bouquet toss and plenty more dancing, the night wound down and the Newlyweds headed off to their new life as husband and wife. Congratulations!
This wedding took place at the Garten Verein in Galveston. Everyone loves this octagonal-shaped historic dance hall, and it’s a favorite for wedding receptions. The colors for the day were black and white, with a touch of pink. The tables had floor-length white table cloths with black pin tuck overlays. The chairs had white satin chair covers with black ties. The alternating high/low centerpieces consisted of assorted white and pink flowers, with candles around the base.
Celine wore a gorgeous white, strapless gown. It had all over beaded accents with gathers of smooth white satin wrapping around the gown, held in place with decorative accents. There were gathers and pick ups all around the bottom of the gown, with more in the back from the bustle. They really added to the drama of the gown. In her hair, Celina had a simple beaded accent on one side, which was very elegant, and perfect on her. She a bouquet of assorted white and pink flowers hand tied with white ribbon. To finish off the look, she wore the most awesome hot pink shoes! The Bridesmaids wore black knee-length dresses, and carried smaller versions of Celina’s bouquet. Wes was handsome in his black tux, white vest, and white tie. He wore an elegant white boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore similar black tuxes and boutonnieres.
After dinner and the toasts, it was time for the cake cutting. The Bride’s cake consisted of three stacked tiers, with a few white daisies accenting the layers. The Groom’s cake was white with chocolate ‘dripping’ down the sides, and the Texas A&M logo on the top. (To add to the A&M touches, they had a Texas A&M card box as well.) They had a nice cake cutting, no smashing, and on to the special dances. Following the special dances – party time!
Celina had told me that this group loved dancing, and she wasn’t kidding. She was a dancer in high school, at A&M, and then spent four years as a Houston Texans dancer. No wonder Celina and all of her friends could dance so well! It was evident that they all loved to dance, from Hip Hop to Oldies to Country to anything else you could think of. They had a lot of fun on the dance floor!
There were a few other really cool touches to this wedding reception. For one, they had a photo booth. There were all kinds of fun hats and props for the guests to use, and the pictures were put in a scrapbook for Wes and Celina to keep. The pictures and the captions were so funny! Another neat touch was the trolley. They had a trolley shuttling guests back and forth from the church to the reception, and then back to their hotel. That was an especially great idea for the guests who want to drink but not worry abut driving.
After a fun night of dancing, and the bouquet and garter, the night came to a close (although I think this crowd could have partied all night long!). Celina and Wes bid farewell to their guests, hopped aboard their trolley, and headed off to their new life. Congratulations!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
This elegant, beach-themed wedding reception took place at the Hotel Galvez, which was the perfect location. I never knew you could mix black, white, seashells, and elegance together, but this couple did it and it was beautiful! The tables had floor-length black pin tuck linens with white napkins, and white chair covers. The flowers were gorgeous. They were done by Ace and his coworkers (it turns out that he is a Floral Designer, and a good one that that!) There were three alternating centerpieces: tall vases with calla lilies, shorter vases with orchids in water with and seashells and lights, and wide vases with pillar candles of assorted sizes in sand and shells surrounded by shells on the table. To tie in with the theme, the tables were named after places in Galveston, such as “Moody Mansion” and “Seawall Boulevard.”
Andrea was so beautiful in her strapless, ivory gown. It had a fitted, gathered bodice with a low bustle. The matching veil had lace edging and was pinned into her updo. Andrea e carried an elegant full bouquet of white calla lilies, hydrangea, roses, and others. Her Bridesmaids wore black-knee length gowns and carried bouquets of yellow and white calla lilies and hydrangeas. Ace looked great in his black tux, black shirt, ivory tie and vest, and white calla lily boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore all black, with their white ties and yellow boutonnieres being their only color. The fun part was the guy’s shoes: Ace wore white Converse and the Groomsmen all wore black Converse.
After a nice seated dinner, it was time for the special dances. You should have seen Ace dancing with his mom – it was awesome, and they rocked the dance floor!! Not to be outdone, Andrea and her stepfather did a great job as well. As soon as we met this group, we knew they’d be a lot of fun, and we’re right! Once the special dances were over, it was party time. They danced to everything from Salsa to Michael Jackson to Country to everything else you can imagine. A few times, half the room was singing along to the music. When we played “Conga”, they spontaneously started doing a Conga line on the dance floor. And Ace, the Groom, was hilarious! He was the king of the dance floor, and for a good reason. Later, a group of people basically reenacted the dance scene from Footloose, with the guys on one side of the dance floor and the ladies on the other side, dancing towards each other. It was so funny! Later, Andrea jumped into Ace’s arms as he spun her around like in Dirty Dancing. They also did the dance from Thriller, and others. Like I said, this group was fun!
When it was time for the cake cutting, the guests were in awe of the amazing cakes. The Bride’s cake had five white tiers, with a black ribbon at the bottom of each. A few orchids and calla lilies were on each tier and the top. It was very elegant. The Groom’s cake was incredible! It was a Jeep. Not a flat cake with a Jeep on top, but the whole cake was shaped like Ace’s Jeep. It had the tires, grill, seats, a windshield, everything. And most of it was edible. It was sitting on a base of ‘sand’ (brown sugar) and shells, with a few palm trees around it. Just amazing!
After more dancing, the Dollar Dance, and the Bouquet and Garter, and the guests enjoying the chocolate candy buffet, the night sadly came to an end. I think this crowd could have danced all night long! Ace and Andrea ran out through a shower of petals, jumped into their limousine, and headed off to their new life. Congratulations you two!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
This ceremony and reception brought us to a venue at which we have never performed: Hidden Palms in Santa Fe. It’s so pretty! Valerie and Ronnie got married on the island, which is accessed by a bridge, and sits on a pond. The island looks like its right in the middle of a sandy beach, complete with palm trees. The reception itself was indoor/outdoor, with the dinner, toast, and cake cutting taking place inside, while the dancing took place outside.
The colors for the wedding were eggplant (dark purple) and silver. The tables had white table cloths with a wide silver ribbon as a runner, purple floral centerpieces, and silver votive candles. The chairs had white satin chair covers with eggplant ties. It was all very pretty.
Valerie looked gorgeous! Her white satin gown has beautiful in its simplicity. The only embellishment was two rows of beaded accents running around the waistline. She carried an elegant bouquet of white calla lilies. The three girls who walked in the ceremony wore dresses in assorted shades of purple and silver and carried small bouquets of purple and white flowers. Ronnie was handsome in a black tux with a grey vest and tie.
After a delicious dinner and a very nice toast by the father of the Groom, it was cake cutting time. Valerie’s white cake had three stacked tiers, with different designs on each. It was topped by purple and white flowers. Ronnie’s chocolate cake had green ‘grass’ on the top with a large Titleist ‘golf ball’ coming out of it. I guess we know his favorite hobby!
Then it was the first dance, and it was awesome! Right at the end of the song, the venue shot off fireworks. Talk about spectacular! Following was the parent’s dance, and it was on to party time. This crowd was all about Hip Hop, Top 40, and plenty of Jay-Z. But finally, the night came to an end and the Newlyweds headed off to their new life as a married couple. Congratulations!
Monday, May 10, 2010
This Prom was for the 8th grade graduating class of Austin Middle School. The kids were great and danced all night. Some of them never left the dance floor. I think we had as much fun as they did! The parents and staff of the school did a great job decorating. The theme was “The Sea of Dreams”, so they had seashells and messages in a bottle as décor on the tables. There were white, blue, and sea green balloons decorating the room. We had blue colored wash uplights to add to the under the sea feel. Congrats again to the the kids, best wishes as they move on to high school next year. We had a great time and we hope you did as well!
Monday, May 3, 2010
This reception was at the recently renovated University of Houston Hilton. If you haven’t been there in a while, you should go check it out. The hotel is completely updated and looks beautiful! The colors for this wedding were coral and yellow, which complemented the spring wedding. The tables had white table cloths and napkins, with white satin chair covers. The centerpieces consisted of alternating yellow flowers or white candles. To tie in the colors perfectly, we had seven amber uplights in the room, accenting the walls and the cakes. They transformed the room and give it an elegant glow!
Kristen was gorgeous in her white gown. It had a sheer overlay with beaded, lace accents. The skirt bustled beautifully, with layers cascading down the back. To match, she wore a long white mantilla style veil with a lace accent around the whole edge. It was so beautiful! Kristen carried a full, pretty bouquet of assorted coral colored flowers. Her Bridesmaids wore coral, floor-length satin dresses with rhinestone brooch accents in the back. They carried coral colored calla lily bouquets, wrapped with satin ribbons. Ron was so handsome in his black tux, vest, and tie. He wore a coral colored calla lily boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore black tuxes as well, but with coral colored ties and vests.
After a nice seated meal, two great toasts, and some dancing, it was time for the cake cutting. Kristen’s cake had four white, separated tiers, each with yellow trim and minimal yellow, edible floral accents. The top consisted of yellow and coral flowers, with a small owl Bride and Groom. Ron’s cake was the UT Longhorn shape, in burnt orange, of course. After the cake cutting, it was back to the party.
After a few dances, and the Money Dance, danced floor was really going crazy! From the Cupid Shuffle, to the Boot Scootin Boogie, to Boom Boom Pow, to Suavamente, this crowd was full of dancers (and good ones, too)! At one point, Kristin was doing the dance to “Single Ladies” with a crowd around her. Then Ron joined in and it was hilarious: they were awesome!
After the Bouquet and Garter and plenty more dancing, including the last dance, the night sadly came to an end. Kristen and Ron said their goodbyes, ran through a shower of petals, and headed off to their honeymoon in Paris and their new life as a married couple. Congratulations to the Newlyweds!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Three weeks in a row at the same location and one of our favorites: Bay Oaks Country Club. Today’s colors were Watermelon pink and Apple green. The colors looked great in the room, as they made everything so spring-like and pretty. The tables had floor length white table cloths with white napkins (and cute napkin rings that looked like engagement rings). The chair covers were white satin with pink sashes. The centerpieces were alternating high/low. All tables had six tall glass vases of assorted heights, filled with pink rocks in the bottom, pink water, and white floating candles. Every other table had the tallest vase filled with white and pink cherry blossoms. And to tie it all together, we had four pink uplights along the wall of windows. The reception was so pretty!
Mackaela’s gown was so beautiful! It had a heavily beaded bodice with a lace up corset back. It also had thin spaghetti straps, a full pick up skirt, and a long train. She was gorgeous! Her Bridesmaids wore apple green strapless, floor-length satin gowns and carried pink, white, and green bouquets. Bobby wore a black tux with a white vest, and had a white boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore black tuxes with light sage vests and red rose boutonnieres. They were the perfect colors for this spring wedding.
After dinner and the special dances, we were on to the toast and cake cutting. The Bride’s cake had three, white, stacked tiers. It had apple green fondant swags draping down the sides, and was accented and topped with edible calla lilies. It was very elegant. The Groom’s cake was made to look like an Igloo cooler, and it had a bottle of his favorite alcohol sticking out of the top. There was a tiny bit of cake smashing involved, but it was cute and fun, and not too much. Then, the dance floor was open!
We started out the dancing with the Money Dance, and then it was party time! I think the favorite songs for the night were Baby Got Back, Shout, and the Cha Cha Slide. Oh, I forgot to mention all the kids at this reception. They were so cute, and they were on the dance floor all night, even the little bitty ones.
The Bouquet and Garter at this reception were a bit different. After the bouquet toss for the adult women, there was a bouquet toss for the children. The same thing was done for the garter: one for the adult men, then for the children. It was a nice way to include the kids in the activities, especially since there were so many.
The dancing continued until the evening came to a close. The Ring Bearers rolled out a white carpet to the limo, and then Mackaela and Bobby ran through a shower of bubbles to their limousine. Congratulations to you two!