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!