This was a fun event to DJ: a surprise 60th birthday party. And Doreen really knew nothing about it. Her family put a lot of time and effort into making this birthday party one to remember, and they did a great job! Doreen’s daughter contacted us to do this party because we DJ’d her wedding five years ago. It was great to see the ‘newlyweds’ years later, still happily married and with a beautiful daughter.
The color for the party was turquoise, and there were beautiful floral centerpieces with turquoise and black balloons. The cake was white with a turquoise print on the side that matched the invitations. The top had dinosaurs and said “Sorry all your friends couldn’t make it.” LOL There were also custom made cookies at each place setting.
To tie all the turquoise together, we had eight turquoise uplights around the perimeter of the room. They looked fantastic and allowed us to dim the room lights for an awesome, elegant feel, and the perfect party atmosphere.
Doreen was brought into the room to a chorus of “Surprise!” followed by dinner and a slide show that brought tears and laughter. Guests then sang Happy Birthday, Doreen blew out the candles on her cake, some toasts were made, and the party was on. It’s easy for people to party when the Guest of Honor loves 50 Cent and Nelly!
What a fun night, and Happy Birthday Doreen!!!
Venue: Hilton NASA/Clear Lake
Cake: Jenny’s Bakery
Flowers: Clear Lake Flowers
Cookies: Rao’s Bakery
Sunday, August 7, 2011
What a wonderful wedding day for this couple! We provided music for the Ceremony and Reception, and they both were fabulous. This was our first time at Amber Springs, and the grounds are beautiful. It’s fairly new and has natural wood and soaring ceilings.
The colors for this country vintage wedding were yellow with red accents. Stephanie did a fantastic job of pulling all the little details together to make the theme perfect. There were mason jars with candles in the windows; assorted centerpieces of small trees with birds and flowers, birdhouses, mini wagons, vases with red and yellow flowers, and other vintage items; yellow Ceremony programs with an old typewriter font; a wooden hand painted sign out front directing guests to the ballroom; and I could go on. The attention to detail was great!
Stephanie wore a beautiful strapless, white gown. It had a ruched bodice with a gorgeous accent at the waist. The long train had a pretty, full bustle. She carried a bouquet of white and yellow flowers. Her Bridal Party wore yellow knee-length dresses and carried bouquets of red and yellow. James and his Groomsmen wore black suits with white shirts, yellow ties and boutonnieres, and black Converse.
After a beautiful ceremony with a shy little flower girl in a yellow tutu (too cute!), dinner, and the special dances, we moved on to the dancing. This crowd was fun! They danced to everything and loved the top 40/pop/hip hop/Eighties songs the most. Near the end of the night (you know, that time when every lets their hair down as a results of a few drinks haha), it was really fun watching them all on dance floor
After the five(!) toasts, which involved some hilarious topics such as jet packs, Stephanie and James cut the wedding cake. It was so perfect for the theme. It had three stacked tiers, each with red and yellow polka dots and a red lace ribbon at the bottom. It was on a vintage looking cake stand. The topper consisted of two little birds, and there were also two little birds on the cards for guests to fill out and hang on the wishing tree.
Finally after a ton of fun dancing and the bouquet and garter, the night came to an end and the Newlyweds ran through a shower of bubbles and were driven away in their limo. Congratulations James and Stephanie and enjoy Cancun!!
Venue: Amber Springs
Photographer: My Story Keeper
Photo Booth: Funpix
Catering: McKenzie’s BBQ