Sunday, December 18, 2011
What a great cold, sunny day for a December Reception! The colors for this wedding were red, ivory, and hydrangea green, and they were gorgeous together. The tables had ivory damask floor-length linens and taupe satin napkins, while the chairs had ivory satin covers with taupe satin ties. The alternating high/low centerpieces consisted of low floral arrangements of red, white and green hydrangeas; and the 5-6’ high centerpieces had tall candle-filled lamps with crystals hanging down, topped with floral arrangements. Each centerpiece was surrounded by amber colored votives with candles. To complete the look, we had amber uplights giving the room a golden glow. The ballroom had the feel of vintage elegance and was beautiful.
Maggie wore a beautiful satin ivory gown with lace overlay. She wore a lace bolero jacket over the gown that she removed for the reception. With the ivory satin sash and veil edged in beading, she was stunning. Her Bridal Party wore black dresses. Todd wore a black tux with ivory vest and tie, while his Groomsmen wore red vests and ties.
After a dramatic horse-drawn carriage leading into a staircase entrance, the First Dance, Toasts, and Blessing, we moved on to dinner. The Cake Cutting followed dinner. Maggie’s cake had three heart-shaped, ivory, stacked tiers. There were red roses between each tier. The topper consisted of two silver entwined hearts with the couples’ last initial. Todd’s chocolate, rectangular cake had chocolate dipped strawberries around his initial. Surrounding his cake were platters of assorted cookies. While the cake was served, the guests got to enjoy cookies and milk.
The Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances came next, and then it was dance time! We knew this crowd would be a lot of fun, as they were already dancing during the cocktail hour. From the first song to the last, they were out there having a great time. After plenty of dancing, we stopped for the Bouquet and Garter. This wedding had one of our firsts; the Bride caught the garter! She was sitting behind the guys catching, and it sailed right past them and into her lap. It was so funny! Then, it was dancing until the end.
The Newlyweds made their exit through a shower of bubbles, climbed into their car, and headed off to their Honeymoon. Congratulations Todd and Maggie, and enjoy Colorado!
Venue: Ashton Villa
Day of Coordinator: Polished Wedding Planning
Caterer: Café Natalie
Linens and Flowers: The Perfect Touch
Photography: Sunny Crest Photography
Sunday, December 11, 2011
What a beautiful December wedding! The colors were black, white, powder blue, and silver. The theme was ice blue Christmas and the whole Reception was gorgeous! The tables had floor-length white tablecloths with black pin-tuck toppers. The chairs had white satin covers with black ties. Each place setting had a silver charger and a glittery silver favor box. The alternating high/low centerpieces were either tall silver trees with beading, crystals and uplights; or foot high, uplit glass vases filled with assorted silver and ice blue ornaments. There was a Christmas tree with only white lights and the gifts were placed underneath. The card holder was a bird cage covered in white glitter, which made it look like had snow on it. The whole effect was holiday glamour.
Caroline wore a strapless, white gown with lace overlay that was fitted to her hips. From there it flowed with layers and layers of ruffles to a long train. Her look was topped with an elegant crystal triple headband and a black sash that was added at the Reception. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of assorted white and blue flowers, including hydrangea, calla lilies, and roses. Caroline’s Bridal Party wore a variety of black dresses. Joe wore a black tux with a dark grey vest and tie while his Groomsmen wore black tuxes with white shirts and black ties.
After the special dances and dinner, we moved on to the toasts and cake cutting. Caroline’s white cake had five stacked tiers with a dot pattern on each. The topper consisted of blue hydrangea. There was a tiny bit of smashing, but not too much. Joe’s chocolate cake was in the shape of the state of Texas. There was a bit more smashing here, but not too bad, and then it was on to the dancing. At that point, Caroline changed in to her Reception dress, which was much better for dancing. It was white and fell softly to the floor with draping, and there was one strap of rosettes going over one shoulder. She looked like classic Old Hollywood elegance.
This crowd was fun! They danced to everything and just loved to have a good time. After some dance time, we did the Bouquet and Garter, and then went back to the dancing until the end. After the Last Dance, the Newlyweds ran through a shower of rose petals while the guests also rang their jingle bell bracelets. Joe and Caroline climbed into a Bentley and headed off to their new life together. Congratulations to you both!
Venue: Garten Verein
Caterer: Carriage Catering
Videography: McKnight Video
Cakes: Susie’s Bakery
Photography: Diamond C Photography
Friday night we had the pleasure of providing the entertainment for MRI, a local company, at South Shore Harbour Country Club. This was our third year DJing their holiday party and we always have a great time. After a delicious buffet, awards, and prize drawings, it was dance fun until the end. MRI seems like a great company to work for, staffed with really nice people. Merry Christmas to you all and we hope to see you next year!