Monday, September 29, 2014
This Ceremony and Reception brought us to a venue where we’ve never worked and we loved the waterfront view! After the outdoor Ceremony right next to the water, we moved indoors for the Reception. The colors for this day were red, orange and bright pink, and they were reflected in the bright flowers and centerpieces. The tables had white linens with centerpieces of floating candles or lanterns, both surrounded by brightly colored rose petals. To tie in with the bright colors, we had fuchsia Uplights in the dance floor area.
After the First Dance and dinner, we moved onto the Toasts and Cake Cutting. The wedding cake had three white stacked tiers, each with different white designs and in a different shape. The topper was the couple’s last initial carved in wood. Then, it was dance time! This couple wanted everyone to have a great time, so they brought glow necklaces for the guests to enjoy. It seemed like almost everyone was wearing one, not just the kids. Too fun!
After an evening of good food, fun, drinks and dancing, everyone joined in the Last Dance before the Newlyweds strolled off into the evening to their Honeymoon cabana. Congratulations Austin and Kristi!
Venue: Texas Corinthian Yacht Club
Photography: LA Photography
Flowers: Haute Flowers
Cake: The Cake Lady
This beautiful Ceremony and Reception were full of unique details that set the mood for the day. For the Ceremony backdrop, the couple hung 1000 colorful paper cranes in front of a huge oak tree. For the guestbook, the couple found a vintage guestbook that matched Stephanie’s great grandmothers. They had the great grandmother’s book mounted in a shadow box for everyone to see. That was such a great personal touch! During the Ceremony, they had a Blessing Stone ceremony in which all the guests were holding stones and asked to say a blessing or wish over the new couple. At the end of the ceremony, the stones were all dropped into a jar for Vince and Stephanie to keep. For attire, the Bridal Party wore knee-length vintage style floral print dresses while the Groomsmen wore black Converse.
At the Reception there were many great details as well. Stephanie found and saved assorted vintage china pieces for dinner service. Each place setting had a different dinner plate and salad plate. Then, she had more china plates on the dessert table as well as vintage serving plates for the desserts. Their cake featured their aunt’s cake topper and they toasted with another aunt’s toasting glasses. For another neat touch, the couple found vintage cake toppers and had one on each guest table. Each table also had assorted flowers in a variety of vintage style vases on a mirrors or vintage trays. There were also vintage linens covering some of the special tables. And, to tie in with the 1000 cranes for the Ceremony, more cranes were scattered around each centerpiece. This couple really thought out all the details to perfection!
After a fun wedding day and the Last Dance, the Newlyweds said goodbye and ran through a shower of bubbles before heading off to their life as a married couple. Congratulations Vince and Stephanie!
Venue: Oak Tree Manor
Photography: The Bigger Picture
Videography: AGB Videography
Cake: Neilsen’s Bakery
Flowers: HEB Blooms
Monday, September 15, 2014
This Reception brought us to a beautiful venue with a view over a harbor, and with the wedding day colors of blue and white, it was perfect. The tables had floor-length white tablecloths with alternating high/low centerpieces of blue hydrangeas surrounded by candles. The chairs had white covers with silver organza ties. After the pretty outdoor ceremony overlooking the water, the couple came inside to be introduced in and enjoy their First Dance. Then the guests enjoyed a delicious meal followed by the toast and cake cutting.
The cake had three stacked white tiers, each with a blue nautical striped ribbon around the bottom. A few hydrangeas accented each tier and made up the topper. The perfect accent was the two little sailboats perched on the middle tier. How cute! Then, to open the dance floor, Emily shared a dance with her son before John and his daughter joined them. We invited everyone to join in and the party was started! Later we did the Anniversary Dance and the longest married couple in the room had been married 34 years – how wonderful!
The party (Including a conga line lead by Emily and a line dance led by Emily and John!) continued until the Last Dance and then the Newlyweds ran to their limousine under a shower of bubbles. Congratulations John and Emily!
Venue: Lakewood Yacht Club
Flowers: Lush Flowers
Cake: Coliseum Bakery
Photographer: Tom Replogle
Thursday, September 11, 2014
This ocean front Ceremony, held in the gazebo in front of the San Luis, had beautiful blue skies accenting the wedding colors of light blue, coral and peach. To tie in with the beach theme, the white garden chairs had large starfish hanging from them, tied with peach satin bows. After the Ceremony, the guests moved indoors for the Reception. The tables had pretty ivory ribbon embroidered floor-length satin tablecloths with centerpieces of pastel flowers surrounded by candles.
After Candice and Gary made their entrance, they went right into their First Dance. The Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances followed before the guests enjoyed their dinner. The cake cutting came next, after the toasts. Candice’s three-tiered stacked ivory cake featured different designs on each layer and a beautiful accent of fresh flowers down the front and making up the topper. Gary’s cake was awesome: it was an Xbox 360 console and controller. Then, the dancing opened up for everyone, especially the kids. There were so many kids at this wedding and they loved being out on the dance floor!
After a bit we stopped for the bouquet and garter before going right back to the dancing. When the night came to an end, the Newlyweds ran through a shower of petals and drove off in the hotel’s vintage car. Congratulations Gary and Candice!
Venue: San Luis Hotel
Photography: Barron and Barron
Cakes: Cakes by Jula
Flowers: Island Flowers