Sunday, June 6, 2021

Congratulations Jason and Kim

This ceremony and reception were both held indoors due to the rain, but it didn’t slow down the beauty and fun of the day.  For the ceremony backdrop, there was a beautiful wood cross with floral accents.  A soloist sang when the wedding party came down the aisle and her voice was amazing.  The Ring Bearer and one of the Flower Girls were too young to walk, so the Junior Bridesmaid pulled them down the aisle in a decorate wagon.  It was so cute!  To go with the wedding colors of navy and green with gold accents, the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen wore navy, and the Flower Girls wore adorable dresses accented with soft moss green tulle.

The ballroom was decorated beautifully.  The tables had navy floor-length linens, topped by gold charger plates and navy napkins.  The centerpieces alternated between off-white lanterns with candles or floral arrangements of white and ivory flowers.  It was all very elegant and matched the wedding colors perfectly.  The white, stacked bride’s cake consisted of 3 tiers, each accented with ivory flowers and greenery.  To match the wedding colors, it sat on a gold cake stand.  Jason must like cookies, as the groom’s cake consisted of a large chocolate chip cookie with the couple’s names on it. 

For a non-traditional guest book, the guests signed a large wood “C” (the couple’s last initial), which had their names and wedding date burned into it.  Kim and Jason will later hang it in their home.  At the bar, the guest’s loved drinking margaritas out of cups with the newlywed’s names and wedding date on them.   One interesting aspect about this couple is that they met during COVID, dated during COVID, got engaged during COVID and got married during COVID.  That was a first for us!  When the night came to an end, the newlyweds ran through a shower of bubbles (the rain stopped just in time for their exit!)  before driving away to their new life together.  Congratulations Jason and Kim!

Venue: Garten Verein
Catering, Cake, Flowers, Linens: Carriage Caterers

Ceremony Music: Divisi Strings
Photography: Nate Messarra
Videography: Rec Studio 24 Film

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Congratulations Tristan and Haley

This couple loves everything vintage, and they put touches into their wedding day to reflect it.  The guests arrived to find a vintage suitcase serving as a card holder.  Another suitcase held the guest’s favors: personalized hand wipes.  Yet another suitcase held vintage records.  The guest tables had ivory floor-length linens with personalized matches at each place setting.  The centerpieces consisted of glass domes with pictures of Haley and Tristan inside.  They were surrounded by greenery and roses.

Haley’s attire was perfect for the wedding!  She wore a white, tea-length dress with amazing blinged out high heels.  She carried a bouquet of white and ivory flowers and sunflowers.  She wore a fresh flower crown of greenery and white flowers.  Haley’s friend, who lives in Hawaii, couldn’t make it to the wedding, so she shipped the crown instead.  Haley was beautiful!  Tristan looked great in his blue vest and slacks.  For a ceremony backdrop, there was a large wooden half-moon.  It was moved inside for the reception and guests took pictures next to it.  Haley has always loved the moon, so the backdrop was perfect. 

Haley’s three-tiered, stacked, white wedding cake was very pretty.  It had simple frosting lines on it, and it was accented by white, ivory and yellow flowers. The groom’s cake was perfect for this couple.  It looked like a record player playing a record with Tristan and Haley’s initials on it.  Too cute!  When the night came to a close, the couple chose to stay and say farewell to their guests rather than having a formal exit.  They then headed out to their new life as a married couple.  Congratulations Tristan and Haley!

Venue: Garten Verein
Catering: Tastefully Yours

Friday, April 30, 2021

Congratulations Pepper and Jené

Pepper and Jené wanted a fun, beachy wedding and they did it perfectly.  To start, they held their touching outdoor ceremony on the venue’s patio, which overlooks Galveston.  They had a geometric ‘arch’ behind them, decorated with tropical flowers.  To match their teal, coral and grey color scheme, Pepper wore a teal shirt while Jené wore a coral shirt.  Jené’s Matron of Honor wore a coral dress while Pepper’s Best Person wore a tropical floral print dress.  Instead of holding flowers, the newlyweds, along with the wedding party, wore leis that matched the wedding colors.  To go along with the beach theme, the couple did a sand ceremony and a shell ceremony.  I’ve never seen the shell ceremony before, and I really liked it.  Each guest arriving at the ceremony was given a shell with a word written on it.  Then, one by one, they approached the couple and spoke about the word and how it will affect their relationship.  It may take some time but it’s a beautiful way to share a brief moment with the couple and wish them well.

The guests arrived at the venue to find fun items that matched the wedding.  There were custom bags for each guest that contained a custom koozie, a flip flop bottle opener and candy.  Due to COVID, they also had custom grey masks for everyone.  I loved their guestbook!  It was a wood turtle drop box.  On the table, there were small, wood, coral, teal and grey fish and seashell shapes.  The guest signed a shape and dropped it in the turtle drop box.  It will look amazing on the wall of the newlywed’s home.  On the way into the ballroom, we had our two-foot marquee LOVE letters welcoming the guests.  Those looked awesome! 

The ballroom was decorated perfectly to match the theme.  The tables had floor-length white tablecloths and were topped by vases holding sand, seashells, and candles.  There were also orchids around the vases.  On the cocktail tables near the bar, there were beachy lanterns with sand, candles and teal and coral ribbons.   To create an ‘under the sea’ look, we had turquoise uplights lighting up the whole ballroom. They looked beautiful!

Jené and Pepper’s wedding cake was a hit!  It had three, stacked, white tiers, each tier with coral designs in coral and teal colored frosting.  There were also white chocolate seashells on the tiers and a “you and me” wood cake topper.  To match the wedding colors, there were also coral and teal-colored napkins on the cake table.  To top it off, their toasting glasses had wood hearts tied to the stem, with Pepper and Jené’s initials and wedding date. The same style of wood hearts adorned the cake knife and server set.  This couple thought of everything! 

When it comes to fun, this crowd had a great time.  They danced to all type of music, from Oldies to Pop to Country.  When not dancing, they were having fun in our photo booth and the pictures came out great!  As for the meaning behind the custom “slow down” photo booth sign?  You had to be at the rehearsal.  So funny!  When the night came to a close, the newlyweds stayed to the end to say farewell to their guests.  Congratulations Pepper and Jené

Venue: The Tasting Room
Catering: Chef Mary Bass
Photographer and Officiant: Weddings by Lee Ann
Cake: Serendipity
Flowers: Island Flowers


Thursday, April 22, 2021

Congratulations Blake and Tiffany


This spring wedding featured the colors of navy, dusty blue and silver and it was so pretty!  The tables had navy floor length linens and were topped with silver chargers and dusty blue napkins.  The high/low centerpieces featured white hydrangea and greenery in low arrangements or in tall vases.  For favors, there were personalized candles at each place setting.

Tiffany and Blake wanted their guests to have a great time and they did!  They enjoyed a variety of music and waved glowsticks while dancing.   Our blue uplights around the room combined with our dance floor lighting set the stage for a fun night.  I don’t think Tiffany ever left the dance floor!  We also did an Anniversary Dance at this wedding and the longest married couple had been married for 41 years - that is so inspirational!

When the night came to a close, guests waved glowsticks as the newlyweds made their way to their limousine.  Congratulations Blake and Tiffany!

Venue: Garten Verein
Catering, Cake, Flowers, Linens: Carriage Caterers
Photography and Videography: Legacy Multimedia

Friday, April 2, 2021

Congratulations Karla and Robert


This pretty spring day brought us to one of our favorite venues for a wedding.  The outdoor ceremony was held in a pergola draped in white fabric.  To go with the wedding colors of mauve, white and eucalyptus green, the bridesmaids wore mauve dresses while the bridesmen wore mauve suits. 

Following the ceremony, guests went inside for the reception.  In lieu of a guest book, these guests signed Jenga tiles for the couple to later play with.  To match the wedding colors, the tables had white floor-length cloths topped with centerpieces of white roses and eucalyptus.  The place settings had gold chargers with mauve napkins and each place had a gold box of candy as a gift to the guest.  The three-tiered, 'naked' Italian crème wedding cake had simple décor consisting of a few white roses.  To match the wedding colors, the cake was on a gold stand.  To allow us to dim the lights and create a party atmosphere, we had white uplights around the room with pale pink on the stage.

We played a real variety of music for this wedding. From Pop to Country to Hip Hop to 90s and everything else, they liked it all.  There was lots of dancing, singing, and just plain being goofy.   This is one of those unusual weddings were the groomsmen out-danced the bridesmaids.  They were on the floor all night long!  At one  point, they asked for Country Roads by John Denver.  Sure enough, they were on the dance floor singing and dancing along.

When the night came to an end, the newlyweds shared a last dance before running through bubbles, climbing in a limo and heading off to their new life. Congratulations Robert and Karla!


Venue: Garten Verein

Catering, Cake, Linens, Flowers: Carriage Caterers

Photograhpy: Studio H Town

Monday, February 22, 2021

Congratulations Gabe and Carly

The cold weather did nothing to slow down this beautiful and fun wedding reception.  The colors for the day were navy and blush with gold accents and it all came together perfectly.  The guest tables had navy floor length cloths and were topped with gold chargers and blush napkins.  The high/low centerpieces alternated between tall vases and low arrangements, both with cream and pink flowers.  Candles surrounded them, to give the room a warm glow. 

Guests loved the wedding cakes, not just for the taste but for style.  The white wedding cake had four stacked tiers, each with white designs.  Fresh flowers in cream and pink cascaded down the cake and it was so pretty!  Gabe’s chocolate cake was awesome, as it reflected his job as a police officer.  It had three stacked tiers, the top tier looked like his hat.  The middle and bottom tiers looked like his uniform and even had edible handcuffs and an edible badge.  It
was incredible!

 To match their wedding colors, there was a candy buffet with all pink.  The guests loved that!  For a pretty accent, we had our marquee LOVE letters on a vintage ladder.  They turned into a popular spot for taking photos and they were a big hit!  The newlyweds planned on leaving the reception by boat, but due to the weather, they were unable to do so.  Instead, guests lined up from the ballroom to the elevator and waved glow sticks as the couple left.  It was a perfect ending to a perfect day.  Congratulations Gabe and Carly!


Venue: Sea Star Base

Catering, Cakes, Flowers, Linens: Carriage Caterers

Photography and Videography: Eventsmith Productions.

Bartender: Southern Spirits Events

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Congratulations Jeremiah and Sam

This wedding brought us to a new venue where we’ve never worked before: The Still Waters Ranch.  It’s beautiful, with its elegant, farmhouse style.  The ceremony took place in the outdoor, covered chapel.  Sam was gorgeous in her white, halter-style, fitted, satin gown.  She carried a large bouquet of assorted ivory and orange flowers with lots of greenery.  Sam’s bridal party wore pretty, floor-length grey dresses.  Jeremiah and his groomsmen looked great in their grey tuxes and orange vests. 

The reception followed the ceremony, in the venue’s ballroom.  The colors for this wedding were orange, grey and silver, so the décor matched perfectly.  The tables had floor-length ivory table cloths topped with silver chargers and orange napkins.  The high/low centerpieces alternated between tall vases filled with cream and orange flowers and smaller arrangements with the same flowers.  They were all accented with cattails. 

The five-tiered, stacked wedding cake matched the wedding colors just right.  The bottom tier was dark grey and as the tiers went up, the grey faded into white.  Pretty orange flowers and silver foil accented the tiers, leading up to a cake topper of the couple’s last name.  The fun groom’s cake looked like a lake with ducks floating on it while the cake inside alternated between cake and cookie cake. 

One fun touch at this wedding was the favors: flavored honey straws.  We had never seen those before and the guests enjoyed trying the different flavors.  This couple had a fake exit later in the evening, and guests waved glowsticks as Jeremiah and Sam ran through them.  They then returned to the ballroom to join their guests for more dancing and fun.  When it came time for the final exit, the Newlyweds headed off to their new life as a married couple.  Congratulations Jeremiah and Sam!


Venue: The Still Waters Ranch

Catering: Carriage Caterers

Photography: Maddi Keyes Photography

Cakes: Edible Moments