Friday, January 23, 2009

Come meet us at two Bridal Shows this weekend!

Bay Oaks Country Club - Saturday January 24, 12:00 to 3:00. This beautiful club always does a great job and the Private Events Director Julie Howell is fantastic! To RSVP, call Julie at 281-488-7888.

Wyndehaven Terrace - Sunday January 25, 2:00 - 5:00. This banquet hall has two rooms to chose from and owners Joseph and Mary Zapata will make your wedding day wonderful! To RSVP, contact them at 281-587-2525.

We hope to see you this weekend!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Congratulations Sheldon and Jennifer

This reception; with a color scheme of black, white and red; had some unique aspects that I’m sure you future Brides and Grooms will love to hear about. For the wedding cake, there wasn’t one! Instead, they served assorted cheesecakes. You know the guests loved choosing between all the delicious flavors: pumpkin, blueberry, plain, chocolate, you name it!

For favors, the Bride and Groom had decks of playing cards on the tables. They were tied with a red bow and had a tag reading “Suited for Love.” Too cute! At one point, I saw some people sitting around a table, playing cards and having a great time. A young boy apparently decided he was good at card tricks and took his deck around to everyone saying “Pick a card” and then he’d try to guess what you had. Anyway, to match the card favors, Sheldon and Jennifer had a playing card guest book. As the guests entered, they wrote a message to the newlyweds on a vintage playing card, which was dropped into a bowl. I’m sure the cards will later be mounted in a cool album for viewing. The card favors were chosen because Jennifer and Sheldon met while playing poker.

This was another wedding that had a lot of kids and you know I loved it! There were so many adorable little ones playing on the dance floor. It was so cute! One nice touch I noticed was that the Bride and Groom provided coloring books and crayons for the kids, and I saw the kids enjoying them. And get this – the Bride and Groom’s picture was on the front of the coloring book, which was titled, “Happily Ever After”.

After the first dance, Jennifer dancing with her brother and Sheldon dancing with his mother, we did an Anniversary dance. I’ve discussed this in previous posts, and I always love the response it gets. Not only is it a great way to kick off the dancing, but it’s a nice way to honor marriage. The longest married couple at this reception had been married 31 years. What a great example for the Newlyweds!

After a nice toast by the Best Man; a fun cake cutting (in which the Groom got a little cheese cake on his face); the bouquet and garter; and an afternoon of music, dancing, and fun; Sheldon and Jennifer took off. Congratulations to the Newlyweds and enjoy your honeymoon in Las Vegas!

Monday, January 12, 2009

We enjoyed meeting you at the show

We're back from the Bridal Extravaganza and enjoyed talking to all of you future Brides and Grooms (as well as all of our vendor friends, of course). As you noticed, the show was very busy, so we hope we got to spend enough time with each of you. If you have more questions or need additional information from us, please email or call. For those of you who we booked at the show, thank you! We look forward to being a part of your wedding day.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Come see us at the Bridal Extravaganza

Make sure to come by and visit us at the Bridal Extravaganza on January 10 & 11 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. We will be in booth #312 and would love to meet you and talk about your upcoming wedding.

Congratulations Aaron and Melissa

This wedding reception was held at the banquet room of the Aquarium Restaurant on the Kemah Boardwalk, and the view was great! We could look out over the water or the Boardwalk. If you haven’t been to the Boardwalk since Hurricane Ike, you should come back. It’s all up and running and looks like normal.

Melissa was such a beautiful Bride and her gown was absolutely gorgeous. The colors of the evening were evergreen and silver and it worked perfectly with the colors of the room. The colors were tied in with the centerpieces, which were made of boughs of evergreen with candles nestled in the middle, with red and white petals around them. The bouquets were a creamy white with evergreen boughs in them as well. It all made for a pretty, wintery effect, and was perfect for just after Christmas.

After the first dance, father/daughter dance, and mother/son dance, we opened the dancing with the Anniversary Dance (you may know it as the Married Couples Dance). The longest married couple in the room was Melissa’s grandparents, who have been married for 57 years! Their advice to the Newlyweds was simple: “just love each other” and “always say yes”. (That last one, from the grandfather, got a round of laughs) Then Melissa and Aaron presented the couple with their bouquet and garter. The grandparents were so happy to receive them!

One thing I must mention is that this was a smaller reception than most, around 50 people. Yet it was simply wonderful! Often, brides and grooms are worried about small receptions: worried that people won’t dance, that it will be boring, that the guests will leave early. But we have found that is usually not the case. The guests really enjoy smaller receptions. They get to really talk to each other as well as the bride and groom, and by the end of the night, they’re all friends. Plus, smaller weddings are more intimate, and have a closer, family feel to them. They can really be quite special, just as this one was.

After some great toasts (in which we found out that the groom was in the hospital just a few days ago – eek!!) and the cake cutting, the newlyweds spend time visiting with their family and friends before heading out on to their honeymoon in the Bahamas. Congratulations and have a great time!!