Friday, December 25, 2009

Congratulations Jon and Meredith

This reception took place at the beautiful Wyndehaven Terrace on Cutten Road. If you’ve never been there, you should check it out! It’s really gorgeous. The colors for the wedding were royal blue and silver and they were tied in with a winter theme. The tables had white cloths with silver chargers. The white chair covers were tied with royal blue ties. There were alternating high/low centerpieces of assorted white flowers surrounded by candles. There were silver and blue ornaments scattered around the base of the centerpieces as well. It was so pretty!

Meredith was beautiful in her strapless white gown. It had just the right of elegant embellishments and was gorgeous. She carried a bouquet of assorted white roses tied with a royal blue satin ribbon. Her Bridesmaids wore long royal blue gowns and carried white rose bouquets tied with white ribbons. Jon looked very handsome in his black tux with silver tux and tie. I loved his black and white shoes (I don’t know what they’re called, but they look like what they wore in the 40’s. They were very cool!). Jon’s Groomsmen all wore royal blue vests and ties. The whole Bridal Party looked awesome together!

After dinner, the first dance, father/daughter dance (the song was picked by Meredith’s dad and was a surprise to her), and the mother/son dance, the party was underway. This crowd danced from the first song to the last, and was a lot of fun!

The white three-tiered, square, fondant wedding cake had white designs on each layer, with a royal blue fondant ribbon at the base of each. There were a few elegant white edible flowers on each tier, and the cake was topped with a silver initial. Jon’s cake was pretty cool: it was a royal blue San Diego Chargers jersey with his last name on it. The cake cutting was hilarious! Jon and Meredith both smashed the cake in each other’s faces, and everyone got a good laugh out of it. Luckily, I happened to get a picture of it.

Following more dancing (a lot of dancing!) and fun, it was time for the bouquet and garter. The bouquet toss had the largest group of ladies I’ve seen in a long time. The garter toss was funny when the guy who caught it ran a victory lap around the dance floor.

Sadly, the night came to a close and Meredith and Jon ran though a shower of bubbles and off to their new life together. Congratulations Cookie Bear and Little Angel

Congratulations Serge and Kasia

This wedding featured the colors of white, silver, and blue, which are so pretty in the winter. There were white table cloths, white satin chair covers, and light blue chair ties. The tables had centerpieces of white and blue gladiolas in a tall vase. Each place setting had a silver charger topped with a white napkin holding a favor for each guest. The favors were nice square glass coasters with a thank you note inside. They were tied in an organza bag with Belgium chocolates. You know everyone will love those!

Kasia (isn’t that a beautiful name?) looked so pretty in her white strapless gown. It was embellished all over with detailing and glittering beading. Her elbow length veil matched with its beaded edge. She carried a bouquet of assorted white/ivory/antique white flowers. Her Bridesmaids wore floor length gowns in a pretty shade of soft medium blue and carried similar flowers with soft pink accents. Serge looked so handsome in his black tux and shirt with grey tie. He wore a white boutonniere. His groomsmen wore similar attire except their ties were white.

After a seated meal, it was on to the special dances. Following more dancing was the toasts. After a very funny toast by Serge’s brother, including the now famous line, “Dang, I’m fine!” It was on to the cake cutting. Their white, three-tiered cake had different designs on each layer, and was topped with a white fondant bow. It was very elegant. No smashing was involved, and then back to the party.

A neat aspect about this wedding was the mix of families and guests. The Groom is African and the Bride is Polish. Some guests flew in from out of the country to attend, from as far as Switzerland and the Republic of Congo in Central Africa! It was so nice to see such a variety of people talking and laughing and dancing and enjoying each other so much. It was obvious how much everyone really, truly loved being together. The families were just so welcoming to each other.

After the bouquet and garter and more dancing, the evening came to an end. Serge and Kashia bid farewell to their guests and headed off to their new life as a married couple. Congratulations!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all of you a happy and safe Christmas. We look forward to working with you in 2010!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Party with us on New Year's Eve!!

New Year's Eve we will be performing at Kiran's Restaurant. They will have 3 dinner seatings and the last one stays to party until 1:00 am. Party favors and a champagne toast at midnight are included. We'll be providing the dinner and party music. It will be fun!!

For more information, call Kiran's at 713-960-8472, or check out their website at

Come party with us!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Help a senior citizen for the holidays

At the Walmart by my house, they have a tree decorated with names of seniors in nursing homes who would like a few things for Christmas. Most of them asked for things such as blankets, slipper socks. lotion, a toothbrush (yes, one needed a toothbrush). They need only the basics. What bothered me is that the tree still had 20 names left, and the sign said they'd start picking up the gifts to deliver in 2 days. Which means that some seniors may not get anything at all.

Please go get a name and buy some necessities to those nursing home seniors! I bought a very nice, soft blanket, two pairs of slipper socks, and lotion, and only paid $35.00. Surely some of you can do that. If you can't, please pass this on and hopefully all those names will get chosen and all the seniors will get something nice for Christmas.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Congratulations Handy and Donna

This elegant ceremony and reception took place at The Houstonian, and if you haven’t seen it decorated for Christmas, you really need to, it's gorgeous! The colors for this wedding were brown and gold with pink accents, and they looked so nice in the ballrooms. The Bride wore a gorgeous pale ivory strapless gown and sheer elbow length gloves, and carried a bouquet of ivory roses and hydrangeas with pink accents. The Bridesmaids wore floor length chocolate brown strapless gowns and carried pink bouquets with ivory accents. Handy was handsome in his black tux with white tie and ivory boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore the same but with pink boutonnieres. The ceremony had beautiful ivory floral arrangements with pink accents on the aisles as well as at the altar, and had candles in large vases.

The reception room was also beautiful, with floor-length brown pin tuck table cloths with ivory/gold colored chair covers. The tables had alternating center pieces of multi level candles or ivory floral arrangements. Each place setting had a long slim brown box tied with a gold ribbon. Each favor box held a pair of chopsticks and a thank you note from the families.

There were a lot of unique aspects to this reception, thanks to the hard work of many families and friends. First, Handy and Donna serenaded their guests with a duet after they were introduced into the room. Then, they had two friends act as MCs throughout the event. Special dedications and performances by friends to the Bride and Groom included singing to a keyboard and guitar, a surprise slide show, a duet with a guitar player, and another slide show. Later, some friends did a Salsa dance dedicated to the Newlyweds. I think there must have been at least 15 people involved in these dedications, in one way or another. And, people put in a great deal of work as far as the timeline, script, and order of events, which shows how much they care about the Bride and Groom. What a talented bunch, and a great group of friends!

After dinner, visiting tables, and the performances, it was time for the cake cutting. The three-tiered ivory cake was beautiful, with different designs on each layer, and an ivory fondant bow on top. Handy and Donna fed each other, and then each fed some cake to their parents as a symbol of gratitude and respect. It was such a nice honor. Then, it was on to the toasts and the first dance. At last, the dance floor was open and it was party time!

Following the bouquet and garter, and a few words from Donna and Handy, the Newlyweds left for their new and beautiful life together. Congratulations!

Congratulations Steven and Rebecca

This ceremony and reception were held the day after the “big” snow in Houston, so we had nice cold weather. It was perfect for this wedding with the colors of white, silver and black. The room had white table cloths with white chair covers and white napkins. The centerpiece on the head table had tall silver branches with crystals hanging from them. It looked like a winter wonderland. The other tables had white floating candles with white and silver sea shells. They looked like a Texas winter wonderland. It was all pretty and fit the weather to a T.

Rebecca looked so pretty in her white gown. It had a lace overlay, with lace tiers on the skirt. She carried a beautiful bouquet of white roses and stephanotis, tied with a white satin ribbon. The Bridesmaids wore cocktail length black gowns and carried white calla lilies tied with white ribbons. Steven looked so handsome in his black tux, grey vest, and white calla lily boutonniere. The Groomsmen all wore matching attire.

The ceremony was unique in that the Bride chose Native American flute music for the prelude to reflect her heritage. Then, more traditional music was played for the ceremony. The reception was a mix of all kinds of music, from oldies to current to everything in between. Something really fun we played during the dinner hour, per the Bride and Groom’s request, was music by Richard Cheese. He does lounge versions of popular songs such as Baby Got Back, Sunday Bloody Sunday, and Bust A Move. The music is really good and it takes you a minute to realize what song you’re listening to.

After dinner, the special dances, and the toasts, it was time for the cake cutting. The Bride’s cake was so unique I don’t know if I can describe it, but it was really pretty! It had four, white, stacked tiers, with silver dots, and a silver ribbon at the base of each. The shape is what made it unusual. It wasn’t oval, but like an oval with curves on each side. That didn’t make any sense, but it was so elegant. The rhinestone initial on the top was the perfect accent for this pretty cake. The Groom’s cake was also unique. I don’t know if I can describe the cake shape either, but it was six-sided (a hexagon?) and it was taller at the back and shorter at the front. It was cool. And it was all smooth chocolate, with on the word “Keepsies” on the top in lighter chocolate fondant. Apparently, that’s a word Steven often says to Rebecca. How sweet!

After the bouquet and garter, and plenty more dancing (including a guy who was a great dancer and entertained the crowd, and a boy break dancing and standing on his head), it was finally time for these really fun Newlyweds to make their exit. Off in the elevator they went, to their new life together. Congratulations and enjoy your honeymoon in Jamaica!