Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bay Oaks Country Club Bridal Open House

This Thursday, February 4, we'll be at Bay Oaks Country Club, in Clear Lake, for their Bridal Open House. It is from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bay Oaks is a beautiful country club and we're proud to be one of their recommended vendors. For more information or to RSVP, call Julie Howell at 281-488-7888 x 3805. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

We Received the Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award 2010!

We're so excited! Today it was announced that we won a Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award for 2010. This award recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service and professionalism. The WeddingWire community includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds (brides and grooms) through extensive surveys and reviews, which means our past clients have spoken on our behalf and selected us to receive this honor.

We were also WeddingWire rated for 2009, which means that we received great reviews from all the past brides and grooms who submitted them - a perfect 5-star rating!

Thanks to all of you who nominated us, and we look forward to another great year!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Way To Go M Bank

We had a great time Saturday night providing entertainment for the M. Bank annual Preferred Customer Appreciation Banquet. They had cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and casino gambling. Everyone had a great time and it was fun hearing the excitement as people hit it big. Every five minutes you'd hear a big "Woo hoo!!!!" or hear the coins clinking in the slot machine. At the end of the night, the winnings were exchanged for tickets, which were put in for some great door prize drawings. Usually when you have a Casino Night, it's all about gambling, but this group was so fun, there was dancing as well! It was a fun night for all and it was also nice to see a company showing their appreciation to their loyal customers, even in these tough economic times.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Come see us at the Bridal Extravaganza

As you Brides and Grooms to be probably know, the big Bridal Extravaganza is this weekend, January 9 & 10, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Come visit us in booth #312!

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Congratulations Ben and Libbi

This wedding reception was held at a really cool site – a room in the Grand Opera House in Galveston. The first-floor room had been destroyed during Hurricane Ike, but it looked great for the wedding day. An exposed ceiling, brick walls, and the location looking right on to the street made it feel like we were in a downtown loft. I loved it. To add to the loft feel, the couple had a cocktail type reception, with heavy appetizers and cocktail tables instead of regular tables.

The colors of the day were purple and champagne. Libbi was gorgeous in her strapless, champagne-colored gown. It had a delicate sheer lace overlay with a lace pattern and embellishments. It also had a champagne satin sash at the waist that draped down to the floor in the back. Her hair style was the perfect accent to the gown, as it was held up on one side by a gorgeous feather clip. Her flowers were assorted white hydrangeas, white lilies, and purple calla lilies, tied with a champagne colored lace ribbon. The Bridesmaids bouquets were similar but a bit smaller. They wore dark purple gowns with champagne colored satin sashes that draped down the back. Ben wore a black tux with a champagne colored vest and tie. His Groomsmen wore black vests and ties. They all had ivory boutonnieres.

There were some really neat touches at this reception that tied in the colors. At the sign-in table, there were champagne colored cards mounted on purple paper, to write a message to the Newlyweds. They even had a card stand, decorated with their last initial, for displaying the cards. On the front doors, they had two wreaths hanging up with purple ribbons. Their first initials were in each wreath. Oh, and I can’t forget the trolley. The guests as well as the Bridal Party arrived in a trolley. How cool is that? Then, the trolley ran throughout the reception to take the guests back to their cars at the church.

After dinner, it was time for the special dances. Libbi and Ben shared a sweet First Dance followed by the Father/Daughter dance. The Mother/Son dance was a bit unusual because about one minute into the dance, the Groomsmen and their mothers joined in. The, we invited all mothers and sons in the room to join in. After that, party time! This crowd was fun! They liked to dance to everything and loved to fill the dance floor. We saw the largest group of Aggies we’ve ever seen on the dance floor when we played the Aggie War Hymn. At one point, they lifted Ben up into the air!

A bit later, it was time for the toasts. After two very nice ones, it was on to the cake cutting. The beautiful cake matched the wedding day colors as well. It was a four-tiered champagne-colored cake, with a purple scroll ‘band’ around each layer as an accent. It was very elegant. After a nice feeding, no smashing here, it was back to the party.

When it was time for the bouquet and garter, this couple did something a bit different for the bouquet. Instead of just tossing it, Libbi had us do a ‘dance off’. We invited all the single ladies to the dance floor and had them dance for the bouquet. There was some great dancing out there! But as a surprise, Libbi quickly turned around and threw the bouquet anyway. After all, who wanted to pick the best dancer when there were so many great ones?

Something really cool happened at this reception: Jerry Jeff Walker showed up and took a picture with the Bride and Groom! It turns out that he had a concert next door and heard about the reception, so he was nice enough to drop by for a minute.

The night finally came to a close, and the Newlyweds ran through sparklers, jumped into a trolley, and headed off to their new life together. Congratulations!

Happy Anniversary Will and Allison

This event was a 25th Anniversary party for wonderful couple surrounded by many family members and friends. It was held at the beautiful Bay Oaks Country Club, which was so gorgeous with the holiday decorations. After dinner, Will and Allison showed a slideshow of their years together, which was followed by toasts and many well wishes for continued happiness. Then, as a surprise to Will, a birthday cake came out while we played Happy Birthday. That was followed by the presentation of a gift and a slideshow of Will’s life, made by his children. After that, it was on to the dancing. It was obvious that this large Canadian & American group truly enjoyed being together, as they had fun to the very last song. If this group represents Canadians, I want to party with them all the time! At one point, they lifted Will and Allison in chairs on the dance floor and sang a special song to them. It was a Canadian tradition, and very cool.

Congratulations Will and Allison and here’s to many more years of marital bliss! (Oh, and thanks to introducing me to Stompin’ Tom Connors {a Canadian singer}. I love his music – it’s so much fun!)

Happy New Year

We had a great time on New Year’s Eve. We provided the music and dance floor lighting at Kiran’s, a highly rated Indian Restaurant on Westheimer. They had three dinner seatings, and the last one stayed until 1:00 am to bring in the New Year. There was a champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and lots of fun and dancing. This was our first time playing Bollywood music and I loved it! The patrons enjoyed the food and the music and we all had a great time. And, a big thanks to Kiran and her staff. They are all professional and friendly, and a great bunch to work with. The picture shows how cool the dance floor looked with the lighting.