Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Congratulations Christian and Rachel

This reception was held at the beautiful Westlake Club. There are gorgeous views from the floor to ceiling windows in the 7th floor ballroom. With the candles in the windows, it was so elegant! And Jennifer, the Private Events Director is fantastic and a pleasure to work with.

The colors of this wedding were red and black. The Bride’s cake had five stacked white tiers with white fondant ‘ribbons’ at the base of each. Red edible roses trailed down the front. Christian’s cake was a top hat with the German flag on the top. (He is from Germany.)

Rachel was so beautiful in her slim, ivory gown and ivory elbow-length gloves. Her Bridal Party all wore strapless, black satin gowns, and carried red bouquets. Christian wore a tux with tails, a red vest, a red boutonniere, and a black top hat with a red band. He looked so handsome and really had the style to carry off the look. His Groomsmen wore black tuxes with red ties and the all looked so nice.

This reception was unique in that it was a Texan/German wedding. Rachel and Christian made sure to throw in touches that are common in German weddings, to honor the Groom’s heritage. They did a Distance Game, to see who travelled the farthest. For the toast, the guests were offered champagne as well as a shot of German liquor. Apparently, it’s common in Germany to do a shot after a nice meal. By the look on some faces, I think that liquor was pretty potent! Then, they played a game called “How Well Do You Know Your Mate?” which challenged three couples: the Bride and Groom, and each set of parents. The parents of the Bride won, and the game was hilarious!

After the first dance, it was party time! This was a great crowd that loved to dance. We were provided some German dance songs and those were a hit as well. There were also so many little kids at this reception, and they were running all over the dance floor and having a ball. They were so cute! Two of them belonged to the sister and brother-in-law of the bride, and we provided DJ services at their reception 6 ½ years ago. It’s amazing how time flies. There was also a much appreciated children’s room, with babysitters, balloons, toys, crayons, candy, and all sorts of things to keep the kids entertained. The kids love the room.

Finally, after a long night of fun and dancing and the bouquet and garter, the evening came to a close. Some guests boarded the shuttle buses that took them back to their hotel, and others went to a bar to keep the party going. I have a feeling that party went all night long! Congratulations to the Newlyweds!