Sunday, August 8, 2010

Congratulations Tyler and Kristin

This sunny summer day brought us to Garten Verein in Galveston. We’ve played here quite a bit over the years and it’s a favorite of Brides of Grooms for its historic charm. The colors for the day were black, white, and pink, and it was so pretty! The tables had floor length white table cloths with black pin tuck overlays. The chairs had white satin chair covers with black ties. Each place setting had a silver charger with a white napkin in a silver holder. The centerpieces alternated high/medium/low. The high ones were in tall silver candelabras with white hydrangea, fuchsia colored roses, and candles. The medium ones were in beautiful white vases with black damask designs and similar flowers. The low centerpieces had bowls of white and pink flowers. All were surrounded by candles and the whole look was gorgeous!

Kristin wore a beautiful white gown with a beaded bodice and halter style neck. The full skirt of white satin had the prettiest details and small pick ups, and the back bustle had beaded accents on it. She carried a bouquet of white and pink roses tied with a white ribbon. Her Bridesmaids wore a variety of black knee length gowns, and carried bouquets of pink roses. Tyler wore a black tux with white tie and vest, and his Groomsmen wore black vests and ties. They all looked great!

A unique part of this reception was the singers. For the First Dance, Tyler’s dad sang the song, and he was good! Then for the Mother/Son dance, Tyler’s sister sang. He comes from a talented family! The Father/Daughter dance was so sweet: Kristin was crying and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house. After the special dances and some open dancing, it was time for the toasts and cake cutting. The cake was perfect: three square, stacked, white layers. There was a black ribbon at the bottom of each layer, with pink roses covering the top of the cake and down one corner.

Kristin had said that this crowd loved to dance and party, and she was right! They danced to everything from Spanish to Oldies to Pop/Top 40 to Country. What a fun crowd! But, after a long night of partying, the night came to a close. The Newlyweds stayed until the end to bid farewell to their guests, then left for their new life as a married couple. Congratulations and enjoy your Florida honeymoon!

(Apologies for the quality of the pictures, I left my camera at home and these are from my old cell phone.)