Sunday, September 26, 2010

Congratulations Stu and Jeanna

This elegant ceremony and reception took place at the Safari Texas Ballroom in Richmond. The ceremony was held at the gazebo outside the Veranda ballroom, and the reception took place inside.

The colors for this wedding were black and white. The tables had white tablecloths over black, with sheer silver overlays on top. There were black chargers and napkins at each place setting, with candle centerpieces. The chairs had white chair covers and black ties. Each guest received a bag of candy tied with black and white ribbon, as well as personalized fans at the ceremony site.

Jeanna was elegant and beautiful in her white chiffon gown. It had simple beading on the bodice and softly fell to a sweep train skirt. Jeanna wore a sheer organza bolero over the gown. It came together perfectly with her beaded hair pin and updo. The Bridesmaids wore floor length gowns with a white halter style bodice and black skirt. They all carried bouquets of white and red flowers, with Jeanna’s having extra lilies. Stu looked great in his black tails with white vest, tie, and boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore black tuxes with black vests and ties, with red boutonnieres.

After dinner, the toasts (very funny!!), the special dances, and some open dancing, it was time for the cake cutting. The Bride’s cake had three stacked, white, round tiers, each with elegant black scroll designs. The Groom’s cake was chocolate with the couples’ initials and a funny cake topper of a Groom trying to run away from the Bride.

Dancing continued, with a Money Dance as well, and the night would down to the end. Jeanna and Stu ran through a shower of bubbles, hoped in their car, and left for their new life and honeymoon in Scotland. Congratulations and have a great honeymoon!

Friday, September 24, 2010


A whole wedding ceremony and reception in 35 seconds:

Joy & Will's Wedding Timelapse from Eliza Truitt on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

You must watch this!

I think that by now, we've all seen scripted dances and events at weddings, whether in person or on the internet. But this one just blows the rest of them away. Incredible!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Congratulations Kenny and Erica

This sunny ceremony and reception took place at The Admiral. The ceremony was outside on the patio, which overlooks Clear Lake, and the reception was in the ballroom. The colors for the day were turquoise, teal, navy, and white. They were perfect for a wedding on the water.

The ballroom d├ęcor was gorgeous! The tables had white table cloths with turquoise overlays. The high centerpieces consisted of tall white vases filled with white feathers. They were so cool! The low centerpieces consisted of white roses. The chairs had white satin covers with turquoise ties. There were menu cards at each place setting, printed in blue ink, which matched the ceremony programs. The navy napkins tied in with the whole theme. Each guest received a pretty blue gel votive candle with sand and seashells in the bottom. To top it off, there were white and turquoise Japanese lanterns hanging from the ceiling. It was all perfect for a sunny water-view wedding!

Erica was beautiful in her strapless, ivory, fitted gown. It had beaded accents on the bodice with a long train that ended up in a French bustle. Her veil had beaded accents on the edge, which matched her gown. She carried a bouquet of white roses with white feather accents, hand tied with a white ribbon. Erica’s Bridesmaids wore turquoise knee length dresses and carried matching bouquets. Each wore a pretty turquoise feather accent in her hair. After the ceremony, Erica removed her veil and put on a matching white feather hair pin. Kenny and his Groomsmen wore black tuxes, and while his had a white vest and tie, the Groomsmen wore turquoise vests and ties.

After an Italian dinner, the special dances, and guests enjoying an attended coffee bar, it was time for the champagne toast and the cake cutting. The Bride’s cake was beautiful: 3 white, stacked tiers, with an occasional diagonal stripe of navy, turquoise, or teal. There was a simple white rose accent on each layer, with their last name initial on the top. It was really unique and I loved it. Kenny’s cake was amazing! It was a redfish (I think) with a tackle box, and it looked real. Following the toasts and cake cutting, it was party time! This crowd wanted all types of music from Rat Pack to Punk to Rock to 80’s to Hip Hop, and they danced to it all. How fun!

I can’t forget to send a big thanks to the Matron of Honor Kelly and her husband Joey. We did their ceremony and reception four years ago and they recommended us to Erica and Kenny. And, they now have a beautiful little girl in addition to their son. Thanks for the referral!

Finally the night wound down and Erica and Kenny ran through a shower of bubbles to their car. Then, off to their newlywed life and a tour of the California coast. Congratulations!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Congratulations Jonathan and Larissa

This summer reception brought us to Pine Forest Country Club, with its dramatic entryway staircase. The coordinator here, Jeanette, is great: she’s worked here for a long time and really knows what she’s doing.

The colors for this wedding were charcoal grey and dark purple. The tables had soft purple/plum pin tuck linens and the chairs had grey satin chair covers. The high/low centerpieces consisted of purple orchids submersed in water, with lights in the bottom. They were surrounded by candles.

Larissa was beautiful in her off white strapless gown. It was fitted to the hips with a softly flared skirt. The asymmetrically wrapped bodice had beaded embellishments and a corset back. The skirt had a pretty draped bustle in the back. Larissa’s hair was in a beautiful updo with small pearls scattered throughout the back. She carried a hand tied bouquet of purple calla lilies. The Bridesmaids each wore pretty floor-length grey satin gown, with a corset back and beaded accents along the bust line. They carried hand tied bouquets of assorted purple flowers. Jonathan and his Groomsmen matched in their black tuxes, grey vests and ties, and purple boutonnieres.

The dancing started off with the Grand March. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a (usually) Czech tradition where two lines of people follow go around the room, do all kinds of neat things, and end up in a big circle. That’s when the Bride and Groom do their First Dance. That was followed by the Father/Daughter Dance and Mother/Son Dance. The toasts and cake cutting followed, then party time!

The cake was a bit different at this wedding. It was Crave cupcakes, and six different flavors sure to please everyone. Then, after the cake was ‘cut’, there was a yogurt bar opened. You could have vanilla or chocolate, then different toppings. To add to the sugar rush, there was also a candy buffet. The guests loved it all!

After a lot of dancing and the bouquet and garter, then night came to a close. Larissa and Jonathan run through sparklers, jumped in to their limo, and headed off to their new life as a married couple. Congratulations!