Sunday, December 18, 2011

Congratulations Todd and Maggie

What a great cold, sunny day for a December Reception! The colors for this wedding were red, ivory, and hydrangea green, and they were gorgeous together. The tables had ivory damask floor-length linens and taupe satin napkins, while the chairs had ivory satin covers with taupe satin ties. The alternating high/low centerpieces consisted of low floral arrangements of red, white and green hydrangeas; and the 5-6’ high centerpieces had tall candle-filled lamps with crystals hanging down, topped with floral arrangements. Each centerpiece was surrounded by amber colored votives with candles. To complete the look, we had amber uplights giving the room a golden glow. The ballroom had the feel of vintage elegance and was beautiful.

Maggie wore a beautiful satin ivory gown with lace overlay. She wore a lace bolero jacket over the gown that she removed for the reception. With the ivory satin sash and veil edged in beading, she was stunning. Her Bridal Party wore black dresses. Todd wore a black tux with ivory vest and tie, while his Groomsmen wore red vests and ties.

After a dramatic horse-drawn carriage leading into a staircase entrance, the First Dance, Toasts, and Blessing, we moved on to dinner. The Cake Cutting followed dinner. Maggie’s cake had three heart-shaped, ivory, stacked tiers. There were red roses between each tier. The topper consisted of two silver entwined hearts with the couples’ last initial. Todd’s chocolate, rectangular cake had chocolate dipped strawberries around his initial. Surrounding his cake were platters of assorted cookies. While the cake was served, the guests got to enjoy cookies and milk.

The Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances came next, and then it was dance time! We knew this crowd would be a lot of fun, as they were already dancing during the cocktail hour. From the first song to the last, they were out there having a great time. After plenty of dancing, we stopped for the Bouquet and Garter. This wedding had one of our firsts; the Bride caught the garter! She was sitting behind the guys catching, and it sailed right past them and into her lap. It was so funny! Then, it was dancing until the end.

The Newlyweds made their exit through a shower of bubbles, climbed into their car, and headed off to their Honeymoon. Congratulations Todd and Maggie, and enjoy Colorado!

Venue: Ashton Villa
Day of Coordinator: Polished Wedding Planning
Caterer: Café Natalie
Linens and Flowers: The Perfect Touch
Photography: Sunny Crest Photography

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Congratulations Joe and Caroline

What a beautiful December wedding! The colors were black, white, powder blue, and silver. The theme was ice blue Christmas and the whole Reception was gorgeous! The tables had floor-length white tablecloths with black pin-tuck toppers. The chairs had white satin covers with black ties. Each place setting had a silver charger and a glittery silver favor box. The alternating high/low centerpieces were either tall silver trees with beading, crystals and uplights; or foot high, uplit glass vases filled with assorted silver and ice blue ornaments. There was a Christmas tree with only white lights and the gifts were placed underneath. The card holder was a bird cage covered in white glitter, which made it look like had snow on it. The whole effect was holiday glamour.

Caroline wore a strapless, white gown with lace overlay that was fitted to her hips. From there it flowed with layers and layers of ruffles to a long train. Her look was topped with an elegant crystal triple headband and a black sash that was added at the Reception. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of assorted white and blue flowers, including hydrangea, calla lilies, and roses. Caroline’s Bridal Party wore a variety of black dresses. Joe wore a black tux with a dark grey vest and tie while his Groomsmen wore black tuxes with white shirts and black ties.

After the special dances and dinner, we moved on to the toasts and cake cutting. Caroline’s white cake had five stacked tiers with a dot pattern on each. The topper consisted of blue hydrangea. There was a tiny bit of smashing, but not too much. Joe’s chocolate cake was in the shape of the state of Texas. There was a bit more smashing here, but not too bad, and then it was on to the dancing. At that point, Caroline changed in to her Reception dress, which was much better for dancing. It was white and fell softly to the floor with draping, and there was one strap of rosettes going over one shoulder. She looked like classic Old Hollywood elegance.

This crowd was fun! They danced to everything and just loved to have a good time. After some dance time, we did the Bouquet and Garter, and then went back to the dancing until the end. After the Last Dance, the Newlyweds ran through a shower of rose petals while the guests also rang their jingle bell bracelets. Joe and Caroline climbed into a Bentley and headed off to their new life together. Congratulations to you both!

Venue: Garten Verein
Caterer: Carriage Catering
Videography: McKnight Video
Cakes: Susie’s Bakery
Photography: Diamond C Photography

Had Fun with MRI

Friday night we had the pleasure of providing the entertainment for MRI, a local company, at South Shore Harbour Country Club. This was our third year DJing their holiday party and we always have a great time. After a delicious buffet, awards, and prize drawings, it was dance fun until the end. MRI seems like a great company to work for, staffed with really nice people. Merry Christmas to you all and we hope to see you next year!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Congratulations Angel and Sarah

This fall Reception was so elegant, with its navy, blush pink, champagne, and ivory colors. The tables had floor-length ivory damask linens and champagne-colored satin napkins. The chairs had taupe satin chair covers with ivory satin ties. The centerpieces consisted of low vases of blue, pink, and ivory flowers surrounded by candles.

Sarah was stunning in her ivory, strapless gown. It was fitted to the hips and then flared out into a beautiful train. It had embroidered embellishments and a beaded sash. She carried a full bouquet of pretty pink, blush pink and ivory flowers. Sarah’s Bridesmaids wore navy floor-length gowns and carried smaller versions of her bouquet. Angel and his Groomsmen were very handsome in their black tuxes. Angel wore an ivory vest and tie while his Groomsmen wore silver vests and ties.

After a great entrance in which the Wedding Party and Newlyweds danced for the guests (that was so much fun and really set the tone for the night!), it was time for dinner. After a delicious seated meal, we moved on to the cake cutting. Sarah’s cake had four round, stacked champagne-colored tiers. Each had different ivory designs, and the top had the Newlywed’s last initial on it. It was very elegant and matched the theme and colors of the day. Angel’s cake was awesome: it was a 10” high camera lens, all edible. Angel is a photographer and it was perfect for him. The toasts came next followed by the Father/Daughter dance and Mother/Son dance, and then it was party time! This was a fun crowd that loved to dance and there were some great dancers in the crowd, even kids.

After a bit, we stopped for a surprise. Angel and Sarah brought out a birthday cake as a surprise for his cousin. She was shocked and everyone sang Happy Birthday. What a sweet thought from a Bride and Groom who have so much to think about on their wedding day! After that there was more dancing until we stopped for the Bouquet and Garter tosses. Then, back to dancing, singing, and fun until the end. And I mean it when I say fun because this crowd was a blast! After the last dance, Sarah and Angel made their exit by running through a shower of bubbles. Congratulations to you both and have a long, happy life together!!

The Woodlands Marriott
Brooke Trexler Photography
Cake: Kiss the Cook Cakes

Congratulations Rick and Monica

This Reception had the perfect colors for the fall: dark red with ivory, gold, and orange accents. The tables had floor length ivory tablecloths with centerpieces of tall flowers in vases or low candles. All had votive candles and small pumpkins around them as well. The chairs had ivory satin chair covers tied with dark red ties. It really came together nicely.

Monica wore an elegant ivory fitted gown. It was covered in lace and had a V front and back neckline. She finished the look by wearing an ivory veil and carrying a beautiful full bouquet of dark red flowers with berries. Monica’s Bridal Party wore dark red satin strapless gowns and carried smaller bouquets that were similar to hers. Rick wore a black tux with ivory vest and tie, and red calla lily boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore similar attire but with dark red vests and ties.

After the dinner (and lots of kissing between Rick and Monica!!) we moved on to the toast (with more kissing) and cake cutting (with more kissing). This couple was so in love and loved to kiss! Occasionally I decide to make up a blog award for a couple who deserves it, and this one officially wins the “Couple Who Kissed More Than Any Other Couple We’ve Ever Seen In All Our Years Of DJing Award”. LOL But, to get back to the cake cutting, Monica’s cake had four ivory round tiers on a tall silver stand. The tiers were stacked except for the top two, which had flowers between them. Each tier had different ivory designs on it. The cake was topped with the couple’s last initial embellished with bling. It was very elegant. Rick’s cake was amazing!! It was a postal truck about ten inches high. It was on a ‘street’ pulling up to a mailbox with the couple’s last name on it. The detail was incredible! Then we moved on to the First Dance.

The First Dance was to a custom mix made by Monica and Rick. It started with a slow country song, went to a faster salsa, and then ended with a fast Michael Jackson song. The Newlyweds also had practiced a choreographed dance and were understandably a bit nervous about how they would do, but they rocked it! The Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance came next, and then, it was party time!

This crowd was very diverse and enjoyed a variety of music. They were a lot of fun and danced to everything. After a bit we stopped for the Bouquet and Garter Tosses and quickly got back to the music and partied until the end. This night had one other thing that never happened to us before: during the bouquet toss, the bouquet went over the heads of the ladies on the dance floor and fell back behind our table. The women were so determined to get it that they started coming over the table! Too funny. We all got a good laugh and then had a toss re-do. After a lot more dancing and the last dance, the night came to a close. Congratulations Rick and Monica!

Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Sugar Land
Cakes: Cakes by Gina
Photography: Hector Galvan

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Congratulations Cody and Rachel

What a wonderful day for a wonderful wedding for a wonderful friend! The Rachel in this wedding is one half of Houston’s famous Girls With Pearls Photography. We met Rachel and Jamie almost two years ago and quickly became friends. We were honored and so excited to be a part of Rachel and Cody’s wedding!

Rachel was so beautiful in her ivory gown. It had spaghetti straps and a wide dark ivory lace sash. The back fell to a chapel length train which was bustled for the Reception. As the night got cooler, Rachel put on a taupe colored cardigan which matched her dress perfectly. She carried a full bouquet of pink vintage looking roses. Rachel had her hair pinned back behind one ear with an ivory rosette which was attached to a short, loose ‘cap’ of netting. Her Bridal Party wore very pale lavender, one shoulder, floor-length gowns with detailed sashes. They carried large bouquets of baby’s breath tied with raffia. Cody wore a black tux with a white shirt and ivory vest and tie. The Groomsmen wore similar attire but no jacket. They wore bow ties and had their sleeves rolled up. Rachel’s children were the Ring Bearer and Flower Girl, and they came down the aisle together. She carried a bird’s nest with paper petals punched from old book pages, and he carried an old wood sign that said ‘Here Comes the Bride.” So cute!

I’m going to spend waaaay too much time telling you about the details, because they were amazing! The theme was outdoor/country/shabby chic/vintage/rustic/casual elegance. Or at least that’s how I’d describe it. lol The Ceremony was in a field in front of an arch Cody made from branches and baby’s breath. The aisle had old canning jars holding flowers hanging from shepherd hooks. There was an old French door leaning against a tree between the Ceremony and Reception, and it had the guest’s table assignments hanging from it on twine with little clothes pins. There were vintage suitcases underneath. There were other trees in the clearing that had vintage or antique furniture underneath, and the one nearest the Ceremony site had the guest pages next to an old window with scripture taped to the panes. There were also empty vintage picture frames scattered around the property. After a beautiful Ceremony, guests passed an old chair with a chalkboard on it saying “Eat Drink and Be Merry” with an arrow pointing the way to the Reception.

Upon entering the Reception, which was on the home’s amazing three-level patio, guests were greeted by an old claw foot bathtub filled with drinks. They were also offered a signature drink in a vintage-style soda bottle with a straw. The round guest tables had white floor-length linens with burlap runners down the center. White wooden chairs completed the look. Cody and Rachel’s chairs had tin signs saying “Mr.” and “Mrs.” hanging from them. The centerpieces consisted of old bottles and jars with ivory and pink antique-looking roses, old books, and old silver candlesticks. The beige napkins were tied with a brown ribbon holding a pink crepe paper flower.

The rest of the patio was perfectly decorated for the theme. A large tree, which overhung half the patio, had long strings of vintage looking crystals hanging from it. There were large crepe paper flowers hanging over the whole patio, underneath the restaurant style white lights. Over the cake table, a lit chandelier hung from the tree. The favors consisted of small bottles of honey with Cody & Rachel, Meant to Bee” on them, as well as small burlap bags of potpourri with a bee stamped on the front. The favors matched the Ceremony program, which was made of brown kraft paper with antique typewriter wording and a bee design on the top.

After the First Dance, Father/Daughter Dance, and Mother/Son Dance, guests enjoyed their meal. Then we went on to the toasts and cake cutting. The cake table was covered in an embroidered tablecloth and featured a cake for the newlyweds, along with fruit tarts and Italian cream cupcakes for all. The wedding cake was one small white layer topped by a birds nest holding three small blue eggs. That layer was brought out to a small table on to the dance floor so all could watch. Then, party time!

This crowd was so much fun! They danced to everything and loved to have a good time. The dance floor got a bit crazy, with kids and grown men doing The Snake, people doing The Robot, The Vogue, Reeling in a Fish, and every other goofy dance you can think of. There was even crawling on the dance floor like in the Dirty Dancing movie. lol The whole time was just fun, fun, fun! And, as an added bonus, since we’re personal friends of Rachel, we got to let our hair down a bit and I got to have fun dancing as well.

After everyone had time to eat their cake, we did the Anniversary Dance. The longest married couple has been married 32 years! Since there was no bouquet or garter, we then had fun dancing until the end. After a long and perfect day, Cody and Rachel slipped away to head off to their honeymoon. Congratulations to you both – we love you and are so happy for you!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Congratulations Christian and Kristin

This Ceremony and Reception were so cool: they were held in an airplane hangar. The airplane was the backdrop for the outdoor Ceremony, and the Reception was held in the hangar. The Ceremony area had wooden church pews for the front rows and brown chivari chairs for the rest. The indoor décor was awesome as well: he tables were long traditional brown wood dining tables and the chairs were brown wood chivari chairs. The tables had brown/copper colored chargers and assorted candles down the middle. There were also twenty amber uplights accenting the walls of the hanger, which gave the whole hangar an amber glow. The whole look was funky/vintage/elegant, and it rocked!

Kristin was beautiful in her strapless, fitted ivory gown. It had detailing on the bodice and a sweep train with lace at the edge. She wore navy pumps underneath. Kristin carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory and pink roses. Her Bridal Party wore coral colored, knee-length strapless dresses and carried ivory rose bouquets. The little Flower Girl was so adorable in her dress with a big bow in the back! Christian and his Groomsmen were handsome in their black tuxes, ivory shirts, and mocha colored vests and ties.

After a delicious dinner, it was time for the cake cutting. Kristin’s cake consisted of four off white, stacked, round tiers. There was a trail of ivory and pink rose petals running down from the topper. Christian’s round, chocolate cake was decorated to look like a dart board. It even had darts stuck in it – pretty cool! After the cake cutting and a tiny bit of smashing, we moved on to the toasts. Three toasts were given and then was dance time. We opened the dance floor with the Anniversary Dance, and the longest married couple had been married for 46 years. Then, it was party time!

After a bit of dancing we had the Money Dance, and the Bouquet and Garter tosses came later. Then, it was party time until the end. The night finally came to a close and the Newlyweds ran through a shower of bubbles and headed off to their new life and honeymoon. Congratulations Christian and Kristin and enjoy Jamaica!

Catering: A Taste of Texas Restaurant
Cake: Cake Sweet Cake
Photography: Pink Posh
Rentals: RE Event Solutions

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Congratulations Joe and Mona

The Reception brought us to a venue where we’ve never worked before, and the ballroom was really nice. The colors for the day were navy and orange. The tables had floor length white table cloths with sheer navy toppers. There were white napkins and chivari chairs with white chair pads. The high/low centerpieces were either tall vases with curly willow and brightly colored flowers, or low vases and bottles with candles inside. To tie it all together, we had eight orange uplights around the ballroom to give it an orange glow.

A unique touch was the framed photograph at each table. Each one had a picture of Mona and Joe while dating, and explained about how it was their first concert, first movie together, etc. We were referred to Joe and Mona by a couple (Nina and Gilbert) whose wedding reception we performed at a year ago, and that couple was here at this one. It’s always fun to see one of our couples again!

Mona was gorgeous in her off white strapless gown. It was fitted to the hips and had beautiful ruching and detailing. The bustle was unique in that it was off to one side in the back, and it was perfect with the gown. She wore a headpiece of white netting, embellishments and feathers and carried a bouquet of assorted bright flowers. Her Maid of Honor wore a navy strapless gown and carried a smaller version of Mona’s bouquet. Joe was handsome in his tan suit, navy shirt, and orange tie. He wore an orange calla lily boutonniere. His Best Man wore the same.

After introductions, the blessing, and a delicious Filipino buffet, we moved on to the dances. Following the First Dance, Father/Daughter Dance, and Mother/Son Dance, it was party time! This group was a lot of fun and danced from the first song to the last! After a bit of dancing, we stopped for a slide show and the Toast and Cake Cutting. Mona’s cake had five, square, stacked, white tiers. Each had navy scroll designs and the topper was bright flowers. Joe’s cake had two, round, orange layers with navy accents. The front was decorated with the logo for the University of Central Florida, where he graduated, and had footballs on one side. On the top was the logo for The Mets, with baseballs on the other side of the cake. The toasts came next and were pretty darn funny! Then, back to the non-stop dancing. This crowd really did dance up until the last song of the night! And, we can really say this was a first in all our years of DJing: one of the guests did the worm on the dance floor. We’ve seen that before, but we’ve never seen a gorgeous woman in a short, fitted, strapless dress, wearing high heels, doing it. And she did it twice. It was hilarious!!

After the Bouquet and Garter Tosses, and a lot more fun on the dance floor, and I mean a LOT, the night came to an end. Joe and Mona stayed until the end to bid their guests farewell. Congratulations to the Newlyweds!!

Venue: La Tranquilla Ranch, The Ballroom
Cake: Suzybeez Custom Cakes
Photography & Photo Booth: Delight Studios
Catering: Jarnel Party Services

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Congratulations Tim and Susan

What a beautiful day for an outdoor Ceremony and afternoon Reception. The Reception was held in a room which had floor-to-ceiling windows on three walls, with water on three sides. It was so pretty! One neat aspect of this wedding was the mix of cultures. Susan is Korean, Tim is from England, and they had friends and family in from all over. Everyone came together to celebrate the wedding and they all had a great time.

The colors for the day were ivory and eggplant/dark plum. The tables had floor-length ivory damask linens which matched the ivory satin chair covers. The centerpieces had three styles: tall vases with large bouquets of baby’s breath, tall vases with ivory calla lilies, or low bowls with ivory calla lilies. Each guest had a damask print tin of Jordan almonds at their place setting. It was all very elegant.

Susan was gorgeous in her ivory satin, strapless gown. It had a ruched waist, and split front bust with a beaded embellishment right below. Susan carried a hand-tied calla lily bouquet and looked very elegant. Her Bridesmaids wore cocktail-length, strapless dresses in eggplant and carried smaller versions of Susan’s bouquet. Tim wore an ivory shirt, vest and tie under his morning coat. He had a calla lily boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore similar attire, but with eggplant colored vests.

After cocktails and appetizers, the guests enjoyed a seated meal. During lunch, they heard the toasts and watched Susan and Tim cut their wedding cake. It had four, round, stacked ivory tiers, with calla lilies on the top. Each tier had a decorative icing band around the bottom with scroll designs. The First Dance came next, and then the dance floor was open to all.

The Bouquet Toss came later and then the guests stayed until Tim and Susan had their last dance and made their exit. Congratulations Susan and Tim!

Venue & cake: The Woodlands Resort, The Glass Room

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Congratulations Michael and Diane

The afternoon brought us to a fun, family-oriented reception. There were at least 350 people and tons of kids. It was great! The color for this wedding was royal blue, with accents of rose pink and burgundy. The tables had three different alternating centerpieces with flowers and candles on burgundy accent cloths.

Diane was so beautiful in her white gown with small cap sleeves and beaded accents. She wore a gorgeous headband-type veil with embellishments around the edge. Diane’s Bridesmaids wore royal blue knee-length dresses with small cap sleeves. Michael wore a black tux with a white vest and tie and his Groomsmen wore royal blue vests and ties.

After dinner, it was time for the toasts and cake cutting. Diane’s cake had three round, stacked, ivory tiers, with a bride and groom cake topper. Each tier had scroll accents and pink roses. Michael’s chocolate cake was in the shape of Texas and had a star, rifle, and sword on top. After the cake cutting, it was on to the special dances. To open the dance floor to all, we started off with the Anniversary Dance. The longest married couple had been married for 61 years. What a great inspiration! Then, after some words of advice to Michael and Diane, it was party time!

After some fun dancing, we stopped for something called Schnitzelbank. It’s a German song/drinking game. Diane’s Grandfather led it by singing a verse, and then all the guests sang the answer. It was our first time seeing it and it was a lot of fun. Later in the evening came the Bouquet and Garter tosses, and then the guests danced the night away until the end. Michael and Diane ran through their family and friends waving ribbon tied wands, and headed off to their new life together. Congratulations Diane and Michael!

Venue: St. Thomas More Catholic Church
Photographer: Tish Cowan
Cakes: Rustika Bakery

Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Doreen

This was a fun event to DJ: a surprise 60th birthday party. And Doreen really knew nothing about it. Her family put a lot of time and effort into making this birthday party one to remember, and they did a great job! Doreen’s daughter contacted us to do this party because we DJ’d her wedding five years ago. It was great to see the ‘newlyweds’ years later, still happily married and with a beautiful daughter.

The color for the party was turquoise, and there were beautiful floral centerpieces with turquoise and black balloons. The cake was white with a turquoise print on the side that matched the invitations. The top had dinosaurs and said “Sorry all your friends couldn’t make it.” LOL There were also custom made cookies at each place setting.

To tie all the turquoise together, we had eight turquoise uplights around the perimeter of the room. They looked fantastic and allowed us to dim the room lights for an awesome, elegant feel, and the perfect party atmosphere.

Doreen was brought into the room to a chorus of “Surprise!” followed by dinner and a slide show that brought tears and laughter. Guests then sang Happy Birthday, Doreen blew out the candles on her cake, some toasts were made, and the party was on. It’s easy for people to party when the Guest of Honor loves 50 Cent and Nelly!

What a fun night, and Happy Birthday Doreen!!!

Venue: Hilton NASA/Clear Lake
Cake: Jenny’s Bakery
Flowers: Clear Lake Flowers
Cookies: Rao’s Bakery

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Congratulations James and Stephanie

What a wonderful wedding day for this couple! We provided music for the Ceremony and Reception, and they both were fabulous. This was our first time at Amber Springs, and the grounds are beautiful. It’s fairly new and has natural wood and soaring ceilings.

The colors for this country vintage wedding were yellow with red accents. Stephanie did a fantastic job of pulling all the little details together to make the theme perfect. There were mason jars with candles in the windows; assorted centerpieces of small trees with birds and flowers, birdhouses, mini wagons, vases with red and yellow flowers, and other vintage items; yellow Ceremony programs with an old typewriter font; a wooden hand painted sign out front directing guests to the ballroom; and I could go on. The attention to detail was great!

Stephanie wore a beautiful strapless, white gown. It had a ruched bodice with a gorgeous accent at the waist. The long train had a pretty, full bustle. She carried a bouquet of white and yellow flowers. Her Bridal Party wore yellow knee-length dresses and carried bouquets of red and yellow. James and his Groomsmen wore black suits with white shirts, yellow ties and boutonnieres, and black Converse.

After a beautiful ceremony with a shy little flower girl in a yellow tutu (too cute!), dinner, and the special dances, we moved on to the dancing. This crowd was fun! They danced to everything and loved the top 40/pop/hip hop/Eighties songs the most. Near the end of the night (you know, that time when every lets their hair down as a results of a few drinks haha), it was really fun watching them all on dance floor

After the five(!) toasts, which involved some hilarious topics such as jet packs, Stephanie and James cut the wedding cake. It was so perfect for the theme. It had three stacked tiers, each with red and yellow polka dots and a red lace ribbon at the bottom. It was on a vintage looking cake stand. The topper consisted of two little birds, and there were also two little birds on the cards for guests to fill out and hang on the wishing tree.

Finally after a ton of fun dancing and the bouquet and garter, the night came to an end and the Newlyweds ran through a shower of bubbles and were driven away in their limo. Congratulations James and Stephanie and enjoy Cancun!!

Venue: Amber Springs
Photographer: My Story Keeper
Photo Booth: Funpix
Catering: McKenzie’s BBQ

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Congratulations Josh and Jena

This Reception brought us to a venue where we’ve never played: The Green Event Center in Friendswood. It’s a green facility with natural themed décor, an herb garden on the roof, and it’s very unique. The staff is great as well!

The colors for the day were black and aqua blue, with a peacock theme. The tables had alternating centerpieces of a short vase with blue rocks and peacock feathers or tall lanterns with candles. Instead of a sign-in book, each guest put their thumbprint on a print of a tree, and then signed next to it. Afterwards, the Newlyweds can frame the print to hang in their home. Pretty cool!

Jena was so beautiful in her slightly off white, strapless gown. It had gorgeous beading on the bodice and a satin sash where the bodice met the skirt. To top that off, Jena had the most amazing bouquet. It was an aqua ball which was made up of all brooches. Cool! The Bridal Party wore knee-length black dresses and carried a single white calla lily with a peacock feather accent, wrapped in an aqua ribbon. Josh wore a black tux, vest and tie, with a calla lily boutonniere, and his Groomsmen wore the same.

Following dinner, the First Dance, and some dancing, it was time for the toast and cake cutting. Jena’s cake had three white tiers, each with white designs and an aqua blue band at the bottom. It was topped with their last initial and peacock feathers. Joshua’s cake was chocolate, with a large Titleist golf ball on the top. After a tiny bit of cake smashing, we moved on with the dancing and the fun.

Finally the night came to a close and the Newlyweds made their exit through a shower of bubbles and into a very well decorated car full of balloons. Congratulations Josh and Jena and enjoy your honeymoon cruise!

Venue: The Green Event Center
Photography: A&M Photography
Cakes: Fiona’s Bakery

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Congratulations Jake and Chelsey

This afternoon Reception was so pretty with the black and fuchsia color theme. The tables had floor-length black satin tablecloths, and the chairs had black satin chair covers with fuchsia satin ties. On top of the chairs there were beautiful silver embroidered and beaded toppers. The centerpieces had three alternating styles: tall vases with large white and fuchsia flowers, bowls with rocks and floating fuchsia flowers, and medium-height vases with submerged roses and floating candles. It was so pretty! There was also a black and fuchsia candy buffet with pink and fuchsia candy – yum!

Chelsey was so gorgeous in her off-white gown. It was strapless, with a ruched fitted bodice, and layers after layers of ruffles at the bottom. She had her hair in an up do, with a feathered hairpiece. Chelsey carried a full bouquet of white and fuchsia flowers, tied with fuchsia ribbon and bling. Her Bridesmaids wore fuchsia organza dresses that fell to the knee and had a satin ribbon at the waist. They carried bouquets of fuchsia and white flowers tied with black ribbon. Jake wore a black tux, vest and tie. His Groomsmen wore black tuxes with fuchsia vests and ties. I loved the colors!

After a fantastic dancing entrance and the buffet, it was time for the special dances. Then came some hilarious toasts and the cake cutting. Chelsey’s cake had four white, round tiers, each with fuchsia scroll designs. It had edible flowers cascading down the front was topped with the couple’s last initial. I assume Jake likes to fish, because his cake had an edible fish on the top and it said “Catch of a Lifetime.” Then after the Money Dance, the dance floor was open to all.

This crowd was a blast! They danced to everything, and packed the dance floor from the first song to the last. I think we had as much fun as they did! If they weren’t dancing, they were taking pictures in the Photo Booth area. Also, this Reception proves that even if it takes in the daytime, you can still have lots of dancing and fun! After a bit, we stopped for the Bouquet and Garter. Then, it was dancing until the end when the Newlyweds ran though bubbles, jumped into their limo, and headed off as a married couple. Congratulations Jake and Chelsey and enjoy your Honeymoon!

Venue: Bay Oaks Country Club
Photography & Photo Booth: LA Photography
Flowers: Crowder-Deats Flower Shop

Congratulations Kyle and Melissa

This Ceremony and Reception brought us to a venue we visit often: The Safari Texas Ballroom in Richmond. The Ceremony took place at the Chapel and the Reception at The Safari Lodge. For people who love Country music or a rustic feel to their wedding day, the Safari Lodge is the perfect place.

The colors for this wedding were eggplant, chocolate, and ivory. They looked great together, especially for a room with a wood/western feel. The tables had chocolate brown, pin-tuck floor-length table cloths topped with ivory napkins and the chairs had ivory chair covers. The centerpieces had assorted yellow and ivory flowers.

Melissa was gorgeous in her gown! It was a bit different from what you usually see and I fell in love with it. The gown was ivory, and fitted with ruching to the hips. Then it fell in an amazing skirt with layers and layers of gathered pleats. There was one wide shoulder ‘strap’ that crossed over in the back and consisted of rosettes. The gown was stunning! She carried a white bouquet with yellow accents. Melissa’s Bridesmaids wore eggplant colored dresses that had one shoulder with gathered details and fell to just above the knee. They all carried yellow bouquets. Kyle and his Groomsmen looked great in their brown vests and tuxes and ivory ties. You don’t see brown tuxes as often as you see black, but it really looked nice and was perfect with the color scheme of the wedding.

The cakes at this wedding were something to see. Melissa’s cake had four, stacked, white tiers, each with an elegant design and an eggplant colored band at the bottom. The topper was two white kissing birds. (That theme was carried out with the favors given to the guests: salt and pepper sets of two little white birds.) Kyle’s cake was incredible! It was a fully edible replica of his truck: a red F150 with “Just Married” written on the back window. There was a bit of cake smashing with this cake cutting. Well, maybe a lot of cake smashing.  But they got cleaned up with no problem and went back to the party.

I must mention the two little Flower Girls. They were the most adorable girls; two blonde beauties both under 3, and on the dance floor all night. One of them was so funny when she refused to walk down the aisle. She threw herself on the floor and wouldn’t move, and cried her little head off. It was the cutest thing ever! I also have to say how fun it was watching Kyle and Melissa dance. They’re so goofy, and if you know me, that’s a big compliment. You can tell that, not only are they truly in love, but they have the best time together.

Finally after lot of dancing and fun, the night came to a close. After a bubble exit and limo ride into the night, the Newlyweds started their new life together. Congratulations Kyle and Melissa and enjoy your Jamaican honeymoon!

Venue: Safari Texas Ballroom
Cakes: Cakes by Gina
Flowers: Dream Bouquet
Photography: DC Stanley Photography

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Congratulations Brandon and Jennifer

This hot summer Reception took place at a venue where we’ve never played before. That’s getting pretty unusual for us and it’s always nice to see a new place. The colors for this wedding were red and black with touches of black and white damask. The tables had white floor-length table cloths with black satin overlays and the white chair covers had black satin ties. The centerpieces had white pillar candles in hurricane lamps, surrounded by votive candles and red petals. A few of the special tables had damask table cloths or runners. It was all very pretty.

Jennifer wore a beautiful almost vintage looking dress that I loved. It was strapless with all over ivory lace. The skirt fell softly to a simple train with an under bustle. Jennifer carried a full bouquet of red roses with crystal accents. Her Bridal Party wore red knee-length dresses and carried smaller versions of Jennifer’s bouquet. Brandon wore a black tux with white vest, shirt, and tie with a red rose boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore red vests and ties.

After the First Dance, dinner, the toasts, and the parent’s dances, we moved on to the party. This group was so much fun!!! They danced to everything and packed the dance floor on almost every song. From a Conga line going around the room, to everyone doing the YMCA, to every country song imaginable, and everything else you can imagine, these guests were a blast! Even the Money Dance was fun. First, they had more people participate than we’ve ever seen. Then, they had fun with it, dancing like it was a hoe down, to Brandon dancing with and dipping a male guest, to Brandon carrying a grown man around as they danced. It was hilarious!

After lots of fun dancing, it was time for the cake cutting. Jennifer’s cake had 4 stacked hexagon-shaped tiers. Each was white and had a black band around the bottom. Alternating tiers had a beautiful scroll design. The cake topper had two small ‘bling’ initials for their first names, and a large for their last name. The Groom’s cake was pretty cool. It was a green ‘field’ with a four-wheeler coming over a big hill, with a cooler of beer in the back. There were ‘trees’, grass, a creek, you name it. And it was all edible.

After plenty more dancing, lots of singing along to the music, and the presentation of a handmade quilt to the Newlyweds by members of Brandon’s family, we did the bouquet and garter tosses. Then, back to the dancing until the end. This was such a great group of dancers that nobody wanted the night to end. But, finally Brandon and Jennifer ran through sparklers, climbed into their limo, and headed off to their new life as a married couple. Congratulations Jennifer and Brandon!! We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Venue: Pearland Lion’s Club
Photography: Mollie B. Photography
Flowers: Dream Bouquet
Bride’s cake: Cakes by Gina
Catering: Gabby’s BBQ

Congratulations Ryan and Crystal

This Ceremony and Reception brought us to one of our favorite places: The Lyceum in Galveston. The colors for this wedding day were black and fuchsia and the room was gorgeous! The tables had floor-length fuchsia satin table cloths, and they were topped with sheer black overlays with scroll designs. The chivari chairs had fuchsia sashes and there were black napkins at each place setting. The centerpieces alternated high/low and had three different styles: tall vases filled with green apples and fuchsia pomander balls on top, low vases filled with green hydrangea and fuchsia roses, and vases that held the bridesmaids bouquets once the ceremony was over. There were candles scattered around each centerpiece. To tie it all in, we had fuchsia uplights beaming up the walls in the ballroom. We were able to turn off almost every light and the room just glowed fuchsia. The room was so elegant!

Crystal was so beautiful in her white strapless gown. It was fitted to the hips with ruching, had a corset back, and a beautiful skirt/train of layer after layer of ruffles. The only embellishment was right at the bust line. Crystal’s hair was up on one side with an embellished comb. She carried a white/light pink bouquet of hydrangea and roses. Her Bridal Party wore black gowns with a halter-style strap. Their hair was up on one side with a fuchsia flower hair pin. They carried bouquets of green hydrangea and fuchsia roses. Ryan looked great in his white tux, vest, shirt, and boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore black tuxes, shirts, and vests with fuchsia ties and boutonnieres.

After dinner, the First Dance, and the parent’s dances, it was time for the toast and cake cutting. Crystal’s cake had three white stacked tiers. The top and bottom tier had black fondant zebra stripes, and the middle tier had just a black fondant band around the middle. It was topped by a fuchsia tow that cascaded down two sides. Ryan’s ‘cake’ was a cookie cake. On the top was a bride dragging a groom away from a large screen TV showing Call of Duty. I guess he likes his video games! LOL

After a Money Dance and a lot more dancing, it was time for the Bouquet and Garter. Then we returned to the dancing. Finally the night came to a close and Ryan and Crystal ran though sparklers and headed off to their new life together. Congratulations to the Newlyweds!!!

Venue: The Lyceum
Catering: Chopin Mon Ami
Flowers: Island Flowers
Photography: Genaro Herrera

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Congratulations Art and Jennifer

This beach themed Ceremony and Reception brought us to a unique location in Galveston: The 1877 tall ship Elissa followed by The Fisherman’s Wharf. The Ceremony on the Elissa was so unique and their pictures are going to be amazing! Art and Jennifer got married on the deck in front of the captain’s area (sorry, I don’t know boat terms) and the guests were seated on the deck. Logistically, the ship is a bit different, but we can definitely see why they chose it: it was just so cool!

The colors for this Wedding were malibu (bright pool blue) and champagne (a sand color). They were perfect! The tables had champagne/sand colored table cloths topped with alternating centerpieces of either blue hydrangeas in vases that had water and seashells in the bottom or vases with submerged orchids and floating candles. Sand, seashells, and blue rocks were scattered around the centerpieces. For favors, there was a beach themed coaster/photo frame at each place setting. This couple did a great job pulling the beach theme into everything.

Jennifer was so beautiful in her off white strapless gown. It had sparkling beaded embellishments, a champagne satin sash, and a bustled skirt. She carried a hand tied bouquet of white calla lilies. Jennifer’s Bridal Party wore malibu colored knee-length dresses with a variety of necklines. They carried smaller bouquets of fuchsia and white flowers hand tied with raffia. Art wore a beige suit with a white shirt and fuchsia boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore khaki slacks, white shirts, and fuchsia boutonnieres.

After dinner and three very heart-felt toasts, it was time for the cake cutting. The cake was awesome! It had three stacked tiers in a sea blue color. Each tier was accented with edible seashells and ‘sand’. Then we went on to the special dances. I must say that this Mother/Son dance was specially touching, as Art signed the whole song in sign language to his mom. So sweet! Then, it was party time!

This was another fun group that danced to all kinds of music. Art and Jennifer also asked for some ‘beachy’ music to go with their theme, and we mixed that in as well. Following the Bouquet and Garter tosses, and a great sparkler exit, the evening came to a close. Jennifer and Art walked next door to their hotel, and headed off to their new life together. Congratulations Art and Jennifer!!

Ceremony Venue: The Elissa
Reception Venue and Cake: Fisherman’s Wharf
Photography: Jackie Ray Photography

Congratulations Charles and Stephanie

This pretty summer day brought us to a country club with windows on three walls. What a great view! The colors for the day were black, ivory, and jade green. The tables had black table cloths and were topped with alternating high/low centerpieces. The high ones had tall vases with jade hydrangeas and curly willow branches with mini lights. The low centerpieces consisted of candles.

Stephanie was so pretty in her strapless gown. It had a corset back and a gorgeous bustle with pick ups. The asymmetrically wrapped waist was accented with beading that was also scattered about the skirt. She carried a bouquet of assorted white flowers, hand tied with ribbon. The Bridal Party wore pretty jade green knee-length strapless dresses with a black sash at the waist. Charles wore a black tux with white vest and tie and his Groomsmen wore black tuxes with jade green vests and ties. It was all very pretty for a summer’s day.

After the entrance, the Newlyweds went right into their First Dance. Then came dinner and the Parent’s dances. The toasts and cake cutting followed. Stephanie’s cake had three stacked tiers with scroll accents and black ribbon at the bottom of each. It was Italian Cream and you know everyone loves that! Charles’ cake was chocolate, with wings on the top and a helicopter sitting next to it. Sorry if I can’t describe it right, but he’s an Apache pilot in the military – how awesome! After a Money Dance and an Anniversary Dance (The longest married couple was 50 years!) the party was on.

This was a diverse crowd, so they danced to everything from Oldies to Salsa to Hip Hop to Country to Merengue to Top 40 to everything else you can imagine. They were a fun group! After the bouquet and garter and a lot more dancing, the night came to a close. Charles and Stephanie ran through a shower of bubbles, got in their Limo, and headed off to their honeymoon in Belize. (This was totally planned by Charles as a secret and announced to Stephanie at the Reception.) Congratulations to the Newlyweds!!

Venue and Cakes: Golfcrest Country Club

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Congratulations Eric and Marissa

Wow, what a grand affair! When we heard this Reception would be in a convention center, we thought “Wait, those are huge: how many guests!?” and then “How will it look?” and then “We’ll need extra speakers!” Well, we must say that it was incredible and dramatic and perfect! The colors were black and fuchsia, with white accents, and they were carried throughout everything. The tables had alternating black and white floor-length tablecloths and the chair covers and ties alternated between black and fuchsia. The centerpieces alternated between high and low candles, and flowers floating in tall vases. There were fan favors on alternating place settings and fuchsia bags of candy at each.

To add drama, there was specialty draping and uplights everywhere. The cocktail hour was held in a separate portion of the center, and we had 6 uplights accenting the walls. In the main room, specialty pipe and drape covered the whole wall behind the head table and DJ stage. Fuchsia uplights lit up the draping and there was a monogram projected onto the drape. There were four pillars up lit with pink lights behind the head table. On top of that, we had four fuchsia uplights accenting the white drape behind the cake table. The whole room glowed fuchsia and was gorgeous! Marissa was so excited when she snuck in to see it during the cocktail hour; it was fun to see her so happy.

Marissa wore a gorgeous white gown with a lace up back, and carried a bouquet of white and fuchsia flowers. She was absolutely beautiful. Her Bridal Party wore floor-length black gowns with one shoulder and they carried smaller bouquets of white and fuchsia. Eric wore a black tux with a white tie and vest, and his Groomsmen wore fuchsia vests and ties.

After a hilarious spotlight entrance (they literally had a spotlight on them) with the Wedding Party dancing in, it was time for dinner, with mariachis playing. After dinner we moved on to the First Dance and Parent’s Dances. Then it was party time! This was a fun group, and we knew we were going to have a great time. They danced to everything from Oldies to Country to Spanish to Pop to Zydeco to everything else. Following the toasts, Marissa and Eric cut their wedding cakes. Only one word can describe their cakes: WOW. Marissa’s cake had five, white, square stacked layers. It was literally the largest cake we’ve ever seen. It was taller than her! Each layer had different designs and there was a Beauty and the Beast cake topper. Eric’s cake was also amazing. He works on a ship, so his cake was a huge edible ship floating on ‘water’. It had edible derricks and an edible helicopter on top and was incredibly detailed.

After the Money and an Anniversary Dance (the longest Married couple had been married 58 years!), we went back to the party. The Bouquet and Garter Tosses came after a bit, and then the crowd danced until the end. This was a fun group who LOVED to dance and have a great time and we all had a blast!

Sadly, this fun night had to come to a close and the Newlyweds ran through their friends and family to head off to their new life together. Congratulations Eric and Marissa. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Venue - Pasadena Convention Center
Cakes - Edible Designs by Jessie
Photography – Al with Evoke
Mariachis – Mariachi Viajeros
Catering and Linens - Amy Aleman
Uplights, Pipe and Drape, Monogram, Spotlight - The Phoenix Design Group
Photo booth - Lasting Images

Congratulations Ryan and Cori

This hot summer day brought us to the beautiful Lyceum in Galveston. The gorgeous floor to ceiling stained glass windows are the perfect backdrop for a wedding. The colors for the day were purple and coral. The tables and chair covers were white, with alternating high low centerpieces consisting of tall purple and coral calla lilies or candles.

Cori was so gorgeous in her white embellished gown that was fitted to the knees. The bust and hemline were heavily embellished and the gown sparkled. The long train was so pretty! Cori opted to wear her hair down with it swept up on one side only, and it was perfect on her. She carried a full bouquet of purple and orange flowers hand tied with a ribbon. The Bridal Party wore knee-length dresses in coral and carried bouquets that were smaller versions of Cori’s. I loved the colors, as they were so pretty for a summer’s day. Ryan wore a black tux with a white vest and tie and a coral colored boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore black tuxes with coral vests and ties. The whole group really looked great together!

Following the Ceremony, which included a sand ceremony, and dinner, it was time for the special dances and then the dance floor was open. After a bit of dancing, it was time for the toast and cake cutting. The Bride’s cake had three, white, square stacked tiers. Each had a unique design, also in white. It was topped with a white bow. Ryan’s Groom’s cake had two chocolate, square, stacked tiers. Each was accented with chocolate covered strawberries and college and sport team logos (Texas A&M, Astros, Rockets, and a Texans helmet on the top.) I guess he likes sports? LOL In addition to the awesome cakes, Ryan and Cori had a candy buffet. It had all kinds of candy in purple and orange and it looked delicious. You know the guests loved that.

As soon as the cake was cut, we went right back to the dancing. We could tell that this would be a party crowd, and we were right. They danced to everything from Oldies to Country to Top 40. They came ready to have a great time!

After lots of fun, and the Bouquet and Garter tosses, the night came to a close. The happy Newlyweds ran through a shower of confetti and were carried away in a horse drawn carriage. Congratulations to Ryan and Cori!

Venue: The Lyceum
Photography: Al with Evoke
Catering: Gio’s Restaurant
Decorating and Flowers: Events n Petals
Cake: Cakes by Phyllis

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Congratulations Mario and Felicia

This Reception took place at one of our favorite venues: Bay Oaks Country Club. The colors for this wedding were cream and blue and they were so pretty for an afternoon wedding. The tables had floor-length ivory/champagne linens and the same color napkins tied with blue ribbons. The chivari chairs had chair ‘skirts’ in blue (we’ve never seen them before so I don’t know what to call them.) The chair skirts covered just the back legs of the chairs and they were really pretty. The tables had alternating high/low centerpieces of assorted flowers including blue hydrangea, white lilies, and others. At each place setting was a Crave cupcake as a favor for each guest. (Those were gone fast!)

Felicia wore a pretty, strapless off-white gown. It had a ruching down both sides with pick-ups on the skirt. The gown had minimal embellishment except for the sash, which had rhinestone and bead embellishments on the front. It was very elegant and perfect for her. She carried a beautiful bouquet of assorted white, blush and ivory flowers. Her Bridal Party wore knee-length gowns of a slate blue color that had a halter –style neck. They carried bouquets with a variety of flowers. Mario wore a black tux with a white vest and his Groomsmen wore black tuxes with blue vests that matched the Bridal Party gowns.

After dinner and the special dances, it was time for the cake cutting. The Bride’s cake had three white layers on a stand, each embellished with blue hydrangea and other flowers. Mario’s cake was awesome! It was one chocolate layer with a huge, edible, Starbucks coffee cup on top. The cup was at least eight inches tall and the top had swirled frosting that looked like foam with caramel drizzled over it.

After the Bouquet Toss, the afternoon came to a close. Mario and Felicia ran through rose petals, jumped into their limousine and headed off to their new life as a married couple. Congratulations to the Newlyweds and enjoy your Hawaiian honeymoon!!

Venue: Bay Oaks Country Club
Photographer: River Oaks Studio
Groom’s Cake: Finale by Glenna
Flowers: Clear Lake Flowers
Cupcake favors: Crave

Congratulations Sean and Keri

We met this couple through Keri’s brother, as we DJ’d his wedding reception five years ago. It’s always really cool and great praise when we get to work with the same family more than once. Thanks!

The color for this wedding was jade, and it was so pretty! There were white table cloths and chair covers, with jade green satin table runners and chair ties. The gorgeous centerpieces consisted of high/low floral arrangements of orange, pink, and white flowers, surrounded by candles. The room looked so pretty! For favors, each guest got a lottery ticket in an envelope, with a customized sticker on the front saying “Lucky in Love.” Cute!

Keri was stunning in her white fitted gown. It had a deep V front with beading across the high waist. The whole dress had ruching down the sides to give a gathered effect. It was gorgeous! She carried a bouquet of assorted pink flowers, including roses and stargazer lilies. Her Bridal Party wore jade, floor-length gowns and carried bouquets that matched Keri’s but they were in shades of white. Sean wore a black tux with white vest and tie, and he looked great as well. His Groomsmen wore similar attire but with grey vests.

After the entrance and dinner, we moved onto the special dances. Then, party time! A bit later it was time for the toast and cake cutting. Keri’s cake had three stacked, round, white tiers. Each had a jade ribbon around the bottom and they were separated by white lilies and roses. Sean’s ‘cake’ was different: a nicely displayed assortment of mini tarts with flavors like brownie, snicker doodle, and lemon. I’m sure the guests loved the variety of desserts!

Dancing picked up again and we partied until the end (stopping for the bouquet and garter, of course.) This group loved to dance to everything from Oldies to Country to Pop/Top 40, to Hip Hop, to everything in between. They were a great bunch and a lot of fun. Towards the end of the night we did something that is a tradition in Keri’s family: musical chairs. It was so funny watching everyone go out until the winners were announced: Sean and Keri! It was a bit chaotic but a lot of fun and we could see why they like to do it at family weddings. We were cracking up!

Finally the night came to an end and the Newlyweds headed off to their new life together. Congratulations Sean and Keri!

Venue: Bay Area Community Center
Caterer: Richard and Shari Davis
Photographer: Jayme Perelli

Happy 10th Anniversary to Us!

Ferdy and I happily celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary last Friday night with 50 of our closest friends and family, and we had a blast! Although we strongly believe that there is no way you can DJ your own wedding reception, we did DJ our party. Thanks to Ferdy for making some great dinner and dance mixes so we could dance and spend time visiting with others without having to man the controls all night (and no awkward silences between songs).

Our colors were black and fuchsia, so we had black satin floor-length tablecloths, black satin chair covers, with fuchsia chair ties and napkins. Our tall centerpieces had black feathers with fuchsia sparkly accents, with fuchsia candles around the bottom. We used our uplights to give the whole room a pink glow and it was spectacular! (If I do say so myself. Ha ha.) After some appetizers and a great dinner, we cut our cake and then danced and danced!

We’d like to say a HUGE thanks to Rachel and Jamie with Girls With Pearls Photography. We became friends with them through the wedding industry a few years ago. We love both them and their energy. They are hilarious and fun and they took plenty of pictures. They love, love, love their clients, and we love, love, love Girls With Pearls!! Even our family and friends commented on how much fun they were, how nice they were, and how they always seemed to be there capturing every shot but never in the way. We are so excited and can’t wait to see the photos!!

Another thanks goes out to Cakes by Jula. Jula’s cakes are amazing and we knew ours would taste delicious. I came in with 4 pages of pictures, a drawing, explanations, and lots of detail on exactly what I wanted. And Jula did it perfectly! Our cake was elegant and so delicious! Thanks again Jula, we knew we’d love it and we were right. And our guests thank you too, as they also loved the cake. All we have left is the top layer, which we’ll eat on our 11th Anniversary.

We had a great night and loved spending time with our family and friends celebrating a milestone in our marriage. Thanks again to everyone who celebrated with us and our awesome vendors who did such a fantastic job!

Friday, May 20, 2011

In Honor of Tomorrow's Rapture

Well, we've all heard that the Rapture will occur tomorrow, so in honor of that, I'm creating a playlist. Enjoy!

Rapture - Blondie
Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
Send Me An Angel - Real Life
End of the Road - Boyz II Men
It's the End of the World - REM
Jesus Take the Wheel - Carrie Underwood
Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
Closing Time - Semisonic
Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Caught Up in the Rapture - Anita Baker
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
We Didn't Start the Fire - Billy Joel
Earth Angel - The Platters
Last Dance - Donna Summer
Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Last Worthless Evening - Don Henley
God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood
I Say a Little Prayer - Dionne Warwick
Runnin' With the Devil - Van Halen
Don't Dream it's Over - Crowded House
Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers
Miss You Much - Janet Jackson
At Last - Etta James

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Congratulations Robert and Kim

I think this lucky couple had the best weather of the year for their wedding. The Ceremony and Reception both took place at Sweetwater Country Club. If you haven’t been there before, you should check it out. The ballroom is absolutely beautiful and has floor-to-ceiling windows on three walls.

The colors for this wedding were coral, champagne, ivory, and brown. The tables had ivory floor-length tablecloths with ivory damask overlays. The ivory chair covers had brown ties. The centerpieces consisted of low floral arrangements with assorted ivory, coral, and pink flowers, or candles surrounded by rose petals.

During the Ceremony, Robert and Kim had a Family Prayer. Family members came to the altar, surrounded the couple, and prayed while a friend played the guitar and sang. It was something we hadn’t seen before and it added a very personal touch.

Kim was gorgeous in her off white gown. It had a deep V-neck front and back with small cap sleeves on the shoulder. It was slim fit to the legs, where it flared out into the skirt. The gown was beautifully embellished and was so elegant. Her Bridal Party wore coral colored knee-length dresses with halter-style tops. They all carried hand tied bouquets of assorted colors, with satin ribbon on the handles. Robert is a pilot in the Army so he wore his dress uniform. He looked so handsome! His Groomsmen wore black suits with coral colored boutonnieres.

After the Ceremony, cocktails, dinner, and a slide show, it was time to move on to the special events of the evening. The First Dance was followed by the Father/Daughter Dance. After some words from Kim’s father, Kim and Robert cut their cake. Kim’s white cake had four stacked tiers, each with white scroll designs. The cake topper consisted of the Newlyweds last initial nestled in flowers. The Groom’s cake was unique: assorted pies. There was a helicopter for the topper. I don’t know the story behind the pies, but what guest wouldn’t love to get a slice of cake along with a slice of pie? There was a tiny bit of cake smashing but it was pretty cute. The toast came next and then it was party time!

This group liked it all – oldies, hip hop, top 40, it was all good. After a bit of dancing, we did the Money Dance. At one point there was a Conga Line: and we weren’t even playing The Conga! Since there was no bouquet or garter toss, we then partied on until the end. Later, the staff came out and passed around sliders to everyone – how cool is that? The night came to a close and Robert and Kim ran though a shower of bubbles, jumped into their Town Car, and headed off their new life together. Congratulations Kim and Robert!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Sweetwater Country Club
Photographer: Lindsay Perry
Videographer: In Touch Video (Tom Hall)
Cakes: Cakes and Culinary Creations
Flowers: Signature Flowers

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Bark in the Park – a Huge Success!

Yesterday we had the honor of working with the first annual Galveston Island Dog Show: A Bark in the Park. We provided music to the Farmer’s Market area as well as the audio sound system and music for the competition ring. The dog show was a fundraiser for the Galveston County Humane Society and it was a hit! Hundreds of dogs were entered in the competition, until one lucky dog and owner were awarded Best in Show. There were also vendors selling a variety of items, a farmer’s market, obedience demonstrations, fly ball demonstrations, dog rescue groups, you name it. And I learned some important lessons: 1. People like to dress up their dogs, and 2. Owners like to dress up as well, especially in big, decorated hats.

We had a blast and hope to be part of this great event in the future. We hope there was a lot of money raised for such a worthy cause!