Sunday, March 13, 2011

Congratulations T.J. and Amanda

This Ceremony and Reception brought us to Brady’s Landing, and took place on one of the prettiest days of the year. The colors were black and fuchsia and it looked great. The tables had black tablecloths, topped with centerpieces of fuchsia gerbera daisies in vases, with black sand in the bottom. They were surrounded by votive candles. There were pink napkins at each place setting.

To tie it all together, we placed four fuchsia uplights at the front of the room. They provided a gorgeous accent for the ceremony and allowed us to turn the lights down more when it was time to party. The uplights really made the room dramatic, elegant, and beautiful.

Amanda wore a white strapless gown with a long train. She carried a bouquet of white calla lilies, roses and stephanotis, with pink floral accents. Her Bridesmaids wore knee-length black dresses, with fuchsia sashes. They carried similar bouquets to Amanda’s, but theirs were pink with white accents. T.J. and his Groomsmen looked great in their black tuxes, vests and ties, with fuchsia boutonnieres.

After a sweet and funny Ceremony (Amanda yelled ‘Woo hoo!” after they were pronounced husband and wife. LOL) there was a cocktail time followed by the Reception. They were held in the same room, cabaret style. This style is great if you want to have the Ceremony and Reception in the same room, and don’t want guests to have to wait while they room is changed over.

The toasts came right after dinner, followed by the cake cutting. The Bride’s cake was beautiful! It had three white, round stacked tiers. Each tier had a fuchsia fondant ribbon at the bottom and a black damask print design on the front. There was one white calla lilly accenting each tier, and a fuchsia oval on the top with the couple’s last initial in black. The cake was elegant and I loved it! T.J.’s cake was pretty cool as well: it was a beach scene with water and sand, and seashells scattered around. There was a motorcycle on the ‘beach’ with a male and female crab near it. Oh, and I must mention their candy buffet, it was in shades of pink and black and they had little fuchsia favor boxes with their last initial on the front. It was awesome!

After the Cake Cutting, we moved on to the First Dance and Father/Daughter Dance. After that, party time! This group danced from the first song to the last, to all kinds of music from oldies to current. What fun! After some open dancing, the Money Dance, and a lot more dancing, it was time for the Bouquet and Garter. Following that, it was dancing to the end. T.J. and Amanda chose to stay until the very end of their Reception, to enjoy all the time they could with their friends and family. Finally, the night came to a close. The Newlyweds enjoyed their last dance before heading off to their new life together. Congratulations T.J. and Amanda!

Venue: Brady’s Landing
Photographer: Agape House Studio - Tina