Sunday, April 10, 2011

Congratulations Meghan and Byron

This Ceremony and Reception were unique and beautiful. The Ceremony took place outside on the patio overlooking the golf course and the Reception followed indoors. The colors for this wedding were yellow and blue, and theme was kind of vintage/shabby chic. For a special touch, Byron and Meghan’s dog walked in the ceremony. He even wore a white collar for his attire.

Ceremony programs were something we’ve never seen before: vintage-looking, floral print handkerchiefs with the program printed on them. The wood and chalkboard-looking sign by them said ‘Take a program, dry your eyes.” That table had a vintage print floral tablecloth. The aisle runner also matched the theme, as it was beige, and a burlap-type material.

The Reception tables had ivory table cloths and the centerpieces were a bit different on each table. They consisted of an assortment of glass bottles with hydrangea and candles/candelabras, sitting on silver trays. The table numbers looked like old playing cards with the numbers one side. The yellow and white print napkins were tied with twine and had a small tag with the couples’ last initial. To tie it all together, we had amber uplights accenting the front of the room. They really pulled together the vintage feel of the room and accented the yellow beautifully.

Meghan was gorgeous in her fitted, strapless, ivory satin gown. She had a floral accent in her hair and carried a full bouquet of white and ivory flowers. Her Bridesmaids wore yellow, knee-length dresses and carried bouquets of blue hydrangeas. After the Ceremony, they all changed into matching blue tennis shoes. Byron and his guys all wore grey suits. They wore yellow ties while he wore a blue one. The little Flower Girl in her yellow dress was the cutest thing ever!

After the entrance and the couple’s First Dance (a friend played the guitar and sung while another friend played the bongo. That was a first, and they were good!), it was dinner time. The parents’ dances followed dinner and then it was party time. After a bit of dancing, we had the toasts and cake cutting.

The Best Man’s toast was hilarious and one of the funniest we’ve ever seen! He unexpectedly pulled out a guitar and played “Grow Old with You” from The Wedding Singer. Everyone was cracking up and we all loved it! The ‘cake’ was assorted flavors of cupcakes - yum! There was also one small cake for Meghan and Byron to cut for the pictures, and it was topped with two little wooden people dressed exactly like them. The cupcakes were arranged on a table with assorted glass plates and stands. The table was covered in ivory lace tablecloths: they were the perfect touch.

After lots more fun and dancing, and the throwing of the bouquet and garter, the night came to an end. Byron and Meghan ran through sparklers and drove off in a golf cart. Congratulations to the Newlyweds and enjoy your honeymoon in the Dominican Republic!

Venue: Bay Oaks Country Club
Photographer: Reclaimed Moments
Cupcakes: Crave
Photo booth: The Fun Photo booth

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Congratulations Justin and Katie

This Reception brought us to South Shore Country Club and their beautiful new ballroom. They remodeled a little over a year ago and the room is now gorgeous! If you haven’t been there in a while, you should check it out. The coordinator, Victoria, is great to work with.

The colors for this wedding were navy blue and yellow and were perfect for spring. The tables had navy crinkle satin floor-length table cloths, and the white satin chair covers had yellow sashes. Each centerpiece consisted of yellow flowers and candles. Instead of table numbers, each table had a postcard from a destination Katie and Justin visited together. They were in yellow blocks with a navy ribbon.

Katie was so pretty in her gown. It was off white, strapless, with a beaded bodice. The simple satin ribbon waist fell to a soft skirt with lacy overlay. It was very elegant and had a vintage feel to it. Her Bridal Party wore blue gowns and carried yellow bouquets, similar to Katie’s. Justin and his guys wore black tuxes with yellow boutonnieres. They looked great!

There were some great, unique ideas at this Reception. For the guestbook, each table put their thumbprint on a matted painting of a tree, and signed their name. The sign next to it said, “Please leaf your thumbprint and sign your name.” (Hmmmm…. I may have to steal this idea for something. I don’t know what, but I loved it!) And the favors were perfect! They were assorted flavors of dehydrated ice cream in packets, just like the astronauts eat. Those were perfect for Newlyweds who work at NASA. Since the Ceremony was held outside, the guests also received personalized fan favors, so they could fan themselves in the warm air.

After the cocktail hour, dinner, and toasts, it was time for the First Dance. Katie and Justin did a bit of a switch-up. They started out with a slow song, and then we played the sound of a record screeching. Then it turned into Forever by Chris Brown. At first the guests didn’t know what was going on, and then they loved it!! After that dance, it was party time! This was another crowd who danced from the first song to the last, which we always love.

And now for the cake cutting – I don’t know what else to say except for the Groom’s cake was amazing!! It was a digital camera. It literally looked like a huge, oversized digital camera. It had the writing on it and everything was edible including the strap. And, there was a photo of Justin and Katie in the LCD screen. Guests couldn’t stop looking at it and taking pictures. Katie didn’t even want to cut it! Justin had to slice into it for the both of them.  Katie’s cake was beautiful. It had three, round, stacked white tiers. Each had matching designs and a white band around the bottom. The cake topper was so cute! It had a Lego Bride and Groom, and she was even holding a yellow Lego bouquet.

The Bouquet and Garter tosses were unique and fun. The catchers didn’t have to be single: the Bouquet toss was for all the women in the room and the Garter toss was for all the men. And, the lucky catcher of each also got a gift card. Woo hoo!

Finally the night wound down and Reception came to an end. After their Last Dance, Justin and Katie said farewell to their guests and made their exit in a Town Car. Congratulations and enjoy your Honeymoon cruise!

Venue: South Shore Harbour Country Club
Photography: Edoo Photography
Bride’s cake: 3 Brother’s Bakery
Groom’s cake: Cakes by Gina
String duo: Divisi Strings