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!

The Royal Wedding Reception

They had a DJ at the reception. Woo hoo! And, did you hear the news? They played The Chicken Dance. Who knew it was an international wedding favorite? To top off the fun, Prince Harry supposedly did The Robot and The Worm on the dance floor. Hilarious!