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 d├ęcor, 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