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