Sunday, November 13, 2011
This fall Reception was so elegant, with its navy, blush pink, champagne, and ivory colors. The tables had floor-length ivory damask linens and champagne-colored satin napkins. The chairs had taupe satin chair covers with ivory satin ties. The centerpieces consisted of low vases of blue, pink, and ivory flowers surrounded by candles.
Sarah was stunning in her ivory, strapless gown. It was fitted to the hips and then flared out into a beautiful train. It had embroidered embellishments and a beaded sash. She carried a full bouquet of pretty pink, blush pink and ivory flowers. Sarah’s Bridesmaids wore navy floor-length gowns and carried smaller versions of her bouquet. Angel and his Groomsmen were very handsome in their black tuxes. Angel wore an ivory vest and tie while his Groomsmen wore silver vests and ties.
After a great entrance in which the Wedding Party and Newlyweds danced for the guests (that was so much fun and really set the tone for the night!), it was time for dinner. After a delicious seated meal, we moved on to the cake cutting. Sarah’s cake had four round, stacked champagne-colored tiers. Each had different ivory designs, and the top had the Newlywed’s last initial on it. It was very elegant and matched the theme and colors of the day. Angel’s cake was awesome: it was a 10” high camera lens, all edible. Angel is a photographer and it was perfect for him. The toasts came next followed by the Father/Daughter dance and Mother/Son dance, and then it was party time! This was a fun crowd that loved to dance and there were some great dancers in the crowd, even kids.
After a bit, we stopped for a surprise. Angel and Sarah brought out a birthday cake as a surprise for his cousin. She was shocked and everyone sang Happy Birthday. What a sweet thought from a Bride and Groom who have so much to think about on their wedding day! After that there was more dancing until we stopped for the Bouquet and Garter tosses. Then, back to dancing, singing, and fun until the end. And I mean it when I say fun because this crowd was a blast! After the last dance, Sarah and Angel made their exit by running through a shower of bubbles. Congratulations to you both and have a long, happy life together!!
The Woodlands Marriott
Brooke Trexler Photography
Cake: Kiss the Cook Cakes
This Reception had the perfect colors for the fall: dark red with ivory, gold, and orange accents. The tables had floor length ivory tablecloths with centerpieces of tall flowers in vases or low candles. All had votive candles and small pumpkins around them as well. The chairs had ivory satin chair covers tied with dark red ties. It really came together nicely.
Monica wore an elegant ivory fitted gown. It was covered in lace and had a V front and back neckline. She finished the look by wearing an ivory veil and carrying a beautiful full bouquet of dark red flowers with berries. Monica’s Bridal Party wore dark red satin strapless gowns and carried smaller bouquets that were similar to hers. Rick wore a black tux with ivory vest and tie, and red calla lily boutonniere. His Groomsmen wore similar attire but with dark red vests and ties.
After the dinner (and lots of kissing between Rick and Monica!!) we moved on to the toast (with more kissing) and cake cutting (with more kissing). This couple was so in love and loved to kiss! Occasionally I decide to make up a blog award for a couple who deserves it, and this one officially wins the “Couple Who Kissed More Than Any Other Couple We’ve Ever Seen In All Our Years Of DJing Award”. LOL But, to get back to the cake cutting, Monica’s cake had four ivory round tiers on a tall silver stand. The tiers were stacked except for the top two, which had flowers between them. Each tier had different ivory designs on it. The cake was topped with the couple’s last initial embellished with bling. It was very elegant. Rick’s cake was amazing!! It was a postal truck about ten inches high. It was on a ‘street’ pulling up to a mailbox with the couple’s last name on it. The detail was incredible! Then we moved on to the First Dance.
The First Dance was to a custom mix made by Monica and Rick. It started with a slow country song, went to a faster salsa, and then ended with a fast Michael Jackson song. The Newlyweds also had practiced a choreographed dance and were understandably a bit nervous about how they would do, but they rocked it! The Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance came next, and then, it was party time!
This crowd was very diverse and enjoyed a variety of music. They were a lot of fun and danced to everything. After a bit we stopped for the Bouquet and Garter Tosses and quickly got back to the music and partied until the end. This night had one other thing that never happened to us before: during the bouquet toss, the bouquet went over the heads of the ladies on the dance floor and fell back behind our table. The women were so determined to get it that they started coming over the table! Too funny. We all got a good laugh and then had a toss re-do. After a lot more dancing and the last dance, the night came to a close. Congratulations Rick and Monica!
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Sugar Land
Cakes: Cakes by Gina
Photography: Hector Galvan