Sunday, February 26, 2012

Congratulations Derek and Leslie

What a beautiful wedding! The Ceremony took place in the Duomo at the Parador. The guests moved into another room for cocktails, and reentered the Duomo for the Reception. The Parador is a gorgeous venue, and the colors of this peacock and silver wedding were perfect. The tables had ivory floor length linens and were surrounded by chivari chairs. The alternating centerpieces were either low bowls of ivory hydrangeas or tall ivory candles in glass vases with wrought iron accents.

Leslie was beautiful in her off-white, strapless gown. She carried a bouquet of hand-tied white calla lilies. Her Bridesmaids wore strapless, knee-length, peacock colored gowns and carried smaller versions of Leslie’s bouquet. Derek was handsome in his black tux with white vest and tie, and his Groomsmen wore similar attire but with darker vests and ties. The all wore calla lily boutonnieres.

After the First Dance, blessing, and dinner, we moved on to the toast and cake cutting. The Bride’s cake had four, white, stacked tiers. They alternated between round and square, and each tier had a different pattern. The cake was topped with the couple’s last initial nestled in white calla lilies. It was very elegant. Then, they cut the Groom’s cake, which was in the shape of the Houston Texan’s logo. That cake was really awesome!

The Father/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son Dance, Anniversary Dance, and Money Dance followed, and guests danced until it was time for the Bouquet and Garter. After that, there was more dancing until the exit. Derek and Leslie ran through a shower of bubbles, climbed into their limousine, and headed off to their new life. Congratulations Leslie and Derek, and enjoy your honeymoon!

Venue: The Parador
Catering: Behind the Bash
Flowers: Weddings in Bloom
Cakes: Who Made the Cake
Photography: Blanca Duran Photography

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Congratulations Jesse and Katie

This rainy day brought us to a beautiful Wedding Ceremony and Reception in Galveston. Although the rain made the previously-outdoor Ceremony move inside to the ballroom, it was still gorgeous. The colors for the day were lapis (dark purple), white, and silver. The tables had white floor-length cloths, and were surrounded by chivari chairs. The alternating high/low centerpieces consisted of vases of beautiful purple flowers, the tall ones on uplit bases. We also had 10 purple uplights highlighting the room and pulling it all together.

Katie was gorgeous in her strapless white gown. She carried a full bouquet of assorted purple flowers. Her Bridesmaids wore strapless, knee-length lapis dresses, and carried bouquets similar to Katie’s but smaller. Jesse and his guys wore grey tuxes with dark ties, although Jesse had a platinum/silver vest with his.

After a beautiful Ceremony and dinner, we moved on to the First Dance. The toast and cake cutting followed. Katie’s elegant, white, four-tiered, stacked cake had different designs on each layer, and the Newlyweds’ monogram on the top tier. Purple flowers topped the cake. Jesse’s chocolate cake had two stacked tiers, each with chocolate icing and melted chocolate ‘dripping’ down them. Strawberries in tuxedoes made up the topper and accented the sides. Then, it was party time!

After plenty of fun dancing, the bouquet and garter were tossed, and then there was more fun until the end. The Reception came to a close, and Katie and Jesse ran through a shower of bubbles and waving wedding wands, got into their car, and headed off to their new life together. Congratulations Jesse and Katie!

Venue: Hotel Galvez
Photography: FotoTech Weddings
Cakes: Edible Designs by Jessie
Floral: A Touch of April
Bridal Consultant: MeShell’s Wedding Bells