Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Congratulations Richmond and Megan

What a fun Wedding Reception! The colors for this wedding were pink and turquoise and the theme was candy. It was absolutely perfect for this fun couple! The restaurant was a great match as well, as it has all kinds of eclectic décor, from a fountain, to a ‘jungle’ to a variety of sculptures and columns. We had seven fuchsia uplights which helped pull the whole fun look together.

Megan wore a white, strapless, cocktail length dress and had an awesome white bling and feather fascinator in her hair. Her bouquet was white and pink flowers with large lollipops. The crème de la crème of her outfit was her turquoise heels. Her Bridal Party wore turquoise dresses and carried similar bouquets. Richmond wore a white vest and tie under his black tux while his Groomsmen wore turquoise vests and ties. Their boutonnieres consisted of white flowers with small lollipops.

The Cake and Candy Buffet table really was a hit! Megan’s white, four tiered cake had pink and turquoise rock candy accents in a band around the bottom of each layer. The cake was cut to reveal a rainbow pattern inside. How cool! Megan made the topper, which consisted of three people that looked like her, Richmond and their daughter, and it also had their dog and cat. Richmond’s chocolate cake consisted of three tiers on separate stands, each covered with chocolate shavings and chocolate covered strawberries. The candy buffet was incredible. There were so many different candies and chocolates on it! Off the top of my head, I can remember Pixie Sticks, Tootsie Rolls, chocolate covered caramels, Hershey Kisses, Smarties, rock candy, cotton candy, bubble gum, salt water taffy, gummy worms, and I could go on. The guests loved it!! There were other touches that tied in with their theme, including lollipop favors at each table which said “Sweetening their lives”, and a Lego figurine at the Sweetheart table which looked like Richmond and Megan.

After the formalities were over with, the guests partied and danced until the end. And I mean danced!!! I even think we had as much fun as they did! Sadly, the night had to come to an end, and Megan and Richmond headed off to their new life and Honeymoon cruise. Congratulations Richmond and Megan!!

Venue and Catering: Franca’s Italiano Ristorante
Groom’s Cake: Mary’s Bakery
Bride’s Cake: Zeapod Cakery
Photography: Ashley Photography

Sunday, March 18, 2012

How Much Should Your Wedding DJ Cost?

This is, hands down, one of the best articles I've ever read about the wedding DJ industry, pricing, and standards that you Brides and Grooms should look for when hiring your DJ.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Congratulations Bano and Georgina

This pretty Reception was elegant and a lot of fun. The color for the wedding was clover, and the soft green shade was perfect for the spring. The tables had floor-length off white linens and napkins, and were surrounded by chivari chairs with white chair pads. The alternating high/low centerpieces had either tall, up lit vases with green flowers, or lower wrought iron candelabras.

Georgina was absolutely beautiful in her white strapless gown. It had a beaded bodice with a satin sash and the full tulle skirt had embroidery and beading. She carried a gorgeous bouquet of ivory and green flowers. Her Bridal Party wore one shoulder, clover colored, knee-length dresses and carried ivory and green bouquets. Bano wore a black tux with white vest and tie, while his Groomsmen wore clover green vests and ties. They looked wonderful!

After the entrance and the First Dance, the guests enjoyed a seated meal. The toasts and the cake cutting followed. (The Maid of Honor’s toast was so funny; she read what Bano and Georgina had written to her in their high school yearbook!) Georgina’s cake had four stacked, square, white tiers. Each had some type of elegant clover colored accent, and the cake was topped by the Newlyweds’ last initial. Bano’s chocolate cake was in the shape of Texas. There was a bit of cake smashing, but it wasn’t too bad. Then, we moved on to the Father/Daughter dance, and Georgina and her dad had a little surprise for everyone, including Bano. They started out with a slow song, switched to a fast song, and then ended back on a slow song. The guests loved their dance. Bano then danced with his mom, and it was party time!

This crowd literally danced from the first song to the last, whether it was Hip Hop, Top 40, Country, Spanish, or Slow. There was singing, jumping, dance-offs, and tons of hilarity on the dance floor. This group really was a lot of fun! After a bit we stopped for the Money Dance, then back to the dancing. The Bouquet and Garter came later, and the guests partied until the end. When Bano said that his friends and family would dance all night and stay until the end, he wasn’t kidding! Finally, the night came to a close and the Newlyweds ran through a shower of bubbles and headed off to their new life together. Congratulations Bano and Georgina!

Venue – Tremont House
Linens – Tremont House and All That Blooms
Flowers – All That Blooms
Photography – Evoke (Thomas)
Cake – The Cake Lady