Sunday, April 15, 2012

Congratulations Don and Melissa

This pretty spring day brought us to Galveston, and it was a great day for this beach-y wedding. The colors for the day were coral and turquoise, and they were the perfect accents for this fun-loving, surfing couple. The tables had white cloths with alternating coral and turquoise napkins. The napkins had coral and turquoise rings. The alternating high/low centerpieces were tall glass vases with submerged coral flowers and floating candles. There was also a small bouquet of coral roses on each table, in a vase wrapped in a turquoise ribbon. At each place setting was a champagne glass favor, customized in turquoise with Don and Melissa’s names, wedding date, two birds kissing. There were turquoise napkins at the bar with the same design. To pull the whole look together, there were white and coral lanterns hanging from the ceiling.

Melissa wore an elegant fitted gown and carried a beautiful bouquet made entirely of vintage brooches. Her Bridal Party wore floor-length coral dresses and carried coral rose bouquets. Don wore a black tux with s white shirt and multi-colored coral tie. His guys wore similar attire. Once the reception was underway, all the Groomsmen changed into turquoise Adidas.

The cake cutting was awesome because the cakes were awesome! Melissa’s cake had three, round, white stacked tiers. Each was accented with a turquoise scallop design with yellow dots. There were two turquoise kissing birds on top. Don’s cake was also a masterpiece. Combining his passions, it started with a big wave and sand at one end, and slowly turned into a huge mountain with snow and a ski lift. There were two custom made bobble heads of Melissa and Don on the cake, and they were dressed to surf.

We started the dancing with a Grand March. It ended with the Newlyweds in the middle, doing their First Dance. After that came the Father/Daughter Dance and the Mother/Son Dance. Now I know where Don gets his fun attitude! The Anniversary Dance followed, and then it was on to the party! This group was great, and really loved a reggae, hip hop, ska feel to the music. It was a blast! After a while we stopped for the bouquet and garter, and Don slid on the floor and danced his way over to Melissa to remove the garter. LOL Then, back to the party. There was even some break dancing thrown in for fun. Finally the night came to a close and the Newlyweds said farewell to their guests. Congratulations Don and Melissa and enjoy Thailand!

Venue: Roof Garden
Cakes: Three Brothers Bakery
Photography: Ryan Pace Photography

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Congratulations Michael and Terry

This wedding was absolutely gorgeous! The colors were ivory, gold, champagne, and purple. The tables had ivory pin-tuck floor-length linens and were surrounded by mahogany chivari chairs with ivory pads. Each place setting had a gold charger, ivory napkin, and elegant menu card. The centerpieces were gorgeous as well. They were a combination of high and low, full of beautiful ivory flowers. There were candles around each centerpiece. To tie in the elegant colors, we had six amber uplights accenting the walls of the room.

Terry looked incredible in her ivory gown. It was fitted to the hips and fell to a small train. The gown had elegant beading and was perfect for her. She carried a beautiful hand tied bouquet of ivory flowers. Her Bridal Party wore purple full length gowns and carried bouquets of ivory flowers with lavender accents. Michael wore a black tux with white vest and tie, topped by a calla lily boutonniere and his men were in similar attire.

After the cocktail hour and dinner, we moved on to the cake cutting and toasts. Terry’s white cake was amazing! It had four round tiers that had incredible detail between each and included spun sugar flowers and intricate lace detailing. It must have stood at least three feet tall. As a surprise, Terry got a Groom’s cake for Michael. It was a two tier chocolate cake decorated for Las Vegas. It had the famous Vegas sign, playing cards, gold coins, and two cards on the top reminiscent of the way Michael proposed to Terry in Las Vegas. Everything was edible. Toasts followed and then it was on to the dance time.

In between enjoying the great food, music, and cake, the guests also had fun taking pictures in the photo booth. When the night came to a close, Michael and Terry ran through a shower of rose petals to a beautiful vintage white Rolls Royce. Congratulations Terry and Michael!

Venue: The Parador
Caterer: Behind the Bash
Coordination: Honeydew Events
Photographer: Morgan Lynn Photography
Videographer: Don’t Get Married Without Me
Trolley: Original Trolley Company
Limousine: Monarch Limo
Photo Booth: Lasting Images

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Congratulations Steve and Kim

This Wedding Ceremony and Reception took place at The Lyceum in Galveston, which is gorgeous. The colors for the wedding were black and white, with the flowers adding the pops of color. Kim wore a strapless white gown with a heavily beaded bodice and a long softly flowing skirt. Her veil and earrings were the perfect touch to tie it all in. She carried a bouquet of assorted flowers. Steve was handsome in his black tux with silver tie and vest. The tables had black floor length linens and the chairs had black covers with white ties. The centerpieces consisted of tall vases with assorted flowers surrounded by candles. We placed amber uplights around the room to give it an elegant glow.

After dinner, we moved on to the Toast and Cake Cutting. Kim’s mom gave a sweet toast while Steve and Kim drank from their engraved Mason jar style glasses. Those glasses are perfect for beer drinkers and made a cool alternative to traditional champagne flutes. Then, on to the cake cutting. Kim’s white cake had three tiers, with roses in between the top two. The topper had the couple’s last initial. Steve’s Groom’s cake was chocolate with chocolate frosting. Following that, we moved on to the First Dance. Then it was dance time!

One thing that really was fun was when Kim sang an Aretha Franklin song to the guests. I was told that she was a really good singer, but wow, I had no idea! She brought the house down!! After lots of fun, we moved on to the Bouquet and Garter. The guests danced more and the night came to a close. Steve and Kim ran through sparklers and headed off to their new life together. Congratulations Steve and Kim!!

Venue: The Lyceum
Photography: Simply Love