Sunday, October 28, 2012

Congratulations TJ and Kristy

First Dance

Amber Uplights
What a pretty Wedding Reception! The colors were ivory, champagne and teal. The tables had champagne floor-length cloths and the chairs had ivory covers with champagne ties. The high/low centerpieces had hydrangea and curly willow in tall vases or shorter vases with orchids, hydrangea, and teal candles. The favors at each place setting were custom printed votive holders tied in white boxes with teal ribbons. We had 8 amber uplights highlighting the room giving it an elegant glow.

Kristy’s elegant white cake had four round, stacked tiers, with a rose on the second tier and petals extending outwards from it to cover the whole front of the cake. TJ’s chocolate cake had the Texas A&M logo on the top and was surrounded by chocolate covered strawberries.

If there is one word to sum up this Reception, besides the word “pretty”, it is “FUN!” This group was a blast! They literally danced from the first song to the last. There was jumping, singing along, crazy dancing, and fun, fun, fun!!! At one point, there was a push up contest on the dance floor, and I think the Bridesmaid won. LOL Kristy told me her friends loved to dance, and she wasn’t kidding!

After a night of fun, the Newlyweds ran through of rose petals and headed off to their life as a married couple. Congratulations TJ and Kristy!

Venue: Bay Oaks Country Club
Photographer: Alicia Pyne Photography
Flowers: Clear Lake Flowers
Cakes: Jenny’s Bakery

Monday, October 22, 2012

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These pine wood toppers are approximately 8" tall.  The bottom 3-4" stick in the cake and have a non-toxic coating. The whole topper is approximately 5 1/2" wide. The posts are 4" apart, so they fit in the smallest traditional 6" cake topper.

The toppers are weathered outdoors for a natural, rustic, or country appearance.  They are hand painted in white lettering for the most authentic look, but other colors can be used.  Please note that cracks, rust, and distressed wood are desired, but a topper can be made without rust or outdoor weathering, and with a less distressed look.  You can have different wording besides what is seen on the sample shown here. A lasso can be attached for no extra cost.  

Only $34.00 each!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Congratulations Jason and Lindsay

What a gorgeous day for an outdoor Ceremony and Reception. The Ceremony was under a beautiful arbor with white draping and a white chandelier with pink and clear crystals. After a beautiful ceremony in which two dogs were the Flower Girl and Ring Bearer, we moved on to the Reception.

This whole wedding day was gorgeous. From the sunny day, to the venue, to the décor, to the flowers, to the details, it was all amazing. The colors were black, ivory, and pale pink, and they were perfect. The tables had white floor-length cloths surrounded by white garden chairs. The centerpieces were white low pots with pale pink ribbons filled with white hydrangea and pale pink roses. There was a drink station with old fashioned drinks and pink and white straws. To tie in the colors, we had pink uplights scattered around the property, shining up pillars and trees.

Lindsay’s white, three-tiered cake had pale pink roses between each tier, and had the cutest topper of little wood people. Jason’s cake was a life-sized, realistic looking armadillo with red velvet cake inside. The detail was incredible! There was also a cookie buffet for the guests to take home a pink bag filled with different flavored cookies.

There was a beautiful guest ‘book’ that I’ve never seen before: it a picture frame holding a mat that had tiny hearts mounted on it for each guest to sign. One heart was red, and had Jason and Lindsay’s initials in it. It will be something they can hang on their wall to remember their wedding day.

After a wonderful Reception of fun, food, and dancing, the Newlyweds said farewell to their guests and ran through sparklers. Congratulations Lindsay and Jason, and enjoy your honeymoon in Thailand!

Venue: Carother’s Coastal Gardens
Photography: Jessica Pledger
Bride’s cake: Bavarian Cakery
Groom’s cake: The Cake Place

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Congratulations on your Bat Mitzvah Angela

This event was different for us, as it was our first Bat Mitzvah. It didn’t have all the traditional elements, but it was still a fun way to celebrate such a milestone in Angela’s life, and a great way for us to learn something new. The colors for the evening were fuchsia and lime, and the room décor was amazing!

The tables had black satin full-length cloths with black and white zebra print toppers. The center pieces were at least 3-4 feet tall, and rotated. How cool! Each had a custom made design on top, representing one of Angela’s interests. They included Facebook, sports, Twitter, iPhone, shopping, and many more. The bases were covered in fuchsia or lime fabric, to match the colors. Even the cake matched, as they were Angela’s initials in fuchsia and lime stripes. We had fuchsia and lime uplights tying it all together. The room was just awesome!

Now for all the other fun details. As the guests entered the ballroom and picked up their fuchsia escort cards, they were greeted by Angela’s life-sized photo cardboard cut-out. For Angela’s project, she made spiral bound Jewish Holiday Cookbooks. She collected recipes from family and friends, typed them up, and created the books. She asked guests who wanted a cookbook to donate to the charity listed inside. What a great idea! For fun off the dance floor, there was a traditional photo booth and a flipbook photo booth. Everyone loves to see themselves in a flipbook! After the Candle Lighting, everyone danced to some traditional songs, including the Hora. There were 4 giant balloons filled with confetti and smaller balloons hanging from the ceiling, so when Angela was lifted up in the chair, she popped the balloons and the contents showered everyone. It was fun!! The dancing, singing along, and fun continued until the celebration came to an end. Congratulations Angela and we hope you had a fabulous time!!

Venue: Bay Oaks Country Club
Photography: Mike Rushing
Centerpieces/Décor: Ideal Party Decorators
Cake: Jenny’s Bakery
Photo booth and Flipbook: Best Entertainers

Happy Birthday Adriel

Blue and purple Uplights and Dance Floor Lighting
This birthday party for Adriel was planned as a surprise, and it really was!  He walked into the dark room, the lights came on, and his friends and family yelled “surprise!”   Can you imagine what he thought when he saw the DJ, dance floor, uplights, dance floor lights, cake, food, and decorations?  His parents did an awesome job of planning this and his friends were able to keep it a total secret.  They all had fun dancing and singing along for the evening, just having a great time.  They were a fun group!   Happy Birthday again Adriel!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Congratulations Thomas and Misty

Love the sunlight streaming through the windows!
What a beautiful, cool, fall day for a Wedding Reception! The colors were ivory, gray, and red, and it was all so elegant. The tables had floor-length ivory cloths with grey pin-tuck toppers, topped with centerpieces of ivory and red tulips in tall vases. The chairs had ivory satin covers with dark red ties. We had three red uplights on the stage to tie it all together.

After a delicious meal, we moved on to the toasts and cake cutting. Misty’s cake had three white, stacked tiers with white accents. Thomas’ cake was a German chocolate ‘cooler’ of Guinness Draught beer. One really cool touch at this Reception was the caricature artists. There were two guys doing them the whole time, and by the end of the night, I think every guest left with their own caricature. How fun! The Candy Buffet was enjoyed by everyone as well.

The Reception came to a close and Misty and Thomas ran through a shower of (biodegradable) confetti, got in their limo, and headed off to their new life together. Congratulations Thomas and Misty, and enjoy your honeymoon in Cabo!

Venue: Garten Verein
Catering, Linens, and Flowers: Carriage Caterers
Photography: Sunshine Winters
Cakes: Bavarian Cakery
Caricature Artists: Satirical Effect Caricatures
Ceremony Music: Chamber Music Unlimited

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Congratulations Mike and Chelsea

This was a fun Reception for a very fun couple! The colors for the day were navy and hints of orange. With the centerpieces of assorted orange, ivory, and coral flowers; and ivory table cloths and chair covers, the room was so pretty. Chelsea’s cake was a perfect match, with four ivory tiers accented with soft orange detailing and orange roses on top. Mike’s cake was awesome: a fully edible boat floating on the water. To tie in the water theme, there were two custom-made, 4 foot long wooden oars that the guests signed. The creator of the oars was going to then burn the guests’ names permanently into the wood. They were so cool!

This Reception was fun, marked by a lot of laughing and dancing and fun. I won’t mention one of the toasts, which was, well, um… wow! It did get quite the laugh, though! After non-stop dancing from the first song to the last, Mike and Chelsea made their exit through pretty orange rose petals. Congratulations to you both, and enjoy your Australian honeymoon!

Venue: Champions Golf Club
Photography: Ever After Photography
Cakes and Flowers: Champions Golf Club
Wood oar Guest ‘Book’: Pyrography by Paul