Sunday, December 30, 2012

Congratulations Kyle and Joanna

First Dance
 What a fun couple a lot of fun friends! This evening Reception took place at the Hotel Galvez, which is gorgeous with its historic details. The colors for this day were ivory and black with punches of dark fuchsia pink. The tables had floor length ivory linens surrounded by chivari chairs. The high/low centerpieces had white hydrangea and lanterns. We had eight amber Uplights highlighting the columns in the room, and they were the perfect touch!
There were some fun, unique details at the Reception. For the sign in ‘book’, guests signed one of five large wine bottles, which were labeled 1 year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, and 15 years. On each anniversary, Joanna and Kyle will open a bottle and drink the wine. A photobooth was a great accent for this group, and the favors of salt-water taffy from La King’s were perfect.

Amber Uplights, before, during dinner, during dancing
After the toasts and the cutting of the elegant four-tiered ivory cake, it was party time! We were told this group loved to dance and have fun, and what we heard was right. They had a great time all night, dancing, laughing, and just having a blast. Nearer to the end, Joanna changed into a short white party dress, came back, and kept on partying! This group was truly hilarious, and had us laughing all night long. After a great evening of fun, the night came to a close. After the last dance, everyone headed over to the bar and the party kept on going. Congratulations Kyle and Joanna!


Venue: Hotel Galvez
Photography: My Happy Lens
Flowers: Island Flowers
Cake: PattyCakes Bakery
Photo booth: Yellow Rose Photobooth

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to our clients, friends, and family.  We thank you for your support and blessings in 2012 and are looking forward to another great year!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Congratulations Chatman and Holly

Amber Uplights and Cake Table Spots, Before and After

This December wedding had a hint of Christmas in it, and it was gorgeous. The colors were dark red and ivory, and they were reflected throughout the flowers, linens and d├ęcor. The tables had ivory cloths with three different styles of centerpieces, from tall candelabras to floral arrangements. Of course, they featured dark red, ivory, and seasonal accents including berries. To make the whole room glow with beauty, we provided fifteen amber Uplights. It was amazing!

After a pretty outdoor Ceremony with strings providing the music, the guests came indoors for cocktails and dinner. After dinner came the cake cutting. Holly’s four tiered, monochromatic off-white cake was gorgeous. There was an occasional design on the cake tiers, but the highlight was the trail of edible rose petals running down the front from the top tier to the bottom. They almost looked like ruffles. Chatman’s cake wasn’t a cake at all: it was fourteen pies of assorted flavors, from pumpkin and pecan pie to chocolate mousse. They were a big hit!

After the Bouquet and Garter, dancing and fun, the evening came to a close. The Newlyweds ran through a shower of bio-degradable “snow” and headed off to their new life as husband and wife. Congratulations Chatman and Holly, and enjoy your New York Honeymoon!

Venue: Royal Oaks Country Club
Photography: Jim Rector Photo
Strings for Ceremony: Divisi Strings
Flowers: Dream Bouquet
Cake: 3 Brothers Bakery
Pies: House of Pies


Congratulations Brian and Emily

First Dance

 This December wedding had just the right touch of Christmas accents to add to the holiday feel. The colors were berry red and platinum, and they were perfect. The tables had floor-length platinum table cloths and the chairs had matching covers. The centerpieces had glass vases filled with red and silver ornaments and candles or red berries with candles.

After a beautiful Ceremony with one of the most wonderfully worded sand ceremonies I’ve ever seen, we moved onto the Reception. The cake had three stacked white tiers, with a few edible poinsettias on each tier. To tie in the theme more, Emily and Brian set up a decorated Christmas tree on the stage, poinsettias were used for decor, and the rooms had just the right amount of Christmas lights. It was so pretty!

Cake Cutting
This crowd loved to have fun and it showed. Dancing, singing along to the music, Brian and his friends serenading the guests with a song that one of them wrote, you name it. And Emily surprised us when she busted out the moves! We also had an Anniversary Dance, and the longest married couple of 44 years shared some advice on marriage. After a lot of fun, we had the Last Dance, and then the Newlyweds headed off through bubbles to a vintage car. Congratulations Brian and Emily!!

Venue: The Lyceum
Caterer: Hedrick’s Catering
Photography: Creative Photography by Manny Chan
Flowers: NASA Flowers
Cake: Julie Moncrief
Officiant: Rev. Jamie De Fabio

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Had a Good Time with Anadarko Industries

Red and Greem Uplights
12/12/12 led us to another company holiday party, this time with Anadarko Industries.  They had a great seated dinner followed by dessert.  Awards and speeches followed, and then the dance floor was open until the end.  To add to the elegant look, we had six red and green Uplights accenting the room.  Thanks Anadarko, and we hope to see you next year!

Venue: Bay Oaks Country Club

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Great Holiday Party with Inspectorate America

Saturday’s party was a great time for everyone. The party started with dinner, and then moved on to some speeches followed by a surprise slide show to the retiring VP. Following that, it was dancing until the end. This company was so generous with their employees: there must have been over 50 door prizes, from gift cards to airline tickets - wow! To add the final touch to the gorgeous room, we added 7 amber Uplights, which made it even more elegant. We had a great time with all of you and hope to see you again next year!

Venue: Di Amici Upscale Events
Catering: Melange

We had fun with Burns & McDonnell

We had a great time at this Company Holiday Party. They enjoyed a delicious meal and dessert, had live entertainment by two puppets, and then it was dancing until the end. The puppets had real people inside of them wearing full body costumes, dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus. They went table to table, joking around with the guests and cracking everyone up. After the show, it was party time! As a nice gesture, most of the employees brought toys for Toys for Tots, and two Marines accepted the gifts. There were great toys, including bicycles, RC cars, and Razors skateboards. Wow! We had a great time, and hope to see you all again next year!

Venue: Di Amici Upscale Events
Caterer: Melange
Puppets: Puppet Pizzazz

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Congratulations Austin and Amanda

The colors of this evening Reception were eggplant and silver, and it was so elegant. The tables had floor-length eggplant satin cloths with silver burnout overlays. The chairs had white satin covers with eggplant satin ties. The centerpieces were silver iron candelabras with additional candles on the table. At each place setting was a silver bell favor, which the guests rang as Austin and Amanda made their entrance and their exit.

After four toasts, we moved onto the cake cutting. Amanda’s white cake had three stacked tiers, with tiny eggplant-colored fondant flowers cascading down the front, with a silver double heart topper. Austin’s chocolate cake had two stacked tiers, with chocolate ganache dripping down each tier, and chopped up Reese’s cups on the top and around the bottom. It smelled so good!!!

A little bit softer now....  You make me wanna SHOUT!

We started the dancing with The Grand March, which is a tradition with many Czech, Country, and German weddings. The guests make two lines, one of ladies, one of men, and two people lead them around the room. The lines intersect, run along side each other, make a ‘tunnel’, and do all kinds of fun things. It ends up in a circle, with the Bride and Groom in the middle. That’s when they do their First Dance. Then, party time!

This group loved everything from Oldies to Country to Hip Hop to everything else. They were a great bunch and really enjoyed having fun together. But finally, the night came to an end and the Newlyweds made their exit to a limo, with bells ringing. Congratulations Austin and Amanda!!

Venue: Safari Texas Ballroom
Photography: Angie Read Photography
Cakes: Katjas Kreations