Monday, April 22, 2013

Congratulations Aric and Lindsay

This Reception was elegant, beautiful, fun and had so many cool details. The colors for the day were baby blue and ivory, and everything tied together beautifully. The tables had floor length ivory linens with baby blue pin-tuck toppers. The silver chargers were topped with ivory napkins. The high-low centerpieces alternated between tall candelabras and low floral arrangements in pale blue and white. For the final dramatic touch, we had blue uplights around the room giving it a gorgeous glow.

There were so many details that were perfection, including a huge dessert table of cookies and blue candies; the custom napkins with the couple’s initials; the two tiered white cake with blue hydrangeas on top; the blue letters spelling out “dessert”, “guest book” and “table placement”; the blue seating chart; the cookie take home boxes with the couples’ initials on top; the signature blue drink at the bar; and more.

One of the toasts was amazing: it was a dramatic recitation of a poem that was written for Lindsay and Aric. It was almost 5 minutes, was done totally from memory and was incredible! We have never seen anything like it before and the guests loved it. Right after the Mother/Son dance, Lindsay and her Bridesmaids as well as a few other women unexpectedly did a flash mob dance for the guests. They were great and really helped kick off the dancing. Speaking of dancing, this group danced non-stop all night. It was so much fun! Line dances, dance offs, a guy spinning on the floor, you name it and it happened. We had as much watching as they did dancing!

When the last dance ended, the Newlyweds ran though sparklers as a new husband and wife. Congratulations Aric and Lindsay!!

Venue: The Lyceum Galveston
Catering, Cake, Linens, Chairs, Flowers: Carriage Catering
Photography: Oscar Allen

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Congratulations Reagan and Nicholas

This elegant Reception had a New Orleans flair, and it was as fun as it was beautiful!  The colors for the day were black and white with touches of pale pink.  The guests enjoyed a serenade from a New Orleans Jazz band as they left the church and walked over to the Reception.  They entered the cocktail room, which had gorgeous lounge furniture highlighted by our pink Uplights.  Then the guests moved into the main ballroom, where the tables had floor length ivory cloths surrounded by black chivari chairs.  There was a custom menu card tucked into each napkin and matching escort cards on the tables.  The centerpieces were tall black candelabras surrounded by candles, but a few tables had shorter vases of baby’s breath.  We had amber Uplights spread around the room and the dance floor, and they gave the whole room a dramatic amber glow.

During the introduction, Reagan and Nicholas set the tone for the evening when they danced their way in to the New Orleans Saints song and threw beads to the guests.  An amazing seated dinner followed while we played the sounds of Jazz and New Orleans. Each guest also enjoyed a mini bottle of hot sauce, which held their escort card.  After dinner, Nicholas and Reagan cut their cakes.  The Bride’s cake featured four round stacked, ivory tiers, with the couple’s last initial on the front.  Nicholas’ cake was perfect: It had a Bride and Groom on it, and underneath it said “Game Over.  Bourbon Street, New Orleans.”  Too funny!  Toasts came next, and then it was party time!

Soon into the evening, Reagan’s mom came into the room with Reagan’s little dog Grace. Grace even had on an outfit, featuring a bow on it that matched the ribbon band on the bottom tier of Reagan’s cake! Grace, used to being around people, was a big hit, and enjoyed the attention as well as dancing. Yes, dancing!

Near the end of the evening, beignets were brought around to the guests, who loved them, of course. Finally, after a night of great food and dancing, the Newlyweds shared their last dance together before heading off to Jamaica. Congratulations Nicholas and Reagan!

Venue: Hotel ZaZa
Photographer: Mustard Seed Photography
Cakes: Edible Designs by Jessie
Coordination: Monarch Wedding & Event Planning
Flowers: Always Floral
Rentals: Daryl & Co.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Congratulations Mary-Colette and Zane

What a gorgeous, elegant Reception with a fun Bride and Groom! The colors for the day were navy, light green and white and the ballroom was beautiful. The tables had navy pin-tuck cloths and the surrounding chairs had ivory covers with navy ties. The centerpieces alternated between tall crystal trees with lights shining up them and vases with hydrangeas and curly willow. Each place setting had a gold charger topped by a navy napkin. For the final touch, we had amber uplights around the room, giving it a golden glow.

After dinner and the toasts, Mary-Colette and Zane cut the cakes. The Bride’s cake had three pale green, round stacked tiers with elegant white designs on each. It was topped by green hydrangeas. Zane’s chocolate cake had a mini antique bicycle on top, a nod to his love of cycling. The Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances came next, and then it was party time!

After a lot of fun dancing, one of the funniest bouquet tosses I’ve seen in a while, and the guests enjoying a photo booth, the Newlyweds headed off to their party bus and their new life. Congratulations Zane and Mary-Colette!

Venue: Ashton Villa
Caterer, Linens, Flowers, Cake: Carriage Caterers
Photography: Barron & Barron