Monday, August 17, 2015

Congratulations Clayton and Jessica

This was the third wedding we’ve had with this family, as we had the pleasure of providing DJ services for Jessica’s two sisters’ weddings as well.  It’s always great when we get to work with a family again, especially when it’s a fun and talented family like this one!  The color for this rustic wedding was coral, and the theme and color were carried out beautifully.  There were so many coordinating touches I don’t know if I can name them all, and they were all made by Jessica’s mom!  The Bridal Party wore coral lace floor-length dresses and the Groomsmen were in tan suits and vests with coral ties.  There were ten kids in the wedding and the boys looked so cute in their tan suspenders and coral bow ties.  The littlest Flower Girl was a baby, so she was pulled down the aisle in a decorated vintage wood wagon with a sign saying “Here comes the Bride” on the back.  The Ceremony gazebo and aisle were both decorated with coral flowers.  For a really awesome touch, at the Ceremony area there was an eight foot tall chalkboard that listed all the members of the Wedding Party.  There were two vintage wooden doors that Jessica and her father walked through before they came down the aisle.  For the comfort of their guests, there were cold bottles of water and custom fans available.  There was also a basket of vintage handkerchiefs for the guests with a sign saying “For happy tears.”

The Reception was a perfect match for the day with all the accents as well.  The tables had centerpieces of coral and white flowers wrapped around small antlers (Clayton loves to hunt) surrounded by coral and white candles.  Each place setting had a coral colored thank you note tucked into the napkin.  For favors, Clayton and Jessica had a trail mix bar in front of two vintage doors and a large wooden sign saying, “Two trails become one.”  The trail mix jars were set on lace tablecloths and the bags were brown paper bags with doily accents.  The stage was decorated to match also, as it had floral accents and two vintage doors as the backdrop near the cake and sweetheart tables.  For a really unique reception touch, there were two coral colored ladders holding framed photos of the Newlyweds and other decor that matched the wedding.

The cakes were just right for this wedding as well.  Jessica’s white cake had four stacked tiers, each with different white designs.  Clayton’s cake looked exactly like the Hat Creek Cattle Company and Livery Emporium sign from Lonesome Dove, Clayton’s favorite TV show.  We did something at this Reception that we’ve never done before and it was a great idea: we did a money dance but all the money collected went to a charity, the Scleroderma Research Foundation.  What a wonderful way for a newlywed couple to think of others on their special day!

After a fun night of dancing, and a Groomsman serenading the guests to Sweet Caroline, the evening came to a close.  The Newlyweds ran through a shower of bubbles and confetti while other guests waved ribbon wands, climbed into their car and headed off to their Costa Rican honeymoon.  Congratulations Clayton and Jessica!

Venue: Brazos Springs
Photography: Jessica Pledger Photography
Videography: Don’t Get Married Without Me
Caterer: Vincek’s Smokehouse
Cakes: Fiona Bakery

Monday, August 10, 2015

Congratulations Jonathan and Mackenzie

This reception with the colors of navy, coral and champagne was very elegant.  The tables had floor length ivory linens covered with navy pin tuck toppers and gold chargers.  The high/low centerpieces were either high vases with ivory and coral flowers or low arrangements in the same colors.  To accent the room, we had blue Uplights on the pillars.

There was a unique detail at this reception that we haven’t seen before: instead of a traditional guest book, the couple had a shadow box style picture frame.  The guests signed their name on small wooden hearts and dropped the hearts into the frame.  In the center of the frame were bigger hearts with Jonathan and Mackenzie’s names and their wedding date.   Another neat detail was the favors: they were small succulent plants at every other place setting for the guests to take home.

Mackenzie’s cake was very pretty and matched the elegance of the reception as well as the favors.  It had three stacked ivory tiers with fresh flower and succulent accents.  Jonathan works in robotics, so his chocolate cake was perfect: it was in the shape of the robot – how cool!  When the reception came to an end, everyone joined in the Last Dance before showering the Newlyweds with bubbles as they headed off to their new life as a married couple.  Congratulations Jonathan and Mackenzie!

Venue: Garten Verein
Catering, Linens, Centerpieces, Bride's Cake: Carriage Catering
Photography: Brownstone Photography