Friday, September 25, 2015

Congratulations Ryan and Heather

This afternoon wedding Ceremony and Reception were just perfect for this sweet couple.  Both events were held in a small ballroom, which had a gorgeous fireplace highlighting one wall and rows of windows highlighting another.  The color for this wedding was cobalt blue and the flowers matched with accents of coral and ivory.  The tables had floor-length ivory tablecloths and the centerpieces consisted of candles surrounded by rose petals. 

After the smaller Ceremony, which was for immediate family only, the Reception with a larger guest list followed.  I loved Heather’s unique three tiered white wedding cake: it had oval shaped tiers accented with flowers.  I’ve never seen an oval shaped wedding cake before and it was very elegant.  Ryan, who’s from Louisiana, had his cake decorated in purple and yellow for the LSU tigers.  Another touch that I haven’t seen before was the cocktail napkins: they had a picture of Heather and Ryan’s dog on them with the saying “One big happy family.”  Too cute!  For favors, the guests were given wine glasses that said “Eat, drink and be married” followed by the couples’ names and wedding date.

After a fun afternoon that allowed for plenty of time for visiting with guests along with Heather dancing to almost every song, the Reception came to a close.  Everyone joined in the last dance before wishing the Newlyweds farewell.  Congratulations Ryan and Heather!

Venue: The Houstonian
Photography: LifeStyle Photography
Cakes: Susie’s Cakes
Flowers: Mark Anthony Florist

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Congratulations BJ and Lauren

This wedding was a sweet and intimate way to celebrate Lauren and BJ’s marriage.  It was held at a B&B, and the smaller guest list allowed the bride and groom to spend plenty of time with all their guests.  The Ceremony was in the beautiful ballroom and the Reception, which took place throughout the first floor of the B&B, followed.  The colors for this wedding were ivory and accents of light pink, lavender and gold. 

The wedding cake looked just right for the wedding and the historic venue.  It had three gold stacked tiers with edible ivory lace accents.  The top tier was dome shaped, which we had never seen before and loved, and it perfectly accented the overall look.   Despite the elegant feel to the wedding, there was still a lot of fun.  The guests were dancing and singing along from the first song to the last, and they had a blast!  At one point, an impromptu Conga line even broke out.  We had so much fun watching them all on the dance floor and we know they had a great time as well.

After a lot of fun and laughter, the reception came to a close.  The Newlyweds ran through a line of sparklers and headed off in a horse drawn carriage.  Congratulations BJ and Lauren!

Venue, Catering, Linens, Flowers: The Lasker Inn
Photography: Beauty in Art

Friday, September 11, 2015

Congratulations Marco and Heather

This reception was very elegant with the colors of black, white, and silver, with gorgeous floral accents of bluish-purple orchids.  The tables had floor-length white cloths with overlays of black with a silver damask print.  The centerpieces consisted of antique lanterns holding candles, and they were surrounded by orchids and more candles. 

Heather’s cake matched the colors perfectly, as it had four white stacked tiers with orchids surrounding the topper and cascading down the side.  Marco’s chocolate groom’s cake had white frosting topped with chocolate ganache.  There was one unique touch at this reception that we had never seen before:  Heather’s father made the couple a wooden bench with a matching end table from an old pecan tree in the back yard of the house where she grew up.  The bench featured the couple’s names and the date of the wedding.  For the guest book, the guests signed the side table.  Another touch I liked was the beautiful custom engraved silver cake server that said, “Every day with you will be sweeter than the day before.”

After a fun night of dancing, good drinks, good food and good cake, the reception came to a close.  The Newlyweds stayed until the very end to bid their guests farewell before they left.  Congratulation Marco and Heather!

Venue: Garten Verein
Catering, linens, flowers: Carriage Caterers
Photography: L&L Photography