Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Congratulations Dave and Becky

Despite the rainy weather as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia passed over, there were plenty of guests at this wedding to help The Newlyweds celebrate their special day.  The color for this wedding was purple and it was reflected in the centerpieces, the gorgeous bouquets, the cake topper, the favor cards and the Bridal Party’s dresses.  The tables had three different styles of centerpieces: purple vases holding candles, clear vases holding candles, or smaller purple vases holding candles.  There were also vases of white roses around each centerpiece, and purple rose petals were scattered around the center of the tables.

After a nice seated meal, we moved on to the toasts and cake cutting.  Becky’s cake consisted of assorted mini bundt cakes arranged on a tiered platform.  The top tier was one large bundt cake, which the couple cut.  The guests loved the bundtlets so much that they were quickly gone!  Dave’s white cake had a Florida Gators logo on top and designs running around the side.

Later, after the special dances like the Father/Daughter dance and the Mother/Son dance, we did the Anniversary Dance.  The longest married couple in the room had been married 39 years and gave some wise, and funny, advice to Dave and Becky. 

There were a lot of details at this Reception that I loved.  The favors consisted of bags of the couple’s favorite coffees, all stacked in a basket near the escort cards.  The escort cards matched the wedding colors, as they were in two colors to match the guest’s choice of meals.  Near the sign in table were cards that the guests signed giving advice to the Newlyweds.  Once finished, the guests slipped the cards into an album.  Becky’s cake topper was adorable: it was two little people with a purple banner hanging behind them.  Even the butter on the tables was cute, as it was in little heart-shaped pats. 

Though it was still pouring outside, plenty of guests stayed and partied the night away until the end of the Reception.  Everyone joined in the Last Dance before the Newlyweds ran through sparklers and headed off to their new life as a married couple.  Congratulations Dave and Becky!

Venue: Tremont House Hotel
Bride’s Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Photography: Matthew Trevino Photography

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Congratulations Anthony and Julie

With the colors of purple and grey, and lots of bling accents, this Wedding Reception was so elegant!  The tables had white floor length tablecloths with white toppers and were surrounded by Chiavari chairs.  The centerpieces alternated between tall crystal candelabras with purple hydrangeas or low arrangements of purple flowers with branches in mirrored vases.  Each place setting had a silver charger and small favor bag holding flavored olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  To match the wedding colors, the sweetheart table and the cake tables had beautiful purple embroidered and sequined linens. 

After dinner and the toasts, we moved on to the cake cutting.  Julie’s gorgeous four tiered cake had alternating tiers of plain white or white with purple designs.  The base of each tier was wrapped with purple and bling ribbons and the topper consisted of a bling initial.  To top it off, the cake was set on a mirrored pedestal and the table had a mirror topper.  Anthony’s two tiered chocolate cake was a nod to his years spent at Texas A&M.  It had an Aggie Band design on the bottom tier and the topper was in the shape of the state of Texas with A&M written on it.  There were a few other accents at this wedding that I really liked as well: there was a candy buffet with the candy all in shades of pink and white, Julie’s beautiful bling earrings and hair piece, and Julie’s amazing blue stiletto shoes. 

When it came to dancing, this fun-loving crowd enjoyed being on the dance floor!  They danced from the first song to the last and to all kinds of music.  A big crowd pleaser was when they all danced the Tarantella (Anthony and Julie are both Italian).  They were all in a big circle with Julie and Anthony in the middle.  They all had a great time!  Unfortunately, the night had to come to a close, so everyone joined in the Last Dance before seeing the Newlyweds off.  Congratulations Anthony and Julie!

Venue: Tremont House
Photographer: Eden Grey Photography
Videography: Rethink Video
Flowers: All That Blooms
Cake: Cakes by Jula

Friday, October 16, 2015

Congratulations Andrew and Jaclyn

Every once in a while we work with a couple that is so cute, so obviously in love, that it is visible to everyone in the room.  Andrew and Jaclyn were one of these couples.  They were so cute together, so happy, that their love spread throughout the room, encouraging everyone in attendance to smile and have lots of fun.  The fun started at the Ceremony, when everyone shouted, “Mazel tov!” as Andrew broke the glass after the couple was pronounced husband and wife.  The happiness then continued into the Reception, as the guests were eager to dance before they had even been served dinner!

This crowd loved to have fun on the dance floor so much that they overflowed onto the carpet.  They danced to everything from slow songs to upbeat party songs, from the first dance song to the last.  It was also a great time when Andrew and Jaclyn were lifted up in chairs as the guests danced the Hora.  

There were also the traditional elements of a wedding such as the toasts and cake cutting, but the dancing and fun are what stood out on this day.  Well, that and Jaclyn’s beautiful gown.  She was so elegant in her satin gown with no detailing except the small bow on the front and row of buttons going down the back.  She was a timeless, beautiful bride.

After the Last Dance was over, plenty of hugs and well wishes were exchanged before the Newlyweds left for their new life as a married couple.  Congratulations Andrew and Jaclyn!

Venue, Flowers, Cake: Ouisie’s Table
Photography, Videography: Evoke