Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Professional DJ Pricing

Do you think professional DJs should charge $400 for a four hour reception?  Well, maybe this flyer will shed light on pricing.  I found this flyer in a bridal show book from 1992.  Yes, 1992!  Still think DJs  in 2017 should charge the same price they did 25 years ago?

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Congratulations Daniel and Samantha

This reception, featuring the colors of royal blue, hot pink and green was so pretty!  The tables had floor-length mint colored satin tablecloths with greenery and bud vases of flowers around the centerpieces.  The high/low centerpieces consisted of tall or short lanterns filled with lights.  To match the wedding color scheme, the cake had three white stacked tiers, each with a royal blue ribbon around the bottom.  Each tier had different patterns of frosting, with the couples’ initials in a heart on the top tier.  The  For a personal touch, the couple had a cake knife and server set engraved with their names.  The cake sat on a rustic-looking wood stand, with the phrase, “Love is sweet” on the front.  For other rustic décor, the card box was a rustic wood trunk with Daniel and Samantha’s monogram on the front and the word “cards” hanging on it.  Instead of a traditional guest book, there was a board with their names and wedding date on it, which the guests signed.  To showcase pictures of themselves, there was a wood pallet with the couple’s initials in metal on it and childhood pictures leaning against the pallet.  On the bar, there was a rustic wood basket holding custom Koozies.
topper was a clear glass heart with their last name initial in the center.

For a sweet treat for the guests, this couple had a combination cheesecake/candy buffet.  Those cheesecakes went fast!  For an extra special touch, we projected a GOBO monogram of the couples’ names and wedding date on the dance floor.  I love the way GOBOs look!  To kick off the dancing portion of the reception, there was a Grand March, which got everyone up and on the dance floor.  At one point in the evening, Samantha changed out of her wedding dress into a cute, short. white, lace dress and white sneakers.  I loved the look!  Comfortable in her new dress, Samantha danced the night away, just like the guests.  This couple said they wanted a long reception with dancing until the end, and they got it: the dance floor was never empty!  At one point, someone put Samantha and Daniel in chairs on the dance floor, and guests started dancing around them, making it rain.  Near the end of the reception, someone held up a lit, metal sign that said, “love” and it was passed around the dance floor.  Too funny!  This reception was a dance party!

After a great night of fun and dancing, the reception came to a close with an upbeat last dance.  The newlyweds then ran through a line of sparklers and headed off to their new life as a married couple.  Congratulations Daniel and Samantha!

Venue: Noah’s
Photographer: Us Plus Love
Caterer: Myleigh’s Morsels
Cake: Cakes by Jula
Flowers: Lush Flowers

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Congratulations Robert and Amanda

This reception was held in a historic ballroom, which was perfect for the rustic/vintage theme.  The tables had floor-length cloths with burlap and lace runners.  There were two different styles of centerpieces: one had flowers in a wooden vase which looked like a tree with the couple’s initials carved into it.  Amanda’s mom used a wood burning tool to do the initials, and they looked awesome!  The other centerpiece consisted of three candles which looked like wood. 

Amanda’s cake was perfect for the rustic décor as well.  It had four stacked tiers, with the second and fourth iced to look like wood.  The top and third tiers were in ivory frosting with natural icing lines.  The cake sat on a wood cake stand and had two characters from Dragon Ball Z making up the topper.  Robert’s cake was in a Dragon Ball Z theme, to match their cake toppers.  His cake had a Kame House surrounded by Dragon Ball Z characters, all on an island.  How fun!

There was a candy buffet for the guests to enjoy, and they used something I’ve never seen used to hold the candy: ice buckets that looked like metal pails.  They were perfect for a vintage or rustic wedding!  For a personalized non-traditional guest book, the guests signed their names inside leaves on a framed print of a tree.  The card ‘box’ consisted of a coral colored antique suitcase. 

When the night came to an end, the happy couple drove off in their decorated truck.  Congratulations Robert and Amanda!

Venue: Ashton Villa
Photography: Ashley Cox Photography
Cakes: Who Made the Cake
Flowers: Downtown Blooms