Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Congratulations Zachary and Stacee

 This wedding was perfect.  I rarely say that, but every detail and every song was perfect.  Stacee and Zachary were going for a vintage vibe, and they nailed it!  To start, the wedding ceremony and reception were held inside a vintage, octagonal-shaped dance hall.  Stacee looked amazing in her vintage attire: she wore an ivory lace, tea-length dress, topped by a blue birdcage veil.  Her hair was styled like a 1940’s pin-up girl and so were her chunky-heeled, ankle-strapped blue suede shoes.  Even her accessories matched, as she wore a pearl choker, pearl   As I said, perfection!  Zachary fit the theme as well, with his blue suit and bow tie.  The two flower girls were adorable in their yellow floor-length dresses.
earrings and ivory satin gloves.

With the wedding colors of royal blue and yellow, the flowers were beautiful.  Stacee and her Maid of Honor carried bouquets of yellow roses with bluebonnet accents.  The guys wore yellow rose boutonnieres.   The table centerpieces had ivory hydrangea with yellow roses and bluebonnets.  The ‘guest book’ consisted of small wood puzzle pieces that the guests signed and put into a bowl.  Later, Stacee and Zachary can put the pieces together into a completed puzzle.  It turns out that the couple loves to do jigsaw puzzles together, so the ‘guest book’ was perfect. 
Stacee’s three tiered, white, stacked wedding cake was so pretty.  It was all white, with white frosting designs.  The topper matched the couple and their hobby, as it was a white puzzle piece with a birdcage veil and a black puzzle piece with a bow tie.  Too cute!  Zachary’s cake reflected his alma mater, as it had Texas A&M monogram on it.  The music was perfect for their day as well.  For the dinner music, we played a mix of Big Band, Swing and Oldies.  When it was time to dance, there was a mix of music from Big Band to Oldies.  The music showed that you don’t have to play current top 40 songs to have fun dancing.  When the reception came to a close, the couple exited through a tunnel of bubbles and drove off to their new life as a married couple.  Congratulations Zachary and Stacee!

Venue: Ashton Villa
Catering, Cakes, Flowers, Linens: Carriage Catering
Photography: SGI Photography

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Congratulations Tyler and Taunie

The details for this Lord of the Rings/Legend of Zelda/The Hobbits inspired wedding day were perfect.  For the outdoor ceremony, there was an aisle runner made up of moss.  Taunie was beautiful in her gown accented by a wreath in her hair.  The bridal party wore green dresses and also had wreaths in their hair.  The guys wore black tuxes while Tyler wore a white jacket, all of them wearing green boutonnieres.  The two flower girls wore green dresses and carried wood baskets while the ring bearer carried a small glass box containing two rings nestled in moss.  In lieu of programs, the couple had a custom 4 page newspaper!  The names and photos of the wedding party members were inside the paper, as well as photos and information about Tyler and Taunie’s relationship.

When the guests entered the reception, they signed their names in a guest book with a customized wood cover.  There was a table covered in vintage post cards, which guests used to write messages to the newlyweds.  The display holding table assignments consisted of a framed board covered in moss.  There were hooks on the board, holding old-fashioned keys.  Each key had the guest’s name and table number on it.  I can’t describe it well but it was really cool.  There was a sign in the middle of the board that said, in a Hobbit inspired font, “No admittance except on party business.”   To add a unique touch and bring the couple’s mothers into the wedding day, both Taunie and Tyler had their mother’s wedding gowns displayed on mannequins. 

The guest’s tables were perfect for the enchanted forest/elves/fairies/Hobbits feel of the day.  They all had ivory floor-length table cloths topped by gold chargers.  The table numbers were made of wood slices.  The high/low centerpieces alternated between tall gold candelabras with white flowers and greenery
flowing down, and three candles nestled in moss on wood slices. To give the room a golden glow, we had our uplights highlighting the walls.

Taunie’s three tiered, stacked white wedding cake matched the theme perfectly.  It had natural frosting lines and greenery on each tier.  The cake sat on a plateau made of wood accented with moss and greenery.  Tyler’s chocolate cake was frosted in white with chocolate ganache dripping down the sides. 

There was a unique detail that we’ve never seen before for the exit:  the guests lined up waving balloons that were tied to a stick, and each balloon had a tiny LED light inside of it. There were gold metallic streamers tied around the sticks.  The balloons looked great!  Taunie and Tyler danced their last dance, ran though the guests, climbed into a white vintage limo and headed off to their new life together.  Congratulations Tyler and Taunie!

Venue: Ashton Villa
Catering, Cakes, Flowers, Linens: Carriage Caterers
Photography: Julia Arceri Photography
Videography: Reverent Media

Thursday, March 15, 2018

We Had Fun at a Crawfish Boil

Every year a company called Proserv throws a fantastic themed party for their employees, and this time it was a New Orleans themed crawfish boil.  We were out on the dock, playing Zydeco music under a large lighted tent.  The tables were decorated with centerpieces of metal buckets holding yellow daisies or lemons.  They were accented with plastic crawfish that moved.  Around the centerpieces were bead necklaces with crawfish on them.  The stir sticks at the bar even had little crawfish on them!  Proserv and Benno’s really did a great job tying everything in with the theme.  We had a wonderful time with everyone and hope to see Proserv again next year!

Venue: Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum
Catering and D├ęcor: Catering by Benno

Monday, March 12, 2018

Congratulations Ashley and Jenny

This wedding, with the colors of dark purple and jewel tones, was held in a beautifully restored historic home.  The ceremony was held in the chapel and the reception followed in the rest of the house.  Guests were able to flow between rooms, giving them an opportunity to relax on the couches while watching the action on the dance floor. 

When the guests entered the venue, they were greeted by a unique guest book. It was a large piece of wood in the shape of Texas, with a heart in the Houston area with the couple’s wedding date.  Guests signed the board with gold markers.  The three-tiered, stacked, naked wedding cake matched the feel of the venue with its minimal frosting that allowed the cake to peek through.  There were dark purple flowers and dusty miller accenting the tiers and making up the topper.   

For a unique detail we haven’t seen before, the brides had a kissing bell.  There was a sign telling guests to ring the bell to make the couple kiss, and it was rung quite a few times during the night.  When it came to dancing, this group was fun and I don’t think Jenny left the dance floor all night long! 

After a great night of family, friends and laughter, the reception came to an end with the last dance.  The guests held sparklers as the newlyweds made their exit and drove off to their new life as a married couple.  Congratulations Ashley and Jenny!

Venue, Flowers, Cake: Lasker Inn
Photography: Evoke