Friday, January 24, 2020

Congratulations Luke and Jill

This wedding was in a beautiful historic venue, so the rain outside didn’t affect us a bit.  The colors for the day were wine, dark blue, and silver.  Jill wore an amazing gown with a beaded bodice and long flowing train, with her bridal party wearing dresses of their choosing, all in shades of wine.  They all carried beautiful flowers in ivory, blush and wine.  Luke was handsome in a black tux and wine tie, while the groomsmen (and one groomswoman) wire black vests and wine ties.

 One big hit at the ceremony was the dog Buster, who was the ring bearer.  As soon as the officiant asked for the rings, Luke called for Buster and he ran right up to the altar with the rings (they were tied around his neck, along with a dog’s-eye view GoPro).  At the end of the ceremony, when Jill and Luke were declared husband and wife, Buster barked as the guests clapped.  It’s like he knew exactly when to bark!  I couldn’t believe it and it was hilarious!

Jill’s wedding cake was so pretty.  It had three white stacked tiers, each with a different design.  The cake was accented with white and wine-colored flowers, and the cake topper said “143.”  In case you don’t know, that means “I love you.”  So sweet.  Luke’s cake was so funny: it looked like a giant meatloaf!  I guess he really likes meatloaf. 

When it came to music, this crowd had eclectic tastes.  They danced to Oldies, Country, Pop, Funk, you name it.  The bouquet and garter were a bit different, but they worked out great.  Since there weren’t many single guests, we opened the bouquet toss to all women, and the garter toss to all men.  Everyone in the room had the chance to participate.  That was fun!

When the afternoon came to a close with the last dance, the newlyweds ran through a tunnel of friends before climbing in their car and heading off to their new life together.  Congratulations Luke and Jill!

Venue: The Lyceum
Catering: Catering by Benno
Cakes: Cakes by Jula
Flowers: HEB
Photography: Nadia Hakim

Friday, January 10, 2020

Congratulations Mark and Katie

This New Year’s Eve wedding had a Roaring 20’s theme, and it took place in a historical venue that was perfect.  The nighttime ceremony was held outside at the gazebo, with the wedding party in 20’s attire.  Katie and her wedding party wore fitted 20’s style dresses.  They wore headbands with feathers and held fans made of feathers.  Underneath Katie’s dress, she wore gold blinged out Keds with blush satin shoelaces.  How cute!  The guys looked great as well.  Mark and his groomsmen wore black tuxes with tails and wore beaded boutonnieres.  What’s really cool is that many of the guests wore roaring 20’s style attire as well.

When the guests moved inside, they found the ballroom decorated to match the wedding colors of navy, maroon, blush and gold.  The tables had navy floor-length satin linens and maroon napkins sat atop gold chargers.  The high/low centerpieces had ivory hydrangeas and blush roses, and they were surrounded by candles.  The four-tiered, stacked cake matched the wedding theme as well.  The tiers had feather accents and gold 20’s style designs.

As it neared midnight, everyone joined in as we counted down to the new year.  We played Auld Lang Syne amid hugs and well wishes.  The newlyweds then said farewell to their guests before heading off into the new year and their new life.  Congratulations Mark and Katie!

Venue: Ashton Villa
Catering, Cake, Flowers, Linens: Carriage Caterers
Photography: C. Baron Photography
Limo: Vintage Limo Service