Tuesday, September 27, 2011

John & Jessica 09.17.2011

Here we are at the LaPlaya Resort two nights in a row! We love to work there! It's beautiful and the staff is amazing!

So, it turns out that John & Jessica planned their wedding from Wisconsin too, just like last nights Bride & Groom, Tony & Nicole! They are both from the same area just different towns! We were told that both couples actually met at LaPlaya this morning!

They were all so much fun! We only provided the reception music for the reception but heard that they too had a beautiful sunset!

We started the reception of by playing Flo Rida's "Club Can't Handle Me" as the wedding party danced into the room. Jessica & John then shared a piece of their gorgeous cake, and soon the guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner buffet. As dinner ended, some heartfelt (and infused with humor) toasts were given. John & Jessica then danced to Brad Paisley's "Then", which was followed by a parent dance to "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts.

John & Jessica did a great job choosing the up-lighting in the ballroom for added ambiance. The room had a nice glow, as the party stayed hot on the dance floor. Their destination wedding was just over 50 guests - but those are the same type of fun loving friends and family that are the last fifty celebrating a much larger wedding. It was a great crowd, two great families, and a great couple - congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Ludwig!

Anthony and Nicole 09.16.2011

Tony and Nicole are looking on while one their friend sang along to a song dedicated to the two of them.

Anthony and Nicole planned their destination wedding from Wisconsin. They found the LaPlaya Resort and found us from their referral list!

They were married at LaPLaya on the lawn which is right on the beach. After their ceremony we provided music for the beachfront cocktail hour. Scott and I were able to enjoy the gorgeous sunset that took place too! I know their photographer (Michelle Reed) was able to get great shots of them with a beautiful glow from the sun in each photo!

It was a Friday night, and for a September evening, the summer breeze on the beach made it a perfect setting. For the reception guests were brought to LaPlaya's bayfront ballroom where the reception was held. After the introductions Tony & Nicole enjoyed their first dance - to "Say" by John Mayer. Then, Nicole and her father danced to "My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw. Then Mr. & Mrs. Blei cut the cake, and toasts, blessing and dinner followed.

A lot of destination wedding host smaller crowd's, but the 31 guests partied like a reception three times its size! The dance floor had plenty of room for everyone to show off their favorite dance moves!

Nicole & Tony told us when we met with them by telephone that they wanted their wedding reception to be Intimate, Fun and Relaxed. At the end of the night, they told us we definitely succeeded! Congratulations Anthony & Nichole!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Joe Trapp and Katie Turner 09.10.2011

Scott and I first met Joe and Katie in February 2011 at a local Bridal Show we participated in. We met with them again at our home to talk about their wedding. They warned us then, and when we met with them again before their wedding day, how crazy fun their friends and family were! We were very excited to be part of their fun wedding and reception!

The Ceremony took place on the terrace at The Colony Golf Club in Bonita Springs. It was a beautiful warm sunny day. All the guests moved inside the ballroom for cocktail hour while Katie & Joe and the bridal party took photos.

After the introduction of the wedding party, Katie & Joe did their First Dance to "Two Is Better Than One" by Boys Like Girls & Taylor Swift. Katie's Dad then gave a welcome speech to all their guests and then everyone had a buffet style dinner feast.

The Parent dances took place after the cake cutting and toasts by the Best Man and Matron of Honor. We then moved on to lots of dancing, and had fun with the Bouquet & Garter traditions.

Scott was able to play most of Katie & Joe's song suggestions and all of their "special Must Play" songs! It was a fun and enjoyable night! Thanks for having us Katie & Joe!!