Monday, August 6, 2012

Fletch and Alicia, 08.04.2012

On Saturday, August 4th, 2012 Fletch & Alicia were married at the beautiful Colony Golf Club, which is part of Pelican Landing.  Today we were working with other professionals - our longtime friend Aimee of  Aimee Rossi Photography and our friends from Reel Treasures videography.

The outdoor ceremony began at 7:00 pm on the practice green, overlooking the beautiful lake.  The setting was gorgeously decorated, with flowers precisely placed among the white folding chairs. Dr. Dan Lamey officiated their ceremony.  He has a genuine presence and is a great communicator.  This was truly a heart-felt ceremony with very special moments, among them a rose ceremony symbolizing the coming together of the family unit, the hand written vows they exchanged declaring their love, friendship and commitment to one another, and then Alicia's eldest son singing and playing guitar - dedicating to them Jason Mraz's "I Won't Give Up."  It was all so very special. 

Actually the whole night was special.  Guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the patio, where hand rolled cigars were available throughout the night.  A custom song playlist was heard in the background as guests mingled and enjoyed the ambiance.  White modular furniture was brought in and set up around the patio for the guests to enjoy.

After cocktail hour, guests were invited into the main dining room.  After introducing the wedding party, Fletch and Alicia were announced to a standing ovation as they made their way to the dance floor.  They then enjoyed their first dance together, as they danced the rumba to Michael Buble's "The Way You Look Tonight."  A guest suggested they should enter

Alicia had ordered our uplighting package for the dining room which enhanced the already beautiful setting.  After enjoying dinner, and a great Toast by the bride and groom, their guests were in for a night full of activities.

We kept the dance floor alive with a mix of music.  Casino Night was available in the bar area - the guests had a blast with that.  Cigar rolling continued on the patio as guests enjoyed the night air.  Strings of white lights were strung tightly above the guest area, adding just the right touch of light outside.

Near the end of the evening on the patio, guests launched Paper Lanterns into the night sky.  With the dimly lit palm trees abound, it was truly a beautiful effect. 

It was a wonderful evening for everyone, and an incredible beginning to a wonderful marriage. Congratulations Fletch & Alicia!

Doug & Faris Dodson 8.3.2012

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 Doug & Faris joined their families together.  Doug has a daughter and Faris has a son & daughter that seem very happy together.  The afternoon summer rains stayed away for their ceremony which was just outside the club under the gazebo.  The water and greenery in the background was just beautiful!

Following the ceremony, the 25 or so close friends and family joined the new Dodson family inside for dinner and dancing.  Doug & Faris shared their first dance to "I'll Always Be Right There" by Bryan Adams.  After dinner Faris' son Brayden (who's 9) put on a dancing show!  His favorite song that we had to play for him was "Fireflies" by Owl City.  The rest of the evening everyone enjoyed dancing away!