Saturday, December 20, 2008

Things to be Thankful For

I have been so lucky in that my bride's lately have been so incredibly easy going, including this Thanksgiving weekend bride! She and her family visited the ranch on several occasions, showing people the facility and trying out different decoration ideas. It was always a pleasure to visit with her.

Her photographer had great ideas for pictures and used the facility in ways I had never seen before. Like this one (the photographer was outside taking the shot in - I am on the inside)

Another example is this one. The bride and groom wanted to follow the tradition of not seeing each other before the ceremony. So the groom stood outside with his back against the door while the bride got into position on the other side. Then they just reached around and held each other's hand. It was so precious!
Photo of their head table.

Guest tables

After the traditional first dances the bride and all her bridesmaids performed a chorigraphed dance to I belive it was Thriller by Michael Jackson. It was a huge crowd pleaser.

November 22, 2008

This bride was alot of fun. She took everything in stride and had a great time at her wedding! Her color theme was black, red and white. Sorry for the dark photos as they were taken during the reception.

Pictures in coordinating frames of the couple were placed on the sign in table.
Always one of my favorite ideas.

Red square candles on a imprinted black designed plate with red rose petals and votives were on each table. Simple centerpieces made a very bold statement.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Its getting Colder!

November 15th, 2008's bride was among the first brides to book at the Marquardt Ranch. It is a little sad to be done with her wedding since we'd been planning it with her for so long. Her guests partied with them from 7pm when dinner was over until 1am! They had two bars outside on the patio who were later joined by a taco vendor who cooked taco's on site serving as a midnight snack!

This Bride choose to tie tope colored sashes on her reception tables. This is a great alternative tie which added a modern touch to the classic looking facility.

She had orded special colored napkins and hand made the napkin rings.

Photo of the room.