Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What's in a Name?

This bride and her mom were great to work with! The bride had a built in theme that they wanted to incorporate but it was tricky. Her groom's last name is Peacock, but including that color and theme could turn out looking like a circus! I know, I had a similar color scheme! We were able to add touches here and there for a very subtle look and it turned out great! Josh Fowler of TiMachine Photography was very kind (and quick) to share photos with us so we could share them with you! They are a great company and we certainly look forward to working with them again!

the bride's bouquet with bridesmaids in the background, in their containers waiting to be picked up by their owners =)

The fan/programs on the patio just before guests head down to the ceremony area.

Dashing groom with groomsmen in the field across from the ranch.
Bride and Bridesmaids on the bluff striking a pose.

Picture Perfect Couple!

Photo taken from the Bell tower. Sashes make a big difference on the chairs!

First Kiss.

Bride and Groom together in the field. A little "alone" time.

First Dance.

Groom tossing the garter!
The photographer provided a "photo booth" with tons of fun props! Its was a BIG hit!

Big send off. The Groom's face is priceless!

And this is what he was gawking at =).

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Looking for a Place to Stay?

Rock Harbor Lodge is just the place! The very charming bed and breakfast is just a mile down the road from The Marquardt Ranch and is perfect for family members, bridal parties or for a very special evening for the bride and groom the night after the wedding! Visit their website and blog for more information and photos

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Shabby Chic

This bride was a hoot! The week before her wedding, she changed her linens completely and didn't really tell anyone about it. Once we found it it was going to be burlap, I think most of us silently quivered. =) But this bride had an idea and it turned out wonderful!!! The flower choices and table settings added the glamor to the tables while the burlap brought in the country feel. here are some photos that I was able to snap. Enjoy!

Sweetheart table Wishing Tree

Two of the smaller table arrangements

The beautiful larger arrangements! I love the box which ties in the linen with the flowers.

I had never seen a ceremony arranged the way the bride choose to arrange people. She had the bridesmaids and groomement stand a good distance from them so they could get photos with just the bride and groom. Then the pastor stood infront of them and to the side so that their guests could see their faces as they said their vows. I really liked that idea!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

WE BROKE 3000!!!

In just 46 days we have had 1,000 visitors to our blog! We are super excited that you all are visiting and coming back often to see the updates! We will certainly keep it up and if there's anything that you'd like to see photos of or topics discussed let us know!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

CCC Mixer

April 30th we hosted a fiesta themed Comfort Chamber of Commerce mixer!
Shavaun and I had fun coming up with the table designs and making Mexican paper flowers. Sashes, donated by The Wedding Connection, helped add the splash of color on each of the tables. We also used our up lights to wash each wall in a different color. Casa Sol Catering provided many dishes that you'd find during Fiesta, along with traditional drinks like watermelon and cantaloupe aqua frescas.

Mr. Steubing, Dru Steubing and Shavaun.
Shavaun and I arrived as
twins for the evening. Not planned at all!

Example of the lights and how the just grab at the rock walls.

Green Color Themed Weddings

We have YELLOWS in March and now in April and early May we're having GREEN weddings. Both are beautiful colors here at the ranch. This wedding was coordinated my Tina Humphrey with Diamonds and Dreams. Tina and the bride only had a couple months to put everything together, and there was a threat of rain again. But the weather held out and everything was very smooth! Tina had some great ideas about the floor plan; putting the cake table along the french doors and the sweetheart table in font of it, which made a nice backdrop for pictures. Here are some pics I took. As soon as we get professional pictures I'll be sure to post those as well!

Very Unique Bride's and Groom's cakes.

Sweetheart Table in front of the cake table.