Congratulations to Leah and Mark who just got married last month. Their wedding was an amazing event – and featured several fun and unique elements.
After nearly 2 weeks of rain storms (even during the rehearsal!), it was a warm sunny Saturday afternoon. We couldn’t have planned for a more beautiful day. (Yes, the wedding weather gods were smiling down on us). The ceremony was outdoors, in front of a lovely pond. Small glasses of water and champagne were available for guests to sip on prior to, and during the ceremony.
Decor was simple, but lovely. A fabulous Martini luge ice sculpture graced the bar. The centerpieces were vases with goldfish (yep, real live gold fish). They looked adorable, and afterwards they all found new homes.
Dinner was certainly a treat. Instead of a typical buffet or plated meal, it was a Churrasco (pronounced shoo-RAS-koo) or Brazilian Barbecue. Servers were in gaucho attire, and brought out skewers of top sirloin and carved it directly onto each guests plate. But they weren’t done. They came back – with skewers of lamb, then pork loin, and bacon wrapped chicken. It was meat lover’s heaven. There were also skewers of roasted pineapple.
For dessert, instead of wedding cake, there were plates of flan, tres leches and an ice cream bar (from Ritters), complete with various toppings and fresh whipped cream.
Say Cheese provided a photo booth – which served as both a fun activity and memorable keepsake for each guest. And the bride and groom got to keep a copy of each photo, which guests mounted into a memory book and added their well wishes.
Several of the single ladies got to participate in the “charm cake,” a tradition that began during Victorian times. Single ladies were invited to come up and pull a ribbon and charm out of the cake. Each charm has a different meaning, such as a horseshoe means “Good luck will come your way” and wedding bells means “Next to marry.”
Of course I must give a big “shout out” to all of the other wonderful wedding professionals who worked so hard to make this a fabulous day for Leah and Mark.
Tim Fritts – Party Pleasers
Christina and Peggy – Images by Christina
Russ Finch and crew – Finch Rental
Cheryl (and family) – Beechwood Farm
Ice Sculptures by Ramon
Say Cheese Photo Booth
Cady – The Flowerman
German and Patsy of Rudy’s Churrascaria (formerly in Germantown)