We got the call from Rhonda Baker to meet with Frank and Lauren about their wedding! What a sweet couple! Lauren and Frank were very laid back, looking for their wedding to be a lot of fun and wanted their families and friends to be able to get out there and dance the night away.
That’s the client I’m looking for! Someone who has emphasis on the party being a party for everyone. The stage was set: a great wedding planner (Rhonda Baker), a great photographer (Simple Moments), a great location for their reception (City Club of Fort Worth) and what would become an epic party!
Below are some wonderful pictures, compliments of Stacey, along with some explanation for each:
First up, their first dance. It actually starts with an introduction. If you’ll notice, everyone standing around the dance floor. I hate it when people are sitting down or not paying attention. We’ve been waiting for this moment! So, we ask everyone to gather around the dance floor and cheer as we introduce everyone. Lauren and Frank are the stars and after being introduced, made their way to the dance floor for their first dance. This one was choreographed by our very own dance instructor, Greg Michaels. Greg makes everyone feel comfortable and teaches either basic dance steps or an actual routine for the couple.
Then time to eat, followed by dancing dancing dancing, cake and toast. Toasts that are actually heard. Pet peeve of mine. This one brought down the house. Dad was extremely emotional (he’s waited a few years to say these words!)
This shows the emotion. Not a dry eye in the house during the Father/Daughter dance.
Frank and his mother were a little more lighthearted.
And Step-mom needs to be shown off too! Frank twirled her around the dance floor.
Then, the party. This is what we’re famous for. A wedding can be beautiful, formal and classy… But there comes a point where it’s time for the after party to begin. Usually this starts after the cake cutting.
Yep, these beautiful ladies are lined up for the bouquet toss.
And these bachelors are lined up for the garter toss. Lauren maintained her prim and proper composure.
And finally, it’s time to wish them off. We scooted everyone outside to where the carriage was waiting to wisk Lauren and Frank into the wild blue yonder. Just a few minutes left while everyone gets lined up, so a private last dance for them. Romance at it’s finest.
Also here, the perfect opportunity to see the way the room looks with our lighting. Frank and Lauren wanted some uplights against the curtains in City Club, plus their last initial “L” on the dance floor. With me as the disc jockey, we were able to change the colors against the curtains during the evening.
And then finally, we wish them off to the awaiting carriage. My reason for showing this? When there is a wedding planner, such as this wedding with Rhonda, her team helps get everyone downstairs and puts the bubbles/sparklers/rose petals into the guests hands. When I’m the disc jockey, I lend my voice to making sure everyone is ready to go and get them cheering as the couple makes their way through the lines of people. Rhonda has a voice and will use it, but why not have the M.C. do what he was hired to do. :)
Fantastic reception! Thank you to Lauren and Frank for letting us be a part of it. The thank you letter really made my day!
Wedding Planner: Rhonda Baker with Precisely As Planned
Photographer: Stacey Pinkney with Simple Moments Photography
Ceremony Location: Robert Carr Chapel at TCU
Reception Location: City Club Fort Worth