Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lisa + Chris: The Reception

Immediately following the ceremony, cocktail hour began featuring the wonderful music of the steel drum band The Mellowtones and a refreshing "signature drink", the mojito in addition to a full bar selection of drinks.
Guests enjoyed the waterfront view while the staff at The Gibson Island Club passed delicious hors d'oeuvres such as Beef Satay, Melon wrapped Prosciutto, Curried Chicken in Endive Leaves, Tomato and Basil Feta Cups, Scallops wrapped in Bacon and Brie and Pear in Phyllo. As if it were planned, a large cruise ship passed by creating a great photo op.
The guests were invited to move inside the club for dinner and dancing and on the way picked-up their place card which was attached to a wrapped Blue Crab lollipop. The lollipops had been placed in cute green toile containers filled with sand.
The dining tables were well thought out and beautifully designed. The linens were Blue Crush, base plates were Blue Sea Glass, and the water glass was tinted lime green, all from Party Rental, Ltd. The chairs were white chivaris and those cute napkins were purchased by the bride and she had each monogrammed with a blue "L". (after the wedding, she had them washed and ironed and gift wrapped by the dozen to give to family members as gifts).
As the guests entered the Dining Room, music was being played by Evan Reitmeyer from MyDeeJay which set the tone for the fun evening. The bridal party introductions, first dance, and toasts went off without a hitch and then a dinner of Crab Cakes and Grilled Tenderloin was served to each guest.
The music became noticeably more energetic after dinner and the dancing started in full force. There was only a quick break to cut the beautifully simple cake from Graul's Market with Karen Lock had decorated with blossoms. While the dancing continued, Gibson Island staff set-up a delicious ice cream sundae bar with toppings such as Butterfinger crumbles, Gummy Bears, Reese's pieces, hot fudge, Oreo cookie crumbles, whipped cream and caramel sauce. As an additional treat to the guests, a candy bar consisting of all blue and green candy was set-up in tall glass jars with scoops.
Vendors: Karen's Flower Market, Arthur Remanjon Photography, Elizabeth Bailey Weddings, Calligraphy by Karen, The Pleasure of Your Company, MyDeeJay, The Gibson Island Club, Party Rental Ltd., The Mellowtones, and Graul's Market.


Dynamite Weddings said...

Love the cake!

Melesha said...

Her dress is gorgeous.