Real Wedding: Harmonious Luck

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

Jul 22, 2009

By Krista Chapman

I first met Jeanie and Brad months ago, when they began their search for a wedding reception venue. A delightfully laid back couple, we toured the space, talked over Club features and crunched numbers. I was hopefully that the Club would host their summer event, but alas… as much as they loved the space, numbers were not quite right. So off they went as many of the couples I meet, on to find the prefect venue for their prefect wedding.

You can imagine my surprise when I received a call from Jeanie last Tuesday. She was in a desperate search for a venue for her reception, to be held in four days. Unhappy and frustrated with her current venue, Jeanie, her mother and sister all showed up at the Club to talk through their options and plan a wedding in less than a week. Stressed and exhausted was an understatement, but with my dedicated staff and I had no doubt that we would pull their event together in flawless fashion. After our meeting and nailing down most everything, all that was left for my bride and her family was to relax and begin the celebration. And celebrate they would, as all the details of their wedding came together.

The reception was set to start at 7pm, following a traditional church ceremony on West End. The sunset was breathtaking, spilling a background of deep blues and salmon pinks across the sky. Guests arrived to a room glowing with candlelight and simple décor. The tables were dressed with white linen and a single white orchid stem floated in tall glass vases. Servers passed coconut chicken skewers drizzled with a Thai peanut sauce and fresh tomato basil bruchetta. Guests sipped red and white wine while an upbeat guitar trio created the soundtrack for the event.

After an hour of mingling, the guests of honor arrived and were welcomed by friends and family and shared their first dance as husband and wife. Jeanie and Brad were sparkling and the bride looked amazing in a strapless fitted white dress with lace overlay. Dinner would follow as guests enjoyed a meal of grilled pork tenderloin and roasted salmon with a mango blueberry salsa served with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus.

Jeanie and Brad choose a simple three tiered ivory cake, which was cut following dinner and served to guests. Heartfelt toasts and champagne from those closest to the couple would be the the real icing on the event. Everything was just lovely and they happy couple celebrated into the evening with their guests and the music of the Justin Caldwell band.

Good Luck to you both… I am so glad I could share this special day with you!


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