Wednesday, June 10, 2009

SCE Real Wedding

Clarisa and David were married on Saturday June 6, 2009 in Colorado Springs. Clarisa and David hired me 1 month before their wedding to pull together all of the details for the day. They were married at Shove Chapel in downtown Colorado Springs. They were joined by 100 of their closest friends and family. After the ceremony, the bridal party took pictures all around downtown and then made their way to the reception location, The Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

Clarisa had a lot of wonderful ideas to personalize the reception. For the place setting and meal indicators, she had rocks painted with names and chinese symbols to spell the guests names. Then for her menu card, she had a picture on one side and the menu on the other. So not only was it the menu for the night, but a great keepsake for the guests. She also had a candy buffet for her favor but included desserts from her family. For the guest book, she had a photobook made with engagement pictures. She also had a canvas and paints and asked each guest to add something to the canvas; they are going to hang it in their house. What a great idea! I didn't get the chance to take a picture of the final product but it turned out wonderful!

The reception started with a cocktail hour in the lobby area around their reception room. Next, we introduced the bridal party into the reception. Dinner was served after that. After dinner, the bride and groom arranged some entertainment for the guests and they were totally surprised. They had arranged for a group of Polynesian dancers and Chinese lion dancers to come and entertain. They had arranged this so their cultures would be represented at the reception. Both groups were amazing and put on a great show. They partied until late in the evening. It was a beautiful night!

~Clarisa and David, Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day. It was amazing and I wish you both the very best!~

Ceremony - Shove Chapel
Reception - Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Photographer - New Concept Photography
Videographer - New Concept
Speicality Linens - Bridal Elegance - Berry and Champagne linens, napkins, chair covers and ties
Florist - Hillside Consultants
DJ - Celebrity DJ
Favor - Candy Buffet
Polynesian Dancers - Charlene Maneafaiga
Chinese Lion Dancers - Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi