Wedding Planner Portfolio - Carol and Blaise
Detailed Montgomery County wedding with outdoor games, transportation by trolley, live band entertainment with dancing under the stars and fireworks! Carol, the bride, put more thought and effort into her wedding than we have ever seen before! From the time she got engaged, Carol started working on ideas for her wedding.
During the wedding planning process, which Lauren from Ellanesque Wedding and Event Planning helped with, Lauren jokingly suggested that Carol rent a U-Haul for her wedding day to transport all of the things she had bought for the wedding. To Lauren's surprise, Carol ran with the idea and proceeded to purchase vintage furniture to fill the barn at Olde Dobbin Station in Dobbin, Texas for the cocktail hour. Lauren and Carol searched everywhere for furniture that would fit the decor style they were working with, and slowly but steadily the space in the U-Haul was all accounted for.
The Ellanesque team arrived at Olde Dobbin Station bright and early on wedding day for an intense setup. A team of movers moved the vintage wedding furniture into the barn area while Erik from Ellanesque set up the lawn games, which included horseshoes, croquet, washers, bean bag toss, and a custom life size Jenga game! There were custom signs made for each game along with a custom sign for the reception entrance. Meanwhile, Lauren and Brandi, also from Ellanesque, were busy with the setup indoors for the reception, where extravagant floral designs were placed on the tables alongside table numbers that each had a fact about Carol and Blaise related to that number on them. Setup continued at the Olde Dobbin Station while Lauren and Brandi went to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Plantersville to coordinate the wedding ceremony.
Once the bride and groom arrived back at Olde Dobbin Station after saying their vows, they were greeted by all their wedding guests who had been enjoying hors d'oeuvres in the outdoor barn area while the wedding party stayed behind to take wedding photos. After an hour or so of mingling with guests while playing yard games, it was time to start the wedding reception inside. As the guests made their way into the building, they each found their "Key" to their seat, as there were keys hanging from the branches of two small trees with each guest's name on them.
After the blessing, dinner was served buffet style and was followed by toasts by the best man and maid of honor. The gorgeous bridal cake and creative groom's cake, created with Pyrotechnics in mind, were served after dinner. The cakes were a big hit and were provided by Claire's Cakes in Huntsville, Texas.
After dinner, the party started with a live band leading the dancing and entertainment. This band was a crowdpleaser, playing covers of many popular songs and performing among the guests on the dance floor. Other guests posed for photos using all the props at the photo booth that was set up for the reception. The videography team had set up a station in the trolley where the wedding guests could record a message for the bride and groom, which was also available for the guests to enjoy during the reception. There was plenty to do, and an amazing crowd to share in the celebration.
Since Blaise owns a fireworks company, he wanted to be sure that fireworks would be a part of their wedding. So, a fireworks show was shown while the band went on break. It was the most elaborate fireworks show we have ever seen at any wedding! After more dancing and partying, it was time for the bride and groom to make their exit, and of course it was a sparkler exit!