12.07.2010

Charlie's Casino Bash: Vintage Birthday with a Red Sox twist

Charlie had one heck of a swinging birthday party on September 25th.

Charlie and his lovely wife, Amanda, are repeat offenders with B&R Events. You may remember them from when they renewed their vows last November. Charlie knew that he wanted to celebrate in style, so he sent us an email to see if we planned other events beside weddings.
But of course!

Charlie's guests had to come in through a red velvet rope, but only if they were on the list, at the Marriott and walk the red carpet. We created a custom step and repeat where Jeff Hall took photos of all the guests, paparazzo style.
When guests walked into the ballroom, the could hear the music of the Joe Clarke Big Band. The Joe Clarke Big Band featured eight musicians and the sound and the songs were incredible.
Every guest was greeted with a chip bucket and the signature drink, Red Carpet Rum. The lounge area had red furniture, we used red and black lamps for the cocktail tables, and red and black ostrich feathers were on the seated tables.

The menu was customized with some of Charlie's favorite food; sliders, mini bratwurst, smoked salmon amuses, pork belly BLTs, and bruschetta. And don't forget about the open bar...

Don't forget about the casino part of the Casino Bash! Charlie's guests could play poker, roulette, black jack, or craps. In Any Event provided the tables and the dealers. At the end of the evening we gave away gift certificates to the three highest funny-money winners.

Couture Cakes of Greenville created a fantastic and delicious birthday cake. Let me break down the layers for you: edible image playing cards of caricatures of Charlie and Amanda, roulette wheel, die, the 4 suits of cards with the Boston Red Sox emblem (Charlie's favorite team).


It was so awesome to plan Charlie's Birthday! It was such a fun night!

12.02.2010

Ashley and Brian: Autumn-Awesomeness at the Cliffs and Wyche Pavilion

Facts:
Ashley and Brian are both super smart.
They both have their PhDs from Penn State.
Brian is a Star Wars fan.
Their wedding...was the epitome of autumnal awesomeness.

Ashley picked a gorgeous and simple color palate: cream, sage, orange, and brown. Their wedding ceremony was lovely and heartfelt, where both bride and groom shared their vows to each other and Brian's dad officiated. Adam Haley, who we believe to be an up and coming photog superstar in Pennsylvania, was able to capture the sweet event. He was even cool enough to let us use some of his images in the collage above. The bridal party scaled the mountain in Eastside Transportations's vintage trolley.
Dance to the Music provided the tunes for the reception at the Wych Pavilion. Ashley and Brian picked local favorites, from Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Colorado, for their favors and had a finger print tree as their guest book. Kathy and Company provided a delicious pumpkin spice cake and Dahlia was able to work with gourds,mango calla lilies, and apples to make oh-so-yummy centerpieces. We also got the biggest compliment in the world from Ashley's dad- a major acknowledgement in his welcome speech. WOW. We will definitely be posting the video soon.