Friday, January 14, 2011

Happily Ever After

I'm leaving you now dear best wedding ever fans. but before i go i'll leave you with this amazing post from our photographers blog. we totally love her. 

There are many, many, MANY more photos though. 748 to be exact. And if you want to see them please just ask. I'm happy to share them. They're so fantastic. Here's the Snapfish album link

Hope you have a fantastic time planning your own weddings....
though as Miss DTV, Rikki always says:
you'll never be as good as me.


Greta + Jason {Married!}

I was sworn to wedding photo secrecy to post this wedding after christmas!! Here it is!! Greta and Jason’s amazing wedding from this past October! I love weddings with a Vintage twist. I gasped when I saw her dress and all the details. Can we do it again?:)
Venue – Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World on Tchop.



Tell us about your wedding dress :
The dress was originally my grandmothers. She wore it in 1955, my mother wore it in 1979, and I had some minor alterations made to it so I could wear it. It’s a very special family heirloom and I’ll continue to pass it on.





what are the official names of the green colors at your wedding?
Cottage Green, Sage Sweater, Olive Tree, & Midori
Your wedding had so many unique and creative personal touches. Where did you get your ideas?
All over. I did a lot of online R&D looking at weddings, attended weddings, worked weddings, dreamt about weddings, & spent a lot of time thinking about weddings. Then I took all of our favorite threads and wove them into an event that told our story.


Jason – One Wedding Memory you will never forget –
Tie between my first glimpse of Greta in her wedding dress and seeing the family all together for the first time in many years.






What song did do you first dance to
“That’s How Strong My Love Is” by Otis Redding


Greta – One Wedding Memory you will never forget –
Listening to Jason read his vows. He acted like he didn’t know what to say, and didn’t write them until a couple of nights before. But they were better then I could have imagined. I think I fell in love with him all over again when he made The Princess Bride reference joke complete with accent and all.



One word to describe the married life?
Bliss Thank you Greta and Jason!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Our Vows

I was going to type in our vows but as I was looking at our copies, I just had to scan them in, there are some really adorable and revealing details that I just can't type. So here they are in all their glory, scribbled, stained with what I can only call party juice, folded in twenty-thirds, wrung out, and magical.

The word "marriage" is emphasized because he actually said it like The Princess Bride priest...everyone laughed even if they didn't know what they were laughing at. He committed to it and it definitely payed off.

Look at these notes I found on the other side of the paper...
nose?! he said he was trying to find ways to subtly embarrass me, good luck.

I had written mine at work, copied them to my iphone and decided last minute, as my hair was being done to write them onto some of Elle's note cards because the girls suggested I might not want to read them from the phone in case it rang...that's what girls are for, right?
You know I had to quote the JB...
if you're paying attention, (you're already doing better than I was) you'll notice I copied the same line twice above. Jason noticed me pausing to correct it and mentioned it later...did anyone else?
I did it again here but caught myself and crossed it out. 
"maybe go camping with you" was a small hit

 And to think he was nervous...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


We received so many compliments on the music at our wedding ceremony so I thought I'd share with you the playlist. A couple of weeks before the wedding, we started pulling random wedding movie quotes from the back of our heads. Without a doubt, the one that meant the most to us was this scene:

Therefore, the wedding playlist is entitled:

Prelude/Seating Music:
Live Acoustic Guitar by Derek Eidson
Honored Guests & Bridal Party Entrance:
On The Sunny Side Of The Street by Louis Armstrong
Bridal Entrance:
La Vie En Rose by Louis Armstrong
Bugle Call Rag by Louis Armstrong
Bride & Groom Grand (Re)Entrance:
Stand Up & Get Crunk by The Yin Yang Twins
Bride & Groom First Dance:
That's How Strong My Love Is by Otis Redding
Father Daughter Dance:
Georgia On My Mind by Louis Armstrong
Mother Son Dance:
Home by Michael Buble
Cutting of the Cake:
Twilight by The Squirrel Nut Zippers
Garter & Bouquet Toss:
Basin Street Blues by Doctor John
Other Special Songs We Requested:
Great Big Family by Truckstop Honeymoon
Stand by Me by Ben E. King
Moondance by Van Morrison
My Girl by The Temptations

Our DJ did a great job. It was like my guests didn't even need to wait for the electric slide song to play. They just broke out in line dances immediately and continued to do them all night long, no matter what song was playing. So even if I had told the DJ no line dances, (which I would never do) I would have been out of luck.
I love my guests...

Friday, October 29, 2010

Merci Beaucoup!

Our wedding was completely amazing, the stuff of dreams
and we can't thank you enough

Here is a slide show of all the personal photos that were taken and shared on facebook. 

Professional shots should be up in a couple of weeks

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Let the Wedding Festivities Begin!

It was a blast.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Eat This

Here's what we are serving next Saturday. You will love it so go ahead and start drooling.


Hand Passed Hors D'Oeuvres
Passed By Butlers In Traditional French Waiter Uniforms

Grilled Fillet of Tuna
Fresh gulf yellow fin tuna, marinated in fresh squeezed fruit juices and char-grilled medium rare on site

Petite Crab Cakes Bearnaise
Local crab and aromatic vegetables, fried in a crunchy breadcrumb coating, and served with our savory BĂ©arnaise sauce for dipping

Marinated Petite Rib Eyes
Bite size tender rib eye steaks, marinated in oils and spices and sauteed on site in a hot buttered iron skillet

Sesame Green Beans Tempura
Fresh green beans, in a sesame and beer tempura, served with soy sauce for dipping

Pita Toast with Wild Mushrooms
Wild mushrooms, shallots, and fresh thyme in a wine and cream reduction, served on toasted pita wedges topped with fresh grated Parmesan and Manchego cheeses.

Cocktail Buffet Presentation
Artfully Arranged

Crawfish Ravigote with Mushrooms En Croustade
Earthy Shitake &white mushrooms with fresh crawfish tails in a velvety brandy cream sauce. Served with Gorgonzola encrusted french bread rounds for spooning. 

Baked Brie with Apple Pecan Sauce
Creamy Brie cheese wrapped in pastry and baked to a golden brown, smothered with apples and pecans in a brown sugar sauce.

Chilled Asparagus with Champagne Vinaigrette
Fresh bright asparagus steamed tender crisp, drizzled with a luscious and tangy champagne vinaigrette

Assorted Olive Display
A variety of assorted olives including Grabers, Black, Stuffed Green & Kalamatta

Raw Oyster Bar
Raw oysters, freshly shucked and presented in a pirogue of ice. With cocktail sauce, lemons, and the traditional condiments.

Soup & Salad Station
Served at the station by a uniformed chef

Isidore Salad
Ice cold iceberg, romaine and green leaf lettuces, with apples, pecans, Gorgonzola crumbles, toasted pine nuts, and red grapes. Tossed with a traditional French Vinaigrette

Duck & Andouille Gumbo
Succulent duck breast and Louisiana smoked Andouille sausage simmered with duck stock, vegetables, and aromatics into a unique and rich local flavor. Served in a Brulot cup for sipping.

Chef Station
 Served at the station by a uniformed chef

Shrimp Napoleon with Fried Eggplant & Grits
 Buttery gulf shrimp in a luxurious cream sauce with mushrooms, garlic and artichoke hearts, served over your choice of thinly sliced fried eggplant rounds or creamy southern grits.

Cheese Stuffed Ravioli with Sun Dried Tomato, Mushroom & Tasso Cream 
Fresh cheese ravioli cradled in a cream reduction with smoky Tasso, earthy mushrooms, tangy sun dried tomatoes, and soft Marscapone cheese

Southern Dessert Buffet
Assorted pies, pralines, cakes, cookies, & other little yummies

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Book of Candles

Wanted to briefly share with you one of our favorite gifts from our showers. This is Jeanne's book of candles.

Isn't it special? We totally heart it.
 The poem reads:

"A box of candles for Jason & Greta

A box of candles that come in a pair
In all different colors for you two to share
The white ones burn first
They are wrapped in white lace
To celebrate your first married night
In your new chosen place
The green pair is taller, and also much thinner
Burn with the first company you have over for dinner
The dark blue candles are for after your first fight
Use them to burn while making up all night
Pink candles set the mood and pave the way
For your first married Valentine's Day
Now when your first year of marriage is through
The cream anniversary pair will light for you two
Red candles aflame, both your futures are bright
Celebrate promotions you've worked toward with all of your might
By this time we hope, maybe just maybe
You can light the purple ones, on the birth of your baby
And just when you thought, you'd put these away
Take the light blue ones out for your fifth anniversary day
Now just one more pair left, for the big two five
The anniversary pair that will keep your love alive
Congratulations Jason and Greta
On the start of your forever
May the two of you always be happy together
And burn these candles
Just the way we said
But please don't forget-blow them out before bed!"

cute, huh? This would be a great DIY wedding present. I'm sure I will steal at least some of this. Thanks to Jeanne for her amazing creativity, love and support. We love you!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I love Boxes

I really do.
I love to assemble them and decorate them. I even love to un-assemble them, cover them with pretty things and put them back together. I also love the internet. With it's help, I made these.

The handkerchiefs are all hand cut, hemmed, embroidered and ironed, by who else, me.

This template I found online, printed out onto card stock covered with pretty paper and cut and folded into the pretty little boxes you saw above. It was really quite fun. 

These pretty flower boxes are for my bridesmaids and flower girl. I didn't make the boxes, I decorated them and made what's inside. What's inside?!

I made these too. These are for the grandparents. But not what's inside.

These are all rehearsal dinner gifts so don't feel bad if there isn't one for you.
It's ok to be jealous though.

Monday, September 20, 2010

NOLA Shower

What a blast. Thank you Elsa & Derek! Thank you everyone!