March 2013

Photos by Nikki Riggs, taken in the EHH dining room.

March 2: 185 guests. Our season’s first wedding/reception, we’ve now had the pleasure to host two weddings for this family!  A navy, blue and ivory palette, lanterns and candlelights were central to a “modern with touches of vintage” theme. This couple sang a few songs with the seven-piece band (provide their name & I’ll credit) including a song written by the groom especially for his bride.  Food: TCP Catering; Personals: Baylor Flowers; Photobooth: Those Party Guys; Photographer: Kris Bumpsted

March 3-21: Spring garden tasks always includes weeding, this year’s weed crop seems to consist mostly of dandelions, thistle and henbit. Giant liarope and planters of colorful annuals were added to the tent. New wedding prop additions including a sweet metal bench; Greg made more framed chalkboards, and picket fence props.  I made a series of varied-height altered cylinders w/ decorative bands for branch centerpieces, and am working on silk ribbon flowers – ask if you are interested in a classy option to fresh flower corsages or headpieces – these function especially well as wristlets due to their light weight.

March 21: A Friday evening wedding/reception for 90 guests. A palette of purples, creams and greens. It’s always good to hear “You made it so easy, we didn’t have to do anything; we had so much fun”. Officiant: Scott Talley; Photographer: Legacy Imaging; Catering: Eddie Ray’s BBQ; Personals: Cyndi Desmarias; Cakes: Gwendyne Hunt; DJ: Johnny Bradshaw

March 22: 300+ guests. A palette of champagne, muted gold, mauve, peach, turquoise; vintage romantic w/ burlap and lace accents. An 18′ candy bar and trays of her grandma’s Czech pastries. Officiant: Albert Fuentes; Photographer: Stephanie Davis; DJ: Diamond Productions/Jim & Dawn Alvarado; Catering: Bestyett/Vicki Parker; Cakes: Gwendyne Hunt; Personals & supplemental rentals: Wedding Design Group;

March 29-30-31: Easter Hill Country Bicycle Tours – another year completed; a tradition for Greg, & our sons Ryan and Eben. Ryan has agreed train more for next year’s ride.