Signs, Signs, Everywhere Are Signs.
Many couples are looking for a special way they can customize their ceremony and wedding reception to enhance their theme. An excellent way to add your personal touch and satisfy your Pinterest-inspired need to get your hands dirty is wedding signage.
Simple…or ornate, signs are a great way to guide your guests politely, express your love for each other and set the tone for your theme. Below are some examples of weddings signs used for every stage of a ceremony and reception.
Photographers || Lundy Photography
Florist || Black Iris Floral Events Co
Cake || Carrie’s Cakes
The Bridesmaids sang, rapped and danced to their very own version of “My Humps”. View it HERE.
Photographers || Marie Violet Photography
Venue || The Yacht Club at Marina Shores
Wedding Planner || Pinch of Charm Weddings
Florist || Black Iris Floral Events Co
Cake || Incredible Edibles Bakery
Dress || Maya Couture
Make-up || Theresa Little
Hair || Hair by Alice
We’re so excited! Today, we start construction on upgrading our massive concrete balcony at The Yacht Club at Marina Shores. Brides will soon be able to enjoy a stunning Palo Verde pattern to walk down the aisle.
Will will also be replacing the Yacht Club entry door with a frosted glass entrance and continuing the Palo Verde design out to the stairs leading up to the Yacht Club room.
Come see it first at our Bridal Open House, December 1st from 1 to 4pm.
It’s your big day and you have chosen The Yacht Club at Marina Shores. Your DJ is Astro Entertainment – now what? Astro and The Yacht Club have much to offer to personalize your wedding to your exact tastes. For example, recently Danny Gray DJ’d the ceremony and reception for Katie and Jeffrey Hoover. The ceremony had a traditional feel to it as classical music filled the air. The couple modernized the event by adding a tree planting ceremony in lieu of a unity candle.
As the ceremony wrapped up and the wedding party was off to take photos, the guests were invited to partake in the cocktail hour in the stunning Coastal Room. While guests enjoyed hor d’oeuvres, Astro’s Instant Memories Photo/Video Booth offered them a chance to capture some fun photos and leave the newlyweds a video message.
Once the photos were finished the wedding party was introduced to Chris Brown’s “Forever” followed by the bride and groom dancing their way in to T.I.’s “Bring Em Out”. Katie and Jeffrey then joined in their first dance to The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Dancing in the Moonlight“.
The night progressed into dancing and fun well into the evening. As the music continued to get folks up and moving, the smiles and laughs could be seen and heard throughout the venue. The night wrapped up with all the guests surrounding the newlyweds chanting “Hoover, Hoover, Hoover” as Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” played.
Customize your wedding. Start with the elegant charms of Marina Shores then let Astro customize the rest. Want to add interactive elements? Visual displays? Lighted Dance Floor? Photo Booths? Astro offers much to customize your wedding to your exact specifications!
Saturday evening June 29th, Nicole and Sean were married at The Yacht Club at Marina Shores. The DJ, Delvin Peeks, kept the guests entertained and the bride and groom had a good time.
The food was provided by Cuisine & Company and the flowers and decor were beautifully done by Black Iris Floral Designs. The guests enjoyed the photo booth and the props. A great time was had by all!
Congratulations Nicole and Sean! Best wishes to you both!
- ShutterBooth Hampton Roads
We are happy to announce that this past summer, we planted over 30 Jasmine plants along the fence line that will continue to grow and expand up the fence. In September 2013, we added over 60 (7) gal. Black Bamboo trees behind the fence line to add height and fullness. Within one year, our once drab fence line will blossom into a lush hedge happily welcoming your guests to The Yacht Club at Marina Shores.
We can’t wait to see the difference in Spring 2014!
The Yacht Club at Marina Shores is THRILLED to announce that beginning Sept 15, 2013, Black Iris Floral Events, will begin including an array of striking colors to the free linen selection as part of The Yacht Club at Marina Shores’ wedding packages.
What does that mean exactly? You are no longer limited to the standard White, Black or Ivory linen selections as previously advertised in our packages. You can now have RED, ORANGE, PURPLE, BLUE, TEAL, etc. at no extra cost.Specialty linens (lace patterns, satins, etc and overlays) will remain additional.
So, let’s hear it, brides. What’s almost as fun to shop for as your wedding gown???? Bridesmaid’s dresses, of course! Not unlike playing dress-up as a little girl, taking your special gals to find the fabrics they’ll wear to your big day is just about as close to a perfect time as you can get.
Throw in pedicures and some champagne and you’re in the throws of matrimonial preparatory bliss. But the bridesmaid gown hunt isn’t always just fun and games, and it isn’t always easy.
Take an average of 5 ladies and try to get them all to agree on a dress that will compliment each of their unique features, shapes and sizes, and well, maybe things aren’t as blissful as they started out.
But here’s ShutterBooth Hampton Roads‘ 3 Tips for the Perfect Bridesmaids Dress Shopping Experience:
1. Have a Game Plan
Be sure to have an idea of the type of gown your looking for, general color scheme, fit and style before you even get the gals together. Otherwise, be prepared for more opinions than you can keep track of, and potential clashing of the titans. You wouldn’t lead troops to battle, without a strategy . . . trust us, this scenario is just as important.
2. Be Considerate of Your Bridesmaid’s Feelings
There may be certain styles of colors that make one or more of your bridesmaids seem a little unenthusiastic about. Don’t immediately peg them as drama queens. It could be an insecurity they’re dealing with that makes them extra sensitive to certain looks on their body types. Be flexible when it comes to this. It’s your day, but she’s being a friend to you in participating, and you want to make your ladies feel as good about themselves as you do.
3. Remember to Have Fun!
It can be easy to let the stresses of planning your big day build up until it all feels a little overwhelming, even like a chore. Mix in emotion and differing opinions, and your headed for a storm. Keep in mind what you’re all gathered together for and make it fun! Kick off your heels and let the dress-up begin!
Well, there you have it! ShutterBooth Hampton Roads’ top three tips for a flawless bridesmaid dress shopping experience.
Our professional team can help you choose the right arrangement for your special day. Every bride has her own special style and taste. No two brides, no two weddings or floral arrangements are the same. We pay attention to every detail and consider every aspect of the event when creating our designs. Every design is one of a kind and created especially for each event.
Keep in mind your body size and height, as you will not want a large flowing bouquet if you are very slim or petite. It will just exaggerate you. Same goes if you are voluptuous or tall. Choose something that keeps your overall look in balance.
We love combining striking colors, rich textures, lingering scents, and inspired design to create the perfect bouquets for every wedding and special event!
-Todd and Jason, Black Iris Floral Events
- Nosegay: A small, round cluster of flowers, all cut to a uniform length. Usually created with one dominant flower or color, they can be wrapped tightly with ribbon or lace for a delicate effect.
- Beidermeier: A nosegay made up of concentric circles of different flowers for a striped effect.
- Cascade: A waterfall-like train of blooms and greenery that’s anchored in a hand-held base.
- Classic Hand-tied Bouquet: A dense bunch of blooms either anchored in a bouquet holder, wired, or hand-tied.
- Composite: A creation in which different petals or buds are wired together on a single stem, creating a look of a single giant flower.
- Pomander: A covered ball covered in blooms strung from a ribbon, perfect for child attendants.