Erin and Trey’s classic love story began at Rice University in Houston, Texas. They wanted much of their wedding day to be traditional, but with a modern, urban aesthetic. BLC Events orchestrated just the right combination of venues and vendors to make their wedding day wishes come true! Yale Union provided the perfect setting for both the ceremony and reception while the Art of Catering prepared delectable hors-d’œuvres and the buffet dinner. Live music, perfect lighting and exquisite florals (the arch!) from Bella Bloom Florals made for a timeless, elegant ceremony officiated by the family Reverend. Dance Hall Days’ lively sets kept guests swinging on the dance floor, while his and her cocktails, a wedding pie, and The Vanity Portrait Studio added unique details to Erin and Trey’s celebration. SO many things to highlight from this wedding and so many beautiful photos from Andrea Zajonc and her team, it was hard to narrow it down to one blog post – enjoy!
As fabulous as Yale Union is, it wasn’t ideal for the wedding party to get ready, for traditional family wedding photos pre-ceremony or for keeping Erin and Trey comfortably separated until their big moment. The couple really wanted to observe the tradition of the groom not seeing the bride prior to the ceremony. BLC Events’ solution? Waverley Country Club, of course. The bridal party enjoyed a lovely lunch spread and bonding session while having their hair and makeup done by Olivia Hawthorne’s team upstairs in the lounge at the club house. The groomsmen had lunch, dressed and even worked in some putting practice out by the cottage on the grounds. Andrea Zajonc and her team captured details and classic family portraits before everyone headed over to Yale Union for the main event.
One-of-a-kind signage from Letters & Dust for a soft, personal touch in the urban venue – one of our favorite details.
The lighting design from Green Light Creative and the floral decor and candles from Bella Bloom Florals really brought the historic space to life. Draping also played a key role in pulling off ceremony and reception in the same space.
After the heartfelt ceremony, guests were ushered out to the lounge for a cocktail hour (featuring the aforementioned appetizers from Art of Catering – I mean, bacon! Delicious!) while the wedding party had photos taken and our team flipped the room to reception space. This “flip” made us nervous, so we had a contingency plan for everything, except how to relax when it went off without a hitch!
The lounge was converted into a portrait studio during dinner, where The Vanity Portrait Studio set up glamour shots for all the guests. Each guest walked away with a 5×7 portrait memento from their evening – an original and upgraded take on the photo booth. The reception tables featured a personal thank you note from the couple with a sweet floral sprig at each place, hurricane candles and greens – elegant in it’s simplicity.
After the buffet dinner, the couple and their guests took to the dance floor, continuing the festive celebration with live music from the band Dance Hall Days. The dessert station was set up under the wedding arch, featuring the groom’s favorite marionberry pie from their Lee Farms neighbor.
All good things must come to an end and this party was no exception. After dancing, wining, dining and enjoying the great company, it was time for the newlyweds to make their getaway – through a shower of rose petals!
Erin and Trey’s celebration of their marriage had everything – tradition, personal details, a sophisticated modern feel, plus an abundance of food, family and friends! It was such a pleasure for BLC Events to work with this couple and be part of their special day. Thank you, Erin and Trey – we wish you a lifetime of happy memories!
Special Thanks to our Vendors:
Waverley Country Club | Yale Union | Art of Catering | Bella Bloom Florals | Letters and Dust | Crave Designs | JMI Limo | Classic Vintage Rentals | Smart Tech AV | Green Light Creative | Olivia Hawthorne | Lee Farms | Andrea Zajonc Photography | Dance Hall Days | The Party Place | Luxury Trailers | Premier Valet