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Football Garter Toss

Jan 20, 2010   //   by Lora   //   Garter, Gino Greglia Photography, Sacramento Wedding Coordinator  //  8 Comments

If your honey man and the male guests at the wedding are known to love football, why not incorporate the actual football into the garter toss? Have the ball hidden (works best at the DJ stand), and after removing the garter, bring out the football, tease the boys a bit, then slide the garter over the ball and toss. You bet the fellas won’t have their hands in the pockets when the pass is thrown. Photo credit: Gino Creglia

Michelle & Kyle's Champagne Luncheon – Part 2

Michelle and Kyle’s November 21st wedding had some fun elements incorporated… guests lined up to have their Polaroid photo taken and then they wrote a sentiment in the guest book (I tucked the book into the newlywed’s luggage so they would enjoy reading while on their honeymoon!)
Mike Anderson of Creative Memories Entertainment had the crowd, and especially the bridal party, up on their feet, singing and dancing. Everybody was happy and enjoying the afternoon.
When DJ Mike interviewed Kyle, he learned about the groom’s love of football… so cleverly, Mike arranged for the just-removed garter to be slipped over a football , which was previously autographed by Michelle & Kyle. The mad scramble to catch the garter was very amusing!! (or maybe the scramble was to catch a football??) Side note… the fella with his arm in the sling did not make the catch.
The newlyweds changed out of their wedding finery and got (very) comfortable for their departure. With windows painted and balloons fastened, the get-away car awaited the newlyweds who drove to beautiful Lake Tahoe for their honeymoon. Another side note…because the reception ended at 4:00 p.m. there was plenty of time to make a drive to Tahoe and start a well deserved time of R&R… good idea!

These high school sweethearts are a wonderful couple, and I was very happy to be a part of their wedding planning and get them started in a new phase of their life.

Again, my thanks and appreciation to a wonderful team involved in this fun wedding. Hats off to Granite Bay Golf Clubfor a fantastic venue and scrumptious buffet luncheon, to Katie of Ambience Floral Design for beautiful flowers, Mike of Creative Memories Entertainment for perfect MC duties and keeping the guests dancing, to Karen’s Bakery for a stunning wedding cake, and especially to Gino of Gino Greglia Photography for all the wonderful images of this lovely wedding!

Michelle & Kyle's Champagne Luncheon – Part 1

On November 21, 2009, Michelle & Kyle exchanged wedding vows before 110 guests in the handsomely appointed Colt Room of Granite Bay Golf Club. This was a daytime wedding, but the rich dark wood panelling, and the ability to close the window shades made for an intimate, romantic, candlelit ceremony. Judge Tom Cecil always does a nice job with the ceremony.
I love the colors Michelle chose for the bridesmaids dresses… her MOH wore sage green with brown ribbon sash, and her two bridesmaids a chocolate dress with sage green sash. The ever-so-talented Katie Edwards of Ambience Floral Designcreated fantastic bouquets to compliment the dresses – perfectly!
The Champagne Luncheon reception held in the Conservatory was beautiful! I enjoy creating a “Great Table” for the bridal party’s head table, and this one was set for 10.
With a gentle nod to the fall season, the table linens fromCelebrations Party Rentals were ivory with a tone-on-tone leaf pattern, walnut Chivari chairs added richness to the room, and the sage green and brown color scheme was prevalent in the florals. A unique collection of glassware, including a large apothecary jar, candy bowl, and candlesticks completed the tablescape.
Each guest received a beautifully wrapped favor box containing a juicy, fat, chocolate covered strawberry!
Karen’s Bakery created the truly lovely wedding cake – such beautiful chocolate brown scroll work, and look at those stunning sugar flowers (girls… don’t they look real?)

Michelle and Kyle were so happy and even though the morning was a chilly one, they soaked up the warmth of their love while spending time on one of the lovely bridges on the grounds of Granite Bay Golf Club.
Congrats you two… a beautiful wedding, for a beautiful couple!
My sincere appreciation to Gino of Gino Greglia Photography for capturing all the details (and with such clarity!) I’ll have Part 2 up in a few more days… showing more details and some of the fun good time.