Venue: The Adolphus
Coordinators: Trudy and Sarah – Lagniappe Weddings
Photographer: Joseph Ellis
Lighting: Absolute Lighting
Ceremony/Cocktail Music: Nick DiGennaro
Officiant: Marty Younkin
Linens: BBJ Linens
Florist: Garden Gate Floral

Nick and Sharon had met in highschool and they were the coolest couple. Working in conjuction with Trudy and Sarah, they put together an awesome evening with an awesome look and feel to everything. The evening kicked off with an incredible ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of the Adolphus. Nick DiGennaro and his trio provided the music and I provided the Mic-ing. To transform the look of the ballroom and make it fitting for a ceremony, The east wall of the ballroom was run with Pipe and Drape and was up-lit in a warm tone. Then the isle was lined with mixed height column vases and floated candles and rose petals. Then the isle and stage were also pin spotted from the ceiling (done by Absolute Lighting). Marty Younkin performed the ceremony and I have worked with Marty more times than I can seriously remember. If you need someone to marry you and you don’t know who to hire, you have to hire Marty Younkin. Once the ceremony was over, then the behind the scenes of an entire room flip happend. The guests were escorted to the foyer for the cocktail hour and Nick and his trio provided the music. Inside the ballroom, the airwall was retracted and everyone got to work. Phillip and I rushed to reset on the stage as soon as the Adolphus staff rolled it into place. The sky lift came out and the guys from Absolute had to move and re-aim ever pin spot for the reception layout. (ps, that sky lift needs some oil, it screeched like a banshee) They also flew and aimed an elipsoidal loaded with Nick and Sharons monogram on the dancefloor. Meanwhile, the staff of the Adolphus came out in force and moved all the tables into place, deployed the water glasses and lit all the candles. It was amazing to see this much done in such little time. When the guests came back in, the room was completely transformed. Everything went great and I noticed an interesting effect of the Grand Ballroom. Right outside the windows of the ballroom are wash lights to illuminate the face of the hotel. This created a Vegas, loss of time reference, effect. Even when Phillip and I were tearing down in the middle of the night, it felt like 8pm, due to the windows still having a sunlit feel. It was actually kind of cool. It was that, or all the caffeine I had drank.

Here was Sharon’s mother’s reply the Monday right after the wedding


Thank you so much for your talent and taste. Everyone is still buzzing about what a wonderful time they had and you were such a grand part of making the evening a very special one. The music was perfect and it made everyone get up have a fantastic time dancing. Thank you for your part in making that happen and it was a pleasure working with you. Hope to see you at Mike's wedding if he ever settles down.



Some great photos and a reviewof Marie and Ian’s Wedding byMike and Rejana of BluDoor Studios. My review to come later, but I wanted to reference their entry and great work. Enjoy!

I realized that I don’t have any pictures of my Family on here, well here is a picture of Ethan, My Wife, and Aiden. This photo was taken by the incredible Mike and Rejana Krause of BluDoor Studios, more photos can be seen on their blog here:

Since 2008 has started

January 4th Ethan turned 3
January 17th Aiden was born
January 28th I got another year older
February 20th I had a near golf ball size tumor (lipoma) removed from my forearm

And then Wedding Season Started…..

March 8
Who: Casey and Jennifer
Venue: Belo Mansion
Coordinators: Trudy and Sarah – Lagniappe Weddings
Photographer: Gary Donihoo f8 Studios
Videographer: Turquoise Video

March 22
Who: Nick and Sharon
Venue: The Adolphus
Coordinators: Trudy and Sarah – Lagniappe Weddings
Photographer: Joseph Ellis – Joseph Mark Photography
Lighting: Absolute Lighting
Ceremony Music: Nick DiGennaro
Officiant: Marty Younkin
Linens: BBJ Linens
Florist: Junior

April 5
Who: Jill and Jeff
Venue: 7 Senses
Photographer: Tony Valadez – Flash Box Photography
Florist: Cymbidium
Cakes: Panini Cakes
Caterer: Gil's Elegant Catering

April 12
Who: Daran and Sarah
Venue: Maple Manor
Photographer: Kobin Caddick
Florist: Dr. Delphinium
Cakes: Panini Cakes

April 26
Who: Mike and Vanessa
Venue: The Adolphus
Photographer: Mike and Jessica Lepsch – Absolute Photography
Florist: Earth Blooms
Cakes: Fancy Cakes by Lauren

May 17
Who: Michael and Carolyn
Venue: Addison Event Center
Photographer: Kelli & Brendan – Nine Photography
Videographer: Terry VanDerHeyden
Officiant: Marty Younkin
Cakes: The Cake Lady

May 24
Who: Ian and Marie
Venue: Melrose
Photographer: Mike and Rejana – BluDoor Studios
Cakes: Romano's Bakery
Florist: Cindy Davis

May 31
Who: Jason and Courtney
Venue: Coopers Guest Lodge
Photographer: Michael Clements
Florist: Special Occasions Florist
Cakes: La Duni Bakery

June 7
Who: Will and Roques Ann
Venue: Parks City Club
Photographer: Amy Herfurth – Daisy Productions
Cakes: Romano’s Bakery

June 14
Who: Tom and Teresa
Venue: Four Seasons
Coordinators: Trudy and Sarah – Lagniappe Weddings
Photographer: Kym Skiles – f8 Studios
Cake: Frosted Art
Florist: Fete des Fleur

June 28
Who: Reid and Summer
Venue: Four Seasons
Photographer: Mark Swindler
Florist: Lewisville Florist

July 5
Who: Cody and Amanda
Venue: Brookhaven Country Club
Photograher: Lisa Manis – Texas Traditions Photography
Cakes: Family Friend – Ellen Nevil


See Lynn Michelle's Blog Entry for more pics from Meredith and Sam's Wedding reception at The Anatole Hotel
Ceremony:  St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
Cocktail Hour:  Nana Restaraunt
Reception: Hilton Anatole
Cake:  Hot Chocolates
Flowers:  Sahana Floral
Vintage Car:  Romantic Rembrances
Mini Couple: Nicole W. Clark
Photographer:  Lynn Michelle

Photo taken by Lynn Michelle