Finally, we have come to and completed our last wedding of the summer/fall season, which was just as the outskirts of Sandy was about to roll in. So we still had some nice weather and some beautiful leaves. Plus, as an added bonus, everything was a one-stop shop at the Sheraton in Columbia, MD. That and the mother of the bride booked a room for us to stay there that night as well, which was totally awesome!
Since everyone was getting ready on the club level, we had to have some come and bring us up. That makes us part of the special crowd of course. I must say that the hair and make-up artists did an amazing job. I ended up taking way too many pictures of both. I neglected to get the hair stylists info (hopefully someone reading this can provide it), but the make-up artists where the ladies of Got Blush. It was a tight space, but we all managed, and they did great work.
Kat and Mike did do one thing similar to her sister’s wedding a couple of years ago, which is to knock out all of the group photos before the ceremony. I still got a few afterwards as well, but the bulk of everything was done before hand, allowing them and everyone else to go straight to their cocktail and enjoy that time with their guests. This is always a much more relaxed and effective way to accomplishing the group photos, which is why I always encourage it. I’m sure Kat, and her sister Jessica, can both speak about their thoughts on having done the group photos before the ceremony instead of afterwards. I’ve never heard a regret yet.
I’m going to assume that Mike and Kat have a serious sweet tooth problem. I’ve been seeing more and more candy tables lately, but this was the first time I saw two really elaborate candy tables. Anyone there can vouch for the massive lines trying to get to the candy tables, as well as the large bags leaving them. I enjoyed a few M&M’s of course. I really did enjoy the decorating though, especially the hanging candles. It was really cool.
I know everyone has their own opinions on DJ’s, but this guy was great to work with. I’ve worked with a lot of DJ’s obviously, and I would strongly add DJ Rupe to my list of referrals. He helped me with anything I needed, wouldn’t do anything without making sure I was ready as well, and best of all he kept the crowd on the dance floor majority of the night. There is an art to what a DJ does, and he does it well.
I know that I have some really amazing photos to present to Kat and Mike, and I look forward to doing so soon. And if anyone hasn’t visit the Photo Booth photos from that night, they should do so before the site expires. It’s always worth a laugh. I love being able to do what I do for couples. By the way, if anyone from the wedding came across a silver Olympia MP3 recorder, please let me know because it came up missing and it has Kat and Mike’s vows recorded on it.
Best wish Mike and Kat!