Friday, December 5, 2008

Jennifer and Peter Belmore

Jennifer and Peter--what a couple!! We first met Jennifer and Peter several months ago. They had so many questions and ideas and we were thrilled to think that we would be part of their special day. Jennifer and Peter showed their true colors when their venue was changed just a few weeks prior to their wedding date!! Yep, that's the truth--they had to find an entirely new place for their ceremony, cocktail hour and reception!! Fortunately, Jill O'Boyle at Champions Ballroom was able to step in and take care of Jennifer and Peter. They had a great ceremony at the terrace at the Inn at Sea Pines--the rain held off and the weather was gorgeous! The guests moved into the foyer and enjoyed a cocktail hour and then the ballroom was open for Jennifer and Peter's grand entrance. Jennifer and Peter danced around and had a great time to a Lyle Lovett tune. Jennifer then danced with her dad to a sweet song and then broke out into "Mustang Sally!" They thrilled the crowd! Dinner and dancing soon followed. Fabio Ventura took some incredible photos that Jennifer and Peter will treasure forever!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kim and Ben Gibson

Kim and Ben were so much fun! They planned their wedding and reception at the beautiful Westin Resort and Spa on Hilton Head. The weather turned out to be a little icky, but that could not dampen Kim and Ben's spirit!! They "weathered the storm" and had a great time--that is truly the spirit of this couple. They love to travel and enjoy whatever life throws at them!! We look forward to keeping up with Kim and Ben and hearing about all of their adventures!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Katey and Patrick Harris

Katey and Patrick had such a gorgeous wedding. Seriously, is Palmetto Bluff the most beautiful place in the world?? Katey and Patrick had their ceremony in the chapel overlooking the beautiful May River. Following the ceremony the crowd ventured to the Golf Grill pack porch. Katey and Patrick were introduced and went to the golf green to do their first dance--how cool!!! We enjoyed meeting with Katey and Patrick several months ago. They had some great ideas about their ceremony and reception and we tried to make sure we made all of their dreams come true. Katey and Patrick will make their way back to Ohio, but we hope they will have a special place in their hearts for Bluffton and we hope they will keep in touch.
Hi Liz and Jamie
From Katie:
Thank you so much!! You guys did a fantastic surpassed any expectations that we had. My dad (not a big fan of weddings) commented multiple times on how great Jamie's work was..especially the love story. I was wondering if it would be possible to get a copy of the story to put in our wedding memory book? Thanks again..if you need a reference let me know

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Gretchen and Gus Dallman

Gretchen and Gus are one wild couple!! Well, Gus is wild and Gretchen just cleans up after him! Gretchen and Gus live in Arizona with Gus' sons, but they decided to have their wedding in Hilton Head. The ShoreHouse at the Hilton Resort hosted a great party--Alison Ward and her crew are always spectacular! Gretchen and Gus exchanged their vows on the beach and then their guests enjoyed cocktails at the ShoreHouse. Gretchen and Gus entered their reception with a Bang--they were announced and then shared their beautiful first dance and then the boys joined them for a quick dance to Apache--it was awesome!! The love story for Gretchen and Gus was quite interesting--Gus had his own version, some of it was even based on fact! Gretchen and Gus and their guests had a great time dancing and enjoying a beautiful South Carolina night. It was a pleasure to work with Mark and Lisa Staff again--they will provide incredible photographic memories for Gretchen and Gus. Gretchen and Gus ended their night with a special dance to Let's Get it On and then the party continued in the Hilton XO Lounge. We look forward to keeping in touch with Gretchen and Gus and we wish Gretchen best of luck with her three crazy men!!

Laura and Matt Wuller

We had a great time with Laura and Matt Wuller. Tracy Nadeau and her crew at Sea Pines Country Club put on an incredible party for Laura and Matt. The ceremony was beautiful--right outside over-looking the marsh. Even the rain held off for the the couple! Dinner was great and then the dancing began--let's just say that Matt has some moves!! He loves to dance and it was a pleasure to make him happy. Laura and Matt are local to the Hilton Head area, so we are excited about keeping in touch with them.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Andrea and Ed Evans

Andrea and Ed are such a fun couple! Every time we met with them we had a hard time staying focused on wedding stuff because we were so busy gabbing about everything else! Andrea and Ed have known each other since college but never dated! ...until about a year ago and then it was LIGHTS OUT!!! Soon, they were engaged and now they are married. Andrea and Ed selected the amazing Westin Spa and Resort on HHI to host their wedding reception and as usual, everything was amazing. Maureen Cohen was an excellent officiant on the beach--right where Andrea and Ed got engaged in fact!! Gregg Flory served as photographer for the evening and we are quite sure that he captured some amazing shots from the entire night. We are very excited that Andrea and Ed are locals so we will be able to keep up with them!

From Andrea

We had the best time! Thank you for making our reception so much fun-people are STILL telling us what a great time they had!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Liz and Ryan Maffei

Liz and Ryan--they are so great! They knew they wanted to have a very detailed reception and we really tried to work hard for them. We did scripted intros for their wedding party--they were a fun crew and they were so cool with Ryan and Liz poking a little fun at them. In addition, each bridesmaid/groomsman couple had their own TV theme song that Liz and Ryan selected for them. We also did separate photo montages for the father/daughter dance, the mother/son dance and the surprise bouquet presentation to Liz's mom. Ches at The Westin Hilton Head set up a great site for Liz and Ryan's ceremony. We were thrilled to work with Jen at Port Royal Club. They hosted a great cocktail time and reception. And, of course, John Brackett and Brent Nelson were spot-on for photography and videography! Liz and Ryan have been together since their college days at Clemson and they moved to the Hilton Head area about five years ago. We are thrilled that they live here in our home town, so hopefully we will see them again and can stay in touch!!

From Liz and Ryan
Jamie & Liz...we can not thank you enough! Ryan and I had THE perfect wedding on THE perfect day and thought that we had THE perfect combination of vendors working with us! You guys were amazing, I guess it is best said by the comments of our guests many of which stated "best wedding they had ever been to", "most fun they had ever had at a wedding", "most special they had ever felt at someone else's wedding". We know we gave you guys a run for your money with lots of ideas and little additions and also...last minute changes but you guys took it all in stride and were true professionals! Ryan and I just want to redo the wedding (EXACTLY THE SAME WAY) over and over each weekend because we had SO much fun. Also, you should know that atleast half of our guests came up to us during our brunch the next morning to compliment us on such a wonderful wedding and fantastic DJ! There are not words that can say thank you enough. You helped make our day everything AND MORE then we could ever dreamed of! Thanks so much and we hope to see you around Bluffton sometime!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tara and Michael Kight

Tara and Michael Kight are such a beautiful couple!! They have known each other and been together since they were 13 years old!!!! They had a beautiful ceremony at Palmetto Bluff and then a KILLER reception at The Westin Spa and Resort in Hilton Head. We were thrilled to work with Tara and Michael--we provided custom lighting with Low Country Lights and an awesome monogram. Jackie Lacey was incredible as their wedding coordinator--he is always on top of things and just perfect!! Tara and Michael brought a group of family and friends who were ready to have a good time--those Virginia Tech fans sure do know how to PARTY!!! We know Tara and Michael will have a long, happy life together!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Brian and Holly Lutz

Brian and Holly Lutz--they are awesome!! We have been talking with Brian for several months, so it was such a joy to see this wedding come together. What a whirlwind for this couple--they had to evacuate their home two weeks before their wedding because Gustav was on his way. They spent time with friends and family in Georgia, so some of the wedding stress was relieved. They then made their way to Hilton Head the week before the wedding. There was a great cast of professionals who really helped make this wedding so great. Maureen Cohen was the officiant and she was awesome. A Floral Affair provided incredible decor and flowers. Shelly Hutchinson and Brent Nelson were there to record the memories for Brian and Holly. And what can we say about the Westin they provided another amazing event! Again, we were so honored to be part of Brian and Holly's special day and we also enjoyed getting to know their families in the process. Holly's father was so kind and sent us a sweet email several days after the wedding:

Hi Liz and JamieJamie - I'm sorry I didn't get to see you at the end of the evening - everything was so hectic when the reception ended. I wanted to thank you for the great job you did during the reception. Everything for the wedding went better than we expected - and you were a huge part of that. The music was perfect as was all of your commentary (especially their story). I especially loved "Hang on Sloopy" to start and "Firecracker" to end the night. If you worked in our area (Ohio) - I would gladly recommend you to anyone needing a DJ.Thank you again for helping to make the night a huge success.Steve (and Jan)

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Vanessa and Reese Rudder

Vanessa and Reese--what can we say? Reese is a party animal!! That man would have danced all night if Vanessa would have let him. They are a great couple--they have been together for a long time and have survived many storms. They are going to have a great life together! Vanessa and Reese decided to have their ceremony on the beach and then they came into Port Royal Beach House for their reception. They had a crowd that was ready to party! Planning with Vanessa and Reese was so much fun--Reese had so many fun ideas about music. He had us reminising in the "old school." We are so honored to have been part of their day!

Laura and Matt Frater

Laura and Matt waited so long for this day and we hope it was perfect for them!!! They are a great couple with a really cute son, Will. Laura and Matt got married at the incredible Spanish Wells Club--what a view! The Calibogue Sound is one of my favorite places in the world! Laura and Matt had a great line-up of friends and family that "toasted" them and they shared in some special dances with their family. After enjoying a great dinner and a group photo on the dock, the crowd was ready to dance the night away--what a fun crowd!!! We sent Laura and Matt off to enjoy a great week-long honeymoon!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Carla and Jamie

Oh wow!! What a wedding! We met Carla via telephone several months ago--what a brave bride. She planned her wedding from across the country in a place where she had NEVER been. The first time she saw Hilton Head was the week before her wedding. Jennifer at Port Royal Plantation put on a great event. We have several events there in the future and I am sure they will all be incredible. Bill Nixon of Coastal Videography was great to work with again and White Rose Studios provided photography for the day. Carla and Jamie had a great time and their family and friends were so much fun. We even had a celebrity show up--Kermit D Frog made an appearance! This crowd danced and had a ball--they were so much fun and made our job easy.

Jaclyn and Jose

Another great event at the Hilton Resort in Hilton Head! Alison and her crew really know how to step up and create a great time. The garden area was beautiful and so was Jaclyn! She and Jose are such a great couple--they had such a great Love Story! We helped edit the song that they did their first dance to (Got it right this time by Keith Urban). They took lessons and it really showed--they had a terrific time dancing together. John Brackett was again a true pleasure! He is an exceptional photograher, but more importantly a terrific guy. We were thrilled to hear from Jaclyn's dad Monday morning after the wedding--he wanted to call and personally thank us for Saturday night. What a great feeling that was! We aim to please and it is so nice when we hear that we were successful! Jaclyn and Jose stayed in Hilton Head for another week to celebrate their honeymoon--they have already decided that they are coming back here for their one year anniversary and we will make sure we see them and catch up! Below you will find an email that we received from Jaclyn and Jose when they returned home from their honeymoon.
We had a terrific day! The weather was perfect and we enjoyed every minute...what's better is...we remember all of it!! did such a fantastic job, we are so thankfully and grateful for all your hard work. I hope you had a great time, as well! Well, things here are busy as usual! We bought our first home before the wedding, and we close on it tomorrow. So, I have been changing addresses, changing my name and packing all week! We have already decided that we are going to spend our anniversary in HH next we would love to see you guys again! Liz, I had so much fun planning our reception with you and chatting on the phone and on-line! I'm really going to miss you! So, you guys both take care and keep in touch! Thanks again!!All the best, Jaclyn and Jose Sastre

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Chris and Ashley

Wow, another great reception at the Shore House. I am not sure why but this venue continues to produce some of the best receptions that I am honored to host. I am sure that the fact that we had a great couple to work with was our biggest key to success. It didn't hurt that they hired great support staff that had one common goal, to lift up Chris and Ashley and make sure that their wedding was all that they had ever hoped.

Chris and Ashley are just really fun people and their reception held true to their personalities. They chose to have scripted introductions for their wedding party. Ashley, being the beautiful person that she is was kind to each of her attendants and shared great stories and memories of each. Chris being the guy that he is chose to put in just a little dig as each of his groomsman were introduced. Their love story was filled with touching, funny, informative details about how they became a couple and how their lives had progressed to their wedding day.
They danced the night away and everyone had a great time. Once again, we are honored to work with a great couple and a great crowd. Many thanks to Allison at the shorehouse, Bill Nixon of Coastal Videography, and Josie Martin photography.
Here is a thank you letter I received from Chris and Ashley.
Dearest Liz and Jamie,
Thank you with our entire hearts for creating such a personal feel to our wedding day. People could not stop talking about how they laughed and cried during the scripted introductions. Especially the people we chose to be a part of our wedding. They felt so special and the people at our wedding got a sense of who they were and why we chose them to be in our wedding.
The love story that Jamie read...My favorite part of the reception!!!
Writing it was totally your idea and Chris and I were a little hesitant about telling our story due to some parts that we are not so proud of (ext. making out on the dance floor, breaking up before getting serious, etc.). But you both made it sound sooooo romantic and funny, you made even the embarrassing parts sound loving and our story was beautiful. Looking at Chris as Jamie read our story made me cry tears of joy and my heart was so happy as I listened to our long journey to where we had ended up. I felt like the most blessed person in the world and I relived how much gratitude I owe to God for being able to marry the man of my dreams.
Also, many of our Aunts and Uncles were so happy that they got to hear our story- they said, "Wow, we never knew how you met and it was so nice to learn all of those details about how we came to be here." They also learned why we chose HHI for our wedding destination and had a greater love for HHI as we do:-)
Most importantly, I would like to thank you for the "Flow" of the evening. We had 2 couples with upcoming weddings writing down the schedule of events because everything flowed so well. That was all you, Jamie and Liz, you guys are experts at knowing when to schedule dances, pictures,cake cutting, ect. down to the minute so that we could make the very most out of the 4 short hours we had to party. Our wedding was PERFECT!!!! And most of it had to do with you! My husband, Chris, said it best... "You can do without the prettiest flowers, the best photographer, or the best weather BUT you have to have a great DJ to get the mood and fun started and we had the VERY Best!"
You were worth every penny and if we had too we would pay you double! We didn't realize how much you had to do with making our day so great until the day of the wedding! But now we recognize and speak your praises everywhere we go!
We love you both for being such an intricate part of our Wedding Bliss. We will call you next summer when we are in town for our Anniversary in hopes of meeting up for a drink or a boat ride! Call us if your any where near Cincinnati, Chris' parents just bought a new boat that we love to take you out on as well!!! You could probably teach us a few things about boats:-) It's a little scary sometimes! hA!Love, Hugs, and many thanks,Ashley & Chris!!!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Julie and Matt

Julie and Matt Clark

What an awesome couple with a great wedding story. Over the months of planning we have gotten to know Matt and Julie very well. They have been to our house, been out on the boat with us and we have spent quality time just hanging out on several occasions. These are truly two special people.

The Reception

Matt and Julie pulled out all the stops for their reception. We provided uplighting for the ball room at the Country Club of Hilton Head, we projected their monogram on the ceiling (shown above). Julie and Matt opted for almost every option and trick that we have available

  • We provided entertainment for their Rehearsal/Meet and Greet Party
    Ceremony setup for music and microphones

  • Scripted Introductions

  • Love Story

  • Ambient Lighting - this was a surprise from Matt to Julie

  • Choreographed first dance with a first dance song consisting of a mix of over 15 different songs - kind of like the "evolution of dance" on this was a surprise for everyone from Julie and Matt. They even tricked their wedding party into doing the "Thriller" dance with them.

  • Special dedications to the members of our armed forces

  • Voice-overs - Bon Jovi's "Thank You" with a special message from Julie to Matt carefully placed in the intro of the song - this was a surprise from Julie to Matt

  • Photo Montage displayed at reception during dinner

  • A video toast from the Matron of Honor who actually could not attend the wedding since she was due to have her baby the very next day

I promise you boredom was not a problem at this wedding. John Bracket provided the photography and was awesome to work with as usual. This was a great reception that you almost had to witness to believe. We went all out to give Julie and Matt exactly what they wanted.Jamie and Liz Bodie

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About me personally. To me there is no final win or lose, at least here on earth. Winning or losing is done each and every moment of every day. James Taylor wrote that "the secret of life is enjoying the passage of time," Paul wrote that he was content in all things - to me that is winning. Sometimes I win, sometimes I don't.