Saturday, May 23, 2009

Jason and Lauren Kelly

Jason and Lauren's wedding has been a production in the making for more than 6 months--and it all came together! Jason and Lauren met in Ohio at a lifeguard training class and then ironically, they both ended up with lifeguard jobs in Hilton Head, South Carolina! They have been together ever since--and that was eight years ago! Fittingly enough, Jason proposed to Lauren right here in Hilton Head, so it was just part of a greater plan that they would have a beach wedding here in Hilton Head! The Hilton Shorehouse was the perfect spot for a beach wedding and an ocean-front reception and of course, Alison Ward and the entire staff were wonderful. Jason and Lauren planned every aspect of their wedding--even to the finest detail! Flowers, decor, lighting and entertainment were terribly important to Jason and Lauren and Jason was such a great groom!! He was so involved in helping plan and orchestrate this entire event! A Floral Affair provided beautiful flowers and an incredibly cool moss-effect for the bar. Low Country Lights developed a design plan with Jason and Lauren for more than 100 Asian Lanterns to be hung in three different spots of the ShoreHouse. Low Country Lights also up-lit the really cool bar! Jason and Lauren had their beautiful beach wedding and then the fun began!! The guests shared cocktails, great food, and then dancing, dancing, and more dancing! Diana Daley from With This Ring Wedding Photography documented the entire day and we know Jason and Lauren will have incredible photographs to treasure for life! After all of the planning, Jason and Lauren had a great day and we are so honored to have been part of it!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Amy and Mike Nahra

There are just some couples that touch you, and Amy and Mike are one of those couples. They are just so much fun and have such gentle spirits. I have been talking to Amy for about a year. She first called to inquire about our services and decided that she was going to continue to look around for an entertainment company. So, that is what she did! Finally, she called me a few weeks later and said, "OK, I am going to hire you because every where I go and everyone I talk to tells me that I need to book you!" What a blessing for us! I met Amy and Mike in October and I knew they were going to be fun. For one thing, their entire wedding party was going to rent a beach house for the entire week--they basically were all coming on vacation together and then oh yeah, we'll throw in a wedding!! During our planning times, I knew Amy and Mike would be a lot of fun and just so easy to please! Amy invited our entire family to their cook-out at the beach house the Sunday before their wedding. I reminded Amy that we have THREE kiddos, but she insisted that we come over! We did go and we had a great time getting to know all of their family and friends! Amy and Mike's wedding day came and you could not have dreamed that the weather could be so bad! Seriously, wind, rain and bitterly cold in May, for goodness sake!! Not to worry--Amy and Mike and their family and friends made the most of it. Alison and the staff at the Hilton took care of everything!! They put the sides down at the ShoreHouse--it really helped with the wind, but you could still see the ocean!! They brought in heaters and lit a fire in the fireplace. Amy and Mike got married and had a great time with their family and friends--that is why they came here and they were not going to let the weather dampen their spirits!! We just love them and their spirit!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Justin and Corrinne Cunningham

We met Justin and Corrinne last year when they were still trying to decide where to have their wedding! It is so cool when we meet couples and walk the whole way with them!! Jason and Corrinne made all of their plans and believe it or not, Justin was a very helpful groom. He is a big, burly firefighter, but he really cared about their wedding day and he wanted to make sure Corrinne had all that she wanted (awww....). Justin and Corrinne planned their wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception at Colleton River Club. If you have never seen the view from Colleton River Club, well, you are really missing out! It is beyond gorgeous!! That was the backdrop for Justin and Corrinne's wedding ceremony--breathtaking!! And speaking of breathtaking, Corrinne was gorgeous! She is such a pretty girl on a regular day, but she outdid herself on her wedding day! After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed appetizers and cocktails on the back deck of the clubhouse while La Bella Vita took some amazing photos. The guests were then invited into the dining area to enjoy the introduction of Justin and Corrinne's wedding party and then the introduction of the bride and groom and their first dance as husband and wife--those dance lessons really paid off!! While the guests enjoyed their delicious dinner, they heard Justin and Corrinne's sweet love story and shared in toasting the Cunninghams! And don't forget the cake--Sheri's Edible Designs provided a beautiful AND delicious cake! After the "formalities" were finished, the dance floor quickly filled with fun-loving guests. You see--Justin is a firefighter and firefighters put their lives on the line every day, but when they are ready to have fun--WATCH OUT!!! They are a crazy bunch!! As the reception wound down, Justin and Corrinne shared a last dance and then their family and friends sent them off through sparklers--can't wait to see those photos!!

I just wanted to say that you two did a wonderful job and made our night very special. The two of you work well together and have a great team going. I wish you the best of luck for the future months in the busy wedding season.

Jamie, I just wanted to say once again what a great job you did on our wedding, we have received nothing but rave reviews about you. Thank you so much for helping Corrinne and I have a "Cool Wedding!"

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Jason and Jill Bohan

Overlooking the dunes into the Atlantic Ocean--beautiful scenery for a beautiful wedding! This is what Jason and Jill Bohan selected for their wedding day. Jason and Jill's wedding rounded out a 3-wedding weekend for us! It could have been exhausting, but Jason and Jill's enthusiasm kept us excited! Jason and Jill have been together for a long time and they knew they wanted to get married in a unique setting, so they selected the Hilton Resort in Hilton Head. Alison Ward and the staff at the Hilton are always so easy to work with and they serve incredible food! Jason and Jill spent a good bit of time thinking about music and putting a list of songs together--and that was fun for us! It is always great when a couple has different and unique ideas--it really helps us make their reception become THEIR reception!! aislinn kate photography was on hand to document the wedding. This was the first time we had worked with her and we are already excited about the opportunity to do it again. We have had a sneak peek and there are good things to come! Lauri from The Flower Shop in Bluffton was also part of the team that made Jason and Jill's day great! Jason and Jill and their Jersey family and friends seemed to have a great time and we were thrilled to be part of it!

Working with Jamie and Liz really was the highlight of our wedding planning. They were friendly, proactive and enthusiastic, which is what we needed since we were planning a wedding in Hilton Head from NJ/NYC. Our only regret is not using Lowcountry Lights for our reception lighting.All of our guests had a great time at our wedding and we have gotten many compliments on Jamie's DJ work. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jamie's PortaParty to anyone planning a wedding in Hilton Head Island.
--Jason & Jill Bohan

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Stephanie and Tucker Frey

Stephanie and Tucker--what a beautiful couple! Like many couples from Ohio, Stephanie and Tucker decided to get married in Hilton Head. They held their ceremony at Holy Family and then later in the afternoon, Stephanie and Tucker joined their guests at Port Royal Clubhouse. Stephanie and Tucker and their wedding party were introduced into the clubhouse and then their honor attendants offered toasts to the newly married couple. After the toasts, dinner was served and as usual, Jen Leiti and the staff at Port Royal Clubhouse offered great service and food! During dinner, the crowd enjoyed hearing Stephanie and Tucker's Love Story. Following dinner, Stephanie and Tucker cut their wedding cake and shared their first dance and a special family dance. Then...the dance floor was open! The crowd came to have a good time--they truly danced the night away! Stephanie and Tucker have been together since their college days, so this was truly a celebration for their family and friends. After lots of dancing, Stephanine and Tucker shared a last dance and then were sent off through sparklers. Landon Jacobs was there to document the wedding day of Stephanie and Tucker. We look forward to hearing about the blessings that Stephanie and Tucker have ahead of them.

Hi Liz and Jamie,
Tucker and I just wanted to let you know how happy we were we choose you for the wedding entertainment. You made things so easy and were very helpful with the planning. Jamie, you were awesome with your song selections. We have had MANY people mention how good the DJ was since the wedding!
Thanks again,
"The Freys" :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Meredith and Jason Hinzman

Another beautiful day at the Westin! Meredith and Jason selected a great day to get married! The weather was gorgeous! Meredith and Jason had their ceremony on the beach deck of the Westin--what a view! They looked over beautiful palms and the ocean as they exchanged their vows. The guests stayed on the beach deck for cocktails and appetizers following the ceremony while Meredith and Jason took some great beach photos with their photographer Wille J. Rice. The guests then moved to the Pavilion and welcomed the new Mr. and Mrs. Hinzman! Low Country Lights provided uplighting throughout the Pavilion as well as Asian lanterns over the dance floor. A Floral Affair outdid themselves this time with the flowers--they were beyond incredible! Ches Ney and her staff provided great service and a great dinner. After the toasts and the special dances, the crowd was ready to party--really, they were ready to party! They were so much fun! They danced the night away. The evening ended with Meredith and Jason sharing a last dance with each other and their family and friends to Michael Buble's version of Save the Last Dance for Me. We were thrilled to be part of Meredith and Jason's special day and we look forward to hearing about the great things that the future holds for their family! ...and how about the full moon over the ocean--does it get any better than that???

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Nicole and Jimmy Jenkins

Nicole and Jimmy Jenkins are such a wonderful couple. We first met on the phone and really just "clicked!" Nicole said that she and Jimmy had a Halloween party and that the DJ/Entertainer really made the night great. So, of course, they really wanted quality entertainment for their wedding. Nicole and Jimmy decided to make a trip to Hilton Head to nail down some wedding plans, so we met them on Valentine's Day. We had such a great time! We talked and got to know each other for a couple of hours in the Westin lobby! We knew their wedding day was going to be such a pleasure!

Nicole and Jimmy's wedding day was incredible! First, the day was beautiful--especially for a beach wedding!! Following the ceremony, the guests were welcomed to the Gazebo Deck and enjoyed appetizers and cocktails and fun, island music. The guests were then invited into the Gazebo Room for the formal reception. Jackie Lacey served as wedding coordinator and did the design work in the room. As usual, Jackie did an amazing job. The room was fabulous! Ches Ney and her staff from The Westin Spa and Resort provided a great dinner and service. Scott and Francis Moody from Pro Photo were there to capture the day for Nicole and Jimmy.

Jimmy thanked the guests for making the effort to be at the wedding and he also made a special announcement--he and Nicole are going to be parents! They are so thrilled to start their family and their friends were thrilled as well!

After dinner, the crowd enjoyed dancing and enjoying each other's company. Low Country Lights provided fun, cool lighting to set the mood. Nicole and Jimmy's first dance was to Love Story by Third Day, so they decided to end their reception with a last dance to You Shook me all Night Long by AC/DC--just an example of the wide range of musical tastes for Nicole and Jimmy!

We had a great time Friday and we look forward to hearing about Nicole and Jimmy and Baby Jenkins!
Note received from Nicole:
Dear Jamie and Liz: Thank you both so very much for all your hard work on our wedding day. Everyone loved the lighting in the room and had a great time dancing to your music on the dance floor. Thank you also for meeting and working with us, Jackie and Ches to make everything great! May God bless you, your family and your business. Best Regards, Nicole and Jimmy

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