Rain, Rain, Go Away!

The clouds were very dark in the sky. Everyone was certain it was going to rain. And just 10 minutes before Debbie and Troy’s Wedding Ceremony on the lawn outside in front of the beautiful Hayes Mansion in South San Jose…it started drizzling. OH NO! The 200 guests were arriving and taking their seats and everyone was wondering what was going to happen. Were we going to have to quickly move the ceremony inside? (That was Plan B) It’s always good to have a Plan B. The Bride Debbie decided to go for it and hope for the best. As she walked down the aisle to “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones, the rain sprinkled on her and the guests. As Pastor Malcom MacPhail welcomed everyone and read a few passages…the sprinkles continued. But just as Debbie and Troy started to exchange their vows, something magical happened. The sky cleared and the sun shined through! It was the most beautiful blue ever! It felt like something out of a movie. (I’m pretty sure I was not the only one who got goosebumps when it happened) The ceremony was beautiful and it ended with “It’s a Beautiful Day” by U2. Then, it was time to party!It was a super-fun night for my clients. Smiles were everywhere and the dancing was lively and fun. They danced to just about everything including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Rihanna, Journey, Bon Jovi, and everything in between. I took lots of requests as well which is always a lot of fun for me. What a night!

First Dance: “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts

Father-Daughter Dance: “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman

300 People and 1000 Cranes

I love the Asian Cultures. They have so many neat traditions. This says “Love”. It’s a collage of 1000 Origami Cranes all hand-folded by the Bride and her friends and family. Very cool. Almost 300 people gathered for Stephanie and Jeff’s Wedding at the Hayes Mansion in South San Jose. They had their ceremony outside on the lawn and cocktails on the patio. Then, everyone came inside the banquet room for dinner and dancing. First Dance: “I Could Not Ask For More” – Edwin McCain
Father-Daughter: “Because You Loved Me” – Celine Dion
Farewell Dance: “All My Life” – KC & JoJo

Jeff and Stephanie’s Parents were so much fun and I saw them on the dance floor many times. Jeff and Stephanie also had 3 sets of Grandparents in attendance who have been married 59 years, 62 years, and 64 years. Now that’s inspiration for the newlyweds!