Monday, June 22, 2009

Jason & Alisa Vitorino 5.23.09

May was a fantastic month for Lagniappe Weddings with three back to back weddings. Jason and Alisa's wedding was the last of the three and it was truly amazing. We have worked with so many brides and grooms but I have never worked with a couple so determined to get everything they wanted on their wish list!

All the handsome gentlemen ready for the ceremony

A great gift: matching bridesmaid velour suits in the wedding colors (chocolate and pink)

The ceremony was held at 6:00pm at First United Methodist Church in Dallas. Guests were witness to a beautiful ceremony something Alisa and Jason planned every detail. Once the ceremony ended, cocktail hour began at the Anatole. I remember planning this party with and thinking: 'you want all this to take place in one hour?" YES IT DID! Jason and Alisa wanted to bring a new twist to the traditional cocktail hour so they hired a variety of entertainers. Guests were greeted with beautifully decorated/masked dancers as they entered. Throughout the hour, guests mingled with a juggler, talked to live buffet tables and then were entertained with break dancers and Capoeria Dancers (something from Jason's Brazilian background). AGAIN, all this in one hour!!

Why Stop transition guests into the ballroom for dinner, Jason and Alisa saved the best for last. Guests heard the start of Jock Jams remix and then a confetti cannon explode. Out from behind the curtain, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders emerged (of course, we had entertainers). Guests knew no difference and they were a hit, which delayed them from getting to the ballroom for dinner.

The next treat for guests was a beautifully decorated ballroom fit for royalty! Alisa loves PINK and Jason wanted hits of chocolate. I think our designers made it happen so thank you to Fete des Fleur, Absolute Lighting & BBJ Linen. Guests dined on a custom menu and later enjoyed both wedding cake and grooms cake made by the brides mother. Yes, they got to eat their ice cream too...thanks toMarble Slab.

To get the party started, the DJ, Dave from London, opened the dancefloor with one of the couple's favorite songs..Footloose! From 10pm to 1am, friends and family packed the dancefloor. In the five years I have been planning weddings, I have never seen a group with so much energy. Alisa and Jason told me all year to expect it, but doesn't everyone think their group is the highest energy. Obviously I was wrong b/c they were there to party. It was amazing and Dave was a fantastic Video DJ.

One of the couple's signature dance moves!

I wanted to include so many more photos but then to post would be crazy long so I have attached the slide show to our wonderful photographers' website. Please feel free to check it out.

Thank you again to all our wonderful vendors!!
The Hilton Anatole

    First United Methodist Church

    Joseph Mark Photography

    Fete des Fleurs

    Eclipse Entertainment

    Dave from London

    Absolute Lighting


    BBJ Linen

    Watson Videography

    Marble Slab Creamery

    Dallas Capoeria

    Cakes by Becky

Finally to Jason and Alisa: We wish you a wonderful life together filled with the energy, fun, excitement and love we witnessed at your wedding!