Thursday, July 21, 2011

{La Good Ideas - Bouquet & Garter Toss}

Ah the bouquet and garter toss...  Love it?  Hate it?  Either way, we won't judge.  But for those on the fence, here are some unique twists on this old standby.

Photo by the ever fabulous Tim Eng
From personal experience, as a single lady, I always detested going out into the fray to catch the bouquet. And my how I would have been mortified to have some random single dude put a garter up my leg if I accidentally caught the bouquet!  However, as a bride, I really wanted to hurl some flowers at my single friends, hoping to chuck some happiness their way.  So, I chose to do the bouquet toss.  We chose some very tongue in cheek music for the event - Move B***** by Ludacris (censored), to be exact.  My groom & I followed tradition and did our tosses, but, that's where we stopped playing by the rules.  Instead of having the single lady who caught the bouquet sit down to be "gartered" by the single man, we had them switch roles.  That was our little way of avoiding any mortification & having a good laugh.

Natalie & Luis opted for yet another variation on the bouquet/garter toss at their May 7th reception. Let's take a look, shall we? 

{Following photos by the talented Mr. Richard B. Flores.}
Traditional bouquet toss...

Let's blindfold the single gentleman "to make things interesting".

Unbeknown to the single gentleman, things are definitely going to be interesting. 
The garter went higher & higher...
Until the single gentleman figured out that something just didn't seem right...
A good time and a good laugh was had by all.  

Regardless of whether you decide to have a bouquet/garter toss or not, it's important to not be afraid to add some levity and humor to your big day!  It's the party of your lives, right? So, enjoy it! 


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

{La Real Wedding - Natalie & Luis}

We are so pleased to have been a part of Natalie & Luis' special day.  Whenever you're around this fabulous couple, you really do feel the intense love that they have for one another. Natalie and Luis decided to make it official on May 7th, with a ceremony at the Church of St. Joseph the Carpenter in her hometown of Roselle, NJ, followed by a reception at the lovely Galloping Hill in Union, NJ. 

Their day was filled with romance, tradition, and a whole lot of love.  Over the next few days, we'll be back with more specific details and unique ideas that this couple used to tell their story.  For now, enjoy the photos, courtesy of the wonderful Richard B. Flores

You can see even more gorgeous photos of this amazing couple in the Traditional Romance gallery on our site. Thanks again to Richard B. Flores for the photos. 

Congratulations, Natalie & Luis!  We wish you all the best of the best!