Caroline + Ian’s Modern Peacock Wedding at The Crystal Ballroom

Caroline + Ian’s Modern Peacock Wedding at the Crystal Ballroom was a wedding experience filled with more energy than words can possibly explain.  While the ceremony was one of the most emotional moments in wedding history, the reception was a full-fledged celebration from beginning to end.  I am hoping I can take you on this journey.

Modern Peacock was the design inspiration with colors of teal, purple, white, and a little gold….but with a sleek design and a nod to the peacock.   It was about subtle peacock hints, such as cascading floral centerpieces seen within the centerpieces, complimented with the dramatic effect of the 7′ floral peacock named Priscilla (the nickname we gave this bird) perched 15′ in the air showcasing the sleek 360 degree bar as the nucleus of the event space.   You would see this modern peacock wedding inspiration in the shoes (oh-my-gosh-those-shoes), the stationary, the teal sash cascading down the chiavari  gold chairs, and I would be remised if we didn’t jump and down about the wedding cake.  It’s is just beyond epic.    I could also stare at her bouquet all day long!

The atmosphere inspiration was to be comfortable, welcoming, and elegant. With roots tied to Louisiana, a party is what they wanted and a party is what  Caroline + Ian received. A second line journey down Texas Avenue where complete strangers stopped and danced with us was just the beginning.  The wedding party and immediate family entered the reception to the awaiting 200 guests and you just would not believe the energy in the space.  There was no opening to the dance floor…the dance floor was just open. The band continued to play a little jazz while guests enjoyed five dramatic food stations. From the flavors of Louisiana to a made to order grilled cheese station and beer pairing….all in unique vessels, offered a little excitement along the way.  Signature cocktails (hurricanes, for those Louisiana folk and Margaritas for the Texas gals) quenched your thirst while the lounge furniture allowed for the mixing and mingling to commence.   Just when you thought this  might be just another wedding,  the Father of the Bride and 3 Uncles did a surprise performance to YMCA  on the stage.  Now, before you roll your eyes and say “oh my…that would be embarrassing” let me share with you that it was one of the best performances, ever!  Well  orchestrated and well rehearsed and boy, they had some moves.  But, this is not all. We moved right into the Hora Loca {better know as the crazy hour}::  blue peacock bird on stilts while juggling, props galore, mardi grad beads, and the best dance music in the word.  A party from beginning to end.

Indeed, this was one of my favorite events spaces designed and you truly needed to be in it to capture it. But, more importantly, I will say it over and over again,  really great people make really great parties.  Caroline + Ian and their entire posse are just wonderful.  I kinda tear up every time I think about their guests and how kind they were, not just to each other, but to every person who touched their wedding day.  True Southern hospitality.  

 kat creech events:  design + planning  |  courtney sames:  photography  |  st. theresa catholic church:  ceremony    | crystal ballroom:   venue    |  jonathan andrew sage:  floral design  |  darryl + co:  lounge  |  elegant beginnings:  linens  |  flora + eventi:  floral peacock  |  texas brass band:  second line and dinner music  |  lg entertainment:  reception music  |  j & d entertainment:  hora loca/ancillary entertainment  |  bright star productions:  lighting  |  the original trolley co:  trolley transportation  |  a finer event:  culinary rentals |  berings:  stationary  |  who made the cake:  wedding cake  |  your beautiful face:  hair and make up  |  Houston Bridal Gallery:  Pronovias wedding gown

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