Audra and Brad – April 21 2012

There is one concept that every wedding D.J. must embrace enthusiastically:

Wedding receptions are all about FAMILY milestones and memories.  

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Audra and Brad Daufeldt

On November 19, 2005 I was first introduced to the Daufeldt Family at the wedding reception of Kelly Hauser, who married Brent Daufeldt.  Their reception was in the Radisson Quad City Plaza ballroom.  I have a very distinct set of memories from that reception.  The setting was beautiful, one of the most beautiful that I recall from that year.  But more importantly, Brent and Kelly were an amazing couple, and the guests had an absolutely incredible time that night.

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Brent and Kelly Daufeldt – First Dance in November 2005 at the Radisson Quad City Plaza

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Brent and Kelly cut their wedding cake – 2005

One of Kelly’s bridesmaids was Brenda Daufeldt, Brent’s sister.  Brenda got engaged to a man named Michael Bany, and on August 26, 2006 their wedding reception was held at the industrially chic Hotel Vitro in downtown Iowa City.  I was again honored to be the D.J. at my second Daufeldt wedding reception.  And just like Brent and Kelly’s reception, this was a truly great party!

Brenda and Michael’s wedding cake was stunning, the venue was incredible, but again, the families and the guests in attendance were simply the best.  I have a very vivid set of memories from that amazing night also!

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Brenda and Michael Bany – August Wedding Reception at the Hotel Vitro, Iowa City, August 2006

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Brenda and Michael’s stunning wedding cake (2006)

The Daufeldt family loves music, country music in particular, and every song selected for their events were what I would call timeless classics.  There were songs from Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Johnny Cash, The Eagles, Neil Diamond and more.  That makes for a really fun time on the dance floor!

One of the men in Brenda and Michael’s and Kelly and Brent’s wedding party was Brad Daufeldt, the youngest brother in the family.  We were thrilled when he contacted us to announce his upcoming wedding!  The date was to be April 21, 2012 at the Clarion in Iowa City.

There is nothing more heart warming to see the same fun-loving family, after almost six years, getting together to celebrate another family milestone!  There have also been a lot of little additions to the family!

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Flower Girl and Ring Bearer’s had been practicing their photo posing, and were really good at it by the time they got to the reception!

Audra and Brad had around 350 guests looking forward to welcoming them when they arrived at the Clarion for their grand entrance around 5:45 PM.

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Audra arrives in style in her private tour bus!

The wedding party made their grand entrance to “Thunderstruck” by AC-DC.  Members of the wedding party included:

Parents – Tim and Deb Grieves, Don and Pat Daufeldt

Ushers – Clint Huntrods, Charlie Uthe

Bridesmaids – Callie Pederson, Kelly Littleton, Tracee Wellik, Amy Ducharme, Kay Galvin

Groomsmen – Jeff Wiele, Travis Maurer, Jeff Vedepo, Nolan Grieves, Bryan Daufeldt

Maid of Honor – Emily Grieves

Best Man – Brent Daufeldt

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Below are some of the beautiful details of the banquet room:

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Pink and Purple floral arrangements, pink sashes, white chair covers and table settings

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White and Pink chair covers and pink uplighting. (Uplighting by Black Tie)

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Tempting sweets table!

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Brad’s wedding cake with the familiar IH logo.

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Brad and Audra’s beautiful wedding cake.

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Bridal table with pink uplighting

As we expected, Audra and Brad’s guests danced the night away, and we stayed longer than we had planned so that even more fun could be had!  For more photos of the dance floor memories please visit our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/blacktieentertainment

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Wedding professionals that played a role in Audra and Brad’s special day included:

Venue – The Clarion (Highlander) Hotel and Conference Center Iowa City

Photography – Gwen’s Photos North Liberty Iowa

Table Linens and Chair Covers – Best Dressed Bridal and Linens, Cedar Rapids Iowa

Floral – HyVee Waterfront, Iowa City

Ceremony – St. Josephs, West Liberty Iowa

Entertainment and Uplighting – Black Tie Entertainment, Quad Cities

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Don and Pat Daufeldt

When the music was over and the dust was settling, it was a privilege for us to again say farewell to Don and Pat Daufeldt, Brad’s parents.  I mentioned to Don that all the children were now married and this would be the last party we would get to do for them.

Don replied, “We still have the grandchildren’s weddings to look forward to!”

Spoken like a true family man.

Congratulations to Audra and Brad, the Grieves and Daufeldt families, as you all begin a new chapter in your lives.

And again, thanks to the Daufeldt family for sharing your children’s milestones with us.   I am sure you will cherish the memories, as will we.

Ryan and Kelly 03/24/2012

We first met Ryan Wood and Kelly Youngren at the wedding of Abby and Jeff Fobert that we worked back in June of 2011 at the Radisson Hotel.   Soon we were making plans to entertain at Ryan and Kelly’s wedding reception at the beautiful Mozart room at the Lodge Hotel in Bettendorf.

Ryan and Kelly had a great day for their wedding ceremony in Woodhull Illinois.  Their guests began arriving at the Lodge around 5:45 PM and the wedding party arrived shortly thereafter.

The Mozart Room was decorated in the colors of Lime Green and White.  Flowers were furnished by Beyond the Garden Gate in New Windsor.  Our Focal Point Uplighting package was used behind the head table to match the Groomsmen’s vests and ties, which were Lime Green.

Below are some of Ryan and Kelly’s wedding reception highlights that we captured during the course of the night:

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Unique cake topper!

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Excellent Sugar Cookies! My Favorite Thing!

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Beautiful head table awaits the wedding party!

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Ryan and Kelly's place at the head table.

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This very creative place for a photo op was placed in the atriume near the entrance to the banquet room.

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Ryan gives a great welcome speech!

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Bouquet Toss!

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Evan Wood auctions off the garter.

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Kelly dances with her Father, Larry.

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Donavan and Diana Wood, parents of the groom.

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Mr. and Mrs. Bill Burton, Ryan's Grandparents and winners of the anniversary dance share a moment with Ryan and Kelly.

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Party Time!

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Wedding professionals who played a role in Ryan and Kelly’s wedding included:

Venue – The Lodge Hotel

Formal Wear – Ducky’s

Bridal Attire – David’s Bridal

Wedding Cake – Friend of Bride’s Mom

Photography – Austin Oaks Portrait

Flowers – Beyond the Garden Gate, New Windsor

Entertainment and Uplighting – Black Tie Entertainment

Thanks Kelly and Ryan for letting us share in your special day!  We wish you the very best in your new life together!

Katie and Adam 03/10/12

Peacock feathers abounded at Katie and Adam Powers’ Spring wedding and reception held at the shiny and elegant Waterfront Convention Center on March 10, 2012.  “Ever since I heard that Katie’s wedding would be on March 10 I have been praying for beautiful weather!” mentioned one of couple’s relatives as we waited for the ceremony to begin.  And what perfect weather it was!  Sunny skies and temperatures in the 60’s are not the norm for the second weekend in March, but then again, this was not a normal day for Katie and Adam!

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The couple’s ceremony took place in the glass encased atrium of the Waterfront Center, allowing for perfect views of the beautiful day outdoors.  Katie was a beautiful bride as she descended the grand staircase and made her entrance to Purcell’s “Trumpet Voluntary”.

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Elizabeth, the Flower Girl, makes her way down the long ceremony aisle.

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Katie descends the grand staircase, escorted by her Father.

After the ceremony the couple’s 350 guests enjoyed appetizers and cocktails in the West Atrium.  We furnished some upbeat cocktail music using one of our BOSE wireless systems to help make the hour more festive!

The facility’s grand banquet room was opened to the guests at 6:30.  Guests found the room to be beautifully decorated in the couple’s peacock theme, including turquoise and purple flowers, peacock feathers, black linens and chair covers with turquoise sashes provided by Clazzy Designs.

We enhanced the theme with up-lights in turquoise and purple throughout the room.  Katie furnished us with some color swatches so that we could custom match her color scheme and program our up-lights prior to the event.

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Black Tie provided turquoise and purple uplighting to accentuate and enhance the peacock theme. Floral and decor by Clazzy Designs.

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Peacock, purple and turquoise table settings and uplighting.

What a beautiful setting for a party!

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The newlyweds made their grand entrance, along with their large wedding party, to the song “Marry You” by Bruno Mars.  The couple cut their wedding cake which was centered on the dance floor, immediately to kick off the festivities.

Members of the wedding party included:

Parents – Mike and Julie Snyder, Lonnie and Jackie Powers

Ushers – Colin Donahue, Frank Coryn, Dustin Lenz and Travis Lenz

Flower girl and ring bearer – Elizabeth Kramper, Kellen Powers

Bridesmaids – Carolyn Wehr, Kaitlyn Wehr, Kristen Mandle, Mary Snyder

Groomsmen- Craig Rodgers, Alex Graber, Christian Grieser, Andy Snyder

Matrons of Honor – Karen Cervantes, Jessica Judkins

Best Men – Ryan Powers, Jason Powers

There was a welcome speech by the Father of the Bride, Mike Snyder, and a blessing by Pastor Lynn Thiede.  Guests enjoyed a video montage as the dinner buffet began.

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After dinner Katie and Adam kicked off the dance floor fun by dancing skillfully to “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley.

As you can see, the party was great and the guests really used the dance floor to it’s fullest!

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Katie gets ready to toss the bouquet. What a beautiful wedding dress!

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Adam goes for the garter!

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A perfect toss!

Please visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/BlackTieEntertainment for more photos of the party!

Wedding professionals who assisted Katie and Adam Powers to have the most perfect wedding day imaginable included:

Venue – Waterfront Convention Center

Linens and Floral – Clazzy Designs

Men’s Formalwear – Men’s Wearhouse

Bridal Attire – Maurice’s

Wedding Cake and Cupcakes – Hy-Vee

Photographer – Brianna Cornell

Lodging – Isle of Capri

Ceremony Sound, Up-Lighting, DJ Services – Black Tie Entertainment (that’s us!)

(All photos in this article taken by Robin or Tim Schaver)

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Wedding cupcake tiers from Hy-Vee.

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Thanks to Katie and Adam for letting us share in your incredible day!  We wish you the very best!

More Elegance, More Value, More Fun in 2012

Our 2012 brides are awesome, and we at Black Tie think they are worthy of “Rock Star” treatment.  Every year we explore new ways to make our brides’ events more elegant, exciting and memorable, and this year is no exception.

So we are happy to announce that we have added a complimentary Focal Point Up-Lighting feature to our Signature Wedding Packages for 2012.  This feature is now offered (free of charge) to all Signature wedding events this year, even if we weren’t offering the option when you booked your event!

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The Focal Point Feature means that we will up-light any particular area of your event you wish to highlight, in the color of your choosing.  Many will choose the head table area, but other options include the wedding cake area, dance floor, buffet, you name it!

With this starter package it now becomes even more economical to light your entire venue if you so choose.  We make it easy for you!

One thing that sets our Focal Point Feature apart is the enhancement of our newer up-lighting fixtures.  Most fixtures create a particular color by mixing the primary colors of red, green and blue.  Almost all popular wedding colors can be simulated with a mixture of these three.

However, some colors, such as orange, pink, and white are difficult to reproduce with just these three colors as a base.  White can be accomplished, however the result is a very cold, bluish shade of white.

Our new fixtures simulate colors with the standard Red, Green and Blue L.E.D.’s and add a fourth color, Amber, to the mix.  With the addition of this color we can now create a warmer shade of White in addition to the popular wedding colors like Honeysuckle Pink and Tangerine Tango.  These are all much more realistic when mixing 4 colors instead of 3.

We have also added some battery powered light fixtures to our inventory to assist in lighting areas that may not have convenient access to an electrical outlet.

At Black Tie we believe that investment in innovation is an important part of providing Black Tie Service.

“Let The Fun Begin!”

Mary and Doug 11/12/11

Mary and Doug Knigge are a delightful couple and we were happy to entertain their gathering of 126 guests as our last Wedding Event of the year.  I admit that I am really late with getting this posted to our blog, with getting ready for our Florida vacation, spending a good part of December in Florida, Christmas, the bridal show and all that it entails.  It’s just been incredibly difficult in getting caught up.  However, we always make sure that our clients’ events get noticed, so I apologize for the tardiness and better late than never!

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Mary and Doug invited guests from all over the area, and although this was a relatively small group, they were by no means quiet or reserved!  This nice bunch of people were ready to celebrate Mary and Doug’s wedding, and celebrate they did!

They chose one of our favorite venues, the Radisson Quad City Plaza, for their party and decorated nicely in season-appropriate fall colors.  The couple asked me to accentuate their sweetheart table area with a few up-lights to match their color scheme and flowers.

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Mary and Doug entered their party and immediately danced their first dance to “Lost in this Moment” by Big & Rich.  After cutting their wedding cake toasts were offered by Lee Erickson, Father of the Bride, and Angelique and Evan, Matron of Honor and Best Man.

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The guests enjoyed a formal plated dinner and then the dance party was on!

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This was a nice group of guests and they really enjoyed just about everything I played for them.  They were ready to have fun!

Wedding professionals who helped Mary and Doug celebrate included:

Venue – Radisson Quad City Plaza

Ceremony – St. Marks Lutheran

Flowers – Coleman’s

Formal Wear – Mens WearHouse

Bridal – David’s Bridal

Limo – VIP Transport

Photography – Giraffe Photography

Wedding Cake – Heller Cakes

Entertainment – Black Tie

Below- Atrium and glass elevators in the Radisson:

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After I loaded out for the evening I noticed that downtown Davenport was decorated for the upcoming Christmas Holidays, and so I snapped the picture below from my vehicle.  We hope that Mary and Doug’s out of town guests enjoyed their time in the amazing Quad Cities, celebrating the big day!

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Fabulous floral from Coleman’s:

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Thank you to the Erickson and Knigge families for letting us share in your celebration!

Julianne and James 10/8/2011

Julianne Franks and James Tongue, along with 215 of their friends and family, celebrated the occasion of their marriage at the elegant Radisson Quad City Plaza on October 8, 2011.  The Autumn weather was shining down brightly on the couple as they were wed at 2PM at the Augustana Ascension Chapel on Augustana’s Rock Island Campus.

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The Radisson’s tropical atrium opened to guests at 5pm for cocktails and one hour later the guests entered the hotel’s ballroom which was decorated in the couple’s colors of Deep Purple, Black, Ivory and Silver.  Centered on the dance floor was the couple’s wedding cake created by Doug at Moon River Supper Club in Aledo.

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Dining tables featured floral centerpieces designed by Louise at Stacks Florist.

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Julianne and James’ head table looked amazing:

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The wedding party made their entrance into the grand banquet room using the song “Angel” by Akon as their entrance music.  Members of the group included:

Parents – Larry and Jennifer Franks, James and Tina Tongue

Ushers – Jordan Franks, Brian Dausman

Bridesmaids – Amanda Rentfro, Angela Tongue, Jolee Franks

Groomsmen – Brett Unger, Jordan Franks (skillfully performing 2 roles), Joe Franks

Matron of Honor – Kelly Ertmoed

Best Man – Scott Ott (Yes, it rhymes)

After several toasts and a welcome from the Bride and Groom a blessing was offered by Tina Tongue, mother of the groom.

After a plated dinner James and Julianne danced their first dance as husband and wife to “You and Me” by Dave Matthews.

Julianne and her Father Larry shared the traditional Father Daughter dance to “Lullabye” by Billy Joel, and James danced with his Mother Tina to “The Prayer” by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli.

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James and Julianne’s wedding guests were not afraid of the dance floor as they used every square foot from start to finish.  One unique moment was towards the end of the evening.  One of the guests requested “Heat of the Moment” from the group Asia.  I’ve always liked this song but rarely get to play it at wedding receptions.  The guests had a great time with it and some truly memorable moments were created!

Make sure to visit our facebook wall at www.facebook.com/blacktieentertainment for more photos of the dance floor fun!

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Wedding professionals who played an important role in the day included:

Augustana College

The Radisson Quad City Plaza

Best Days Photography

Ducky’s Formal Wear

David’s Bridal

Moon River Supper Club

Luxury Limo

Tom Harlan Videography

Stacks Florist

Black Tie Entertainment

Thanks James and Julianne for allowing me to help you celebrate your once-in-a-lifetime day!  It was a truly wonderful party and it was fun to see some familiar faces in your group also! Best wishes to you as you begin your adventure together.

Breanne and Blake October 1 2011

Breanne Buckrop and Blake Boster celebrated their marriage with an energized and memorable reception at the always elegant Radisson Quad City Plaza in downtown Davenport Iowa.

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This likable and photogenic couple had a 2PM ceremony at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Moline on 10/1/11.  Guests began arriving at the tropical atrium inside the hotel shortly thereafter and cocktails were served starting at 5PM.  One hour later the banquet room doors were opened and guests’ jaws dropped as they viewed the floral arrangements designed by Mimi Gabrilson and Ann McCarthy Weber of BASH, and pink up-lighting by Black Tie.

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The wedding party was an energetic group and they were anxiously looking forward to their grand entrance!

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The Father of the Bride, Dr. Brian Buckrop gave a warm welcome speech and the party was underway!

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Members of Breanne and Blake’s wedding party included:

Parents – Brian and Susan Buckrop, Mary and Drew Boster

Ushers – Wesley McCorkel, Joe Fredrickson, Jordan Foy

Bridesmaids – Hanna Koenig, Jamie Carroll, Erin Smith, Erin Koenig, Adrienne Hoffman

Groomsmen – Chris Drish, Ben Hagener

Man of Honor- Kullan Buckrop

Maid of Honor – Amanda Emrick

Best Men – Eric Boster, Andrew Boster

Blake and Breanne made sure that every guest had something to satisfy their sweet tooth after a great sit down dinner served up by The Radisson.  First of all, there was a great candy buffet featuring candies in the couple’s colors of Black, Pink, Gold and Ivory.

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And then, to really set this event apart, guests received their own bowl of Whitey’s Ice Cream instead of the usual wedding cake.  What a treat!

Blake and Breanne also had a unique formal dance set to open the dance floor.  Their original selection of songs for the first dance, father daughter and mother son dances set the tone for the fun to follow!

Blake and Breanne used “I Want You To Be My Love” from Over The Rhine as their first dance song.  Breanne and her Father danced to “What a Wonderful World” recorded by Katie Melua and Eva Cassidy.  And the hauntingly beautiful “Blessed” by Elton John rounded out the traditional dances for Blake and his Mother.

Blake and Breanne’s guests put a lot of mileage on the Radisson’s dance floor as the night wore on!

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Be sure to visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/blacktieentertainment for more photos of all the fun!

Wedding professionals who assisted Blake and Breanne included:

The Radisson Quad City Plaza

Duckys Formal Wear

House of Brides

Whitey’s Ice Cream

QC Trolley

Rick Jennisch Photography

Jenny Tunberg (video)

BASH (Mimi Gabrilson and Ann McCarthy Weber – Designers)

Trinity Lutheran Church Moline

Black Tie Entertainment (DJ, Emcee, Uplighting, Dance Floor Monogram)

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Thank you to Breanne and Blake and their families for having Robin and I help you to create a memorable day!  We wish you all the very best in your new life together.

Chelsea and Rob September 24 2011

Wedding receptions planned for late September to early October in the Quad Cities always have the potential to be singularly beautiful, in terms of perfect weather and lovely Fall foliage.  Chelsea Hinderks and Rob Hanna pinned their hopes on such conditions for their once-in-a-lifetime event and they were not disappointed in how things turned out.

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Sunny skies (OK, there were a few clouds) and perfect temperatures served as the backdrop for Chelsea and Rob’s event, the first weekend of the ever popular Autumn season for weddings.  After a 6:00 PM ceremony in the Auditorium of the contemporary setting of the Figge Art Museum the couple’s guests came down to the first floor banquet room to celebrate the occasion.

While the newly married couple posed for some after ceremony photos with photographer Melanie from Best Days Photography, the guests spent some time enjoying their visually appealing surroundings.

There was a sweets table to admire:

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The “Red Room” bar in the Figge is always fun!

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Great centerpieces:

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The patio offers some great views:

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And of course, there’s the art:

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Rob and Chelsea made their grand entrance to the song “Hey, Ya!”.  In a break from tradition the bride and groom came in first and then twirled some “virtual” jump ropes in a Double Dutch fashion for the rest of their wedding party to show off their jump rope skills.  It was very creative!

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Members of their wedding party included:

Personal Attendant – Julie Harre

Ushers – Derek Meier, Tim VanDee

Bridesmaids – Nikki Garrett, Carrie Fish, Sarah Hartung

Groomsmen – Mike Kilburg, Jason Tomash, Brandon Yansky

Maid of Honor – Liz Bergman

Best Man – Greg Hanna

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Rob was a high school and college basketball star, and it appeared that the requirement to be a groomsman included height over six feet five inches, as I discovered while staging the garter toss.  At six feet one inch I felt rather vertically challenged.

After a great sit down meal Rob and Chelsea danced their first dance to “Right Down the Line” by Gerry Rafferty.  This was another unique and creative touch, as they are the first couple that I can recall using that song for their first dance.  Things like this always help to set an occasion apart from all the others!

The couple’s 115 guests made full use of the dance floor as the night went on.

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Be sure to visit our facebook wall at www.facebook.com/blacktieentertainment for more photos of the fun!

Wedding professionals who helped Rob and Chelsea create the perfect party included:

The Figge Museum

Duckys Formal Wear

Davids Bridal

Von Maur

The Green Thumber

Sarah Lyns Cakes

The Radisson QC Plaza

Best Days Photography

Black Tie Entertainment

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After the banquet room closed the remaining guests went down the street to The Phoenix to conclude the day.

Thank you to Rob and Chelsea for inviting Black Tie to help you celebrate!

Jaynie and A.J. September 17 2011

Wow, what a party that Jaynie Covemaker and A.J. Orendorff threw for 330 of their closest friends and family!  Jaynie and A.J. tied the knot at 4:00 PM at St. Johns United Methodist church on 9/17/11 and celebrated in a big, big way immediately after the ceremony.

The new bride and groom arrived at spacious, yet elegant Mississippi Hall at the Davenport River Center and found a highly energized crowd awaiting their arrival.  Jaynie and AJ’s wedding party entered the room to a Black Tie custom edited version of “Party Rock Anthem”.  The crowd roared their approval when the newly-wed couple entered to “My First, My Last, My Everything” by Barry White.

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The wedding party included:

Ushers – Vinny Polito, Nick Passini

Bridesmaids – Ashley Hennel, Kirby Vyncke, Liz Nino, Amy Orendorff, Mary-Kate Polito, Shayla Leibovitz and Ryanne Covemaker.

Groomsmen – Mike Nance, Kevin Kluck, Shane Ross, DJ Covemaker, Peter Polito, Kyle Covemaker and Eric McLaughlin.

Maid of Honor – Shelley McLaughlin

Best Man – Sean Shannon

Flower Girl – Adysen McLaughlin

Ring Bearer – Nolan McLaughlin

This was one of the more fun-loving groups of the year!

 

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The couple performed their first dance together immediately upon entering the room to “Like Red On A Rose” by Alan Jackson, and then made the ceremonial first cut on their beautiful wedding cake.

 

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There were lots of kids present, and they had a great play area to enjoy!

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Elegant canopy and lighting furnished by River Center:

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Note how our sound and light system blends in unobtrusively on either side of the head table.

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Flowers and arrangements by Clazzy Designs made the room look strikingly beautiful:

 

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The dinner buffet featured Boneless Pork Loin, Roast Sirloin of Beef, Garden Rice Blend, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Corn and Fresh Asparagus.  The cake flavors were White, Chocolate, Raspberry Swirl, Strawberry and Carrot.  The guests raved about the food!

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Speeches and toasts were given by Sean Shannon, Shelley McLaughlin and the Bride and Groom:

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Bouquet toss:

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Garter toss:

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Be sure to visit our Facebook wall for more pictures of the dance floor which was packed for the duration of the evening:

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Wedding professionals who played a role in Jaynie and AJ’s big day included:

Radisson QC Plaza

The River Center

Ducky’s

David’s Bridal

Celebration Bridal

Karen Tate (wedding cake)

Johannes Bus

Creative Wedding Package

Clazzy Designs

St. Johns United Methodist Church

Black Tie Entertainment

 

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Thank you Jaynie and A.J. for inviting us to help you celebrate your super special occasion.  We wish you all the best in your new life together!

Katelyn and Brad September 10 2011

The month of September is a perfect month for wedding receptions in the Midwest.  Our third reception of the month was a great event for Katelyn Gall and Brad Defenbaugh, an exceptionally nice couple who were wonderful to work with.

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Katelyn and Brad’s event was truly a unique and fun occasion for all of the couple’s friends and family.  The day started with a 1:00 PM ceremony at Holy Family Church.  There was some time to enjoy the perfect weather of the day and then guests began arriving at the Davenport Country Club while the wedding party went on the course for a photo shoot.

The Country Club was decorated with arrangements from Milan Flower Shop in the couple’s colors of Teal and Yellow.  Chair covers and sashes were from I Do Events.

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Some of the tables featured crystal centerpieces:

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Katelyn and Brad had a delicious candy buffet arranged with a great view of the golf course.   I especially liked the malted milk balls and the chocolate covered raisins.  Awesome!

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The wedding cake from Cunningham Confections:

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Katelyn and Brad had an exciting grand entrance using the theme music from “NFL Football on Fox”.

Members of the wedding party included:

Ushers- Brian Gall, Cory Gall and Andrew Gall

Bridesmaids – Beth Folliard and Betsy Russell

Groomsmen – Johnny Ballou and A.J. Ow

Best Man – Dan Defenbaugh

Maid of Honor – Kristi Cumbow

Katelyn’s father Tom gave a heartfelt welcome speech and toast prior to dinner.   Katelyn and Brad’s photographer Tim Brandenburg took the couple back on the course after dinner for some sunset photos, which are sure to look fantastic with the perfect sunset that evening.

The dance floor saw plenty of action after dinner.  Make sure to visit our Facebook wall for some more photos of the fun!

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Wedding professionals who helped Brad and Katelyn included:

The Davenport Country Club

Cunningham Confections

Luxury Limo

Tim Brandenburg Photography

Milan Flower Shop

I Do Events

Home Ridge Hotel and Suites

Holy Family Church

Black Tie Entertainment

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Thanks Katelyn and Brad for allowing me to help you celebrate!  It was an amazing day loaded with fun and memories.  Black Tie Entertainment wishes you all the best in your new life together!