Jennifer and Mike – June 30 2012

Jennifer Blaser and Mike Svendsen, along with 230 of their family and friends had an awesome party to celebrate their wedding day! The Radisson Quad City Plaza Ballroom was the perfect setting for an event that combined elegance and good times that lasted well into the evening.

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Jennifer and Mike are an amazing couple, very fun loving and they have a great family and group of friends!

Jennifer and Mike had their wedding ceremony at St. John Vianney Church at 2PM.  Guests were able to then enjoy a cocktail hour at 4PM in the Radisson’s tropical-like atrium.  After Melanie from Best Days Photography photographed the wedding party, Jennifer and Mike descended the grand staircase to join the party that was going on in the atrium.

The Radisson Ballroom’s elegance was revealed to the guests when the doors opened promptly at 5PM.  Guests’ eyes were treated to the beauty of floral arrangements by Clazzy Designs.   Below are some of the photos I took during the night:

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Beautiful head table setting with Radisson’s elegant lighting and light peach uplighting from Black Tie

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Another view of the head table.

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Beautiful floral decor from Clazzy Designs!

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Olde Towne Bakery wedding cake. It’s always good!

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Centerpieces from Clazzy Designs were a big hit!

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Guests enjoy cocktails in the atrium prior to the arrival of Jennifer and Mike.

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Beautiful decor just outside the ballroom.

The wedding party’s grand entrance music was “At The Beginning” by Richard Marx.  Jennifer and Mike’s wedding party consisted of:

Parents of the Bride – Mark and Nancy Blaser

Parents of the Groom – Craig and Cathy Svendsen

Bridesmaids – Stephanie Blaser, Laura Blaser, Jamie Blaser, Kristin Stopulos, Liz Martin

Groomsmen – Robert Hatheway, Matt Svendsen

Maid of Honor – Michaela Byrne

Best Man – Doug Svendsen

Jennifer and Mike had a large contingent of guests from the State of Minnesota and another group of guests from Dubuque Iowa.  Most of the guests stayed for the duration of the evening and they had a super good time on the dance floor!

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This group is just getting started!

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More fun on the dance floor.

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This group probably had very tired feet the next day!

Jennifer and Mike were assisted by these quality wedding vendors:

Venue, Lodging and Catering – Radisson Quad City Plaza

Photography – Best Days Photography

Floral Design – Clazzy Designs

Wedding Cake – Olde Towne Bakery

Attire – Celebration Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse

Uplighting, DJ and Emcee – Black Tie Entertainment

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Mike and Jennifer had such a large group left at the end of the night that there was barely enough space to fit them around the edge of the Radisson’s large dance floor!

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A night to remember!

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Svendsen for allowing me to help you celebrate, and for furnishing such an awesome roomful of guests!  I wish you the very best in your new life together!

Jen and Justin duDomaine-July 4, 2009

A Wedding To Remember

Fireworks, picnics, parades and sparklers will forever mark Jen and Justin’s wedding anniversary, as they chose to become one on the 4th of July, 2009.  The banquet rooms at Radisson Quad City Plaza were the sites of both the ceremony and reception at 6:00 PM.

Jen and Justin - Image courtesy of Barkley Photo

Jen and Justin - Image courtesy of Barkley Photo

Jen Tracy and Justin duDomaine contracted with me to provide sound support for their ceremony as well as the reception entertainment services.  I arrived at the Radisson to find the reception room expertly decorated in the wedding colors of Black and Champagne with Red accents.  Suspended above the dance floor were red petals with blue L.E.D. lights spaced to provide a starlite effect.  The head table and cake table were accented with a generous amount of red votive candles.  Black linens and chair covers with red accents were provided by Lynn at Clazzy Designs.

Head Table - Photo by Tim Schaver

Head Table - Photo by Tim Schaver

Wedding Cake from Sweet Perfections - Photo by Tim Schaver

Wedding Cake from Sweet Perfections - Photo by Tim Schaver

Black, Red and Champagne Table Settings - Photo by Tim Schaver

Black, Red and Champagne Table Settings - Photo by Tim Schaver

After the 6PM ceremony guests enjoyed a cocktail in the atrium area of the hotel.  The banquet room was opened at 7:30 PM and the guests were amazed to see the appearance of the room.  The bridal party was introduced shortly thereafter.  Members of the bridal party included Tommy Tate, Ben Tracy, Molly Lovell, Matthew Hjerpe, Donald Bolton, Brigette Tracy, Aaron Seiter, Courtney Adams, Joe Hill, Amanda Sperry, John Frey, Rebecca Quick, Michael duDomaine.  Parents of the bride are Jean and Tom Tate and Joe and Sue Tracy.  The grooms parents are Reg and Marywill duDomaine.

After cutting the wedding cake toasts were proposed by Best Man Michael duDomaine and Maid of Honor Rebecca Quick.  A plated dinner was served featuring a selection of Chicken or Salmon.

A photo montage was presented during the dinner hour, featuring the lives of Jen Tracy and Justin duDomaine.  The mother of the groom, Marywill also proposed an “Iowa Field of Dreams” toast during dinner.  In lieu of glass clinking, guests were encouraged to sing in order to make Jen and Justin kiss.  There were many entertaining songs done by some talented guests, including a slightly modified version of “Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys” sung by the fathers.

Jen and Justin / First Dance  -  Image courtesy of Barkley Photo

Jen and Justin / First Dance - Image courtesy of Barkley Photo

After dinner, Jen and Justin danced their first dance as husband and wife to “I Finally Found Someone” by Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams.  The guests had a great time dancing the night away under the “stars” until midnight.  Below is the chronological record of the evening’s music for dancing:

Barbra Streisand And Bryan Adams I Finally Found Someone (First Dance)
Heartland I loved Her First (Father Daughter)
Bob Carlisle Butterfly Kisses (Father Daughter)
Backstreet Boys The Perfect Fan (Mother Son)
Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight
Sister Sledge We Are Family
The Village People Y.M.C.A
Kenny Loggins Footloose
Marcia Griffiths Electric Boogie
The Four Tops Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
Mr C Cha Cha Slide Main Mix
Beyonce Single Ladies (Bouquet Toss)
Queen Another One Bites The Dust (Garter Toss)
Alan Jackson Remember When (Anniversary Dance)
Glenn Miller Moonlight Serenade (Anniversary Dance)
Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville
Bee Gees Stayin’ Alive
The Jackson 5 ABC
Michael Jackson Billie Jean
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Old Time Rock & Roll
The Beatles Twist And Shout
The B-52’s Love Shack
The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup
Lady GaGa Just Dance
Flo Rida Low
Michael Jackson Thriller
Van Morrison Into The Mystic
Keith Urban Making Memories Of Us
Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
Big And Rich Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)
Josh Turner Firecracker
AC You Shook Me All Night Long
Little Richard Good Golly Miss Molly
Black Eyed Peas Let’s Get It Started
Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby Got Back
ABBA Dancing Queen
Barry White You’re The First, The Last, My Everything
New Kids On The Block You’ve Got It (The Right Stuff)
Tim McGraw My Best Friend
Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World
Garth Brooks Friends In Low Places
Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me
Bon Jovi Livin’ On A Prayer
Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline
A very determined Maid of Honor catches the bouquet - Image courtesy of Barkley Photo

A very determined Maid of Honor catches the bouquet - Image courtesy of Barkley Photo

Time to Party! - Image courtesy of Barkley Photo

Time to Party! - Image courtesy of Barkley Photo

Here is the vendor team who worked together to make Jen and Justin’s day very special:

Ceremony and Reception Venue and Catering – The Radisson Quad City Plaza

Formal Wear-MW Tux

Bridal Attire-Davids Bridal

Wedding cake and sweets-Sweet Perfections

Transportation-Big Daddys Party Bus

Photography-Barkley Photography Brian Barkley

Floral-Colmans

Linens and Décor-Clazzy Designs

Lodging-The Radisson Quad City Plaza

Ceremony Sound / Music / Emcee-Black Tie

These girls were inseparable all evening and had a great time - Photo by Tim Schaver

These girls were inseparable all evening and had a great time - Photo by Tim Schaver

Fun on the dance floor - photo by Tim Schaver

Fun on the dance floor - photo by Tim Schaver

"Circle of Love" Photo by Tim Schaver

"Circle of Love" Photo by Tim Schaver

Jen and Justin are a couple that have all their priorities in the right place and I am confident they will have a great marriage.  Thank you Jen and Justin for allowing me to play a role in your big day!