Cristy & Danny
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Cristy and Danny are the most adorable couple! They are truly made for each other and it shows just by the way you catch them looking at each other. Every step of the planning was so much fun. Cristy, Mom, and I would talk for endless hours about everything you can imagine. Cristy and I share a common gastro-disorder which brought us even closer. We taught each other a lot about things to eat, not to eat, and secrets in how to control it. *Room Temp Champagne! =) * Cristy, Danny, my Hubby Carlos, and I went over for dinner recently. We laughed so much with fun memories of the wedding. As vendors we typically do not get to enjoy the wedding as much as the guests do but we had a blast just watching the couple, their families, and friends party like it was 1999. Cristy and Danny, you will ALWAYS be very special to me and I will forever remember the wedding night and every moment leading up to it. Love u!
The night before the wedding, Cristy, her mom, and her bridesmaids stayed in and had a slumber party. I have been in the business for a while and have had plenty of firsts, I had another one the day of this wedding. i walked into the her bridal suite and it was the first time I had ever seen the Bride and her bridesmaids munching on cookies cupckaes, brownies, and other sweets. There was not a piece of fruit in site lol. They lived it up and did it right. How Sweet it is to be So In Love =).
Mr. Danny Diaz Leyva and Mrs. Cristina Musibay Diaz
Thank you to Martha and Jesus Ramirez and christina Mendoza for UDS Photo for the fabulous pictures. The guys ROCK and I love love love you. For UDS’ post of Cristy and Danny’s wedding, please click HERE. Below are a couple of the amazing shots they got right after the ceremony.
The ceremony took place at The Church of Epiphany in the late afternoon. It was the perfect day for a wedding. Not too cold, not too hot, just perfect. After Monsignor performed the ceremony all of the guests headed out to the cocktail hour as the couple took after ceremony pictures with their bridal party and families.
Here is an overall view of the reception as it was set for dinner lighting. Any time we do color changes throughout the night, I make sure the photographers get great images of the room free of guests with the different colors we have chosen for the night. UPLYTE did an outstanding job as always lighting the room. It was perfect; exactly what we wanted.
The ballroom consisted of round tables dressed in a crinkled white linen and complimented with a silver chiavari chair with a white crinkled fabric cushion. There were three different centerpieces in the room. The largest consisted of large manzanita branches with cluster of dendrobium orchids, hanging candles, and strands of crystals in an over-sized glass vase. The vase was surrounded by tons of candles. I remember my first memory of the morning of the wedding was walking towards the ballroom and hearing a power saw. I thought to myself “what is that noise”? lol It was the designers cutting the branches to fit perfectly into the vases. I love that personal touch =)
The second centerpiece was a trio of white hydrangea domes sitting on glass cylinders filled with silver branches. Silver wired branches and dendrobium orchids wrapped the cylinders to give it a unique look. The base of the table was complimented with floating candles. Glass beaded charger plates were at each place setting which brought together all of the glass that we used in the room.
The pink, dark blush color is the first color we used as the guests walked into the ballroom. The final centerpiece design was a grande candelabra design with a mix of white flowers to create an over-sized arrangement. This table was for the head table where the Bride, Groom, and their parents were seated for dinner.
Cristy and Danny had their own, private lovers lounge next to the dance floor. As they went through the night, they took some time here and there to lounge around. Always Flowers custom made these Mr and Mrs pillows for the lounge in white and silver to match the decor.
The tables were named after places they were planning on visiting during their honeymoon to Australia and New Zealand. The guest book was actual look books of the these countries. The guests signed throughout the pages of the books on their favorite pages.
After Cristy changed into her “oh-so-fabulous” bridal sneakers, her and Danny cut their cake. It was so large, they needed to stand on chairs in order to cut it. It was so cute and the pics are absolutely gorgeous.
Cristy and Danny’s Winter Wedding was published in the Spring/Summer 2010 Issue of Enchanted Brides Magazine. A picture from their decor was also featured as the front page of their design and decor section.
Cristy and Danny, thank you for letting me into your lives. It was a match made in heaven on many accounts. Because of your wedding, we are now great friends and I would not have it any other way. You both are very special to me. I am so glad I was able to be a part of one of the most magical days of your lives. Thank you for trusting in me and my staff. It was truly a night to remember always and forever. Hugs and Kisses. Love u guys!