Last weekend, InVersion Band had the honor and privilege to entertain Meredith Shipp and Alex Carpenter on their most special day. Meredith looked breathtaking and dashing Alex was the envy of the room. We wish Alex and Meredith all the best wishes and love in their lives together. We thank them for selecting us. Their beautiful families and friends danced all night and warmly made us feel welcome.
Their reception was held at Park City Club located in the heart of the University Park & Highland Park communities. Their staff, from the head of security (our new friend Scott), whom we worked with all afternoon to get our extensive lighting and sound up to the 17th floor, to the director of catering Hala Askar, were all a joy to work with. Park City Club has a full panoramic view spectacular view of the Dallas skyline. Their ballroom offers a sense of old world luxury and classic design. InVersion Band highly recommends that you consider them for your upcoming wedding or corporate event.
As always, our friends a Chic Fleur Wedding and Events did an amazing job planning the wedding. We highly recommend them. They offer several different levels of service for their clients. We have worked with Whitney Bailey on many events and she is one of the best planners around.
Here a few pictures of the band tuning up before the party started! More pictures of the party in full swing, on the way!
Park City Club
5956 Sherry Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
Member Line: 214.373.0630
The answer is: Yes, it’s expected.
But it’s also a chance for all you brides out there to truly show you know that not everything is about you on your wedding day. That there really is another person involved (that would be the groom) who deserves a bit of recognition, too.
We’re talking wedding presents — specifically, yours to your husband-to-be.
Tradition does, indeed, hold that both you and he exchange gifts. And while it’s true that some guys are initially shocked to learn your engagement ring doesn’t also count as a “present,” that’s no excuse for you to waver.
“Giving him something that’s just for him will make him feel really special,” advises BrideBox.com.
Here’s what you need to know now that it’s prime time for weddings:
* When to exchange them. Etiquette dictates that the hand-off occurs at one of three times: the night before the wedding, the morning of the ceremony, or right before leaving on your honeymoon. Think it’s bad luck to see the groom before the nuptials? “Many couples choose to courier gifts via bridesmaids or groomsmen just before the ceremony,” says Brides.com.
* There’s a thin line between “romantic” and “mushy.” Some of you may be tempted to compile a “love notes” journal of every bit of correspondence you’ve ever sent your groom. Even assuming he’s the type who wouldn’t consider that a bit “over the top,” there’s always the chance he might be left wondering, “Okay, where’s my real present?”– especially if his gift to you is a serious piece of jewelry.
* The consensus choice. There’s a reason a watch invariably makes everyone’s short list: It’s the perfect statement of who he is or aspires to be. (It’s also a lot more impressive than a flask, which for some reason also gets a few votes).
No less a taste arbiter than MarthaStewartWeddings.com favors Baume & Mercier’s Clifton line — as elegant as the original 1950s model that inspired it — for the way it “easily transitions from big day to every day.” Like the Swiss watchmaker’s timelessly charming (and affordably luxurious) Classima line, it comes with a choice of straps, dial faces and a variety of what’s known as “small complications” that go way beyong just telling the hour. You can shop them at the Baume & Mercier e-boutique or by calling 1-800-MERCIER, where free engraving and wrapping are available.
* Fun fact. One writer at AskMen.com says he’s “heard of women giving their husbands watches in the ceremony instead of a wedding ring.” If so, the answer is: No, just like your engagement ring, that wouldn’t also qualify as a wedding present.