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Jul 15, 2018

Tara Guerard Soiree

Sometimes it’s fun to take a break from weddings…One of our brides turns 30 around the same time as her father turns 60 so they celebrated with a dual birthday party. Details played around the black and white “60/30” theme and entertainment included The Voice, Season 1 winner, Javier Colon, a 15 piece dance band, and an Elvis Impersonator (a surprise for the birthday boy!)

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We used the 60/30 graphic throughout all of the printed materials and party details by Lettered Olive.

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The expansive industrial space was the perfect backdrop for the 300+ guests the black and white decor. A large bar was the centerpiece which we covered in black and white referee striped fabric as an homage to the football fanatical family.

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Stilt walkers cut glasses hanging from ribbon and served champagne to guests as they arrived; at the end of the evening in the courtyard lounge a cigar roller served up fresh stogies.

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The family offered up photos spanning the years which was displayed at the entrance.

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Sweets and treats included a candy bar, tailgate favorites like chicken nuggets, grilled cheese sandwiches and tater tots, chinese chicken salad, and an ice cream bar. Sparklers with 30 and 60 served as “candles” in the passed cake slices.

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The custom birthday cakes by Jim Smeal featured the father’s favorite whiskey and the daughters’ favorite bubbly.

7.15.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Music can absolutely make or break a party, especially a wedding. I always have clients asking for great First Dance and Father and Daughter dance songs, so we’re sharing our top picks today!

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Tara’s picks:

First Dance- Rather Be by Pentatonix

Father/Daughter Dance- Tiny Dancer by Elton John

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Meg’s picks:

First Dance- Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel

Father/Daughter Dance-  Never Alone by Jim Brickman and Lady Antebellum

Liz Banfield Photography/ Tara Guerard Soiree

Tarah’s Picks

First Dance- Mango Tree by Zac Brown Band and Sara Bareilles

Father/Daughter Dance-  I’ll Be Your Man by Zac Brown Band

Liz Banfield Photography/Tara Guerard Soiree

Kate’s Picks

First Dance Song- Warm Love by Van Morrison

Father/Daughter Dance- Daughter by Peter Blegvad

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Abbie’s Picks

First Dance- Swept Away by Avett Brothers

Father/Daughter Dance-  God Only Knows by the Beach Boys

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Molly’s Picks

First Dance- Heaven Sent by the Steeldrivers

Father/Daughter- I Love Beach Music by the Embers

7.15.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jul 15, 2018

An old Southern tradition tells us that a surefire way to keep the rain away on your wedding day is to “bury the bourbon” in the location of the wedding. The rules are that the bottle has to be completely full, has to be buried upside down, and exactly one month before your wedding day.  Our cute bride and groom decided to give this a try. I’ll let you know in one month if it worked!!!

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7.15.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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