Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Fanfare has done it again. Only this time we invited a wonderful group of brides-to-be to an afternoon tea at the amazing Ralston Hall Mansion in Belmont. My first photo shows off their glorious ballroom. And as if their grandiose ceilings aren't dramatic enough, we added the spectacular effects of Enhanced Lighting.
And speaking of Enhanced Lighting, owner Megan Woods, paused for a moment to pose here with our official Fanfare photographer, Teresa Halton.
Our Afternoon Wedding Tea and every other event at Ralston Hall Mansion is really enhanced by the gracious hostessing of Karen Bouquist-Gelineau and Denise Wilkelstein pictured here. Their gentle coordination style really sets a relaxed tone for this stunning setting.
No Fanfare event is complete without hospitality. Even at an afternoon tea our guests were treated to a savory light buffet by Teri Menchini of La Bocca Fina catering. And as a perfect compliment to the savory tastes we all enjoyed the sweet treats of Have Your Cake. Maralyn Tabatsky came through again with four distinct dessert samplings served with a variety of teas during our presentation and raffle. To wrap things up on a really fun note Cynthia Glinka opened up her bag of tricks and dazzled the audience with the help of three very willing newlywed couples-to-be. This light hearted finale was the perfect conclusion to a great afternoon of meeting, greeting and noshing. This close up shot of Maralyn's delectables speaks for itself.
My parting shot here is of myself on the right and my absolute favorite wedding ceremony officiant, Rev. Ed Holt. When it comes to wedding officiants Ed Holt is simply in a league of his own. We had a lot of fun chatting with brides-to-be and their entourages at Ed's table right near the entrance to the mansion.
Chalk up another successful showcase for Fanfare and the Ralston Hall Mansion. The good news we have set a date for our next event on January 13th at the Kohl Mansion. If you know anyone who is planning a wedding, be sure they also know about Fanfare and that is a simple as going to www.fanfareweddings.com. Happy Holidays from all us Fanfarians!
-That Only DJ Guy