Love knocked Stephen out with a jab to his heart the minute he saw C├ęline at the beach on the Jersey Shore. Stephen knew love had arrived. It would take the entire summer to get the courage up to date C├ęline. But love surrounded them; marriage talk was in progress by Halloween.
Although by many of their friends' standards, Stephen and C├ęline became engaged to marry on a relatively fast timeline, this optimistic and attractive couple only saw the positives. Both of them felt they knew it was time to move forward. Unbelievable to both of them, they instantly wanted to start a family.
Stephen and C├ęline were at the age when so many of their friends and younger family members had become engaged themselves. In one year alone, they had attended 12 weddings between them. So it was with some anticipation and caution that they decided to enter into planning their wedding by themselves. Or should they hire a wedding planner? This question really took up a lot of their time.
Was the process of planning a wedding more complex than expected, sure. But they tackled their first big task together and worked well. Stephen and C├ęline settled most of their wedding planning concerns. By the time of a family Baptism, all was set except:
One of the characteristics of both Stephen and C├ęline was their love of good food. It did not matter to either of them if the food was Greek and background, Italian in its derivation, Japanese or Ethiopian. They were both turned on by the quality of good food and they loved to learn about new and exciting spices and platings. So it was a bit of a surprise, or perhaps not, when the caterer presented them with food choices for their wedding that just simply were not good enough for this engaged couple. They worked hard with their caterer to devise a wedding menu with appetizers that were inventive and delicious. They were thrilled with the entire menu of their wedding from the earliest appetizer to the wedding cake desert. with the difficult details of wedding planning behind them, Stephen and C├ęline were able to choose some really fun wedding favors for the reception and the dance floor. They worked with the banquet hall so the wait could position large balloon bouquets into place at the corners of the dance floor when the live band struck up to play. Fifteen minutes prior to the balloon placement, baskets of brightly colored wedding sunglasses would be placed at each cocktail table and each dinner table. The wait staff positioned the sunglasses in a nice design on silver serving trays. As if they were appetizers, the waiters and waitresses distributed them out among the guests no matter where the guests were, in the lounge, in the reception hall, or outside grabbing a smoke. Stephen and C├ęline chose the wedding sunglasses from our collection which were the most brightly colored. We created a beautiful wedding logo using one of our most prestigious typefaces. The font accentuated the side imprint of the wedding sunglasses. Thank you to the catering hall which recommended our company. Shades of Fun has been working many special events with the event staff for that banquet hall for many years. We appreciate their faith in us and wish both Stephen and C├ęline a beautiful marriage and a long happy life filled with joy and friends.