It was cloudy but warm for Jodi and Jimâ€™s wedding reception at the Plum Bush Inn. The bridesmaids wore stardust gowns and carried lush bouquets of peach-orange roses, calla lilies and berries. Jodiâ€™s bouquet was rich with my favorite fall colors, bunches of deep red roses accented with a few peach calla lilies.
FALL THEME IDEAS: Guests picked up their place cards set into small pumpkins. Their favors were mini bottles of champagne with a bag of candy corns attached to the neck.
The cake was gorgeous, a simple three layer cake with chocolate brown ribbon and a delicate branching design by Pastry Garden.
Guests mingled for a cocktail hour on the elegant wrap-around porch and within the front dark, romantic rooms of the Inn.
Jodi and Jim had asked their guests to return song requests along with their RSVPs, so the night was filled with couplesâ€™ wedding songs. It allowed us to help them relive their long ago wedding days, in some cases, long, long ago. Jodiâ€™s grandmother danced to â€œAlwaysâ€ by Frank Sinatra. Another guest who had been married thirty-six years stole a few moments on the dance floor to â€œMy Sweet Ladyâ€ by John Denver. And Jodiâ€™s sister, a newlywed herself, enjoyed re-enacting her First Dance, â€œModern Natureâ€ by Sondre Lerche.
The turbulent weather only deepened the romantic Victorian atmosphere. That is, until Jeff and I had to load our van into the torrential rain!
Photos by Irwin DiMauro Photography