7.17.09 Round Hill House Wedding Joette & Patrick

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Joette and Patrick braved the gray skies for their ceremony in front of the fountain in the famously beautiful Round Hill gardens.

Joette was stunning, playful and romantic, with her hair drawn over one shoulder and romantic, and a cream rose tucked behind her ear.  Her bridesmaids wore kelly green, a tribute to their Irish heritage.

COOL DETAILS:  The ceremony programs were mounted onto woven fans. Instead of place cards, guests found their seats on a huge alphabetized listing bearing the couple’s monogram.  Photos of Joette, Patrick and their families decorated the house, making it feel like their own home.  Our friends Ulysses and Jenni from Ulysses photography created an amazing album filled with the couple’s engagement photos for their guests to sign.

CEREMONY READING:  I’ve attended hundreds of wedding ceremonies, and this was the first time I heard the adorable reading Joette and Patrick chose.  A friend read excerpts from the children’s book I Like You by Sandol Stoddard.  It was both whimsical, silly and romantic.  Loved it!

Music also featured prominently in the newlyweds’ day.  Joette requested Beatles tunes for her ceremony.  Jeff put together beautiful covers of “In My Life,” “Blackbird” and “Here Comes the Sun” performed on acoustic guitar.  She walked down the aisle to “Over the Rainbow.”

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For their introduction music, the Bridal Party walked in to the 90210 Theme.  (Jeff didn’t recognize this one, but I confess it’s forever linked to my memories of the early 90’s.)  For Joette and Patrick we played the first bars of “Rainbow Connection” sung by Kermit the Frog and then switched into the punk version by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.  Perfectly sweet and FUN.

Then a surprise gift from Patrick’s parents: the NYPD Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band marched in, set a beret on Patrick’s head and performed for all the guests while the newlyweds danced inside the circle.

Joette dedicated the Dave Matthews Band song, “You and Me” to Patrick as a surprise “second dance” because it made her cry the first time she heard it.  With lyrics like, “When the kids are old enough we’ve gonna teach them to fly.  You and me together, we could do anything…” it’s easy to understand why.  Check it out for yourself…

The day was beautiful, amazing and tailor made for Joette and Patrick.  Congratulations!

Round Hill House

Photos by Ulysses Photography

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