8.2.08 Locust Grove at the Samuel Morse Estate Christine & Al

I was furiously scribbling notes for my blog after this wedding. Everything was just so…picturesque. It was a dream Hudson Valley wedding.

Christine and Al were married on the steps of the Mansion house overlooking the gardens. Three groomsmen in gray suits and three bridesmaids in sage gowns lined the stairs while Christine and Al stood at the top.

Jeff had a perfect view of the smiles and winks the couple exchanged during their ceremony as he played guitar behind them.

The simple elegance continued during the reception inside. The chocolate cake was gorgeous, accented with cream and sage to match the wedding colors. Al and Christine invited their guests to toast with mead, a honey wine, that they made themselves.

Instead of having her friends and family sign a guest book, she asked each guest to write their words of wisdom for the couple inside their place cards. After the wedding, Christine will put them along with the disposable camer pictures taken by guests inside a wedding scrapbook.

Christine wasn’t kidding when she said her family loves to dance. There was so much energy on that dance floor that the guys’ shirts were soaked with sweat. (Sorry for the image–that’s just the reality of crazy dancing!) Swing ruled the night, along with some great 80’s rock and disco classics.

We had the pleasure of working with our friend Eddie from Lola’s Catering. He catered our wedding WAY back when. If you’re looking for a caterer, you’ve got to call Eddie. It’s impressive presentation and gourmet delicacies delivered with impeccable service. (Gotta love the perks of wedding entertainment with all the goodies we get to sample. Yum!)

Christine and Al are off to the Rivera Maya, Mexico. Have a wonderful trip, guys!

Locust Grove at Samuel Morse Estate

Lola’s Catering

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