Kristen’s viola teacher and family friend performed for the ceremony and Michael’s percussion instructor played in a jazz duo of vibraphone and bass for the cocktail hour. What a sentimental way to add meaning and cool music to the wedding!
The newlyweds were the unassuming, sweet mannered stars of the day. Kristen was beautiful in her traditional gown and Michael was stylin’ is his classic cutaway suit and gray and black striped ascot. Traditional, gorgeous and classic all the way!
THE DETAILS: The bridesmaids wore bright blue dresses, each in a different cut that flattered them, and carried bouquets of pink roses. Matching blue napkins and bold colored wildflower arrangements were at each table. Instead of numbers, the tables were named after Beatles songs: Dear Prudence, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Love Me Do. It set up a fun musical theme for the day.
Another amazing personal touch was having Michael’s uncle sing “What a Wonderful World” for the groom’s dance with his mother. I was so impressed by the musicianship amongst their family and friends.
But I’ve also got to comment on the energy! Not everyone is willing to participate in crazy dancing in bright day light, but it was absolutely no problem for these guests.
We don’t often bust out those line dances; however, Kristen asked for them and they were so right for this group. We went through not one, not two, but three group dances in a row! (I swear Jeff just likes to laugh at my two left feet leading the Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide and Cupid Shuffle. Hey, I never claimed to be a professional dancer.)
I loved it when Kristen’s dad kidnapped her to the dance floor for “Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy” and then one of the groomsmen hijacked her for a dance to “You Shook Me All Night Long.”
There was music, love and such fun energy that it was an absolute joy. Thanks for having us, guys!
Photos by Majestic Studios