Julie was lovely in her gown and bolero jacket, with a smile that lit up the room. The bridesmaids wore purple gowns and carried bouquets of white roses and calla lilies with purple centers. Each table had an arrangement of lavender roses.
Julie and Vinny shared a dance to “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts, and we invited everyone to join. It was the first time I’ve seen a group hug during the first dance. So sweet!
Instead of throwing her bouquet to the single ladies, Julie decided to have some fun with the tradition. She called out her two competitive single cousins and had me explain their history of diving for Easter eggs and fighting under the Christmas tree, and said that she was going to spare the Dutchess Manor their destruction by skipping the bouquet toss and holding a trivia contest
instead. (I saw the way her cousins competed to win the quiz, and I don’t think she was exaggerating!)
One of my favorite moments was watching Julie and Vinny slow dance to “Feels Like Home” by Chantal K in the corner of the room when no one was watching. They are absolutely adorable.
This group was warm, fun, and full of an amazing sense of humor. Thanks so much for inviting us!
Photos by Majestic Studios