Dutchess Manor Wedding Kimberly and Chris

11.7.09  Kimberly and Chris’ wedding reception at the Dutchess Manor in Beacon, NY took place on one of the most

Photo by Jeff

Photo by Jeff

gorgeous autumn days we’ve had so far.  The reception started at 3:30, allowing guests to fully enjoy the panoramic view of the Hudson River during cocktail hour.

I spied on the couple outside during their photo shoot.  Chris held Kimberly in a tender embrace as the sun set behind them; she was so elegant in her long white gloves.  The he tickled her and photographers Vicki and Allan snapped away to capture the delightful playfulness between them.

THE DETAILS:  The bridesmaids wore merlot dresses.  The Dutchess Manor’s famous rose centerpieces this time w ere cream, white, yellow and rustic orange.  Photos of Kimberly and Chris as children and then together were displayed during cocktail hour.  Favors were classic Jordin almonds and chocolates wrapped in ribbon tied purple boxes.

Photo by Steph

Photo by Steph

The couple’s love for each other was the most inspiring centerpiece of the evening.  As Chris’ brother and Best Man put it, “No one cares about anything the way these two care for each other.”

Photo by Steph

Photo by Steph

The Maid of Honor revealed how she met Chris when he visited Kimberly’s dorm and taped her favorite candies to her door…and how years later proposed on a gondola ride in Italy.

This group needed no urging to party!  They were all over the Tarantella, several Greek dances and even Jay-Z made an appearance.

One of my favorite moments was watching Chris doing the lawnmower on the dance floor.

My heart was warmed just looking at this loving couple.  Thanks for having us, guys!  It was truly an amazing day.

Dutchess Manor

Photos by Allan Levine Photography

Video by Artistic Images

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