Dutchess Manor Wedding: Megan and Michael

10.29.11 Megan and Michael’s wedding at the Dutchess Manor in Beacon, NY, took place on the snowiest October night in 25 years.  That’s right, SNOW!  On Halloween weekend.

Photo by Steph

We’re not talking about just a dusting, either.  As I type this we’re driving home in a veritable blizzard, with nearly a foot of snow already accumulated.  Yeah.  (I’ll have to let you know if we made it home safely.  UPDATE: We did!  No one was hurt in the making of Megan and Michael’s wedding.)

Despite the threatening weather, the guests arrived ready to party.  Holy smokes, they lit up the dance floor!

Megan and Michael made their reception entrance to “Hey Ya!” by Outkast.  Megan was gorgeous, flashing that contagious smile, and wearing Michael’s hat, a double string of pearls and a white wool scarf over her gown.  This is a girl who creates her own style, and I loved it!

The Details

The tables had orange red napkins and autumn floral centerpieces of orange, red and yellow daisies, zinnias and roses.  Guests received favors of votive candles and maple syrup.  The cake was gorgeously decorated with red and peach roses.

Photo by Steph

The Music

These guests literally leapt to the dance floor five minutes into the party and started doing a Soul Train line to “My Girl.”  As Michael’s brother, one of the Best Men, pointed out, he had memories of dancing with his cousins over the years, and that’s exactly what they did at this wedding.

We had impromptu line dances, circle dances and dance offs.  We played, “One More Time” by Daft Punk as the last song of the night, and the young girls weaved in a line in time to the music.  It was amazing!

Megan and Michael, it’s obvious how much your family and friends love you.  Neither sleet nor snow nor state of emergency could keep them from partying down with you.  Thanks for inviting us to join in the fun!

Dutchess Manor

Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music by Helen Avakian

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