didn’t surprise me; this couple has the energy and enthusiasm of an all-out fun in the sun summertime celebration!
When we arrived to set up for the ceremony on the deck of the Eagle’s Nest, enjoying its unbelievable panoramic view of the mountains, Joe was a ball of energy and excitement. “Let’s go!” he barked at the groomsmen, clapping his hands together with a smile.
Jeanne Stark of Hudson Valley Ceremonies presided over their short, sentimental ceremony beneath an arbor draped in lilacs and lavendar roses. The couple held hands and Megan tried not to cry, as Joe gently stroked her hand and brushed the hair from her face.
As they were pronounced husband and wife, “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz began to play; Joe dipped Megan into a deep and passionate kiss. “They practiced very hard for that at the rehearsal dinner last night,” Jeanne quipped.
THE DETAILS: The bridesmaids wore lilac dresses. Lavender roses, lilies and lilac graced the tables. The wedding cake was decorated in cascading sugar violets.
That energetic start did not wane throughout the night, despite the allure of a beautiful evening and a tempting Viennese dessert buffet. At one point, Joe and Megan were lifted onto the shoulders of their guests as everyone sang, “Don’t Stop Believin’.” And I will never forget watching Joe serenade his new bride accompanied by the backup singing of his Righteous Brothers.
One of the most sentimental moments of the night was when the groomsman, Jamie, played guitar and sang, “When You Say Nothing At All,” as a gift for the newlyweds.
You don’t have that kind of fun, loving celebration by accident. Megan and Joe, thank you for welcoming us to your wedding day and into your hearts. You rock!
Officiant Hudson Valley Ceremonies
Photos by Nodo Photography
Flowers by Flowers On the Porch