Garrison Wedding Allison and Ben

8.1.10  Allison and Ben’s wedding at the Garrison took place on a gorgeous day; hazy skies that parted for the sun in time for guests to enjoy a view of the setting sun over the Hudson Allison and Ben at the GarrisonRiver.

Allison was gorgeous in her elegant, embroidered gown; she wore a white lily behind her ear.  Classic and beautiful.  Their ceremony was conducted by a young rabbi who had been friends with Allison since they were fifteen years old.  The lovely, shades of green chuppah was sewn by Allison’s sister, integrating pieces of their grandmother’s lace collection.  They incorporated several modernized Jewish traditions and so many personal touches by family and friends that it was deeply meaningful.

THE DETAILS: Gorgeous floral arrangements of purple, pale green, yellow roses, snapdragons and hydrangeas on the tables.  The cake was decorated with yellow roses and twigs for a rustic country look.  The couple displayed the wedding photos of their parents and grandparents.  The bridesmaids wore apple green dresses.

Bridesmaids in Green

One of the coolest things about being a Hudson Valley dj is constantly getting exposed to new music.  Ben gave us Israeli horas he had chosen for his “monster hora,” an extended dance set of feverish dancing to celebrate the wedding.  It was unbelievable!  The chairs weren’t enough for this group; for the very first time we had body surfing at a wedding.  Ben was literally lifted up on the shoulders and hands of his guests!

Skillfully crafted toasts by the couple’s friends highlighted the love and the differences that drew Ben and Allison together.  Ben is the life of the party; Allison prefers the quiet life.  Ben stays up all night; Allison can see at night.  Humorous and light-hearted, they made obvious the ways Allison and Ben complement each other.  A hummingbird hovered just outside the window behind the newlyweds during the toast, as if he were blessing them,too.

Ben and the Monster Hora

Ben had his monster hora, his carrot cake and married his beautiful Allison.  The night was filled with Middle Eastern flavor, non-stop dancing (including a “mosh pit”!) and so much love Newlyweds at Sunsetit was undeniable.  Thank you so much for inviting us to your wedding!

The Garrison

Photos by Conrad Erb Photography *Photos in this blog post courtesy of Conrad Erb.

Video by Michael Polito

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