Garrison Wedding: Kate and Nir

7.11.11  Three words come to mind when I think of Kate, Nir and their wedding at the Garrison in Garrison, NY: sweet, sweet and sweet!

Kate was a vision of loveliness in her wedding gown, with white and blue flower clips holding her elegant twist.  The newlyweds danced all the way in as they were introduced to a funky 2nd Line tune, then shared their official first dance to the jazz classic,

Photo by Steph

“The Very Thought of You” by Billie Holiday.

Then we launched into an Israeli hora that had the newlyweds holding on for dear life to the chairs they were hoisted upon.

The Details

The bridesmaids wore cornflower blue gowns cut above the knee, each in a different style.  The flowers were bunches of purple, yellow and white wildflowers in mason jars on the tables, with matching bouquets for the bridesmaids.

The cake was decorated in delicate purple sugar flowers.  Guests received favors of jars of homemade apple butter, made by Kate’s father.

The Moments

There were so many funny moving moments at this wedding!  A few of my favorites: the surprise slideshow featuring baby photos of Kate, the hysterical “Poker Face” dance, the follow the leader style group dances to Michael Jackson, and of course, the highlight of the night, a surprise performance…

Nir took the microphone and shared the story of how he met Kate four and a half years ago on the streets of New York City,

Photo by Steph

carrying his saxophone gig bag over his shoulder.  He thanked everyone for being a part of his day, then took his saxophone from a friend who had hidden it away and dedicated a song to Kate.

It was “Saving All My Loving For You,” and Nir nailed this solo sax performance.  Smokin!  He finished to thunderous applause.

With my Jeff beside me, I was falling in love all over again under the influence of the romance surrounding this amazing couple.  Thank you so much for having us!

The Garrison

Photos by Sara and Sarma

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