The ceremony was held amongst cream walls, high ceilings with lots of light, rose bouquets and tulle lining the aisle and candle lit lanterns as a backdrop. They chose one of my favorite readings which emphasized the individuality of a couple even as they come together in marriage.
The bridal party was introduced by Kelly’s father! He read tributes he had written for each member of the bridal party after interviewing Kelly and John as “Crazy Train” played in the background. The result was personal and hysterically funny.
Then the newlyweds made their entrance to, “Are You Gonna Be My Girl?” by Jet. (I think the answer to that question was Yes.)
Kelly was beautiful, like a winter princess in a strapless gown ending in a cascade of ruffles and with a diamond tiara nestled in her blonde hair. The girls wore gray gowns with ruffles at the bodice echoing those on Kelly’s dress; they carried red rose and winter berry bouquets while the bride’s bouquet was white roses with winter berries.
The centerpieces were white roses in vases of cranberries. The wedding cake was covered in silver beads and topped with a Claddagh cake topper. Photographs of the couple, their parents’ wedding photos and black and white images of their grandparents were set out beside the place cards.
Kelly’s sisters and Maids of Honor proposed an amusing toast, “5 Reasons We Are Excited That Kelly and John Are Getting Married.”
What fun! We sampled various genres, from disco to classic rock and top 40 hits. Characters such as “Fat Cream” and “Farticus” made an appearance, and I witnessed dancing around and over a glass before diving to the floor to take a sip.
It was an amazing time and I think we had almost as much fun as the guests. Thank you so much for inviting us, Kelly and John!
Photos by Sam Antoci *Photos in this blog post courtesy of Sam Antoci.
Video by Todd Kenny