amazing food and high spirits.
The couple chose a perfect song for their first dance, “Apple of My Eye” by Damien Dempsey, a tribute to the irresistible lure of NYC. Linda had spent five years living in Ireland, but it wasn’t until the two met in New York City that their romance finally blossomed.
THE DETAILS: Vibrant, fuschia, pink and peach varigated roses with pale green accents on the tables. Bridesmaids in dark purple gowns. The beautiful bride carried a striking purple orchid bouquet. The wedding cake had three square tiers decorated with purple orchids.
After the Best Man gave his toast, Brian took the microphone for an impromptu speech, beaming with pride and excitement. He thanked his guests who came from as far as Ireland as well as the “cast of Jersey Shore.” “Today, I’m a happy man,” he said. “Linda, she’s a bit quiet, but she’s happy, too.” The guests chuckled.
The night included plenty of Irish music, from Planxty and Mundy to U2 and The Frames. After dinner, Brian
coaxed his father to sing an a capella rendition of “Fields of Athenry.” And the dance floor was packed with our most enthusiastic sing along yet to “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by the Proclaimers.
The Garrison outdid themselves by showing guests both Irish and American alike an amazing wedding celebration. Linda and Brian, thanks so much for including us in your story!
Photos by Michael Polito
Flowers by Petals by Alice