Grand Hotel Wedding Amy and Eric

6.25.10  Amy and Eric’s Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel wedding featured their love of music, live performance and their Christian faith, resulting in a wedding day that was both fun and Eric and Amy's First Dancetotally them.

Amy really wanted a wedding that incorporated personal details and touches to make their day extra special.  We brainstormed lots of ideas and left it to Amy and Eric’s creativity to choose the ones that fit them best.  They absolutely succeeded and did an amazing job!

It was extremely important for the couple to highlight music at the wedding since Amy is a singer and music teacher and Eric is a singer-songwriter.  (Talk about a match made in heaven!)

At their ceremony in the Terrace Room, Amy’s sister sang Twila Paris’ beautiful song, “How Beautiful,” accompanied by the Julie Berman Ensemble.  Amy and Eric also received Communion and performed a Covenant of Salt, sealing their vows as a promise before God by touching salt to each other’s lips, as it was done in Biblical days.  Amy was amazingly beautiful, with the most radiant smile, in a strapless gown with diamonds about the waist and a floor length veil as she recited her vows with absolute sincerity and commitment.

THE DETAILS:  The Terrace Room was transformed with blue uplighting to accent the blue napkins at the tables.  The bridesmaids wore sexy one-shoulder dresses in deep blue.  The four flower girls wore white and carried pomanders; two of them had sage green sashes and two had blue sashes.  Instead of place cards, the guests received votive candles with their names on them and the wedding photos of the couple’s parents and grandparents were placed on the gift table.

Amy and her Mom

We learned more about Eric’s musical background at the reception when his Best Man projected a circa 1988 photo of Eric with his rock band Jaguar, onto a big screen for everyone to see (and laugh at) with the guys sporting long, glammed out hair and 80’s attire.

Amy serenaded Eric by singing a song called, “We Build,” with words reflecting her commitment to build their relationship through thick and thin.  Not only was her voice beautiful, her Amy and Familywords were filled with devotion and truly sung from the heart.

With the fabulous staff at the Grand and the video and photo crew, it was a seamless performance.  It was such a pleasure to play a part in it.  Thank you so much, Amy and Eric.  We loved it!

Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

Ceremony music by Julie Berman Ensemble

Photos by Mamaratzy Photography *Photos in this blog post courtesy of Tiffany Brown, Mamaratzy Photography.

Video by Plasma Productions

Uplighting by Hourglass Lighting

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