Grandview Wedding of Jen and Brett

4.2.10 Jen and Brett’s wedding at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY took place on the most magnificent, sunny spring day. Perfection! Jen and Brett at the Grandview

Brett met the rabbi beneath the wooden chuppah topped with turquoise and green cloth that he had made, enjoying the view of the Hudson River in the distance, eagerly awaiting his bride. Boughs of white dogwood graced either side.

Jen finally arrived on her brother’s arm, gorgeous in her strapless mermaid gown, a flower and veil in her hair and an excited smile.

CEREMONY MUSIC: Guests absolutely raved about the ceremony music the couple selected: pop tunes from The Cure, Fall Out Boy and Taking Back Sunday covered by the Vitamin Strings.

THE DETAILS : The Grandview ballroom, while always beautiful, looked amazing at Jen and Brett’s black and white wedding.  White chair covers tied with black sashes to match the elegant bridesmaid dresses, low arrangements of cream and pale green orchids and tulips on each table.  Rhinestones decorated each tier of the wedding cake topped with an adorable pair of birds in a nest.

Grandview Wedding Details

The Maid of Honor revealed the moment she knew Jen and Brett were meant for each other: when they surprised their college friends by attending a Halloween party dressed as Grand EntranceSpartan cheerleaders from SNL…complete with a routine they performed for everyone.  Now that’s love!

Despite the alluring view and unseasonably warm weather, the guests were all over the dance floor.  I loved slipping in the couple’s favorite Michael Buble tunes, along with Kings of Leon and Modest Mouse.

Spring love, black and white elegance and a hint of emo punk flare; a wedding personalized is a wedding to be loved.  Thanks for having us, guys!


Photos by Lori O’Toole

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