The couple was introduced to “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles; then Jeff slowly faded into their first dance song, “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol.
The transcendant light cascaded into the ballroom as the couple danced in silhouette, heads close, leaning into each other.Â Eric placed a tender kiss on his new wife’s forehead.
THE DETAILS:Â The couple chose a subtle chess theme (befitting Eric’s career as a toy designer and Melissa’s background as an illustrator) a chess board and game pieces in a glass decorating the tables beside stargazer lilies.Â The bridesmaids wore pomegranate dresses, the Matron of Honor in pale brown mauve.Â The girls carried long-stemmed calla lily bouquets and Melissa’s flowers were varigated plum calla lilies matching those on the top of the beautiful wedding cake.
Melissa and Eric were gracious and sweet, with their guests and with each other, throughout their night.Â Whether on the dance floor or off, they graced the room with serene elegance.
The Grandview outdid themselves with a decadent, five station buffet experience from which guests sampled Italian, Asian, Southwestern and American cuisines.Â Guests were treated to the Grandview’s French Dessert Table, a dessert buffet actually spilling over onto three tables filled with cookies, pastries and gourmet coffees.
We danced through the end of the evening, including a song dedicated to Melissa from her friends, “I’ve Had the Time Of My Life.”
What a pleasure to wish this sweet couple a wonderful marriage…and an amazing Mediterranean honeymoon!
Photos by Vivian Photography