Locust Grove Wedding: Cami and John

4.16.11  Cami and John’s wedding at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, NY made me realize how much I’ve missed wedding ceremonies during our months in the “off season” this winter. Locust Grove Ceremony in the Reese Gallery Theirs was one of the most moving I’ve witnessed in a long time…no surprise for this creative couple!

Jeff performed a beautiful piece by Joe Satriani on guitar for Cami’s walk down the aisle, “Always With You, Always With Me.”  Since Satriani is a favorite of Cami’s father, it was a perfect choice.

They vows they’d written for each other including the best blend of sincerity, love and humor.  Cami told how she came home from her first date and said, “I think I just had dinner with my husband,” and vowed to make John the best guacamole and fish tacos on the East coast.

John began his vows (after Cami’s rather lengthy ones) with, “My vows are not that long…” and concluded with the declaration, “I’m a really, really lucky man.  And also a little hungry.”

Table Setting at the Wedding

The Details

The bridesmaids wore merlot colored dresses and carried bouquets of white and yellow flowers.  Cami outdid herself with the table décor: decorative linens with bird prints in blue and brown, wedding soundtrack CD favors, and a gorgeous white orchid as the centerpiece at each table.

Locust Grove Newlyweds

Cami was beautiful with her hair down and a whimsical dress to match her bird-spring-garden theme.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bride so self-possessed and in control of her day, yet she managed it with queenly grace.  Impressive!

There were plenty of moving speeches throughout the night, but John’s “roast” of his new bride had to be my favorite.  The stand up comedian poked fun at Cami’s “control issues” as well as her diverse background, completely comfortable with entertaining his guests.

The Rings on a Tree Stump

The Groomsmen's Keds

This group didn’t take any coaxing to hit the dance floor.  From beginning to end they were grooving to hip hop, old school and Motown.  A packed dance floor—another thing I’ve missed in our off season!

Cami and John, thanks so much for giving us a glimpse into your lives and introducing us to such an amazing group of your family and friends.  Congratulations!

Locust Grove

Photos by Denise Edkins of Your Day Photo *Photos in this blog post courtesy of Your Day Photo.

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