Mohonk Mountain House Wedding: Heather and Stephen

8.27.10  A wedding at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY is always gorgeous, and Heather and Stephen’s was no exception.  Even with the buzz in the air about Hurricane Irene (boo hiss boo!) it was beautiful, and the guests danced the afternoon away.

Heather and Stephen were married by Heather’s brother in the Parlor, enjoying its panoramic view of the lake and mountains.

Then Jeff performed acoustic guitar for guests on the porch outside, much to the delight of the many guitar players present.  Jeff does tend to show off a bit when he knows there are other musicians around.  🙂

The Details

The bridesmaids wore knee length aqua dresses, and the guys wore gray suits.  The tables were decorated with giant white paper flowers handmade by Heather and Stephen.  Guests signed a Quaker wedding contract as a show of their support for the marriage.  Heather was lovely in her strapless gown with a whimsical feather headband in her hair.

The Music

The newlyweds had warned me that they had eclectic taste in music, much of which might not be danceable.  It was a delight to squeeze in as many of their requests as possible, showing off their diverse tastes and personalities. 

We played Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly, Vampire Weekend, and “Deceptacon” by Le Tigre. Such cool and unusual “non-wedding” fare!  At the same time, their guests danced, laughed and had a great time.

It was a pleasure to be back at Mohonk and even better to spend the afternoon with a group of fun and fun-loving guests.  Thanks for the invitation, Heather and Stephen!

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