Even with the lightest drizzle, the mist over the mountains transformed the pavilion into a paradise just for the newlyweds and their guests.
Jeremy and Dana were introduced to “Sympathy for the Devil” by the Rolling Stones. Please allow me to introduce myself… They followed with a solo dance to “Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS.
“This is a perfect first dance song,” Jeff whispered to me as they danced. (He’s a sucker for a great rock song and a huge INXS fan from way back.)
The tables were topped with arrangements of pink, peach, white and purple flowers. Each table was named after a place or time that was special to Jeremy and Dana, decorated with a photo of the two of them that was taken there: First Date? Prime Meats and, my favorite, the Mofo table.
The cake was a chocolate beauty topped with a bride and groom playing hockey. Through our Skype calls before the wedding, we learned that Dana and Jeremy met through their hockey league, so this was an obvious choice.
The speeches were varied, well-delivered and entertaining. They discussed Jeremy’s mullet days in college, his proficiency with a shotgun, as well as Dana’s dark vegan phase, as well as their mutual love of hockey.
“We were worried,” Jeremy’s friend confessed in his speech. “We thought he’d never meet a nice girl playing hockey. We were SO WRONG.”
One of our favorite things to do is make sure our couples get to hear their very favorite songs, the ones that bring back those memories and create new ones. Jeremy put together a ska set for his friends from New Paltz, featuring Mephiskapheles, Rancid and “Come On Eileen” covered by Save Ferris. Rockin’!
Their last song of the night was, “Let’s Spend the Night Together,” and judging by the energy of the group and the after party to come, I’m sure that’s exactly what they did.
This was an amazing night with an energetic dance floor, a true celebration of the humor and intelligence of the couple. Thanks for having us!
Photos by Denise Creiger All photos in this post courtesy of Denise Creiger