flavored with their own brand of quirky-cool humor and good spirits.
This couple really, really loves and knows their music. Honor grew up singing with her sisters and Ian is a theater major, so performance flows in their veins. This made it so fun for us, getting to be a part of all the dancing and merriment that comes along with it.
A Capella Ceremony
The couple had a female a capella group called The Metropolitones sing for their ceremony. They started out with “Songbird” by Eva Cassidy, a wedding standard, but the song they sang for Honor’s walk down the aisle on the arms of her parents really stole the show! “Crayola doesn’t make a color for your eyes,” and these ladies nailed it; it was like listening to the Andrews Sisters!
Check out the original version of “Crayola” below…
The funniest thing was watching Honor as she reached Ian at the end of the aisle. They waited for the song to finish, exchanging glances that were full of anticipation, shyness and amusement.
Their recessional was just as fun, “Dreams” by the Cranberries.
I was cracking up for days imagining Ian and Honor’s entrance to “Age of Aquarius” by the Fifth Dimension. It’s so ridiculously awesome! And it lived up to my imagination.
But even better was Honor and Ian’s first dance to “You and Me Song” by the Wannadies. They started out embracing, dancing slowly and hamming it up for their guests, then when the song kicked into the fast part, they pogoed on the dance floor hipster style.
Did I mention how beautiful Honor looked? Her face was all dimples and smiles, hair drawn over one shoulder in curls.
The bridesmaids wore wine colored gowns and the tables were decorated with autumn floral arrangements of reddish hued, white and pale green roses, hydrangeas and lilies. The Victorian ballroom of the Plum Bush Inn was charming and intimate by candlelight.
There were really too many fun moments to mention them all. At the end of the night, Honor and her two sisters sang “The Parting Glass,” harmonizing together. Such a sad song, but their voices blended together beautifully.
The grand finale was, “Come Sail Away” by Styx. It started out with all the guests in a circle, arms around each other with Ian and Honor dancing in the center. Then as the faster chorus began, everyone leapt together to dance and sing every word.
10-10-10 was a magical date, indeed. Thank you so much for having us, Ian and Honor.
Photos by Tea For Two Photography
Ceremony Music by The Metropolitones