Poughkeepsie Wedding: Aimee and Chuck at the Grandview

12.4.10  Aimee and Chuck’s wedding at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY captured the best of the early winter holiday spirit and songs from the movie Grease (one of Aimee’s favorites!)

The newlyweds met when they were only children and Aimee had a huge crush on Chuck.  “When I was five years old, I told everyone I was going to marry Chuckie,” Aimee laughed.

But like her Maid of Honor explained in her toast, it took another 15+ years before Chuck asked Aimee out on a date!  It finally happened on December 4th, the day they choose for their wedding date.

Grease-y Entrance

The family and bridal party were introduced to favorites from the movie Grease: “We Go Together,” “Born to Hand Jive” and “You’re the One I Want,” for Aimee and Chuck.  I loved watching the energetic groomsmen do the hand jive on the way in!

The Details

Aimee confided in our first meeting that she loves the holiday season, and the first time they visited the Grandview ballroom decked out with trees that had gold ornaments, white lights and wreaths, she absolutely loved it.  The table linens were deep purple, topped with white lantern candle centerpieces over pine branches.  Guests received a pine seedling favor at each setting.

The bridesmaids wore deep purple dresses and carried white flowers.  The cake had a matching purple fondant bow with a gorgeous diamond brooch at the center.  Wedding photos of the couple’s parents, grandparents and great-grandparents graced the gift table.

Aimee looked amazing!  The picture of the stunning winter bride in her fur wrap pinned with a diamond brooch.


Aimee and her father started out their dance together to “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong with Kenny G.  Then, a minute and a half into the song, Jeff hit the breaks, bringing the music to a screeching halt!

Guests held their breaths (and I’m sure, silently cursed him) for a moment before we jumped into “Footloose,” the song Aimee’s dad had teased would be their dance.  The two had worked out a choreographed routine that left everyone in stitches.

This was a gorgeous wedding day, the sweetest couple and an amazing party.  Thank you so much for inviting us!


Photos by Hudson Valley Photo Studio

Video by Joyful Video

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