Poughkeepsie Wedding: Laurie and Nate at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

10.29.10  Laurie and Nate are about the sweetest couple you can imagine, so it was no surprise that their Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

Sunflower wedding cake

Photo by Steph

wedding ceremony and reception were filled with both sentimental and silly moments.

After Laurie’s father walked down the aisle at their ceremony in the Terrace room, the very jovial pastor charged him, “You can make or break this wedding right now…Who gives this woman to be married?”

Laurie’s father gave his assent…then promptly had a whispered conversation with the nearly-weds, which made us all chuckle.

Cool Recessional

Jeff performed “You and Me” by Dave Matthews for the recessional.  He did an awesome job, if I do say so myself!

I love the songs they chose for their introductions!  First, “Copperhead Road” by Steve Earle, then “King of Spain” by the Tallest Man on Earth, before finally making their (slightly nervous but adorable) entrance to “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” by the Dropkick Murphys.

“The maitre’d told us where to go when we came in,” Nate told me afterward.  “But then we just couldn’t remember!”

It was so cute!

The guests slow-clapped along with their first dance to Ray Lamontagne’s “You Are the Best Thing.”

The Details

The ceremony took place before a white arbor draped in tulle and lights, with basket arrangements of sunflowers and deep red and orange lilies at either side.  The favors were bottles of red and white wine made by Laurie’s father.  The bouquets were beautiful tight arrangements of red-hued calla lilies and sunflowers, the same flowers that topped the wedding cake.

Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel Fall Wedding Wine Favors

Photo by Steph

Everyone was so attentive of Laurie’s 87 year old grandfather.  They asked us to dedicate songs to him (Nat King Cole and Patsy Cline) and kept inviting him to dance; he was even out there with his walker for Katy Perry!

Since it was Halloween weekend, “Thriller” was one of the highlights of the night!  Our friend Gary from Christine Studios photography captured an amazing video clip of one guest breaking it down on the dance floor.

This wedding was a blast!  Thanks for having us, Laurie and Nate.  You are truly top notch.

Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

Photos by Christine Studios

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