Poughkeepsie Wedding: Susan and Nick at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

12.19.10  Susan and Nick’s winter wedding at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel was a long time coming…35 years, in fact!  Actually, their romance Susan and Nick Nuzzleblossomed in just the right time; it just took a little bit longer than you might expect.

The couple dated in high school 35 years ago.  They went on to live separate lives and have children, until three years ago when Susan contacted Nick through Classmates.com.  The romance was back on!

Susan and Nick’s love story through the years featured in their wedding day and really drew all the guests into their story. And when that happens, a party is inevitable!

Meet the Family

The newlyweds chose a different song for each group of family members who were introduced: “For Once In My Life” by Michael Buble for Susan’s parents, “Holiday” by Madonna for the flower girl, and “It’s Raining Men” for Susan and Nick’s four sons, much to their great embarrassment.

Susan and Nick, whose love for the Giants is probably only surpassed by their love for each other, were introduced to their theme song, “Proud To Be a New York Giant.”

The Love Letters

In letters they wrote for each other, they shared their history, their mutual love of sports, travel and their sons.  Nick ended his with an introduction to their first dance, “I chose this song because this is how you make me feel.”

They danced to “You Make Me Feel Brand New” by the Stylistics.  Susan looked beautiful, and even more beautiful was the way they looked at each other as they moved across the floor.

Bridal Romance in Black and White

The Details

Tables were named and labeled with NY Giant’s jerseys, and guests received gifts of Giant’s football ornaments.  The cake was decorated with sugar holly and poinsettia between the tiers.

The groom’s cake (in this case, I’m sure it was the bride and groom’s cake) was an impressive ode to the Giants: Giant’s stadium topped with a bride dragging her Giant’s attired groom.

NY Giants Cake

Photo by Steph

Guests visited a memorial table that included the wedding album of Nick’s parents and Susan’s infamous high school year book that Nick had Christmas Wedding Cakesigned, “I will always love you.”

Susan and Nick shared so much of their love story, their sense of fun and worked in so many little details at the wedding that it was a true delight.  Even down to the comments in their ceremony program about their music choices, “Beautiful by Jim Brickman, because Nick thinks I am…Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Vallie, because we can’t.”

May you never take your eyes off each other and enjoy an amazing holiday season, Susan and Nick.  Thank you so much for inviting us to your wedding!

Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

Photos by Vivian Photography *All the attractive photos in this blog courtesy of Vivian.

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