Poughkeepsie Wedding: Tara and Adam at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

10.30.10  Tara and Adam’s black and white Halloween wedding at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel was everything I expected and more.  It Halloween Wedding Cakeincorporated tons of fun, do it yourself fall Halloween details, was styled to suit the couple’s quirky humor, and featured non-stop dancing.

How did I know it would be good?  Well, we did the music for Tara’s sister’s wedding way back in 2005.  So we knew from experience that this family rocks!

Gangster Entrance

The bridal party made their entrance to a pumpin’ version of “Sing, Sing, Sing” by The Spitfire Band…the guys in black suits wearing sunglasses and white fedoras, the girls in black gowns with white sashes, autumn colored hairpieces and bouquets with vibrant fall colors, feathers and masquerade masks.

The Maid of Honor and Best Man, Tara’s sister and brother, requested a special song, “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson, cued up at just the right point to give them a slick, stylin’ entrance.

Of course, Tara and Adam were the stars.  Their entrance song?  The theme from the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers!  “They’ve got a force that you’ve never seen before…”

Tara looked absolutely amazing!  Her strapless gown had a black sash matched the bridal party and her elaborate diamond hairpiece was glamorous and elegant.  But it was Tara’s beauty and adorable sense of humor that really stole the show.

After the first dance, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” from the Jersey Boys Soundtrack, the bridesmaids lifted their skirts (not that high!) to reveal another Halloween touch…black and orange striped stockings!  Tara even wore black, orange and yellow candy corn shoes.

Halloween Ice Sculpture

The Details

Each table was named after a candy bar…Twix, M&M’s, Snickers, etc…and had two goblets full of their signature candy on them.  Tara and her family hand made the autumn centerpieces.

A Jack-o-lantern ice sculpture was the highlight of the candy buffet table stuffed with jars of candy.  And the wedding cake!  It was decorated with gorgeous branches and autumn leaves, topped with a jeweled tree and a bride and groom cake topper, the groom with a ball and chain locked on his leg, the bride holding the key.

Jack-o-lantern Ice Sculpture

Photo by Steph

We played “Monster Mash” to give out wax lips, fangs and mustaches to the guests, who then rocked out to “Thriller” by Michael Jackson.

How to pick some highlights from this party?  Well, the Mayor of Poughkeepsie, John C. Tkazyik led us in a blessing over the meal and then presented Adam and Tara with a certificate proclaiming October 30th Poughkeepsie’s Adam and Tara Day!

Cheeky Garter Toss

The newlyweds picked, “Too Many Dicks On the Dance Floor,” by Flight of the Conchords to be played when Adam tossed the garter to the guys.  I couldn’t stop laughing!

Tara and her sister Tiffany were adorable, dancing all night long and hamming up the floor with each other.  At one point they sang, “Come What May” at the top of their lungs, finishing to thunderous applause.

Adam and Tara, this was an amazing night.  Thank you so much for letting us join in your kooky Halloween fun!

Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

Photo & Video by Majestic Studios *Photos in this blog post courtesy of Majestic Studios

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