Round Hill House Wedding: Gina and Matt

12.3.11  Gina and Matt’s wedding at Round Hill House in Washingtonville, NY, was elegant, beautiful and as much fun as they told me it would be.  “Our families are crazy,” they laughed.

Photo by Steph

Gina and Matt were introduced into the atrium room to “The Magnificent Seven” by the Clash, and they strutted down a corridor of their guests before sharing a first dance to “The Book of Love” performed by The Magnetic Fields.

The Details

Gina was absolutely adorable in her strapless gown, with her raven hair in an elegant updo.  The tables were decorated with floral arrangements of deep red roses and purple flowers.  The wedding cake was adorned with mini red roses and a “Love is Patient” cake topper.

The Toasts

Matt’s brother “broke the ice” with his toast, and was followed by a warm toast by Gina’s sisters.  But Matt’s speech was the grand finale, a hysterical poem filled with inside jokes and charmingly ridiculous rhymes.

Photo by Steph


Matt shared a dance with his mother to the song, “Harbor Lights” by The Platters, a song his mother told me was particularly special because it was her father’s favorite.  Gina and her family followed by inviting their guests to dance to “Lazy Mary” by Lou Monte.

One of my favorite moments was watching Gina and Matt steal a dance to “Trapeze Swinger” by Iron & Wine, dancing alone in the dim atrium.  (A nine minute song, by the way, and they didn’t look at all bored gazing into each other’s eyes.)

We called out the Lake Hill Farm neighborhood for a rousing sing-along to “Living on a Prayer.”

They danced and sang and enjoyed every minute.  It was a pleasure to be a part of this celebration.  Thanks for having us!

Round Hill House

Catherine Leonard Photography



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