3.26.10 Laura and Ty’s wedding at Round Hill House in Washingtonville, NY was an unbelievable celebration that was a long time coming…22 years exactly since the couple’s first meeting! It was a day of full of passion, purple, love and unconditional support.
The ceremony in the Atrium room took place beneath an arch draped with white flowers and accented with lavender butterflies, a dream catcher hanging at the top to honor the bride’s Native American heritage. Laura simply adores purple and it was everywhere on her wedding day: the flowers, centerpieces, lights…even her wedding gown!
Jeff performed Earl Klugh’s jazz piece, “Till the End of Time” as Laura eagerly made her way down the aisle to Ty, radiant in her purple wedding dress.
THE DETAILS: The tables were decorated with wreaths of purple, lavender and white flowers surrounding a glowing purple centerpiece and candle. The signature cocktail at the bar was called, “The Prisoner of Love” and the tables were given mysterious titles such as Key, Heart, and Ball & Chain.
Cocktail hour music included the couple’s smooth jazz favorites by Kenny G, David Benoit, Yanni and others. And I personally witnessed those guests willingly submit themselves to the joys of that “Prisoner of Love!”
The thoughtful newlyweds dedicated many songs to their loved ones and to each other. From Taylor Dayne’s “I’ll Always Love You” and “Everytime I Close My Eyes” by Babyface, to “You Dropped a Bomb On Me” and “Man! I Feel Like A Woman,” there was something for everyone.
The cupcakes were backlit and displayed on tiers beneath the wedding arch, decorated with purple lights, of course! After Laura and Ty cut their cake, they “revealed” the wedding favors–a caricature of Laura and Ty, the “prisoners of love,” with Ty checking his watch and Laura declaring herself only “late-ish.”
The surprise finale: Laura serenaded Ty with the song, “My Guy,” cleverly changing the lyrics to My Ty, to everyone’s great delight.
Dancing spanned the decades and the generations. Laura and Ty truly opened up their hearts and shared their story with all of their guests. The couple’s story of love, transition and transformation is only just beginning. Thank you so much for letting us be a part of it!
Photos by Clift Photography