The ceremony was held in the Eisenhower room, overlooking that gorgeous view of the river and the last of the autumn foliage. Jeff performed “Sea of Love” for Liz’s walk down the aisle on her father’s arm. She was radiant as she met John to exchange their vows.
One of the bridesmaids sang an amazing, sultry version of Elton John’s “Your Song” during the ceremony. Outstanding!
The bridesmaids wore latte gowns, and the Maid of Honor had a deeper chocolate gown, and they carried bouquets of deep red roses and orange calla lilies. The wedding cake was white with orange calla lilies and white sugar roses.
The Best Man’s toast began, “Like all great love stories, this one started on the Staten Island Ferry…” And so it was that Liz met John through work as an attorney, after she started her position on Staten Island. Apparently the seriousness of their relationship was obvious when John asked that they be assigned to separate cases. “It’s the equivalent for lawyers of giving your girlfriend your letter jacket,” the Best Man explained.
The Maid of Honor said she knew the seriousness of their relationship when they watched a Curb Your Enthusiasm marathon, and Liz pointed out the way Larry David’s idiosyncrasies matched John’s, and they’d never laughed harder.
Liz danced with her father to a song she remembers her mother playing on guitar during childhood, “Tangled Up Puppet” by Harry Chapin. We enjoyed playing songs for John, like Pavement, Yo La Tengo and Hall and Oates.
This was an amazing day and one of the happiest brides we could ask for. Thanks so much for inviting us to be a part of it!
Photos by Christine Tullo