10.26.08 Grandview Lynn & Sean
Lynn wanted the dÃ©cor for her wedding to reflect her deep love of nature, and Naturescapes did a fantastic job interpreting her vision.
All the plants and flowers were seasonal locals: mosses, tall grasses, hydrangeas, mums and peonies in natural fall colors. The motif included accents of woodpecker feathers and wheat, highlighted in the bouquets and feather mats on the cocktail tables. White pumpkins and small bunches of wheat adorned each table, and guests were treated to cookies baked in the shape of either Lynn or Seanâ€™s profile. The piece de resistance was the elaborate arch for the ceremony, woven with branches, hydrangeas, peonies and berries that transformed the Grandview tent into a forest wonderland.
And Lynn and Sean couldnâ€™t have chosen a better place to showcase their love of nature. The October weather was pleasantly cool, and beyond the tent was a stunning view of the foliage in full autumn splendor on the opposite bank of the Hudson River.
The ceremony music reflected their personalities as well. As a tribute to Lynn love of a capella, Marist Collegeâ€™s own a capella group, Time Check, performed selections as the guests arrived. Then Lynn walked down the aisle on her fatherâ€™s arm to a cover of Coldplayâ€™s â€œYellowâ€ performed by the Vitamin Strings.
Reverend Sara Henderson told the story of when Lynn and Sean were dating and things began to get serious. Lynn was a student at the all-girl school Smith College. Legend said that any girl who walked under the gate would never get married; she would be cursed to live as a spinster. Well, when Sean visited her at college one day and heard the legend, he pulled Lynn backwards through the gate, insisting that he would break the curse forever. His intention was clear.
The Grandviewâ€™s pastry chef was up to the challenge of matching Lynnâ€™s nature theme in the details. The beautifully iced cake was decorated with dusted chocolate leaves and white sugar flowers with pinecone centers that looked real. Beautiful!
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