I’ve been looking forward to this wedding for months!Â Ever since we met Erica and Eric at the Poughkeepsie Grand bridal show and discovered that we are neighbors.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting their adorable black lab puppy, Chloe, nicknamed their “engagement dog” since Eric hid the ring in her collar when he proposed.Â And our zoo just loves Erica since she pet sat for them last summer.
All this to say that it was an immense pleasure to be a part of Eric and Erica’s wedding ceremony.Â Jeff performed acoustic guitar for Erica’s walk down the aisle, so lovely on her father’s arm and carrying a bouquet of purple daisies.
There were many familiar faces in the crowd, including our couple Corey and Ryan from last month.Â (Of course, we snuck in their first dance song to give the freshy-fresh newlyweds a chance to enjoy it on the dance floor.)
Erica choose a beautiful song by Darius Rucker, “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” for her Father-Daughter dance, so appropriate and sweet that I will definitely be recommending in the future.
As a tribute to Erica’s passion for animals, she and Eric did a Dollar Dance to raise money for the North Shore Animal League, the rescue center they adopted Chloe from.
DETAILS: The favors were cookie cutters with an adorable card, “We’re cut out for each other,” and a recipe for sugar cookies.Â Guests were also invited to write their memories, wishes and advice for the newlyweds on a card to be placed in the guest book.
Fortunately, we’ll be seeing Eric and Erica again “around the block” after their return from St. John.Â Thanks so much for letting us be a part of your day, guys!
Photos by Harvey Manger-Weil of The Uncommon Image