Dutchess Manor Wedding: Nicole and Marc

8.21.11  Nicole and Marc’s wedding at the Dutchess Manor in Beacon, NY, was crammed full of love and fun.  Of course, I’d expect nothing less from good-natured couple who also chose our friend Diane from Hudson River Photographer to capture those zany moments.

Nicole and Marc wrote love letters for each other that I got to read before the first dance.  Marc’s teased about how they were

meant for each other because of Nicole’s uncanny knack for being on time, and ended with a sweet and sincere declaration of love.  Nicole related the time she knew they were meant for each other; she had called Marc in tears after a bad day, and came home to a vase of flowers and a card reading, “Smile,” on her doorstep.

The Details

The bridesmaids wore carmel-colored floor length gowns topped with black lace and carried bouquets of white roses and winterberries.  The tables had matching flowers.  Guests received favors of crossword puzzles, a tribute to the couples’ love of games.

Nicole was a gorgeous and smiling hostess in her strapless gown and fingertip length veil.

The Music

The requests came pouring in from the start.  From Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga and KC and the Sunshine Band (for the little kids, if you believe it!) the music was across the map and touching all the generations.

There are those special moments I watch for at a wedding, and I usually notice them on the dance floor.  Here’s one: Nicole and Marc were dancing at the end of their first dance song, after the bridal party had joined.  They smiled at each other and exchanged this look that just said everything: their happiness, the love, their excitement.

This was an amazing wedding!  Thanks so much for letting us be a part of it, Nicole and Marc.

Dutchess Manor

Photos by Hudson River Photographer Photographs provided by Hudson River 

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