Garrison Wedding Kristine and Brian

8.7.10 Kristine and Brian’s wedding at the Garrison in Garrison, NY took place on the most glorious August day. Who would have expected temperatures in the 70’s? Perfect!  Newlyweds at the Garrison

We were prepared for a crazy party and these guys didn’t disappoint. Kristine and Brian kicked it off with their entrance to “Nothin’ but a Good Time” by Poison, with Brian high-fiving his groomsmen on the way in.

They shared a first dance to Bon Jovi’s “Make a Memory,” a beautiful song that really fit this classic rock loving couple.

THE DETAILS: Lavender and white roses and orchid centerpieces matched the lavender napkins on the tables. The four tiered wedding cake was decorated with lavender roses and orchids to match. The bridesmaids wore dark purple (almost eggplant?) dresses and carried matching flowers. Guests were given tiny cookies in honor of the couple’s donations to the Make a Wish Foundation.

One of my favorite moments was when Kristine danced with her father to “Daughters” by John Mayer, then had us switch into “Sweet Home Alabama” as a surprise. (Her father is a HUGE Alabama football fan!) Guests joined them on the dance floor with energy that just lit up the place.

Our photographer friend, Elissa Davidson, had a blast photographing the antics of the crazy bridal party. They hammed it up and struck poses on the dance floor all night long.

With a room full of Yankee fans, it could have been dangerous….but the couple asked us to play “Sweet Caroline.” It was the first time I heard this particular version of the lyrics; instead of “Sweet Caroline…bum bum bum” (the usual) they shouted, “Sweet Caroline…BOS-TON SUCKS!”

Garrison Dance Floor

This group had amazing energy and enthusiasm. Thank goodness for the after party or they never would have let us leave! Brian and Kristine, you were the center of it all. Thanks for having us!

The Garrison

Photos by Elissa Davidson *Photos in this blog post courtesy of Elissa.

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