friends, photographer Mike Polito, Todd and the Garrison staff, and let us make fast friends with the couple’s guests.
Matt’s cousins performed a guitar duet for the ceremony as guests gathered before the chuppah on the Garrison’s lawn, a cool breeze rising in the evening air. The bridesmaids wore pale lime green dresses and the adorable red-haired flower girl wore a white dress with matching green sash. The two ring bearers were absolutely charming; one of them covered his eyes as he walked out, veering so far to the right that he missed the aisle entirely!
THE DETAILS: Beautiful mixed floral centerpieces of white and cream peonies, hydrangeas and other flowers I’m far too florally ignorant to identify. The cake was a four tiered basket weave design in buttercream frosting. Shari was gorgeous and slender in her gown, truly the centerpiece of the evening. Matt’s mother did an amazing job arranging the bouquets and accent flowers around the room herself!
We met with Shari’s amazing parents before we met this fun-loving couple, but we fell in love with the family immeditately. Even though the mother of the bride had broken her foot 3 weeks previously and was unable to dance, she smiled and beamed her support for Shari and Matt’s happiness the whole night through with style and grace.
The night was filled with numerous spontaneous toasts, one that even included the gag gift of hockey masks and gloves in case Shari and Matt, “should need to communicate.” The dance floor was filled with such energy that even I was unable to resist being dragged out to dance and sing along to “(I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles.”
This wedding night was as beautiful as anyone could ever hope for, as full of love and affection as this wonderful couple and their families deserved. Thanks so much for letting us be a part of it!
Photos by Michael Polito
Video by Peter McClean