Highlands Country Club Wedding: Katie and Ben

8.21.11 Katie and Ben’s wedding at the Highlands Country Club in Garrison, NY blended international family and friends with unbelievable warmth and love.

The Details

The details and colors were just stunning: grays, purples and deep blues.  The bridesmaids wore dark pewter gowns and had

Photo by Steph

purple hairpieces.  The guys wore gray suits with lavender ties.

Katie was absolutely adorable in a strapless gown covered in sequins, and she wore her hair in curls over her shoulder.  Ben’s gray suit matched his groomsmen, and he took off his jacket to reveal a two-toned purple vest.  Even the laces on his shoes were lavender!

The Highlands’ Victorian ballroom looked amazing, the bare tables accented with dark purple napkins and shades of purple and blue flowers in mason jars, and elaborate candelabras.  Each table was named after a place Katie and Ben had traveled: India, Paris, Ithaca (where they met.)

Other very cool details: a thumbprint “tree” for guests to leave a print and sign, colorful flags for guests to cheer the newlyweds with.

Katie and Ben shared a first dance to “Complaint de la Butte” by Rufus Wainright, dancing with foreheads touching.  This couple is so adorable together!  They even joined hands and bowed to each other before the events.  So cute!

During the speeches we learned that Katie loves “anything sparkly and purple,” and how Katie’s father bonded with Ben while sipping single malt scotch in Amsterdam.  In fact, the couple’s love story is quite fascinating; Katie is from New York and Ben is from France.  They met and fell in love at Ithaca College, and then Katie moved to Paris.

Photo by Steph

The Music

We worked in a few French songs, lots of cool Michael Buble and groups like Keane and The Fray during dinner, and even a song from Rent.  (That was a must!)

This group was so energetic that we probably could have played anything and the would have danced.  We hit everything from the classics to the newest dance hits.  Unbelievable!

The guests were in and out of the photo booth all night.  Katie hammed it up for the camera in the most delightful way, wearing butterfly wings, a crown and various moustaches and lips.

We came, we danced, it was truly amazing.  Thanks for having us, guys!

Highlands Country Club

Photos by Click Photography

Video by Reaching Roots

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