As the spectacular summer of 2012 continues, I had the pleasure of working at the Fontainebleau Inn for the wedding of Caitlyn and Gustavo. The caterer for this wedding was Word of Mouth Catering and the official photographer was Robert Kaussner.
The cocktail hour took place on the patio which overlooks Cayuta Lake (not to be confused with Cayuga Lake.) It’s such an idyllic setting.
I made the formal introductions of the wedding party at the end of the cocktail hour. As the bride and groom made their entrance, they had their first dance to “At Last” by Etta James.
Father Bob gave the blessing before the meal and that was followed by toasts by the Maid of Honor (Caitlyn’s sister) Lauren and then the Best Man (Groom’s brother) Rafael. The official toasts were followed by an unofficial presentation by the Ryck Cousins.
After the meal, Caitlyn and her Father danced to “My Darling” by Wilco.
This was a really fun wedding reception in large part because a good number of guests were from the groom’s home country of Brazil. This presented the opportunity to play a good amount of Samba and Brazilian Jazz during the cocktail hour and during the meal. For the remainder of the dancing a wide variety of music was enjoyed by the guests.
A surprise appearance by a good friend of Caitlyn’s, Mike, resulted in him playing guitar and singing a few songs. He was an exceptionally talented musician and his music was enjoyed by all.
Congratulations to Caitlyn and Gustavo. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your celebration. Enjoy some more of the photos I took…