It’s been a crazy spring and now summer of 2009. Cooler than normal temperatures and more rain than I can remember. This wedding day got off to a real shaky start because the weather in the morning was pretty good but the forecast was for severe thunderstorms with high winds and hail. All that goodness was supposed to start around 3pm as a massive cold front moved across Central New York. Well that’s not good news for any couple to hear on their wedding day and as I was driving to Ithaca, I ran right into the storm and drove through hard rain most of the way to Cornell University.
The most amazing thing was that as I approached Ithaca, the sky in the west was actually mostly clear and literally as I turned onto the campus, the rain stopped. I could not believe it. And as the reception began, at the Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room, the skies continued to clear and a nice breeze kicked up. The cocktail hour on the deck was in beautiful sunny weather instead of vicious thunderstorms. Now that’s a blessing!
Alex and Devin made their entrance and had their first dance to a Van Morrison tune, “Someone Like You”. Two great toasts were made by the Best Man, Thom Hook and the Maid of Honor and Sister of the Bride, Samantha Carlin.
After the toasts, a great buffet was available to the guests and it was catered by Word of Mouth Catering. Always wonderful food and excellent service by all their staff.
I’ve got to be honest and say that just abut nothing makes a DJ’s day better than to have a real dancing crowd on hand. This crowd definitely made my day and gave the dancefloor an incredible workout. They were dancing up a storm (no pun intended) all night long. And yes, the rain did return later in the evening as the skies turned dark, lightning and thunder resumed and the skies opened up. But that too subsided after a short time and all in all it just worked out to be a great day for Devin and Alex.
The Memorial Room is not air-conditioned so to move the air around there are 4 or 5 really large, floor-standing fans. One of the fans was near the cake table and when the time came for the Bride and Groom to cut the cake, the photographer, Kira Luxon, got a little too close to the fan near the table. The fan was actually pulling her hair into the blades of the fan. That was a scary moment for sure. But seriously Kira, you look very nice with short hair too! Glad no harm was done and also glad that the cake didn’t blow over because of the velocity of air from the fan.
Thanks to you both and also to your guests who showered (again, no pun intended) me with compliments and were so friendly and energetic on the dancefloor. Enjoy the rest of the photos…