I honestly can’t remember a summer that has had more perfect weather. The lack of rain has been great for enjoyment although the farmers might not be so happy. But for weddings, it’s reason enough to be giddy. The morning of Gretchen and Thomas’ wedding was ominous… lots of rain. But by early-afternoon the rain had stopped and the sun reappeared giving way to another perfect day.
The wedding reception took place at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market. It’s a lovely, open-air location and offers a beautiful and natural setting. After the cocktail hour, formal introductions of the parents and bridal party took place. Gretchen and Thomas had their first dance to a great song, “Lonely Night in Georgia” by Marc Broussard.
Toasts were given by the Maid of Honor-Kimberly, ,Matron of Honor-Sherin, and the Best Man-Christopher.
Once the open dancing began, the guests were ready to burn up the dance floor and that’s pretty much how the rest of the evening went. A full dance floor all evening with a brief break for the cake cutting. Right after the cake cutting, all the Cornell University alumni gathered on the dance floor to sing along with the Cornell Alma Mater that was played. You’ve got to love the spirit!
What a great couple and what a fun night. Thanks Gretchen and Thomas for letting me share in your wedding joy. I’ve added a few of the photos I took below, for you to enjoy.