This weekend was the weekend in which Hurricane Irene was to have wreaked havoc of historic porportions up and down the East coast. Obviously all eyes were on the weather forecast for today and with a bit of luck, Kristin & Sam were able to dodge the worst of the weather. Remarkably, while it rained for most of the early part of the day, by the time I arrived at the Fontainebleau Inn, the rain had stopped and all that remained was some cloudiness. It was a great relief to everyone.
The Fontainebleau Inn is a historic location and the original property included a beautiful chapel, Lawrence chapel, just a short walk through the woods. It was in the chapel that the wedding ceremony took place.
The caterer for the wedding reception was Word of Mouth. Tina and her staff provided attentive service and great hors d’oeuvres followed by a beaufiully presented and delicious buffet meal. Prior to the meal, Toasts were given by the Best Man, Tony and the Matron of Honor, Julie. The Bride and Groom chose “Only You Can Love Me This Way” by Keith Urban as their first dance. At the end of the meal, Kristin and her Father danced to “In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride.
I remember speaking with Kristin a week prior to the wedding day and she explained how her family loves to dance and enjoys all the participation type dances. I was not surprised then to have practically every single guest join into a conga line during the very first song I played to kick of the open dancing.
What was really great was that we got a little ahead of schedule during the meal which extended the open dancing time that enabled this group of dance lovers to really enjoy themselves. It was awesome to see everyone dancing and that continued the entire evening.
It was so obvious to see the love that exists between Kristin and Sam. It was a joyful day and one that I feel so fortunate to have been a part of. This is the kind of wedding that I remember and I give thanks to the Bride’s Mother, Janet and the Bride and Groom, Kristin and Sam, for letting me share in this special day.
I wish you a long and happy marriage Kristin and Sam and hope you enjoy these photos that I took.