The Benn Conger Inn, Groton, NY, was the site of the wedding reception for Matt and Kristen. The Inn is a beautifully restored mansion which provided the perfect setting for this wonderful couple to have their wedding reception.
The day was one of the first Saturday’s this wedding season that looked like rain might make an appearance. This caused me a bit of concern since we wanted to have the cocktail hour and Bridal Party Introductions outside. At the last minute, I decided the weather was going to cooperate and setup my equipment under the tent off the conservatory at the back of the Inn.
The Bridal Party arrived at the Inn on board one of the coolest “limos” I’ve ever seen. It was called a “Trolley Bus” but the interior was clad in leather and brass and looked much more like a limo than a bus. It was very cool! After the Bridal Party was introduced, Matt and Kristen had their first dance to the song, “You and I” by Michael Buble.
One thing that I thought was quite amazing was that the Bride has 9 Uncles. NINE UNCLES! That’s amazing. But what was even more amazing was that all 9 of them were at the reception. A great group photo of the 9 Uncles was taken by the photographer and I managed to grab a shot of the Uncles when they were posing…see photo below. It’s really interesting to see the strong facial similarities between them.
Almost on cue, the rain did start towards the end of the dinner. That meant I had to move my equipment into the Inn. It only took a few minutes to transition inside and it actually worked out quite well. The conservatory room is beautiful and provided a great area for dancing the night away. Once I got the guests dancing, they took over and had the most wonderful time. Frank DiMeo was the photographer. Frank is always a blast to work with. The amount of energy that he puts into his work is something to see and the images he captures are priceless.
Thanks to Matt, Kristen and Kristen’s mother Maureen, I was made to feel like “one of the family”. Enjoy a few images from the wedding reception.