We had the treat of working again with Ashley Transki and Brian Congdon's Duo Catering. Ashley and Brian, together with their banquet coordinator extraordinaire Bia Pessoa, provided the most amazing menu, served with pizzazz and professional timeliness. We also lit the barn with up lights, and a roof color wash to brighten up the dinner and dance area.
The November rain was not going to allow us to have an outdoor ceremony that day, so we lined up chairs inside the barn and added spotlights on the stage for Elizabeth and Simon's ceremony, which was presided upon by Reverend Marlene Morris. Elizabeth's bridesmaids came down the aisle to Enya's "Caribbean Blue", and the bride made her walk to the O'Neill Brothers' rendition of "Canon in D". During the ceremony, they had a wine box presentation to the bride and groom (which contained a bottle of wine, letters, and glasses) to be opened on their first anniversary - and we played Paul Stookey's "Wedding Song" as family members came up to the stage. Once their ceremony was over, and the bride and groom made their exit to Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good", guests were directed to cocktail hour on the patio.
Once dinner began back in the barn, toasts were aplenty. We heard stories of Simon's South African Heritage and Elizabeth's father's love of the 80's and the Golden Age of Music Videos, the 80s. We kicked of dancing with Elizabeth and Simon's First Dance to Bruce Hornsby's "Mandolin Rain" and then it was music video time. We had video screens set up in the barn and we played music videos from the 80's for the dance party. Loads of fun requests, great dance moves from their guests and even a conga line! We had a great time being part of Elizabeth and Simon's big day - Congratulations!!!