Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Kelly & Giancarlo | August 16, 2008

Kelly and Giancarlo were married at Caramoor in Katonah, NY, a beautiful and historic music and arts center. I originally met with the couple last November and could see right away how well they balanced each other out. Kelly is a very sweet, laidback woman with simple, natural taste, while Giancarlo has more of an opulent style. The aesthetics of the wedding were very important to him, and it was refreshing to see a role reversal of the typical bride/groom dynamic we normally experience.

At the outdoor ceremony, guests gathered in Caramoor’s Sunken Garden where they were warmly greeted with a refreshment of lemongrass-infused lemonade and cucumber water.

Kelly and Giancarlo exchanged marriage vows amongst the natural beauty of Caramoor’s expertly manicured grounds, including two willow trees that were brought in by Michael George Hybrid for the occasion at Kelly’s request. Afterward, the couple greeted their guests along the Cedar Walk as they made their way to cocktail hour.

While guests enjoyed tasty hors d’ oeuvres, flutes of champagne, and orange-infused water, Kelly and Giancarlo posed for formal photos with their bridal party and parents. Caramoor’s wonderful variety of shaded nooks and crannies provided the perfect backdrop. Photographer Ken Lax did an amazing job of capturing the carefree and relaxed atmosphere of the wedding.

The tented reception was held in Caramoor’s Italian Pavilion, where guests were treated to a five-course seated luncheon prepared by Great Performances Catering, as well as signature lavender martinis.Gerard Carelli Orchestra orovided the soundtrack for this lovely event as guests enjoyed the festivities.
Kelly and Giancarlo’s centerpieces were truly the life of the party – monarch butterflies flitted amongst tree moss and branches in dainty glass enclosures, which were surrounded on all sides by square vases of green and white flowers. Later in the afternoon, the butterflies were released by guests in lieu of a traditional centerpiece giveaway.

Kelly & Giancarlo, it was a pleasure working with you for the past several months to plan your beautiful event. Enjoy your honeymoon in Hawaii and Sedona, and we wish you the best of luck in your new life together as husband and wife.
Additional wedding professionals included:
Officiant- Shauna Kanter

(Photos taken by Bliss Weddings)

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