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August 3, 2011 / clinerose

David & Joanna Part Two.

And the party continues…This shot is taken outside of the church in Squaw Valley.

Sound of music shot squaw valley

 A little trip to King’s Beach for some photos on the lake.

David with the girls at Kings Beach

jojo with the groomsmen and christy at kings beach


Meanwhile, at the reception…So, I have to stop here for a minute. It was a really big deal to have the tables set up in the lawn for dinner service. I was the first bride to even ask for it. Typically, the lawn at the Northstar is used for the ceremony and then the patio and tent area are for the reception. I think I stirred some feathers by asking to switch things around but the end result was worth it. And it was a life saver (literally) later in the evening.

 Reception table in the lawn

Close up of table at reception   close up of the appetizer buffer

head table close up

place card italian soda bottles  place cards and pashmina baskets

Italian soda bottles tied with name cards (Blood Orange is the best) and pashminas that David and I bought in Chinatown, NY on the coldest day of the year. It was too freezing to barter but we got them for a few bucks each.

From the balcony

Waiting in line to be announced. Oh, the flowers make me so happy.

Bridesmaids about to be announced in line

Waiting to be annouced kiss

Me and David on a chair

Cornhole game

David sinking a cornhole shot

Epic shot.

Dessert bar with the bridesmaids

 Me and David  Me and David on the stairs

Oh yeah, so, there was a hail storm in the middle of the reception. A hail storm. Rolled in right as guests were finishing dinner. It didn’t last long but man, it was a game changer. Thankfully, the dessert table and the dance floor were set up under the tent so as the guests rushed “inside”, the party continued flawlessly. The DJ, Ty from North Shore Entertainment,  jumped right into It’s Raining Men as the first song to keep the momentum up. It was amazing. He really saved the party. Lesson learned. Never underestimate the DJ. Since our first dance was rained out, Ty played it as a last song (Sam Cooke’s We’re Having a Party) and asked everyone to dance with us one last time. Genius.

and so it rains


Orange sky and clouds

The good thing about a hail storm in the middle of August is that it leaves behind an amazing orange sky. Which just happened to be one of my colors. I think it goes nicely with the rest of the wedding, don’t you?
Kiss under the rainbow

Another great thing about a hail storm? The giant rainbow that shows up after it. It’s fitting because I used a quote from Henry Mancini’s Moon River on our programs:

Wherever you’re going I’m going your way. Two drifters off to see the world. There’s such a lot of world to see. We’re after the same rainbow’s end.

Photo credits: Ciprian Photography



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  1. Christina / Aug 3 2011 12:22 PM

    Love, love, LOVE this. Esp the quote from Henry Mancini’s Moon River. Absolutely romantic, Jo!

  2. Anna@MyDesignEthos / Aug 3 2011 9:52 PM

    I love your wedding! It is elegant and beautiful but relaxed and casual at the same time. Beautiful!

  3. S_Shaw / Aug 4 2011 9:26 AM

    Great post! Got me teary all over again….


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