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Elegant, Rustic & FUN!! Andrea & Michael’s Wedding ROCKED TLC “Four Weddings!!”

July 5, 2012

May 19th was a beautiful day.  By mid-morning at the Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, NY, the sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and Andrea and Michael were preparing to commit to a life together in wedded bliss in front of millions on TLC’s hit show, Four Weddings!

The ceremony was held outdoors in front of an ethereal white draped gazebo, with guests sitting in rows of simple white chairs.  Each row was adorned with a delicate, flower-filled mason jar, to match the bridal bouquets by David Anthony, which created a fun yet rustic ambiance.

Flower filled mason jars hanging from shepherd hooks.
Photo by Sean Gallery Photography

A family friend officiated, which made the ceremony even more special and intimate, and sweet touches such as an Irish hand-tying ceremony added a touch of flair for guests to enjoy. At the cocktail hour, the guests enjoyed two signature drinks specially created for the bride and groom, featuring Saint Germaine and Jack Daniels, the couple’s favorite drinks!

The rustic reception room fit in perfectly with the feel of the wedding. Exposed wood beams and wine barrel accents were enhanced with winery themed décor.  The tables were topped with branch filled wine bottles from which warmly lit tea lights hung.

Rustic, wine themed center pieces. Romantic with the added hanging tea lights.
Photo by Sean Gallery Photography

As the guests entered, they marked their fingerprints on a custom created tree picture and placed their gift in a vintage looking bird cage.

A great alternative to the traditional guest book. Guests marked their fingerprints on a custom drawn tree.
Photo by Sean Gallery Photography

The bridal party danced into the reception in threes, two groomsmen and one bridesmaid to the music of DJ Mark.    The bride and groom shared their first dance privately, taking a moment away from their guests to enjoy one another,and then danced again in front of their guests.

Andrea and Michael dance their first dance privately.
Sean Gallery Photography

Michael then  danced with his mother and Andrea shared a choreographed dance with her father.

The bride surprised everyone by inviting her mother onto the dance floor, a moment which showcased their special bond.  After a delicious dinner of salmon, steak and chicken, roasted mixed vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes by Holberts Catering, guests danced the night away.

They stopped only to indulge in delicious mini “holy cannoli” cupcakes and vanilla and white chocolate cake pops decorated as adorable brides and grooms, that were all provided by JJ’s Rockin’ Cupcakes! As the guests left, they each took home a half bottle of Brotherhood Winery wine as a gift from Andrea and Michael and were even able to grab an extra cake pop for the road!

Yummy mini “holy canoli” cupcakes and vanilla and white chocolate cake pops!
Photo by Sean Gallery Photography

Andrea and Michael feed each other JJ’s yummy cupcakes!
Photo by Sean Gallery Photography

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