There’s something about a NYC black tie wedding that just says classic. The city somehow lends itself to the glitter and glam, with Kelly turning on the vintage bridal look with her liquid eyeliner and red lipstick. Old photos and memorabilia line the walls at the Yale Club. New Haven 1912. Trophies from 1945. The walls are literally covered with only inches between the frames. Living in New Haven, I loved seeing my city and how it looked 100 years ago. Doing a Yale Club wedding was way more special since I got a peek at dozens of photos of New Haven from way back when. How many places can you go and look at your city’s history framed and ready to enjoy?
As Kelly and Nick’s closest family and friends stood up to give speeches, the grand ballroom seemed to get smaller. All of Kelly and Nick’s family had been sat with them at a large, round table. So as one chair emptied for the person giving the toast, the others listened and laughed. Glasses clinked with cheers and good wishes. And the room became large again with a live band and plenty of dancing. Not todays pop songs, but classic songs that had every generation up on the dance floor. The warmth of the live singing called everyone to get up and dance. This was the time to enjoy a good song with your partner.
This was the wedding where even couple’s with anniversaries going 30,40, 50+ years got up to enjoy themselves. They were dressed up. They were surrounded by loved ones. They were celebrating Kelly and Nick. And the newly married couple made sure everyone felt welcome and loved. All the small things and all the large things.