There are simply some venues where you can only pinch yourself to believe you were truly there. Over the gorgeous greenery, impressive stretch of fountains, and incredible architecture of Oheka Castle, there were plenty of sights and sounds to be distracted by. But the most beautiful sight of all was easily where we got to spend our afternoon–with Pamela and Brian, as they got married!
With fair weather and a gentle dose of sun that kept the vibe light and breezy, the Groom’s song, “I See The Light”, truly encompassed the vibe of the beautiful day! It was a gorgeous ceremony, with plenty of lovely music (including “Thinking Out Loud” and “1000 Years” and many more!) beautiful vows, and incredible flowers, and before long, it was official! Pamela and Brian were newlyweds! And that could only mean one thing–for the party to move on to the cocktail hour! There, they were serenaded by the Around Town jazz trio, on the second floor of the clubhouse. With lots of drinks and mingling done, the party was ready to move on to the next step: the reception!
The reception started off with a bang, as the Bridal party entered to “We Are Family”, sang wonderfully by Katrina, before she welcomed Pamela and Brian with her stellar rendition of “I Just Want To Feel This Moment”! By the time that the room rippled from the burst of excitement, it was time to steel themselves; the tearjerkers waited, just over the horizon! And they didn’t start gently; the first dance, Katrina’s “I Get To Love You”, guaranteed that there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! The party got a brief moment of reprieve when the time came for the Hora! But by the time it was over, it was ready for another beautiful choice: “You Raise Me Up”, for Pamela and her father. The Father/Daughter dance, skillfully crooned by Adam, was the heart-warmer needed to prepare the party for another tug at the heartstrings, as “Because You Loved Me”, beautifully sung by Katrina, for Brian and his mother’s heartfelt Mother/Son dance.
From there, it was time to feed everyone’s appetites–and that could only mean cake! For the ceremonious cutting, Adam and Amanda treated us to something sweet with “I Got You Babe“! With the final morsel nibbled, the party had recovered enough energy to get ready for the main event… dancing, of course! The slow dances were a thing of the past, as the band geared up some of its greatest hits–and some of the Bride and Groom’s requests! From Chicago to P!nk, the band played the night away, but the biggest winners were very clear. Amanda’s rendition of “Call On Me” brought the house down, but not before GTO could kill it with “Dynamite”. The best and brightest, however, had to be the moment when both Adam and Katrina joined forces for “You Are The Reason”. By the time that the final song was played, “I Lived”, beautifully delivered by Amanda, the party had certainly earned a good night’s sleep!