Beautiful plumes of leaves on trees. Pristine, calm waters. Romantically classic architecture. We’re never at a loss for gorgeous locations on our travels around the Northeastern corner of the United States. But there is something special about the magic and scenery of Candlewood Inn. With the gazebo alone, whose view of the lake only requires a casual glance to full take in the entire sight, we’re sure that it’s always been an amazing spot! It’s easy to already feel as if you’ve hit the lottery when you’re here, but to know that you’re about to marry the love of your life truly makes it one of a kind! This past weekend, we got the chance to pay Candlewood a visit, as we Kayla and Zach got married–and celebrated, of course!
Once it was made official at their off-site ceremony, the day called for some partying. So, upon arrival, the whole party was immediately ready for some cocktails! With our jazz trio, Michael, Pablo, and Nathaniel, the party enjoyed some gentle jazzy tunes, and plenty of delicious drinks! Everyone engaged in small talk, enjoyed the visual feast just outside of the gorgeous windows, and discussed the stunning ceremony! As the cocktail hour ended, the party was ready for something more serious… both in the way of food, and dancing!
Even if the weather took a turn for the colder, it was time to heat things up inside the Candlewood! The party settled in for the reception, and the night was kicked off! After everyone took their seats, the bridal party entered to the very fitting “I’m So Excited”, sung skillfully by Katrina! With the surge of excitement just beginning, it was time for the main entrance of the night: the newlyweds! Kayla and Zach entered their reception as the stars of the show, and to GTO’s rendition of “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher”, no less! In their debut dance as husband and wife, the two spun around the dance floor to “Feels Like Home”, beautifully sung by Katrina!
The party briefly donned their dancing shoes to cut a rug to the Hora, expertly lead by Adam, and from there, it was time for the parent/child dances! Kayla and her father danced to “The Way You Look Tonight”, sung by Adam. Shortly thereafter, Katrina dealt out a double mother/child song special, and Kayla and her Mother danced to “Simply the Best”, while Zach and his mother danced to “Because You Loved Me”! With plenty of dancing on the horizon, the party was ready for a treat–and it was perfect timing for the cake cutting! GTO serenaded the crowd with “How Sweet It Is”, and the slice was made…
… and the dance floor was waiting! Once everyone had a sufficient sugar rush, the entire party cut a rug to beloved hits! There were plenty of highlights, but the party especially loved “All Night Long”, and “Let’s Stay Together”, performed by GTO, “Higher Love” performed by Adam, and “Proud Mary” performed b Katrina! After such a blast of a reception, everyone was ready to tuck themselves in, and as they dreamt of the memories they’d just made, Kayla and Zach dreamt of the rest of their lives together. Congratulations!