The State Room really is an amazing place for a wedding reception. The views are outstanding, the staff is professional and the food is spectacular. Photographing a few details before dinner, I was once again blown away by Michele Bernard’s decor: gorgeous, vibrant oranges and pinks filled every space, from the cocktail area through the main dining room:
And just look at this reception room. Gorgeous! The colors really popped against the brown tablecloths (great choice, Karen!) I also loved that the chuppah was transformed into a dinner canopy for the bride and groom.
After grabbing a couple of cocktail hour candids, it was time for the bridal party entrance. Phil and Karen went straight into their first dance, and it was filled with beaming smiles:
The emotion during Karen’s dance with her father was wonderful … a photographer’s dream, for sure. After dinner, things got started with some fun and emotional toasts (I especially loved Phil’s brother’s props!)
Post-dinner dancing kicked off with a short but wild hora, and continued with some fine MJ moves from one of Phil’s friends:
Thank you, Phil and Karen, for a beautiful and laughter-filled evening. I hope you’ve enjoyed the teaser photos. 🙂