Dana and Harry - October 26th
Thursday, November 1, 2007 - WeddingsWet! That's what happened on Friday - everything was wet. Our drive up to Wilkes-Barre for Dana and Harry's wedding was rain free, but as we entered the salon, it started to sprinkle. When we arrived at Dana's parents house for getting dressed, it was drizzling pretty good, and later on - it was pouring! Rain all day. But that NEVER stops us! We were a little short on time for portraits before the ceremony (rain really slows down the transportation process!), but were able to grab some great moments throughout the day and had a few minutes alone with Dana and Harry during the cocktail hour. I have to say, their reception venue was GORGEOUS and we were a little wistful that we didn't get to shoot outside - the reception was held at The Highlands at Newberry Estate and it was just dreamy! And one thing we have never seen, the amount of FOOD at the cocktail hour there was insane! It was like a medieval feast I swear! Harry and Dana kept telling us about how much and how good the food was going to be, but we were awestruck when we saw it all. There were tables covered with scrumptious appetizers, waiters were butlering hors d'oeuvres around - aahh, it was mouth watering!
The abundance of food carried over to the reception, with several main course stations set up throughout the venue. Once everyone had completely stuffed themselves, the fun really started on the dance floor. The best dollar dance we have ever seen happened - which Joel informed me is a Polish tradition - but everyone danced with the bride, very quickly, for only about 10 seconds and then when the dance was over all of the guys crowded around Dana and wouldn't let Harry in to get to her. He had to "bust through" all the men and rescue his wife! Take that, plus a bunch of ornery guests and it was quite a site.
Dana and Harry were so gracious and generous throughout the day, thanks so much to you both!
Here we are leaving the salon, and Dana was very concerned about the elevator making it down - it was NOT very reliable and was shaking the whole way - yikes!