Kristen and Josh II

July 23, 2009

Our bride Kristen and her Maid of Honor, Tara, were gracious enough to share some pictures and their personal accounts of the wedding. More of their pictures from Chris Paxman Photography can be found on our previous post.


From Kristen:

“Our wedding was at eight in the evening so I had a full day of anticipation. The Orange Tree was a great place to spend the day relaxing and getting ready for the big event. It was great to be able to have a relaxing lunch with my mom and bridesmaids at the Fairway Terrace before we started getting ready. The rooms were great plenty of room for all of us to get ready together. My favorite part of the wedding was right before I walked down the aisle, having that moment to see all my guests, bridal party , and my future husband waiting for me on the steps of the beautiful gazebo. Having my dad by my side made the moment perfect. It was breathtaking walking down that isle with the view of the illuminated fountains and the full moon.

 It was a beautiful ceremony performed by a Pastor that I have known for over 20 years. It was so nice getting married to the man I love by someone I grew up with, it was a very transitional moment.

 It meant so much to Josh and I that so many traveled from all over the US to be with us on our special day.

 Walking into the reception hall was beautiful! The cake looked amazing in the corner with the pink gerber daisy topping. It not only looked good, but it was delicious!”


 “All the staff was so friendly and it was a very enjoyable experience. Kerry was so organized it made my day as stress free as possible for me.”

From Maid of Honor, Tara:

“We had guests travel near and far from Upstate New York, North Carolina, Seattle, California, and a range in between. It was great to have the Orange Tree suites for family gatherings before and after dinner it was a great place to reconnect and unwind. All the groomsmen wore white roses except for the father of the Bride who wore a red rose in honor of his father who loved red roses.”


“The reception was fun and relaxed the D.J. had the newlyweds play a newlywed game that got the crowd laughing and on their feet! The guests had a blast dancing in the playful glasses that were passed out during Elton John’s Crocodile Rock!”

Ladies, thank you both so much for sharing your stories with us!


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