On Saturday, May 7th 2016 we had the honor of hosting Courtney & Mike’s wedding! They had been working with Emily, Dover Hall Event Producer, since July to put on their special day.
Courtney and her team of bridesmaids arrived at Dover Hall at 11:00 the morning of the big day to start getting ready while sipping on mimosas. Mike and his groomsmen arrived at 3:00 to shoot pool and to relax in the billiards room.
As guests entered the front door they could admire pictures of the couple, their family, friends, and their adorable dog named Lego! Despite May’s record breaking rainfall, we were still able to hold their ceremony outdoors, and the weather was PERFECT. They decided to tie the knot on our bluestone terrace and they walked down the aisle to a family friend playing the violin. Courtney’s Uncle Max officiated the ceremony which made the ceremony itself a lot more personal.
After the ceremony, the wedding guests were invited inside the house for cocktail hour while the bridal party stayed outside to take pictures. The bridesmaids and groomsmen were so much fun to be around. Their energy was contagious!
After cocktail hour everyone was invited into the ballroom for the reception. They had an amazing dinner menu including salads, mac & cheese, salmon, and more. If that wasn’t enough, they had a gelato cart outside for guests to enjoy instead of a traditional wedding cake. After they danced the night away their guests sent them off with a sparkler exit.
Courtney & Mike were a pure joy to work with and we wish them the best of luck, congratulations!
Venue: Dover Hall Estate
Photographer: Amber Harrington Photography (check out her blog!)
Dessert: DeLuca Gelato
Catering: Mosaic Catering + Events
Band: Excellent Drivers
Getaway car: First Class Limo