Melissa & Nigel – 9/8/07

Missy & Nigel were married in the ornate auditorium of the Scottish Rite Cathedral, which was the only remaining space there in which I had not covered a wedding before (though Laurie did a couple of years back). The groom had the crowd in stitches when he got an untimely case of uncontrollable giggles upon being asked to recite the “richer or poorer” part of his vows. The levity continued throughout the reception in the beautiful ballroom, especially during Nigel’s endearingly goofy dance with his mother. My favorite line of the night was when the petite bride’s taller sister said during her toast, “Even though you’re my older sister, I’ve always thought of you as my little sister because, well, you’re little!”
As fun as it is to work with vendors I know, it’s also a kick to work with a whole new group of wedding professionals for the first time. Photographer Dave Mason of Image Source Photographic in Lafayette, the designers of Hand Tied Memories (love the fishbowl centerpieces!) from Middletown, local family band Chango, and even the “new” folks at the Scottish Rite (filling in for the recently departed Valerie Crider, who referred the couple to me) were all a joy to get to know. The staff of Thomas Caterers did provide some familiar faces, along with a killer dessert bar featuring an endless variety of tasty pies!

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