If there’s something I learn from every wedding, going with the flow is what I learned from Emily and Gus. Emily was the picture of calm, cool and collect, not to mention visually excited the entire wedding morning! Her pearly whites (They actually are very white; her dad is a dentist!) and Gus’s for that matter shone through from prep, through to the very end of the reception! Seriously, I’ll “betcha” you can’t find one photo of Emily or Gus without a smile plastered across their face! (Ok – there is one, but it’s of Emily sweetly enjoying Gus and his mom dancing.)
David’s Country Inn in Hackettstown, NJ was the perfect backdrop for their entire wedding day. Emily and Gus got ready in just down the hall from each other, and when they decided it was time to see each other, they met down on the front porch with their parents’ and bridal party nearby watching every moment. As the ceremony flew past and cocktail hour melded into the reception Emily and Gus decided to forego many of the formalities. When everyone had made their way to the tables, Emily and Gus simply followed and began their first dance with no introduction, then danced with their parents. When Emily’s dance with her father finished, the dance floor opened up and didn’t clear until the end of the night! I seem to remember a small break for dinner, but then right back at it for a solid 3 hours before hopping on two yellow school buses to continue the party back at their hotel!
Side note – I met Emily way back at Kristen & Joe’s snowy 48 hour wedding in 2011 where she was a bridesmaid. (That’s a crazy story, so if you’ve never seen that post. Check it out!)