We entered the groom’s room to find the boys playing a rousing game of monopoly in between fastening cufflinks and straightening ties (and begging for help in attaching boutonnieres!) Kathryn was all too together in her heart covered wrap before she donned the wedding dress. The ceremony was at the historic Ainsley House in Campbell, which provided a dramatic entry for Kathryn in her flowing gown. But before that we took advantage of the grounds for some fun shots with both the male and female parties of the bridal entourage. Groomsman Phil did double duty as he performed his first ceremony to join the couple in marriage. If Kathryn’s mom played the forbidden-to-be-touched piano in the Ainsley House, you didn’t hear it here.
The reception was held at the Freedom Hall and Gardens, which did a spectacular job of providing both a delicious buffet and raucous dance venue. We had heard stories about Andrew, and he and his groomsmen made good on the promise, providing a lively and entertaining focus for the evening’s festivities. This is one of the few weddings we’ve attended where the dance floor was filled from the moment it was opened (ok, folks started even before that!) until the last dance was called out by the DJ.