Real Wedding: Tara and Dan, VIII
March 20, 2009
Tri State

Thank you SO very much to Barbara at Hatch Creative Studio for sending us today's real wedding. If you aren't already familiar with Barbara's work, you are in for SUCH a treat. Her designs are the perfect combination of chic, fabulousness and laid back elegance...with touches of humor and whimsy thrown in to make you smile.

And of course, thank you SO much to Tara and Dan for letting us share their joy!

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all of the beautiful photographs by Heather Waraksa

A few more details from the bride...

Music was another part of the wedding that was very important to us.  We used the amazing band, Cracked Ice, all of whom are studio musicians for acts such as James Brown and the Rolling Stones.  As a special touch we had my sister-in-law who has stared in several shows on Broadway, sing two songs which was a great hit.  We also decided to forgoe the traditional wedding march and walked in together to "first day of my life" by bright eyes and out to "oh yoko" by John Lennon.

One of the biggest hits of the night was that around midnight we told everyone to go downstairs.  Outside there was a full size yellow school bus waiting to take us to the after party at the Black Door.  The 6-block ride was one of the highlights for me and was certainly the rowdiest bus ride any of us have ever taken.  We sang the whole time shifting between 99 bottles of beer on the wall and the soccer cheer Ole Ole ole.