When I think about Blayre and Jeremy's wedding, there are a few words that come to mind: simplicity, grace and Proud Mary (yes, the song, originally by CCR and also Tina Turner). Obviously the first two words describe the ceremony and the third one... well that was the highlight of the wedding reception if I have ever seen one! :)
Blayre and Jeremy had their fair share of hiccups on a wedding day just like any couple has. Oh, you know the kind... the party bus is late to pick the girls up from getting ready, the Purple People Bridge is so crowded with people from the unseasonably warm day (hello 70 degree-weather!) that my assistant Kristin and I have to stop people coming and going either way so that we can get a First Look accomplished, and OH YEAH, let's not forget when the bus gets stuck beneath the underpass in Covington before we can cross the bridal portraits off the timeline. You know, THOSE kinds of problems. But you know what? Blayre handled it SO well and didn't let anything bother her. We even managed to get back on track with the timeline and have everything on schedule for the ceremony. Such grace.
And I love their ceremony and reception for the simplicity of it all. The Grand is really appropriately named. Such a unique and elegant venue space that accommodates a decent number of people without feeling stuffy.
My very favorite part though, was at the very end of the night, when everyone lays down (yes, LAYS down) on the dance floor and turns themselves rotisserie-style back and forth to the song Proud Mary (otherwise known as "Rollin' on the River"). This is evidently a tradition in Jeremy's family that has been going on for some time. And, you know what? I hope it continues. :) What a blast!
Congrats, Blayre and Jeremy! I wish you two all the best!
PS - Thanks to DJ Billy Sarge for keeping the dance floor packed all night! Great job!