For Eric and Stephanie's wedding last Saturday I think we had record heat for the summer. What I think was like 93 felt like 193 after starting set up at Onenonta at 10:30 AM and not finishing until about 5:00 PM (THAT WAS JUST SETUP!) Either way this venue is AMAZING!!! I love it. Yes it requires a good amount of work but it was so worth it in the end to see how gorgeous it turned out. In all honesty I love when there is a lot of setting up to do. Call me crazy but when I am busy all day it makes me feel much more productive.
Anyone looking for a historic venue should definitely check this place out. I think that what you get for the somewhat reasonable price is very much worth it. Plus the place is GORGEOUS!
So on to the details of the day. Steph chose a beach theme. Which was done just right since the location sits right on the banks of the Ohio river it was suiting. The colors were pool blue and canary yellow with white. LOVED the color scheme. The table setting included white lap linens, pool blue napkins, which I had in my stock so they were able to use them free. (A nice bonus when you use YWBJ) the centerpieces were a small trumpet type vase(which I also carry in my glass stock)filled with sand and some starfish and shells along with a tall pillar candle. Then we scattered some blue and yellow rose petals around the base. Table numbers were framed with a shell adorned frame and the favors were small message in bottles saying thank" you for sharing our special day." Each table had a camera for guest to snap some candids. White Chiavari chairs (Which the venue supplies!) YUMM!!! Votive candles were scattered all about. It was truly beautiful.
Their ceremony included a sand ceremony as well as the Irish bell ringing. The mom's lit candles on two memorial tables for the grandparents that had passed away instead of doing a unity candle.
The couple opted for a band AND a dj. Dj taking the stage for the first part of the reception and the band (Blue Turtle Seduction) who rocked by the way played the last hour of the night.
Over all I would say this wedding was really beautiful with a ton of little details which really make the wedding perfect.
The pics below are in VERY random order because blogger is being difficult tonight.
Oneonta provides you with TWO houses to use the whole weekend. One for the girls and one for the guys. PLUS you get to stay there the wedding night. All included in the price. LOVE THAT!
They also have a stage and a small chapel to use as well as mass tables and chairs. Fans were on the seats for the guests to try to cool off some.
Blue Turtle Seduction is rocking it.
Eric's mom coming into the tent .. Notice the fan.. it was hot!
The bride and groom had a violinist play for the seating of the parents, then Camilla here sung for the bridal party procession, the Chris (sitting behind Camilla) sung for the bride's enterance.
This is pre wedding during set up. 265 guest = a ton of chairs .
This is Renee my new intern and I setting up. (oh and Oneonta provies the tent also at no additional cost!)