A lovely start for Jeff and Kristin at the Marietta House

Jeff and Kristin started their married life together a week ago today at the Marietta House.

All signs point toward great success, taking their choices for this service and reception into consideration.

In my 33 years living in Central New York, I’d never been to this spot some 25 miles southwest of Syracuse. My bad. My dear wife Karen had attended a reception with our friend Michelle. She knew our GPS was taking us down the right roads.

Kristin is walked in by her dad.

Kristin is walked in by her dad.

The weather was gorgeous this mid-October Saturday on the backyard patio of the refurbished old house, the sky blue as Kristin’s father led her to her groom on a long walk on green grass.

Emotional bride and groom.

Emotional bride and groom.

Jeff could not contain himself when his bride was delivered to his side.

The officiator was fantastic, taking them poignantly through the vows they’d written. My eyes did not stay dry.

Away they walk as a married couple.

Away they walk as a married couple.

They slipped away for a photo session. Karen and I caught them in a sports car. Nice. No, they did not leave for good.

Not so fast my friends.

Not so fast my friends.

Karen was wise enough to ask one of our friends at the table – yes, it was Michelle – to snap our picture at the start of the reception, when things were still a bit serious.

Which was is the open bar?

Which was is the open bar?

We were seated with nice women who work with Kristin, Karen and Michelle, and significants.

Alison and Karen.

Alison and Karen.

Do you think Alison and her husband Terry got along with Karen and I?

Introducing for the first time in public as Mr. and Mrs. ...

Introducing for the first time in public as Mr. and Mrs. …

A great time was had by all, from the drinks to the fantastic buffet meal to the conversation.

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After the important folks danced, we all did. Karen preferred to take our best moves while in our chairs at the table. I actually got out on the dance floor for one spin with Alison, whose husband didn’t particularly want to go out on the floor either.

A big party for Jeff and Kristin Jenkins’ wedding surely was an awesome way to celebrate my dear wife Karen’s birthday. Kristin even baked Karen a cupcake when she made their wedding cake. She’s that way.

The girls.

The girls.

Before we left, I got the best photo I could have of Kristin and her gang from our table, posed for a few different picture-takers at different angles.

What’s the best wedding reception you ever attended, and why? What’s the best birthday party you ever had, and why? Which is your favorite photo, and why?

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14 thoughts on “A lovely start for Jeff and Kristin at the Marietta House

  1. what a great location for a wedding, i love the photo of the two of you, and the happy couple look ecstatic. my fav weddings have been my 3 daughters, but then i’m a bit biased . )

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  2. My daughter and new son-in-law had a beautiful day all around! And even that pesky hurricane Matthew wasn’t going to stop her parents from making it up to NY for this glorious day! I love you both with all my heart ❤️

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    • All of the happy couple’s friends up here in New York were so glad that you two were able to get up from Florida despite that hurricane’s wrath. What a great wedding day, Kristin’s Mom!

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