The garden behind the Codman Estate mansion feels like a secret, intimate place. It’s the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies. Kathryn and Michael chose this special site for their beautiful October wedding. The processionals were chosen from traditional Jewish music: “Erev Shel Shoshanim” for the bridal party and “Y’did Nefesh” for the bride’s entrance.
Our violin/cello duo sat to the side up front and we could see the expressions on the couple’s faces as they said their vows. The very upbeat Simon Tov was the recessional. Guests ended up singing and clapping the bridal couple back up the aisle. It was a wonderful way to end the ceremony.
One of our favorite Rabbis, David Kudan, officiated. It’s always a pleasure to work with him. The very capable Nancy Cahill coordinated both the ceremony and reception.
Cocktail hour was held in a lovely meadow a short walk down a gravel road. When it got chilly as the sun went down, the guests and musicians moved inside the Carriage House where a second bar was set up. Cocktail hour was mostly old jazz standards and Broadway songs with a few waltzes thrown in for good measure.