Jeff & Cathryn’s Wedding Reception

September 21, 2009

The weather was perfect as we prepared for Jeff & Cathryn Guina’s reception at Detroit Yacht Club.  This marked the first time we had performed at this historic facility. The club was founded in 1868 and the beautiful building was constructed in 1922. It was designed by George Mason, who also designed Detroit’s Masonic Temple and Gem Theatre as well as The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. What a gorgeous facility! We enjoyed working with the fine DYC staff, especially Catering Manager, Julia Doherty (Who graciously gave me the facility tour a week earlier) and Banquet Manager Erwin Robinson (Who did an exceptional job running the event for the venue). Both were very accomodating and a pleasure to work with. Assisting me were my usual copilot, Alex and Ren was also along to help out and get his first look at a JBDJ-style wedding!

We enjoyed working with this incredible couple. Cathryn is an R.N. at Harper Hospital. She graduated from University of Detroit Mercy and was a member and President of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. Jeff is attending Medical School at Wayne State and is an officer in the US Air Force. Once he graduates he (along with Cathryn) will go back to full-time military duty, wherever the Air Force needs him. What an inspiring young couple!

The Reception was magnificent. Cathryn was a beautiful bride (and Jeff was a handsome groom too!). With the Tri Sigma Sorority and Sigma Pi Fraternaty both well represented, a good time was pretty much assured. In short, it was an absolute blast! I’m gussing that the guest count was somewhere in the range of 250 and what a great group it was! We had a very cool Grand Entrance  followed by touching Toasts and blessing before the attendees enjoyed a delectible meal from the DYC kitchens. After dinner, the formal dances were nicely done. I especially enjoyed Jeff’s Mom placing the little Superman cape on Jeff before their dance. As a fellow parent of an Air Force son, I can totally relate to how Jeff”s parents (and Cathryn’s too!) feel. Superheros indeed!~

The party started with a bang and never let up all night long, ending with a huge (and I mean HUGE) circle of friends and family dancing and singing, showing love for Cathryn and Jeff as the magical evening drew to a close.  It was a night that everyone in attendance will always fondly remember!

It was an honor and privilege to have had the opportunity to be a part of this special day with these special people. I love my job!

(We’ll get some pictures posted when we can)

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