Summer means weekends away, dinners al-fresco and ice cream after dinner, and starting in your mid twenties (if you are not part of a huge extended family) it also means wedding season.
My cousin Frankie and new cousin Heather's wedding was one of the top parties of the season.
The reception was hosted in a beautiful Pleasantdale Chateau, that once was once a private estate, and is now available to rent out for parties.
Guests were even able to stay overnight in a limited amount of rooms, which means the party was never shut down.
One of the many halls in the Chateau that led you around the amazing multi-acre property.
My handsome date.
Cocktail hour was served throughout the building, with tables set up on the lawn to enjoy the feast.
My lady friends.
My sister and mother-goose.
After cocktail hour, we went into the grand ballroom for dinner.
And what a beautiful site it was...
After settling in, we awaited the arrival of the newlyweds.
And introducing Mr & Mrs Valente!
Let's get the party started!
We decided as a group tequila sunrises was the cocktail theme for the night.
And after multiple trips to the bar, we danced the night away with the live band!
Followed by an after party in the library bar. A great way to end the celebration.
Thanks Heather and Frankie for a great night!