I really enjoy working with couples who have a personal connection to The Mount through a love of literature. Janine and Victor are both playwrights and Janine is a big Wharton fan. She also recently took home the 2014 Yale Drama Series Prize, congrats Janine! They had one of the most interesting and charming wedding ceremonies I’ve ever seen. It was full of poignant readings and quirky traditions that tied everything back to what makes their relationship unique. The color and bold details used throughout the day were a gorgeous touch. Also, I gotta say, Janine and Victor had their priorities straight. As soon as dinner was over everyone headed downstairs to the forecourt to dance the night away to Soul Sound Revue, a 10 piece Motown band and enjoy any of the four dessert stations available. That, folks, is how you make the most out of your reception.
Enjoy these photos from the incredible Karli Cadel for Christopher Duggan Photography and keep scrolling to see what Janine had to say about the big day.
“Victor and I are both writers and we wanted to get married in a literary setting. Our dear friend who married us is also a writer and we really wanted to infuse that into our ceremony. The Mount is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen in my life and Victor’s family happens to be close to the area. The stars aligned for us to have the wedding of our dreams there.”
“The favorite part of the day for me was the ceremony. The weather was stunningly perfect and I couldn’t have felt more alive and at peace. Everyone we truly loved was there and watching us. Our family and closest friends were standing with us. We really wanted the ceremony to have a poetic and airy feel. We read from some of our favorite writers and really took in the beauty of the estate.”
“The Mount has such a classically old American beauty. It looks like a mansion from a novel. Everything about it is timeless and poetic and we wanted to keep that feel. Everything we did only enhanced the features of the Mount.”