Published 12:01 am Sunday, July 6, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. David Alexander Polato  (Heather Noel Christian)

Mr. and Mrs. David Alexander Polato
(Heather Noel Christian)

Heather Noel Christian and David Alexander Polato were united in holy matrimony Sunday, May 25, 2014, with the Rev. John Kramer of Jefferson Street Methodist Church officiating. The couple exchanged traditional vows under the worn beams of a tin roof barn transformed for the ceremony into a fairyland chapel of soft native greenery, mysterious doors, windows and mirrors and gently draped natural fabrics designed by Brenda Zerby of Moreton’s Flowerland.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. Christian of Natchez and Mr. and Mrs. Renzo Polato of Lewiston, N.Y.

The bride arrived at the ceremony in her 1967 purple Mustang driven by her brother, Colin Christian of Shreveport, La. She wore an original two-piece floor-length gown of white silk jersey and blush linen, designed by the bride and constructed by Brenda Abbandandolo of New York City. The wide waistband of the billowing blush linen skirt was accented with a borrowed antique platinum diamond and sapphire bar pin belonging to the bride’s late grandmother. She wore a wreath of fresh rosemary and gardenias in her hair and carried a cascading bouquet of assorted herbs and greenery accented with antique hydrangeas and green cymbidium orchids.

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Attendants for the couple were Jill Frutkin of Brooklyn, N.Y. as maid of honor and Nick Polato of Ithaca, N.Y., brother of the groom, as best man.

A choir consisting of members of the bride’s band, The Arbornauts, and New York friends serenaded the bride and her father down the aisle to the song of Green Pastures. Jill Frutkin read poems by Leonard Cohen and Pablo Neruda during the ceremony and Raky Sastri of Lexington, Mass., sang an a capella original version of “Come Holy Ghost” after the wedding vows.

The wedding celebration following the ceremony was in an adjacent warehouse transformed into an assortment of staged nostalgic vignettes highlighted by a large pastel painted pinwheel dance floor under a canopy of a pink parachute accented with lights and mirrored disco ball.

The wedding cake consisted of several tiered towers of red velvet cake with butter cream icing and adorned with fresh flowers constructed by Kristen Sieh, special friend of the bride and groom, of New York City.

The mother of the groom catered assorted Italian pastries and cookies and traditional Bonnonieri for wedding favors. The guests wined and dined and danced the night away and were treated to a double finale fireworks display, a late evening bonfire, and an impromptu concert by the bride and her band mates as well as family and friend guest musicians.

After a trip to the Florida gulf coast the couple returned to their home in Beacon, N.Y.