I am pleased to share Sandra & Ryan's wedding at Timber Banks with everyone! Ever since their engagement session last year, it was clear how much Ryan loved Sandra. This was also quite apparent on their wedding day this summer when they finally got to make it official. They got married in August on a beautiful Saturday, overlooking the river at Timber Banks. Ryan's dog, Shasta, was even the best man!
After the ceremony, we moved up to the enormous tent for cocktail hour, dinner, and some killer dance moves. After a brief rain storm, we were even lucky enough to have a beautiful rainbow and amazing sunset!
Sandra & Ryan's vendors were:
Hair: Jessica DeRycke from New Beginnings Hair Salon
Makeup: Glam Vanity
Dress: New York Bride
Tuxes: Tuxedo Junction
Flowers: The Floral Gardens
Venue: Timber Banks
Officient: James Mills
DJ: Instant Replay
Caterer: Bull & Bear Roadhouse
Flowers in Center Pieces: Schader Family Farm
Kathleen John are married! They were lucky enough to catch a perfect day for their outdoor ceremony overlooking the St. Lawerence River in Clayton this past August. Before the ceremony itself, I truly enjoyed watching John be absolutely beyond excited when he saw his bride for the first time during their first look on the docks. Yes, he had tears in his eyes! All of their family watched the entire first look go down from the safety of the shore before we all met for family photos as well.
Kathleen's daughter, Allison performed a heartfelt ceremony on the patio of the Harbor Hotel to kick the evening off right! After cocktail hour, everyone moved into the reception space to continue to celebrate the union of Kathleen & John. Everything started off with a fantastic dance routine - man can these two move on that dance floor!!! All in all, it was a wonderful day & night to mark Kathleen & John's official start together!
Kathleen & John's vendors were:
Ceremony & Reception Venue: 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel
Desserts: Hercules Candy Company
With just a few short weeks left until they tie the knot, I met up with Brianna & Joe in Marcellus for their engagement session last night. I haven't spent much time in that area, but I was pleasantly surprised with how kind all of the people in their community were. Everyone was very friendly and stopped to say hello. (I am not exactly used to that!)
We met up in the park in walking distance to their apartment complex for their shoot - and their pup, Bilbo, even tagged along! they were both so comfortable having their photo taken, and eventually forgot that I was even there. I am definitely looking forward to their wedding at the Tailwater Lodge in September! Until then, you will just have to enjoy their engagement session.
Sarah & Sean are married!!! These two caught the perfect weather up in Oswego at the beginning of July this year. I met up with Sarah and the girls at Running With Scissors (awesome name, right?) so that they could get their hair and makeup done. Finally, we headed to the house that Sarah grew up in so that the girls could get ready before we headed to the church to get these two married! Sarah & Sean's family and friends absolutely packed the chapel at the Church of the Resurrection in Oswego for their ceremony.
Following our quick family and bridal party photo session, Sarah & Sean were welcomed into the Oswego Elk's lodge to a roaring applause before a gorgeous plated dinner. Their band, Allegro, played some awesome tunes to get the party going, and kept everyone dancing for the rest of the night! Congratulations you two!
A side note- I headed out to New Hampshire, where Sarah & Sean current live and work, for their engagement photos last summer. This was my first time meeting the couple, and I was greeted with a warm welcome from both of them. Sarah even had a care package all ready for me to make my stay easier. Take note, future brides & grooms - she packed me: water, Kind bars, Advil, M&M's, Belvita snacks, gum, almonds, and a multitude of other goodies... Thanks!!! .... We shot at 7 different locations, and even had lunch, dinner & coffee together. All in all it was an awesome trip!
Sarah & Sean's vendors were:
Hair: Running with Scissors
Makeup: Krysta Gallagher
Dresses: Blush Bridal - Somersworth, NH
Tuxes: Men's Warehouse
Flowers: Maida's - Oswego, NY
Cake: Jill Abbott
Band: Allegro - Rochester, NY
Church: Church of the Resurrection
Venue - Oswego Elk's Lodge
Erin & Matt picked the perfect venue for their family and friends to enjoy a beautiful wedding day celebration. They decided on the West Branch Angler Resort in Hancock, NY, which is along the Delaware River and is the perfect destination for any avid fisherman. When I arrived, Erin and Matt were relaxing on the deck of their cabin, overlooking the Delaware River and eating their breakfast before they got ready for their day. Matt took off to get ready with his guys and Erin started to get her makeup done. Seemingly more fun than getting their hair and makeup done, Matt and the guys took advantage of the shooting range that the resort offers. Watching the guys shoot clays was definitely an entertaining start of the day!...... "Meanwhile, back at the ranch" .... I mean, back at the cabin, the girls were putting their finishing touches on their hair and makeup before heading off for Erin & Matt's first look.
Mr. & Mrs. Snedaker tied the knot in the shade of a beautiful pergola in front of all of their guests. They moved the party to the deck for cocktail hour, and then inside for a delicious dinner accompanied by a few emotional toasts. Naturally, the only time that it rained the entire day, was the five minutes that it took for the wedding party to make their way to the tent on the lawn for introductions. Matt's former band teacher is a member of a killer local band, Splash, which was providing the entertainment for the night. They kept the dance floor full, and the party going all night long. We even caught an awesome sunset on the river for a few evening portraits!
Erin & Matt's Vendors:
Hair: Holly Taylor
Makeup: Jenn Rose
Dress: Sweet Valley Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal
Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse
Officiant: Martha Lyons
Cupcakes: Jaret's Stuffed Cupcakes
Venue: West Branch Angler Resort