George Jweid Photography: Blog http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog en-us (C) George Jweid Photography george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:46:00 GMT Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:46:00 GMT http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u501145714-o750177309-50.jpg George Jweid Photography: Blog http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog 120 120 Holly & Chris - Engaged at Green Lakes http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/7/holly-chris---engaged-at-green-lakes What a perfect afternoon we caught to shoot Holly & Chris' engagement photos at Green Lakes in Fayetteville this past May! It seemed that everyone was finally outside and enjoying the nice weather, but we had plenty of our own space to walk around and create some beautiful images. Audrey made plenty of appearances in photos throughout our session, and she definitely warmed up to having her photo taken by the end! Holly & Chris' wedding day this September is fast approaching, and we can't wait to be part of their big day! 

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/7/holly-chris---engaged-at-green-lakes Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:45:27 GMT
AnnMarie & Billy - Engaged at the Utica Train Station http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/4/annmarie-billy---engaged-at-the-utica-train-station AnnMarie & Billy

Engaged at the Utica Train Station

 

Since I had moved out of the Utica area shortly after high school, I do not get to shoot at the train station downtown very often. As many of you may know, the transportation center in Syracuse isn't exactly picturesque, so when AnnMarie and Billy asked me to shoot at the Utica Train Station, I was excited!! I met up with them on a quiet day for travelers, so it was a perfect day for us! We had a great time walking around the area for a few hours, with so few people around that we wondered if they were even open.... I loved that a small group of guys were skateboarding on the side of the building, so we got a few shots with them in it before they were threatened to be arrested for trespassing, haha! Every couple is a bit nervous about their session before we start shooting - it is to be expected. However, I can say with absolute certainty that AnnMarie and Billy loosened up much faster than any other couple that I have every worked with (sorry everyone!).... There are plenty of other photos from their session that I am sure you'll appreciate. While they might not have hit the blog post, you can get ahold of them to partake in the hilarity. Enjoy! 

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/4/annmarie-billy---engaged-at-the-utica-train-station Tue, 03 Apr 2018 20:56:37 GMT
Jillian & Theodore - Married at the Otesaga Hotel http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/4/jillian-theodore---married-at-the-otesaga Jillian & Theodore

Married at the Otesaga Hotel

Jillian and Theodore said their vows this February at the amazing Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown. The best part about getting married during the winter in Cooperstown is being the ONLY people in the entire hotel. Jill & Ted were able to make use of each and every space in the hotel for their beautiful wedding day. 

The day started with all of the girls getting ready in one of the board rooms on the first floor. Jill's hand made dress was hanging in the center of the room for the entire morning. Amazingly enough, her mother handmade the entire thing! The skirt was made from portions of Jill's mother's wedding dress, and the lace was from her Grandmother's! At the same time, Ted and the guys were upstairs, likely sleeping still! (I heard they had a late evening the night before!)... Once everyone was all ready to go, Jill and the girls walked down the aisle in the ballroom for a ceremony. Each of the wedding party members were active participants as they had the opportunity to share a reading with Jill & Ted's guests. 

After they were pronounced man & wife, everyone moved to the main lobby, which served as a beautiful location for a few cocktails before dinner. Finally, everyone moved to their final location for the night, the grand ballroom on the other end of the resort. Jill & Ted's guests enjoyed a delicious plated dinner to fuel up for an evening of toasts and dancing. 

As we all know, winter in upstate New York can be a bit unpredictable. However, I can not express my pleasure about how perfect the weather was for us on Jill & Ted's wedding day. The roads were clear and dry for everyone traveling in to Cooperstown. But later in the evening, the most perfect snow began to fall. This was fine with their guests, because for the most part they only had to go up a flight or two of stairs! 

 

 

Jillian & Theodore's Vendors: 

Hair: Kara Mower (Groom's Cousin!)

Dress: Pam Hallak, (hand made by the Bride's Mother!)

Bridesmaid's Dresses: DaVinci Bridal

Flowers: Village Florals, New Hartford NY

 Tuxes: Men's Warehouse

Officient:Mark Blask, Mayor of Little Falls, NY

Band: Showtime

Cake: The Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown, NY

Venue: The Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown, NY

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/4/jillian-theodore---married-at-the-otesaga Mon, 02 Apr 2018 23:02:32 GMT
Heidi & Nick - Engaged in Downtown Syracuse http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/3/heidi-nick---engaged-in-downtown-syracuse Heidi & Nick

Here we go - Heidi & Nick's engagement session! I am not quite sure if I have ever worked with a couple that has had so much fun during their engagement session. There wasn't really a serious moment during the entire afternoon that we spent together. In reality, this is who Heidi and Nick are as a couple. They get along so well, and are always goofing off. You really can't take anything in life too seriously - most people take their entire lives to figure that out, but Heidi & Nick have gotten that part out of the way early, and are on their way to an amazing marriage! 

 

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/3/heidi-nick---engaged-in-downtown-syracuse Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:52:51 GMT
Bryn & Justin - Engaged on Montgomery Street http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/2/bryn-justin---engaged-on-montgomery-street Bryn & Justin

Engaged on Montgomery Street

 

Once or twice per year, I have the opportunity to work with someone from my past or that I have a close connection to. When Bryn & Justin got ahold of me, I quickly realized that not only did I know Bryn from high school, but have known Justin's father for a number of years as well. This made our first meeting more about catching up, rather than making sure I knew how to put batteries in my flash. As Justin's father is a seasoned photographer, Justin is naturally a seasoned subject! I know that most guys get pretty stressed out about an upcoming engagement session, as they're usually dragged there by their fiancé. However, Justin ended up being a willing and enthusiastic participant! Bryn & Justin both braved what looked like a cold dreary day in CNY for our session, and I am extremely pleased with the images that we captured throughout the duration of our session. In reality, that "dreary" day turned out to be the perfect day to show their love and excitement to get married this summer! 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/2/bryn-justin---engaged-on-montgomery-street Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:06:01 GMT
Christina & Mike - A toasty warm day in January http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/2/christina-mike---a-toasty-warm-day-in-january Christina & Mike

A Toasty Day at Green Lakes

 

 

I met up with Christina & Mike on the 28th of January at one of the best nature spots in CNY - We were definitely expecting to freeze, as shooting in January is typically like shooting at the North Pole. Much to our surprise, it was quite warm out, with some nice sun for the entire session. I was happy to get some snow to include a cool blue color in some of our shots! Throughout the shoot, I felt a bit bad throughout our session, because the trail was either solid ice, or slushy mud. Christina didn't care one bit - she kept on moving in her heels, and holding Mike up while she was at it.

Christina & Mike are planning on tying the knot this coming July at St. Helena's in Sherrill, and then party it up at the Radisson for the rest of the night. We're looking forward to a wonderful Sunday night with the future Mr. & Mrs. Deep!

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/2/christina-mike---a-toasty-warm-day-in-january Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:43:01 GMT
Christine & Colin - A Glamorous Wedding at Hotel Syracuse http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/2/christine-colin---a-glamorous-wedding-at-hotel-syracuse Christine & Colin

A Glamorous Night at Hotel Syracuse

 

Christine & Colin planned the most amazing evening at Hotel Syracuse this past December. They both started their day in separate rooms of the bridal suite upstairs from the grand ballroom at Hotel Syracuse. This space was really a perfect location for everyone to spend the morning getting ready for the big day of celebrating with Christine & Colin. 

Shortly after getting ready, the bridesmaids and groomsmen separately made their way to Assumption Church on North Salina Street. The inside of this church is usually extremely beautiful - however, this time of year is particularly pretty, as it is decorated for the holiday season. The festive ambiance made the inside off the church feel particularly warm and inviting for Christine & Colin's ceremony. Friar Nader Ata performed a wonderful ceremony for all of the guests and Christine & Colin sealed the deal with a kiss! 

As we all know, winter in CNY Can be -23°, 50° & raining, or a perfect 26° with light flurries. We were fortunate enough to shoot their photos in downtown Syracuse in that "balmy" 26° weather! Even though it was so nice out, everyone was definitely ready to head up to the 10th floor of the Marriott to party with Christine & Colin!

Throughout the evening, Salt City Sound Machine spun some awesome tunes and kept the room rockin! Christine & Colin received number of kind toasts (and maybe a roast or two) from their wedding party, as well as a heartfelt speech from Christine's father. For a first time in my time as a photographer, Santa himself made an appearance towards the end of the reception. he surprised everyone with some gifts for the kids and candy for the "big kids". Santa joined everyone on the dance floor for some killer air guitar before wishing Christine & Colin a happy marriage, and all of the guests a Merry Christmas! 

 

Christine & Colin's Vendors: 

Dress: KittyChen Couture - Mirror Mirror Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Kevkhoff - Spybaby Bridal

Hair & Makeup: Hair and Makeup by Christina

Tuxes: Tuxedo Junction

Flowers: Jennifer Guidera

Ceremony Venue: Assumption Church

Celebrant - Friar Nader Ata

Limo: Big D's Limos

Reception Venue: Marriott Syracuse Downtown

DJ: Salt City Sound Machine

Cake: The Gingersnap Bakery

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/2/christine-colin---a-glamorous-wedding-at-hotel-syracuse Sat, 10 Feb 2018 16:16:50 GMT
Breanna & Carl - Married at Arrowhead Lodge in Brewerton http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/1/breanna-carl---married-at-arrowhead-lodge-in-brewerton Breanna & Carl

Married at the Arrowhead Lodge in Brewerton

Breanna and Carl are such an awesome couple to work with. For their engagement session, we got to head up a mountain in the Catskills as well as stop in a few small towns for lunch and other photos throughout the day. It was definitely an amazing day trip last year. 

Their wedding was definitely just as much fun as their engagement session, with the day beginning at the Double Tree Hotel on Carrier Circle, and most of the fun happening at Arrowhead Lodge in Brewerton. Pastor Mike Dunn performed a lighthearted ceremony for a couple that always has a smile on their faces. The first weekend in November ended up having nice enough weather that Breanna & Carl were able to have their ceremony out on the back patio of Arrowhead Lodge. Everyone moved inside to devour Limp Lizard's catered meal and party to the tunes spun by Jamin' Beats. Let me tell you, Breanna & Carl's guests didn't get off the dance floor for the rest of the night - they sure do like to party! 

 

Breanna & Carl's Vendors:

Dress: NY Bride

Hair: Nhan Le's Hair Salon

Makeup: Lashes, Locks & Lips Makeup Artistry

Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse

Officient: Pastor Mike Dunn

Venue: Arrowhead Lodge

DJ: Jammin' Beats

Cake: Lyncourt Bakery

Caterer: Limp Lizard

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/1/breanna-carl---married-at-arrowhead-lodge-in-brewerton Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:58:45 GMT
Molly & Joe - Married at the Thousand Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/1/molly-joe---married-at-the-thousand-islands-harbor-hotel-in-clayton Molly & Joe

Married at the Thousand Islands Harbor Hotel

Molly & Joe, of the #MollyandJoeShow are a pretty awesome couple, I must admit! I got to meet up with them in December of 2016 to get to know each other and spend the afternoon together shooting their engagement session. From then on, I was definitely looking forward to their October wedding this year in Clayton. 

Clayton was bustling the morning of their wedding, with thousands more people than are usually in town. As it turns out, the annual "Punkin Chunkin' festival was the same day! Screams and howls from onlookers as pumpkins were launched into the St. Lawrence River made for a very energetic start to the day. 

When everyone was finally dressed & ready, all of the wedding party & guests made their way across town for the real attraction in Clayton - the marriage of Molly & Joe at St. Marys Church. Molly & Joe said their vows without too many tears, and all of us headed back to the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel to celebrate! Molly & Joe threw a killer reception, and danced the night away and they absolutely started their marriage off on the right foot! 

 

Molly & Joe's Vendors:

Wedding Dress: Sposa Bella, Canton NY

Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal

Hair & Makeup: Total Look Salon, Lowville NY

Bride's Hair Piece: Lottie Da Designs

Bride's Jewlery: Designs by Knar

Bridesmaid's Jewelry: Chic Maddies Boutique

Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse

Flowers: Sherwood Florist, Watertown NY

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary's Church, Clayton NY

Officient: Father Arthur

Organist: Cathy Harruff

Cantor: Corri Willis

Wedding Program Template: Smitten Paper Props

Reception Venue: 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

DJ: DJ Lennox

Cake & Desserts: Sugar Valley Bakery, Potsdam NY

Cake Topper: Alphabet Canvas

Welcome Sign & Guest Book Sign: Lottie Da Designs

 

 

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2018/1/molly-joe---married-at-the-thousand-islands-harbor-hotel-in-clayton Mon, 01 Jan 2018 18:09:22 GMT
Megan & Josh - Married at Wysockis Manor http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/12/megan-josh---married-at-wysockis-manor Megan & Josh

Married at Wysockis Manor

 

I love getting to work with the same family multiple times over a period of a few years. I was fortunate enough to get to do that with this family when I got a call from Megan's mother telling me that her youngest daughter was to be married and she wanted me to join the party again! 

We started with a quiet first look right on the south side of Oneida Lake and then headed over to the venue to shoot their family & wedding party photos prior to the big moment! Megan & Josh caught a beautiful fall day to say their vows outside at Wysockis Manor in Cicero. Jamie performed a very nice ceremony before sending everyone inside to begin the celebration. Mike spun some awesome tunes and kept Megan & Josh's guests on the dance floor all night long! 

 

Megan & Josh's Vendors: 

Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo

Hair: Hair we Are - Danielle Osborne

Makeup: Hair we Are - Brianna Horton, Bride by Kelsey McBarron

Limo: Men's Wearhouse, Groom: Macy's 

Officient: Jamie Jeroleman

Venue: Wysockis Manor

DJ: Jammin Beats

Cake: Cynthia Morrell

Decorating: Brenda Hazelmeyer

Video: Auntie El's 

 























 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/12/megan-josh---married-at-wysockis-manor Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:04:01 GMT
Kristy & Rich - Married at Sky Armory http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/12/kristy-rich---married-at-sky-armory

Kristy & Rich

Married at Sky Armory


On lucky Friday the 13th in October, Kristy & Rich tied the knot at Sky Armory in front of an intimate group of their friends and family. Before that, we started with an emotional first look down in Franklin Square. Kristy brought tears to Rich's eyes when he turned around, taking off his blindfold and seeing his bride for the first time. Following the first look, we made our way to Sky Armory for their ceremony and reception When Kristy walked down the aisle to Rich, she turned and realized that her grandfather had been able to attend the wedding and was sitting in the front row. I'll tell you, there was not a dry eye in the house at that point in time, and the ceremony hadn't even officially started yet! 

A calm ceremony filled with laugh and tears quickly turned into a crazy celebration as their guests enjoyed the delicious meal prepared by Sky Armory, pumpkin moon pies, cider, and some hot tunes spun by Black Tie Entertainment. Kristy & Rich's friends and family DEFINITELY like to party - I witnessed some moves on that dance floor that have never been seen before - I mean, wow.  and Rich's dance floor was packed until last minute of the evening, and I am pretty sure that everyone continued the party in Armory Square afterwards!

Kristy & Rich's Vendors:

Dresses: David's Bridal

Hair: Glam Beauty Lounge

Makeup: Cassidy Lee Makeup Artistry

Officient: Jason Kawryga

Limo: S&S Limo

Venue, Catering & Desserts: Sky Armory

DJ: Black Tie Entertainment

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/12/kristy-rich---married-at-sky-armory Sat, 23 Dec 2017 19:08:13 GMT
Sarah & Jon - Married at Old Hickory Farm http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/12/sarah-jon---married-at-old-hickory-farm Jon & Sarah

Married at Old Hickory Farm

Working in the wedding industry, I am afforded the opportunity to meet a number of pretty amazing people. Sarah and Jon are certainly no exception to that rule. Jon an I started our businesses at the same time a number of years ago, and learned and grew together. We had agreed a while ago that he would be the DJ at my wedding, and I would photograph his wedding. Well the time came for both of us, and we got to be a huge part of each other's big day! 

Enter Sarah .... yeah, she is pretty awesome!! She is so kind, talented, and she even likes Jon! These two get along so incredibly well, and watching their wedding unfold was a fantastic experience. They worked together in the beginning of the day to put the finishing touches on their reception space before they went their separate ways to get ready to say their vows. I loved how sneaky Sarah and her side of the wedding party was when Jon and the guys went to lunch. They briefly rehearsed a "Surprise" for Jon while he was out. 

Jon & Sarah were married in the barn at Old Hickory Farm by their good friend, Kevin Witmer. They both wrote their own vows, and naturally there was not a dry eye in the house (including Jon & Sarah's!!). Fast forward to their introductions - The whole place was on their feet when Jon & Sarah came into the building, and they pulled out all of the stops for their first dance, when they "Danced on the clouds"... yup, epic. Continuing with the amazing evening, Sarah's side of the wedding party each gave part of the toast, handing her a puzzle piece following their words which created a heart for them to keep. 

While I hate pulling brides & grooms when they're eating, I didn't have much of a choice on this particular day. The sunset was just too colorful to pass up. We took some quick images when the sky was on fire, and sent Jon & Sarah back to finish their meals.... Scroll down, you'll see that it was worth it. 

The rest of the evening was an absolute blast. EVERYONE was on the dance floor for the entire night. Between songs, Sarah and her side of the wedding party presented her "Surprise" for Jon. This surprise consisted of a medley of "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King and  "This Must be the Place" by Talking Heads. Sarah's bridesman, Sam Peters arranged it! (Nice job!) .... Overall, it was incredible day and I enjoyed being part of my good friends' wedding! 

 

Jon & Sarah's Vendors: 

Dress: Sarah's Mother's dress, recreated in Sarah's vision 

Dress Alterations: The Perfect Fit by Maria Bertone

Hair: Hairlooms, Auburn

Flowers: Bloominous

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Old Hickory Farm

Officient: Kevin Witmer

DJ: Syracuse Weddings

Cake: Carlo & Chrissy Tamilia (Jon's Cousin!) 

Other Desserts: Giovanna Paduano

Caterer: Mooneys BBQ

Videographer: Matthew Salzler

 


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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/12/sarah-jon---married-at-old-hickory-farm Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:36:13 GMT
Krissy & Mike - Engaged in Skaneateles http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/12/krissy-mike---engaged-in-skaneateles Take a look! Krissy & Mike are engaged and working hard on planning their wedding for next August at the Skaneateles Country Club. They set us up with some pretty cool places to shoot for their session, and as they rolled up in Mike's 1929 Mercedes, I knew it was going to be a great afternoon! Congratulations you two, see you next summer! 

 

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/12/krissy-mike---engaged-in-skaneateles Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:31:37 GMT
Nicole & Dave - Married at Tailwater Lodge http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/12/nicole-dave---married-at-tailwater-lodge Nicole & Dave 

Married at Tailwater Lodge

September 29, 2017

 

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Adams! Nicole & Dave chose the beautiful setting of Tailwater Lodge in Altmar to say their vows and celebrate their marriage! Their good friend, Jeff Watkins, performed their ceremony in a wonderful personal way - It is always so nice when a someone who knows the bride and groom personally is the one to perform the ceremony. Following their ceremony, we made our way into the barn to party for the rest of the night... and that they did!! 

Side note... Throughout the evening, I did notice something when I watched Dave's interaction with Nicole. Every time they went to do anything, he ALWAYS moved over and let her go first. I feel as though it is extremely rare to see a groom respect a bride so much that he steps aside so she can hug the best man and bridesmaid first after their toasts. Pretty fantastic, right? I think that is the mark of a successful marriage!  

 

Nicole & Dave's Vendors: 

Dresses: Spybaby Bridal

Hair & Makeup: Evan Michael's Salon

Tuxedos: Tuxedo Junction

Flowers: Hemlock Haven

Venue: Tailwater Lodge

DJ: Digital Sound Entertainment

Video: Visual Technologies

 


 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/12/nicole-dave---married-at-tailwater-lodge Sat, 02 Dec 2017 19:18:10 GMT
Megan & Dan - Married at Tailwater Lodge http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/11/megan-dan---married-at-tailwater-lodge

Megan & Dan chose to have their wedding at Tailwater Lodge in Altmar far before the construction was completed. Being an adventurous couple, this was not out of the ordinary for them! They most certainly made the right choice, because it created the perfect backdrop for the marriage of an outdoors-loving couple. 

Megan & Dan have had quite the adventure so far in their time together. From New York, to Colorado, and now to Maryland, their location does not matter, because they're constantly enjoying their time together. 

I have known Megan from my days at Potsdam, but I only had the pleasure of meeting Dan for the first time when we shot their engagement session at Watkins Glenn. We hiked up the trail for a few hours and got to know each other! Continuing with their sense of adventure, they were planning on spending the rest of their time in New York by going camping immediately after the session! 

Megan &  Dan's Vendors: 

Dress: Galina Signature

Bridesmaids Dresses: Shein

Hair: Hair by Kayla at the Ritz

Makeup: Lauren Heaslip

Tuxes:  Men's Warehouse

Flowers: Halletts' Florist & Greenhouse

Venue: Tailwater Lodge

Officient: Kristopher Strough

DJ: MJ's DJ Services

 

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/11/megan-dan---married-at-tailwater-lodge Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:20:39 GMT
Lisa & Herrick - Married in the Blue Ridge Mountains http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/11/lisa-herrick---married-in-the-blue-ridge-mountains

 

 

 

I am so very excited to share with Lisa & Herrick's wedding with you. Knowing Herrick for about 9 years now, I was extremely happy when he contact me and requested that I be part of their wedding day. Meeting Lisa for the first time the day before the wedding, I quickly realized that her and Herrick compliment each other perfectly. They get along so well, and have some incredible friends to back them up. 

Let's talk about their venue a bit.... As the post title says, they had their ceremony and reception in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the Lydia Mountain Lodge & Log Cabins. Driving in to find each cabin was an adventure, as the roads are mostly unpaved, and weaving in and out of the mountain. Once we drove to their ceremony site, the dense trees opened up and we could enjoy a gorgeous view for miles! Lisa & Herrick had the most important individuals in their lives in their wedding party - Dogs included, of course!! 

The weather was perfect on their wedding day so we were able to have the sides of the pavilion wide open for the entire evening. The guests showed off their incredible dance moves and talent at shotgunning beers, and finished the evening by the bonfire making S'mores.

 

 

Lisa & Herrick's Vendors: 

Dress: Tiffany's Bridal

Hair: Face Value Salon

Tuxes: Marlow White

Flowers: Stargazer Floral etc.

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lydia Mountain Lodge & Log Cabins

Celebrant: Allan Ward

DJ: Matthew Warshawsky AKA Slightly from Z104

Cake: Easy Street Bakery

Desserts: Whole Foods, Blackbird Bakery, Jamestown Pie Company

Caterer: Big B's BBQ and Catering

 

 

 


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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/11/lisa-herrick---married-in-the-blue-ridge-mountains Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:44:36 GMT
Brianna & Joseph - Married at Tailwater Lodge http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/11/brianna-joseph---married-at-tailwater-lodge Brianna & Joe picked the shiny new Tailwater Lodge in Altmar as the backdrop for their wedding in September. It was such a wonderful experience for their friends & family throughout the entire day. The girls got ready upstairs in one of the enormous bright hotel rooms, right next door to Brianna's husband to be, Joe. We moved to their ceremony space for a quiet first look with the wedding party watching from a distance, which allowed us to see Joe show some real emotion when he saw his bride for the first time before they tied the knot!

Brianna & Joe wrote their own vows for the ceremony, and there certainly wasn't a dry eye in the house. Following their ceremony, we were fortunate enough to be able to get outside for some photos near the Salmon River before making our way back inside for the party! Brianna & Joe kicked it off with their first dance followed by a beautiful performance by Joe's Cousin, Lindsay Whitman. Everyone definitely made sure that they partied hard for the rest of the night to celebrate Brianna & Joe's marriage. 

 

I always ask if there is anything special that my couples would like included in the blog post. Brianna's response was: "Marrying my best friend :) "    .... I think that is pretty special! 

 

 

Brianna & Joe's Vendors: 

 

Hair & Makeup: A Cut Above

Dresses: Alfred Angelo

Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse

Flowers: Olney's Flowers

Ceremony: Rev. Courtenay Weinkauf

Cake: Modern Malt

Venue: Tailwater Lodge

DJ: Salt City Sound Machine

Photo Booth: Oh Snap! Photo Booth

 















 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/11/brianna-joseph---married-at-tailwater-lodge Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:01:54 GMT
Katie & Mike - Married & Jumping for Joy http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/10/katie-mike---married-jumping-for-joy

Great news! Katie and Mike are married! It is truly so exciting to watch two group of family and friends come together to celebrate the marriage of a happy couple - the energy is amazing! Katie & Mike's wedding was certainly no exception to this rule, as we saw throughout their entire day. 

Upon seeing his future bride for the first time in her wedding dress before the ceremony, Mike's reaction was amazing. He was so genuinely excited to marry Katie that afternoon. Following the wedding party photos, we headed back to the hotel for some snacks before heading to St. Matthew's Church in East Syracuse for their ceremony. 

The church was packed with friends and family, and their ceremony went off without a hitch.... Well almost... I think that someone might have ordered the trick unity candle - the first task that these two were handed as an official couple ended up taking about six times as long as it usually would! 

The rest of the day was such an amazing display of love and emotion, and this was definitely displayed during the first dance & parent dances. Mike even shed a tear! As the evening progressed, the dancing got more and more amazing, with an enormous dance-off between the guys & girls, people spinning on their heads, doing the worm, and yes, even the shopping cart!

Over all, I think that Katie & Mike's wedding day was PERFECT! I hope you enjoy re-living it!

 

 

 

 

Katie & Mike's Wedding Vendors:

Dress: Bonjulies

NY Bride

Hair & There, Bella Rose Salon

Hair & There, Amanda Schreyer (Friend)

Giovanni's Tuxedo's

Wegmans in Dewitt

St. Matthews Church in East Syracuse

Father O' Brien

American Limosine

Sheraton University Hotel & Conference Center

Eric Schneible Party Starters Wedding DJ Services

Murphy's Specialized Pastry

 


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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/10/katie-mike---married-jumping-for-joy Mon, 30 Oct 2017 21:57:42 GMT
Sandra & Ryan - Married at Timber Banks http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/10/sandra-ryan---married-at-timber-banks 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 

Cake: Yum Yum's Gluten Free Bakery 

Caterer: Bull & Bear Roadhouse

Flowers in Center Pieces: Schader Family Farm

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/10/sandra-ryan---married-at-timber-banks Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:22:05 GMT
Kathleen & John - Married at the Harbor Hotel in Clayton http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/10/kathleen-john---married-at-the-harbor-hotel-in-clayton 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: 

David's Bridal

Joni Brown 

Men's Wearhouse

Sunnycrest Flowers

Ceremony & Reception Venue: 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

Allison Macri

Salt City Sound Machine

Biscotti Cafe & Gelateria

Desserts: Hercules Candy Company

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/10/kathleen-john---married-at-the-harbor-hotel-in-clayton Thu, 05 Oct 2017 01:37:54 GMT