George Jweid Photography: Blog http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog en-us (C) George Jweid Photography george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:59:00 GMT Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:59:00 GMT http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u501145714-o750177309-50.jpg George Jweid Photography: Blog http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog 120 120 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
Brianna & Joe - Enggaged http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/8/brianna-joe---enggaged 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. 

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/8/brianna-joe---enggaged Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:58:20 GMT
Sarah and Sean - Married in Oswego, NY - July 7, 2017 http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/8/sarah-and-sean---married-in-oswego-ny 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

 

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/8/sarah-and-sean---married-in-oswego-ny Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:26:27 GMT
Erin & Matt - Married at the West Branch Angler Resort http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/7/erin-matt---married-at-the-west-branch-angler-resort 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

Band: Splash

Venue: West Branch Angler Resort

 

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/7/erin-matt---married-at-the-west-branch-angler-resort Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:15:51 GMT
Terri & Kenny - Married at the Berry Manor Inn, Rockland, Maine http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/7/terri-kenny---married-at-the-berry-manor-inn-rockland-maine I have known Terri & Kenny for almost longer than I can remember - to the point that Kenny & I went to each other's birthday parties in elementary school. We were in the same group of friends in high school and graduated together as well! As life happens, we lost touch for a few years until I received a message from Terri, telling me that her and Kenny had gotten engaged. They were planning a wedding weekend with their closest family and friends at their favorite inn, in Rockland, Maine. I am pretty sure that she never actually asked if I was available or wanted to shoot their wedding - she actually told me the date and that I would be there shooting it!

Of course I said yes, and then took the trip up to Maine! The Inn that they chose, was the most amazing place that I have ever stayed at. Every single detail of the Berry Manor Inn was carefully planned and executed perfectly. In all three beautiful buildings on the property, there are at least two types of fresh pie and vanilla ice cream at any given time. Every day at 7 am, there would be fresh coffee and orange juice on every floor. And the most delicious breakfast that you could imagine began at 8. The owners, Cheryl & Mike, were absolutely amazing hosts, cooks, event coordinators, people herders, bride calmers, etc etc.

Their ceremony took place on the porch of the Inn's main building in front of 30 of their closest family and friends that took the trip to Rockland from all over. Terri & Kenny's guests made their way to the Talbot House (next door) to celebrate the new couple for the entire night. Judging by how late the guests showed up to breakfast the next morning, it is clear that EVERYONE had fun! 

 

 

Terri & Kenny's Vendors were: 

Dress: Phia James

Hair & Makeup: Kim Doll

Flowers: The Flower Goddess

Officiant: Greg Dugal

Cake: Sugar Tree Cakes

Caterer: Cafe Miranda 

Venue: The Berry Manor Inn

 

 

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/7/terri-kenny---married-at-the-berry-manor-inn-rockland-maine Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:06:22 GMT
Jill & Ted - Engaged at Cedar Lake http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/7/jill-ted---engaged-at-cedar-lake I always love when family and friends get ahold of me to shoot their weddings. My cousin Jill and her fiancé, Ted, contacted me earlier this spring for their February 2018 wedding, and asked if I would be part of their day. I absolutely accepted, and we began plans to schedule their engagement session. Getting to spend a bit of time with them at our initial meeting and their engagement session, I clearly saw that Ted treats her extremely well, and is a great addition to the family! I have no doubt that their wedding this winter will be a fantastic day! 

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/7/jill-ted---engaged-at-cedar-lake Wed, 19 Jul 2017 01:00:00 GMT
Emily & Shane - Winter in the Keene Valley http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/7/emily-shane---winter-in-the-keene-valley This past December, Katie and I were headed up to Lake Placid for the night to shoot some engagement photos and get out of town for a bit. In plans to come up, I gave Emily & Shane a call to see if they wanted to meet up. Emily suggested that we do a sunrise shoot on one of their favorite frozen rivers in the Keene Valley, about 30 minutes outside of Lake Placid. I was pretty excited to do this shoot, because these two are always up for ANYTHING! We had just a bit of a wintery mix coming down during the shoot, which as you all know, is my favorite! Navigating the frozen river was definitely a challenge - which I failed at one point in time when I fell through the ice! On the way to breakfast, we found a beautiful field with the mountains in the background to complete our session. 

 

 

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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/7/emily-shane---winter-in-the-keene-valley Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:15:09 GMT
Holly & Travis - Married at the Tompkins Memorial Chapel http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/7/holly-travis---married-at-the-tompkins-memorial-chapel Holly & Travis tied the knot earlier in June at the Masonic Home in Utica, NY. They caught a beautiful day to get married, which is a good thing, so Travis could ride his brand new ATV. Honestly, what couple have you ever met that purchased each other the exact same model of ATV as a wedding gift for each other. The best part - they went through the same dealer, and STILL had no idea! Holy has red, and Travis has blue - but Holly has a winch on her's, so I have a feeling she'll be pulling Travis out of the mud a time or two. 

Their wedding day was absolutely fantastic - it was a dream come true for both families! And it certainly showed, because they were on the dance floor for the ENTIRE night. 

 

Holly & Travis' vendors: 

 

Wedding Dress: New York Bride

Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo Syracuse

Ceremony: Masonic Care Community Chapel

Reception: Francesca's Banquets and Catering

DJ: DJ 360 - Jason Hamilton

Video: Polsee Production - Ryan Polce 

Hair & Makeup - Holly & Jennifer Ellis

Bridal Flannels - CMS Apparel - Chris Sharrow

Tuxedos - A. Vitullo Inc.

Limo - Birnie Bus Services Syr. 


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george@georgejweidphotography.com (George Jweid Photography) http://www.georgejweidphotography.com/blog/2017/7/holly-travis---married-at-the-tompkins-memorial-chapel Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:43:32 GMT