Vanessa & Reid's perfect Cooperstown destination wedding weekend was an incredible feat of entertainment and fun for their closest friends and family. They began with a rehearsal dinner at the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday. With baseball themed food, and a scavenger hunt that spanned throughout the entire building, Vanessa & Reid's guests had a blast!
The next morning, Vanessa and her bridesmaids began getting ready in a gorgeous suite overlooking the Otesaga Lake and the beautiful lawn where their vows would soon be said. The smile on Reid's face when he saw his bride coming down the stairs of the 1909 historic hotel was absolutely priceless. Braving a chilly breeze coming off the lake, all of the guests watched with smiles on their faces while Reid and Vanessa said their vows. Their ceremony ended with a kiss and the and walk back to the veranda for hot cider and donuts.
Vanessa & Reid were introduced in the ball room in the Otesaga by the incredible AffinitiNYC, which started their party off the right way. Vanessa's sister began to sing their first dance song before Vanessa & Reid broke into the coolest choreographed first dance I have ever seen! Following their first dance, a number of the gentlemen hoisted Vanessa & Reid in the air in chairs for the Horah before a blessing and dinner. The evening progressed with a tasty dinner, emotional toasts, and hot tunes played by their live band. Even after all of the excitement so far, the shiny new couple still had some surprises in store. Vanessa and Reid cut their pie on the veranda and wowed their guests with a fireworks display on the water before completing the perfect night with even more dancing!
Dress: Sophia and Camilla
Custom Belt and Straps: Abigail Grace Bridal
Custom Bow: Laura Quene
Veil: Marisol Aparicio
Menswear: Jos A Banks
Bridesmaids' dresses: Jasmine Bridal and Theia
Flowers: Rena's Fine Flowers
Linens, Candelabras, and Decor: Elegance Remembered
Hair and Makeup: Laura Mitchell Makeup
Pies: Otesaga Resort Hotel
Fireworks: American Fireworks