Many things made this Sagamore wedding very special to cover. For example, I can’t think of a wedding that had as many first looks with so much emotion! This was also the first wedding I’ve filmed that had Nigerian elements to it, and must say, the music at the reception was very catchy and full of positive vibes. The energy on the dance floor was also pretty remarkable, and it seemed like every guest in attendance was dancing as soon as the DJ did his thing!
After being around both Jenn and Peter the for the day; what they wrote in their letters as well as what was touched upon in the toasts seem spot-on. Jenn “dreams more than she sleeps” and Peter is the solid “rock” that helps ground them. Yes, perfect complements to each other and I think these two will go through life as wonderful companions.
I wish these newlyweds well and to paraphrase what the best man said in his toast to the couple, “may the sky be their starting point”.
Location: Bolton Landing, NY
Hair: Tamara Dash
Makeup: Robin Lynette
Wedding Planner: Inspired Occasions
Photographer: Casey Connell Photography
Rentals: Total Events
Florist: Surroundings Floral Studio
Ceremony Venue: Blessed Sacrament Church
Reception Venue: The Sagamore
Ceremony Music: Leigh Anne Dorman
Reception DJ: PI Entertainment (Meka Nwanko)
MC: Ike Nwaneri
Airport Shuttle: Advantage Transportation
Wedding Limo: Saratoga Luxury Limo
Bolton Landing, NY Wedding Video: Sean Junda Wedding Films
Everything about this wedding day seemed to perfectly suit this kindhearted couple wedding at the Old Daley on Crooked Lake. I also think Kelsey’s and Brenden’s choice of orange for the color theme was absolutely perfect (and it even matched with the fall foliage)!
Kelsey and Brendan look absolutely perfect together and definitely seem to have a bond rooted in deep friendship; and it didn’t surprise me when they mentioned that they have been a couple for many years. Just like Kelsey and Brenden, their family and friends were very kind, welcoming, and funny throughout the entire day.
Basically, it was one of those weddings that was just plain ol’ good for the soul to witness and document!
Location: Averill Park, NY
Hair: Lisa Dorvee from Mimi’s Hair Studio
Makeup: Kaitlin Bray from Strut Spalontique
Florist: Poppytree Floral Designs
Dress and Flower Girls Dresses: Bridal Gallery by Yvonne
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jocelynn’s Bridal
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Photographer: Casey Connell Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Elise Testo of Old Daley on Crooked Lake
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Old Daley on Crooked Lake
Wedding DJ: Mike Reilly of CT Productions
Cake: Make Me a Cake Next Door
Photo Booth: Action Photo Booths
Averill Park, NY Wedding Video: Sean Junda Wedding Films
This wedding took place on the beautiful countryside of the Stone Tavern Farm. I had been in touch with Alison through phone and e-mail conversations leading up to the wedding day. I got the sense that she and Christine had put a lot of time and preparation in the planning process, and it definitely showed on the their special day.
It started with the two brides getting ready at separate locations, and it was cool to see the different atmospheres and how they seemed to reflect each of the brides personalities. Alison got ready at a nice, peaceful, and relaxing bed and breakfast with her wedding party, while Christine’s getting ready process was filled with tons of energy (having young nieces and nephews there certainly helped in that regard). A nice touch to the day was a pre-ceremony cocktail hour, where guests (many of whom I learned came from across the country as well as other countries) could mingle and enjoy good food and beverages before walking up the scenic hillside to witness the “I dos”.
Every reading at the ceremony was very fitting and the winner for the most memorable would probably go to Aunt Margaret’s emotional reading of Corinthians 13, and then her off-the-cuff speech about the specialness of Alison’s and Christine’s love. After the ceremony concluded, there were plenty of nice decorations all throughout the reception hall to get footage of. Just like all of the other portions of the day, the reception was filled with great energy that showed through on the packed dance floor, in the toasts, and oh yeah, the performance of Salt-N-Pepa’s “Shoop” by Christine and her sister.
It was fun to hear about the story of how Alison’s and Christine’s love came to be and I’d like to thank them for letting me and Hudson join them for the day. Speaking of Hudson, many thanks also go to him. He was my second shooter who helped me capture the day and got some very nice detail shots (some of which are featured in this short wedding film). It was also a pleasure to work with the other vendors throughout the day at this wonderful spring wedding.
Location: Roxbury, NY
Officiant: The Honorable John Iliou
Wedding Designers: Stacey Weiss and Kate Briggs
Catering: Emily’s Catering Group
Flowers: Stacey Weiss and Kudlacik/Vicari Wedding Party
Makeup: Lauren Wells
Photographer: Gallery 9 North
Venue: Stone Tavern Farm of Roxbury NY
DJ: Chris Johnston of Love of Music
Roxbury NY Wedding Video: Sean Junda Wedding Films