Category Archives: Glen Sanders Mansion

Kristin+Chris || Glen Sanders Mansion Wedding || Highlight Video ||


The day of this wedding was full of many fun and funny moments. What probably helped add to the festiveness of the day was that Kristin and Chris grew up in the same hometown, so many of the guests knew each other and the day kind of had a feel of a big family get together. In addition, the parents of the bride and groom have actually been best of friends long before Kristin and Chris even began dating.

Kristin and Chris really do complement each other nicely, and Chris put it best by saying before the first look that they can completely be themselves around each other. Possibly testament to how strong their bond is the fact that they can remain deeply in love even while Kristin roots for the Syracuse Orangemen and Chris for the Duke Blue Devils.

Wedding Vendors
Location: Scotia, NY
Florist: Arrangement Shoppe
Hair &Makeup: Lipstick N Lashes Beauty Bar and Boutique
Photographer: Jeff Foley Photography
Venue: Glen Sanders Mansion
DJ: Fernando of Piano Man’s DJ Productions
Scotia Wedding Video:  Sean Junda Wedding Films

Christine+ Chris || Glen Sanders Mansion Wedding || Highlight Video ||


This winter wedding took place at The Immaculate Conception in Glenville and the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia.

It’s always interesting to hear about the qualities that each newlywed saw in their partner that fostered their love. During Christine’s and Chris’s wedding ceremony, Father Jerry Gingras relayed the positive qualities each said about one another to the guests, and that moment felt like a perfect addition to the highlight video.

Seeing these two together, they just look like the perfect match and who knows; perhaps in 71 years they will be participating in the anniversary dance at one of their grandchilds wedding. That’s exactly what Chris’s grandparents Madeline and Peter did at this wedding and in my time as a wedding videographer, I can’t recall a couple that has participated in an anniversary dance that has had a marriage span that long. Way to go, and wow, 71 years! As if that wasn’t enough, Peter also gave a full rendition of an Italian song during the reception.

Quickly getting back to the Christine and Chris; it appears that their bond is so strong that they occasionally block everything else out and enter their own little world, as seen at the 3:27 mark in the video ;-).
Wedding Vendors
Location: Scotia, NY
Florist: David & Rudy
Hair &Makeup: A Pure Day Spa
Photographer: Imagine Photography & Design
Ceremony Location: Immaculate Conception of Glenville
Ceremony Officiant: Father Jerry Gingras
Reception Venue: Glen Sanders Mansion
Band: Grand Central Station
Scotia Wedding Video:  Sean Junda Wedding Films

Erin+Jay || Glen Sanders Mansion Wedding || Highlight Video ||

There were a variety of elements that made this a unique and fun wedding to film. For example, as a tribute, the groom, Jay, and his groomsman each wore a t-shirt representing a superhero underneath their suits (I was glad to see that Spiderman was represented). It was also nice to join Jeff, the photographer, and get some footage from the dock at the Glen Sanders Mansion of Jay and Erin with a full moon in the background. Of all of the unique aspects to this wedding though, the showcase of musical talents tops my list. Jay did a great job playing his acoustic guitar during the photo shoot, but that’s not the performance I’m thinking of. See, the bride, Erin, has a reputation for performing Rapper’s Delight on special occasions.

That in itself would have been a fun moment to film, but what made it even more special was that she had a partner to perform it with; Jay, who was making his rap debut. I’ve got to say, it was an honor to be chosen to record that moment on video. The crowd loved their performance, of course. Also, being his debut, I wouldn’t have figured that Jay would have as seasoned-sounding of a hip-hop voice as he did, but I think he definitely had a Beastie Boy type sound going for him. Now that I think of it, I may need to create a blog post just for their performance.

While on the topic of uniqueness, Erin’s and Jay’s relationship seems pretty special in itself. Leading up to their wedding day, they had already been a couple for 12 years, and I picked up a vibe that their relationship consists of both a deep love and deep friendship that happy couples who’ve been together for a long time always seem to have. Erin and Jay were a pleasure to be around for the day and it was fun to learn more about them by talking with them and also from the toasts (like how in addition to having a passion for comic books, Jay is also an avid Star Wars fan). To sum up, I wish this couple many more memorable rap performances and as Chris, the best man said, may the force be with them, always.

Wedding Vendors
Location: Scotia, NY
Florist: Ambiance Florals & Events
Hair/Makeup: Studio Lock’s
Photography: Jeff Foley Photography
DJ: Nick Papa Giorgio
Ceremony Venue: St. Madeline Sophie of Guilderland
Reception Venue: Glen Sanders Mansion
Scotia Wedding Video: Sean Junda Wedding Films