This wedding had kind of a reunion-type feel to it for me. Rachel and Sarah, whose wedding I filmed a few months earlier, were there as guests. I also had the pleasure of working alongside Leah Bailly of Bailly photography, who I hadn’t crossed paths with in several years. The biggest blast from the past though was one of the bridesmaids, Emily. She was one of my sister’s best childhood friends and as I found out at the bridal meeting, also Crystal’s roommate from college. I hadn’t seen Emily in over a decade, and it’s funny how small the world can be.
Although I first met Crystal and Eric only a couple months before their wedding, they’re such a fun and affable couple that on their wedding day, it felt like I had known them for years. Also, based on the two times I’ve seen them, it’s super-apparent how they’re a perfect match for each other. I sense both an equally strong love and friendship between the two of them. From what I gathered from the toasts, it appears that they’ll have no problem maintaining a spotless house, making each other laugh, or sharing their passion for The Lord of the Rings.
This highlight video has a sentimental feel to it, but there was definitely enough content from the day to have styled it with a funny and lighthearted theme. Something that I find both touching and funny about the end of this video is how three of the bridesmaids sequentially start to tear up at the end of Crystal’s vows. To hear a short sound bite from Crystal about her own crying, be sure to watch the very end of the video.
Location: Albany, NY
Florist: The Floral Garden
Hair/Makeup: Make Me Fabulous
Photography: Bailly Photography
Band: The Refrigerators
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s of Albany
Reception Venue: Albany Country Club
Albany Wedding Video: Sean Junda Wedding Films