Wedding

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There are times in our lives where everything comes together like it was ment to be. That’s how it was when we met Julia and Lee. We met at the tail end of a bridal show and we hit it off immediately! We would run into each other periodically at the grocery store because, hey we live a hop, skip, and a jump away from each other! Their You + Me session was ridiculously amazing and fun and then there was their wedding day…..OOOOHHHH their wedding day I still drool over when I look at their photographs!

I wont say I’m biased (*cough*) Ok so I’m biased, every time I go to the Aurora Inn, magic happens! Something about the way the light filters through the windows, the historic feel of the building, and the 5 million things that inspire me constantly! Combine all of that with the creative juices of Julia and Lee and you have an amazing wedding no one will soon forget! (I definitely wont!)

The day was so mellow, I arrived to a bride who was calm, collected, and enjoying being pampered by the fantastic ladies of Makeup On Demand! The room was full of jokes, laughter, and a couple of “awwwwwww” moments. Their ceremony was full of genuine, deep, raw love! You could cut it with a knife it was so thick!

Heather, wedding coordinator extraordinaire, timed everything perfectly! The light for the formals was so delicious and I could have shot much longer than we did!

Their reception was a rockin’ party brought by Black Tie Entertainment and Tim and I couldn’t help but dance ourselves while taking pictures! We had so much fun and I’m so excited to attend Julia’s Cookie Swap! Consider this my RSVP lady! I can’t wait for you to tell me all about Ireland!

I am so blessed to have met you and Lee! Thank you for choosing us to capture your amazing day!

xoxoxoxoxo!!

The Details

Hair: Makeup On Demand (Danielle Kellogg)

Makeup Artist: Makeup On Demand (Kris Kellogg)

Dress: Maggie Sottero (from Spybaby Bridal in Syracuse)

Bridesmaids Dresses: Aria Bridal

Tuxes: Jos. A. Banks

Venue: Aurora Inn

Florist: Sinicropi Florist in Seneca Falls

DJ: Black Tie Entertainment

Caterer: Aurora Inn

Cake (Pies!): Heart ‘n Hand in Skaneateles

Wedding Planner: Heather Davidson at the Aurora Inn (the best!)

Other: Ice Sculpture from the Ice Farm in Auburn

Photo Booth from Blue Apple Productions in Pittsford

Dance Lessons with Terry Perrone Dance Studio in Syracuse

Their Songs:

First Dance: “It Had to Be You” by Harry Connick, Jr.

“Some Kind of Wonderful” by Michael Buble

Father/Daughter: “Time After Time” by Eva Cassidy

Mother/Son: “You’ve Got a Friend In Me” by Randy Newman

Introductions: Parents: “I Got a Feeling,” Black Eyed Peas

Bridesmaids/Groomsmen: “SexyBack,” Justin Timberlake

Lee & Julia: “Tik Tok,” Ke$ha

About the day:

Bride & Groom:

What was the most memorable moment of your day?

For Julia, seeing Lee and Scout (our dog) walk down the aisle.  I could see them, but they couldn’t see me.  It suddenly became real and it was hard to hold back the tears at that moment.  For Lee, seeing Julia walk down the aisle.

What was you favorite detail?

Everything!  I often tell people that we had the best vendors and their attention to detail was amazing.  I was never stressed or worried about anything because everyone else had it handled.

Any advice for future bride & grooms?

Choose your vendors wisely.  Get recommendations and meet with them to discuss your “vision” and get to know their style.  We got very lucky and picked people who complemented and enhanced our dreams.

Funniest memory from you wedding day?

Lee’s college friend serenading Julia to “Start Me Up” doing his best Mick Jagger, complete with power slide!

If you had to do it all over, would you change anything?

Nothing.  Some things didn’t go according to plan, but they make for great stories now and it’s all a part of the experience.

What was your favorite wedding purchase?

Dancing lessons.  We did two dances that were able to set the tone for the night (a more elegant foxtrot right after the cocktail hour and a fun swing to get the party going after dinner) and we had a lot of fun!

Where did you go on your honeymoon?

Ireland.

What is your favorite wedding photo and why?

A photo of us during our first dance with each of our parents and all of the attendants looking on from the background.  It reminds me that although we shared a special day, it was only possible with the support of the people who love us.

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Isn’t Julia’s Mom gorgeous?

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Some of my fave dress shots, yay reflective surfaces!

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Hi light, can I have you all the time? K thanks! YUM!

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Julia, really? You’re SO STUNNING!!!

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Lee walked down the isle with their dog Scout!

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overwhelming love!

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One of my faves! <3

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That’s right, you get your GQ on!

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Old foundation + gorgeous light + amazing couple = These pictures! Wowzah!

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All of the details were so devine!

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My fave photo from the day. We were trying to get a group picture together and grandma kept on dancing. I love the reactions of everyone and the giant smile on grandma’s face!

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Mick Jagger!

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Around the same time I was hired for Picture Infinity, another photographer named Tim Hunt, was also hired by Picture Infinity. We fast became friends and soon there after we also became shooting partners! In the past 2 years of my 3 years at Picture Infinity, Tim & I were booked together more often than not. We shoot incredibly well together and we always have a fantastic time doing it! So when he told me his little sister was getting married and asked me to shoot the wedding, it was an immediate YES!

Ashley, Tony, and I immediately hit it off, we chatted like old friends and I knew their wedding day would be wonderful! Though the clouds threatened rain all day, it held off just long enough for Ashley & Tony to get married and have some beautiful stormy formals done! (YAY STORM CLOUDS!) The ceremony was sweet with Ashley & Tony’s Mothers giving readings. The reception afterwards was full of dancing! They didn’t just do your typical Father/Daughter & Mother/Son dances, nope, they dance with everyone! Mothers, Fathers, Step Dad’s, back to Mothers, and all of their friends! It was so beautiful to see everyone come together and support and love on Ashley & Tony! Thank you guys for allowing me to capture your wonderful day!

xoxoxoxo

The Details

Hair: Amy Kennedy

Makeup Artist: Amy Kennedy

Dress: Davids bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: davids bridal

Tuxes: men’s wearhouse

Venue: borio’s resturant

Florist: wegmans

Transportation: american limo

DJ: dave cornell (cornell entertainment)

Caterer: borio’s resturant

Cake: my aunt linda (linda ogletree)

Their Songs:

First Dance: then  by brad paisley

Father/Daughter: stealing cinderella

Mother/Son: sunrise sunset

About the day:

Bride & Groom:

What was the most memorable moment of your day?

just before the kiss at then of the vows

What was you favorite detail?

not sure

Any advice for future bride & grooms?

dont stressit will all come together in the end and will all be worth it

Funniest memory from you wedding day?

tony asking his mom if he had to kiss me and me cuffing him in the back of the head

If you had to do it all over, would you change anything?

no it was perfect

What was your favorite wedding purchase?

my dress

Where did you go on your honeymoon?

traveling all over new york

What is your favorite wedding photo and why?

down by the water with the dark sky

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Theres my Timmy rockin’ it per usual!

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His gorgeous sister Ashley!

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Sooooo excited! It’s almost time!

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That look takes my breath away, she loves Tony so much!

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Ashley’s Mom surprised her with a video camera that morning, I almost blew the surprise a few weeks prior! Woops! I’m so glad I didn’t! haha!

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Yummy storm clouds! My favorite of the day!

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