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I know I’ve said this before, but it REALLLLLLLY is a small world! You never know where connections will be made! For instance, I knew Paul’s family growing up. His mom was my 2nd grade teacher and his dad was the athletic director at my high school. His younger sister Sarah and I always got along, even though she was a few grades ahead of me. And we’ve managed to keep in touch randomly through out the years, and then of course came the social networking empire of Facebook! Sarah and I reconnected again! So when her older brother Paul decided to get married, guess who was on the top of their list!? It was so amazing to see how full circle it had all come!

Kate & Paul had a gorgeous day! Their ceremony was simple, intimate, and personal. Their pastor had married Kate’s parents as well as watch Kate grow up. I found that to be a profound and beautiful accent to their day. Their reception was a fantastic celebration where two families came together as one to support Kate & Paul. Thank you Kate & Paul for allowing up to capture your day! It was truly wonderful!


The Details

Hair: Liz Lanza’s Salon

Makeup Artist: Matthews Salon Spa

Dress: Oleg Cassini

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

Venue: Ophelia’s Garden Inn (Ceremony) and Hotel Syracuse: Grand Ballroom (Reception)

Florist: Price Chopper (Cicero)

Transportation: Caz Limo

DJ: Whirlin’ Disc DJ’s

Caterer: Pascale’s

Cake: Pascale’s

Their Songs:

First Dance: God Gave Me You- Dave Barnes

Father/Daughter: I Loved Her First- Heartland

Mother/Son: Through the Years- Kenny Rodgers

Introductions: Forever- Chris Brown

About the day:

Bride & Groom:

What was the most memorable moment of your day?

First Dance

What was your favorite detail?

Having our wedding outside…We were lucky enough to have AMAZING weather and a gorgeous venue !

Any advice for future bride & grooms?

Listen to what people say! It really does go fast and make sure you take in every moment and ENJOY!!

Funniest memory from your wedding day?

Best Man speech..Paul’s brother attempted to get him back in his speech (aka roast).

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

No, because everything fell into place and worked out perfectly.

What was your favorite wedding purchase?

Favors- individual wine bottles

Where did you go on your honeymoon?

We haven’t had the time yet..we plan to go next summer, but we are not sure where.

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How many bridesmaids does it take?….:O)


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My favorite from the day!


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These guys LOVE to laugh! The whole reception was full of laughter!

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Kate & Paul’s Real Love Story : Syracuse, NY Wedding Photographer