When another wedding photographer asks you to shoot their wedding mixed feelings bubble up. It’s a combination of “This is going to be extremely awesome!” and “Oh crap! I hope I don’t screw up up! This is a whole new level of pressure!” So when Alyse asked me to shoot her wedding, I was all sorts of excited! Both for the creative wedding I knew it would be, and a new challenge for me to take head on!
It’s crazy to think that Alyse and I didn’t know each other before she booked me for her wedding. I feel like I’ve been friends with this girl for years! We have the same brain! I love it! She’s an amazing person and an equally amazing photographer! So if you haven’t checked out her stuff yet, CLICK NOW!
Her wedding went beyond my expectation, I had all of these idea’s in my head (Alyse shared details with me through out the year) but when I got there, well let just say my mind was thoroughly blown! Gorgeousness met my eyes everywhere I turned. From the beautiful old mansion to the plethora of floral arrangements EVERYWHERE!
On top of the artistic elegance that is Alyse, her family and Dylan’s were some of the most passionate, emotional, and beautiful people I have had the privilege to photograph! Nothing but sweet sweet people all day long!
I could really go on and on gushing about this experience & friendship, but I let the images do the talking.
Hair: Kristin Gironimo
Makeup Artist: Me
Dress: Cymbeline Colibri from Something Bleu Bridal in Saratoga Springs, NY
Bridesmaids Dresses: All different shades of gray from.. wherever!
Tuxes: Suits from Giovanni’s in North Syracuse
Venue: The Beekman Mansion (Beekman1802.com)
Florist: Hannah Crosby
DJ: Craig Jones (emcee)
Caterer: Rubbin’ Butts in Cobleskill, NY (I HATE THEIR NAME!)
Cake: Walmart, haha!
Wedding Planner: Lindsay Halse – wedding coordinator
First Dance: The Best is Yet to Come by Frank Sinatra
Father/Daughter: Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo
Mother/Son: Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo
Introductions: The Long Fall by Jars of Clay
About the day:
Bride & Groom:
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
When Dave announced us husband and wife. I was SO beside myself and in disbelief that we were FINALLY married! SUCH a crazy thing! J
What was your favorite detail?
The flowers! OMG, Hannah did SUCH an incredible job! I’m still daydreaming about my bouquet!
Any advice for future bride & grooms?
Try to take some time to be still. To soak it in. It really does go by SO fast.
Funniest memory from you wedding day?
Cal’s best man speech was INSANE. J
If you had to do it all over, would you change anything?
Nothing! Except maybe I shouldn’t have taken such a huge chunk of bread for communion. J
What was your favorite wedding purchase?
My dress! I’ve loved that thing for so long. It was a blast to finally wear it!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
What is your favorite wedding photo and why?
Oh gosh, I haven’t even been through them all yet because of all the chaos! But I LOVE all of the ones by all the stone to the side of the Beekman!
1) The beautiful Beekman Mansion
3 & 4) Her dress was AH-MA-ZING!!!!
7 & 8 ) look at those eyes!
11) Alyse & Dylan opted for a “First Look” session. It was so beautiful! Just look at the range of emotion!
13) Everyone was super smiley! YAY!
16) Alyse’s Dad, Andre, is so in love with his family. I was lucky enough to sneak this reflective moment.
17) Love is written all over his face!
18) This is my fave from the day. Alyse, waiting for the big moment!
26) The mist that day was sooooo romantic! Hooray for old wooden fences!
32 & 33) The light just engulfed her! YUM!
34) Flowers EVERYWHERE! As well as fantastical little details!
36) Don’t let Dylan fool you, he’s just as expressive as Alyse!
38) They share such a sweet sweet love!
39 & 40) Dylan’s brother Cal started an evening of speeches that are unparalleled! What love in this place!
My blogs just get longer and longer, but I just can’t get enough!!
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