A scant week after I was in the warm tropical sun of St. Thomas I was back in Syracuse, NY where it was cold and rainy! Luckily a bit of sunshine came along with me and I got to spend another whole day with Amanda, Art, and their amazing families and friends! They opted to do even more pictures down in Ithaca where they first met and then off to Auburn we went for their gorgeous reception! Everything about this couple is just so amazing. They’re so in love, so caring and thoughtful, and each and everything they did reflected their beauty! Thank you so much to my wonderful friends Amanda and Art! I love you both!
Ceremony in the Virgin Islands: Hair and Make Up Artist: Sugar and Spice Artistry – Luxe Beauty Studio – Jet’aime Cerge-Grant/Dress Designer and Store Location: Maggie Sottero – Bridal Chateau Williamsville, NY/Jewelry: Kristi’s Adornments/Veil: Alfred Angelo/Shoes: Arbie Goodfellow – Parisxox (Etsy) and Alfred Angelo, Syracuse, NY/Bridesmaids Dresses: Jim Hjelm Bridal – NY Bride Syracuse, NY/Wedding Party and Bridesmaids Jewelry: Handmade by Deb McCall/Grooms Attire: Men’s Warehouse (Suit) and Macy’s (Tie)/Ceremony Venue: The Sand Dollar Estate, St. Thomas, USVI/Videographer: Chris Foito and Doug Koefoed (Assistant)/Florist: East End Flower Shop/Officiant: Katherine Raymond/Musician: Chris Robbert (violinist) and Morgan Rael (Steel Pan Drummer)/Wedding Coordinator: Summer Westman/Caterer: Monica Charles and Arthur James II (Assistant)/Wedding Cupcakes: VI Desserts/Wedding Pillow: Carolyn Martinez/Wedding Ceremony Oil: Kelle Smith/Invitations and Signage: Terra Rosa/Rock the Dress Venue: Cinnamon Bay, St. John, USVI, Downtown St. John, USVI, Ferry Dock, St. John, USVI/Property Manager (aka: Mabyn’s Light Stand and Assistant): Bob Prince/Pre-Wedding Yoga Instructor and Massage Therapist: Rosa Nunna/Wedding Set-Up Extraordinaire: Sue Yeres, Christie Sommers, Amy James, and Russell Vidler.
Reception in Auburn, NY: Hair and Make Up Artist: Shear Style – Lorena Bobnick/Designer and Store Location for Reception Dress: Alfred Angelos, Syracuse NY/ Reception Venue: The Emerson Park Pavilion, Auburn, NY/Florist: Plenty of Posies/Cake: The Sweet Spot – Hannah Jackson/Dessert Bar and Cookies: Nina Ascenzi, Barbara Moore, and Marilynne Sommers/Wedding Tree Thumbprint: Michelle Smith/Videographer: Chris Foito/DJ: Kelly Davis and Courtney Peck/Wedding Coordinator: Ann Crowley/Tree Decor: Gale Smith and Art James II/Escort Cards: Lindsay Smith/Caterer: H & J Hospitality – Joe’s Restaurant, Andrea Crowley/Lighting: Rocko Dorsey – RD Entertainment/Additional Photo Venue: Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY and Stewart Park, Ithaca NY/Wedding Planner Extraordinaire: My Mom – Marilynne Sommers