Laura and Matt’s winter wedding was my last one of 2018, and I can’t imagine a better day to finish off another fantastic wedding season! I had a great time getting to know these two during their engagement session last summer and knew their wedding was going to be one for the record books!
When I arrived to Laura’s room in the Marriott Syracuse Downtown the morning of her wedding, I was greeted so warmly and could tell right away what amazing friends and family Laura & Matt have. Throughout the day, everyone was so sweet and clearly over-the-moon happy to be celebrating such a special occasion.
After all the details were photographed and Laura was in her dress (which she looked STUNNING in by the way) everyone headed to the Lodge at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles where Laura & Matt shared an emotional First Look! I love the photos from this part of the day on the back deck of the lodge. Afterwards we took a ride into the village of Skaneateles for some photos of the bridal party on the water, before heading back to the Lodge for the ceremony and reception. This was the third wedding I’ve photographed at this venue, and they’ve all been winter weddings! This isn’t too surprising; the rustic yet elegant vibe of the space make it feel almost like a ski lodge – perfectly cozy for tying the knot in the winter, with a massive wall of windows that let in plenty of natural light!
The way these two looked at each other as they said their I do’s and how they beamed out at their loved ones after they were officially pronounced Mr. & Mrs. was another one of my favorite moments of the day. I also loved how quickly the vibe of the day changed from heartfelt ceremony to PARTY TIME with flashing lights, a smoke machine, and bridal party entering the reception to be greeted by a tray of shots for them to take as they entered! Needless to say, this dancefloor was crazy in the best way, and I had so much fun photographing it! Here’s a handful of favorites from the day, enjoy!
Hair: Ashleigh Greenough of The Salon by CNYfacecandy
Makeup: Riki Lebied of Syracuse Makeup Artistry & Microblading CNY
Flowers: Backyard Garden Florist
Cake: The Cake Shop - CNY
DJ: Visa Versa Entertainment
Videography: Kyle Ridlon Productions
Wedding Dress: Heart to Heart Bridal (Manchester location)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Kleinfeld Bridal Party