Happy Wednesday, friends! I am so LOVING the start to fall weddings. Fall is definitely the busiest season, a little crazy, but it makes these beautiful weddings all the more joyful. Working with clients like Christine and Kevin are what make me seriously LOVE my job.
I met Christine and Kevin through a photographer friend of mine, and the first time I met these two I just loved them! Christine is such a bubbly, warm and loving soul and Kevin a calm, kind heart and together they are so much fun! They met in Syracuse, New York but now live in the NYC area where they live and work. But when it came time to plan their wedding, they envisioned it in the beautiful Finger Lakes region! And they couldn’t have had a more gorgeous day!
When I arrived at the cottage where Christine was getting ready, her romantic details and stunning gown were all ready! I absolutely loved her soft color scheme! Her bridesmaids were in the cutest robes, and we took photographs with them before Christine’s mom and best friend helped her into her beautiful dress. We set up an amazing first look with her dad and then her bridesmaids, as she turned around and they had the best reactions ever!! Christine was ready to go see her man!
Kevin was waiting for Christine under the willow trees at Glenora Wine Cellars for their first look. He was speechless when he saw her, the moment was so sweet! We then took some gorgeous photographs of them in the winery, and the lighting was simply amazing! Their bridal party then came to see them and again, just loved all their reactions! Christine and Kevin’s ceremony was outside under a beautiful floral arch, and their vows to each other made everyone teary – even his best man. And then they were pronounced husband and wife – it seriously was such a JOY-ful moment! (A pun using their last name!)
They enjoyed cocktail hour with their guests on the patio, and when they were announced they ran through the crowd joyfully into the dance floor, where they had their first dance! After also dancing with their parents, everyone went inside for speeches and toasts, where their friends gave some great speeches. Christine’s father gave a funny speech as well, telling stories of asking for his own wife’s hand in marriage to her Italian family, and contrasting that with how calm and cool Kevin was asking for Christine’s hand. Everyone ate their dinner and then went back out on the patio to dance the night away – and their band rocked it!! From dance music to the Tarantella, everyone enjoyed their night! Of course I took Christine & Kevin to take one night shot before the night was over – and it was so worth it!
I hope you enjoy Christine and Kevin’s story – I just love these two and their beautiful wedding!
Such a gorgeous gown!
WOW! I was in love with ALL of this!
Love this ring shot! Such romantic colors!
So stunning Christine!
Best bridesmaid first look EVER! Ahh!
Two sweet gifts and a beautiful note from Kevin!
Christine you are stunning!!
Amazing detail shots by my husband!
Had to include this signed basketball – go SU!!
Such a fun boutonniere idea!!
Nice one of the guys!
Here she comes!!
Love this!! Such a beautiful couple!
The way he looks at her!
Love that one on the right!!
Can the setting be more beautiful too?! I was definitely in photographer heaven!
Ahh!! Favorite right here!!
Love this reveal to their bridal party!
Such gorgeous and fun ladies!
Aren’t these soft fall colors amazing?!
Haha love that the ring bearer is “cheers”-ing with his fist!
Seriously, how gorgeous is this ceremony location?!
They combined red and white wine to make a rose! Such a fun idea!
MARRIED! Such joy!!
Love these colors and details!
Their entrance – love it!!
We went out to chase the sunset with not much time – so glad we did!!
Yup, we really did get this shot together of all their guests!! FUN!
Definitely a fun night!
Such a perfect end to their evening!
A special thank you to all of the vendors who made Christine & Kevin’s beautiful day possible:
Venue: Glenora Wine Cellars, Dundee, NY
Photographer: Kerri Lynne Photography
Cinematographer: Emily Sowa
Ceremony Musicians: Felice String Quartet
Band: Party of Nine
Florist: Whistletop Florist
Makeup Artist: A-List Artistry
Hair Stylist: Angelina Bisono & Meg Loveland
Wedding Dress Boutique: Pronovias
Invitation Design: Margaret Dietz
Bakery: Club 86 Bagels & Cakes