Hope & Jason’s Wedding!

Oh, friends!!  I am so happy to be HOME after a month of nonstop adventure!  You know I love adventure but I also love community, my husband and being rooted.  So it feels great to be back and to now attack blogging and editing!!

Today, I’m thrilled to share my first spring wedding of the season with you!  Hope and Jason have such a beautiful love and a creative eye for detail, it was so much fun to be a part of their day :)

I met Hope through a past bride of mine from Stamford, CT – Shira.  Shira used to be taught by Hope and spoke so highly of her.  When I connected with Hope and Jason, I found out Hope is a graphic designer and I loved how thoughtful she was about every aspect of her wedding day.  When I met Hope & Jason this past summer, I loved their adventurous spirits and that he proposed to her while paddleboarding!

I was so excited for their wedding, and as soon as I stepped into their industrial chic wedding venue The Loading Dock by Abigail Kirsch, I was blown away.  Hope and Jason had printed 3 giant (approx 50×35”) posters from their engagement session in the gallery wall!  And this was just the start!

After I photographed Hope’s gown and gorgeous wedding details (including her amazing invitation suite and orange flowers!), Hope and the girls arrived just in time to take photos in their robes and help Hope get dressed in the gallery hallway.  Hope was just beaming and was a stunning bride ready to see her man!

Jason arrived with the guys and Derek and I set up the first look outside in between the walls of the industrial space.  These two had such a sweet moment when they first saw each other!  And the lighting was amazing!  76 and sunny on an April day, what could be better!

We then explored the industrial space and took more portraits of the almost Mr & Mrs, and their bridal party!  Then we went inside before guests arrived to prepare for their indoor ceremony.  The room had romantic candlelight and urban brick walls, and they had a band play “God blessed the broken road” as Hope walked toward her groom.  After a beautiful ceremony filled with words of their family and friends, these two were married!!

They then had an elegant cocktail hour and their guests signed a paddle board for them in the gallery room.  Then their candle lit reception began and the new bride and groom entered!  They had toasts given by parents, Jason’s brother and Hope’s best friend.  And then the dance party started!!  Their band created a great time for their friends and family, even the little flower girls and ring bearers!  Before the end of the night of course, we took some epic night photos of Hope and Jason outside – the perfect way to end their day!

I had so much fun working with these two and wish them every love and happiness in their life together :). I hope you enjoy their story!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_01What a gorgeous space and elegant gown!!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_02syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_03LOVE this invitation suite Hope designed!!  So beautiful with their wedding theme!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_04You know I love these peaches and oranges!!  YAY for weddings with bold color!!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_05syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_06syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_07So sweet of the girls!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_08syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_09syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_10So beautiful, Hope!!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_11LOVE this bridal portrait!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_12syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_13syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_14Hope was so surprised Jason got her this gift, she had really wanted this orange citrine stone!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_15What a gorgeous bride!!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_16syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_17syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_18syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_19syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_20Love this one of the guys!!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_21syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_22syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_23syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_24syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_25Killing it with those sunglasses!
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syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_85.JPGShe’s ready to go see her groom!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_27Ahh love this!!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_28syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_29Beautiful you two!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_30syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_31How gorgeous is this LIGHT!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_32syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_33I love these so much!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_34syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_35FAVORITE right there on the left!  Love that emotion between them!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_36Stunning!  I love this white backdrop for them!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_37syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_38GORGEOUS right there!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_39Ahh love this sweetness and light!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_40syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_41Great shot by Derek right there!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_42syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_43syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_44Again, such gorgeous light and you can really see their venue from this angle!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_45Love that they got so excited to see the bridal party!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_46syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_47So sweet!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_48syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_49These kids were TOO cute!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_50syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_51Love these smiles and laughs with the bridesmaids!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_52syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_53syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_54syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_55Ready to go get MARRIED!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_56syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_57Such a beautiful and romantic space!  Hope walked in to “God Blessed the Broken Road” :)

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_58syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_59Love this candlelight ambiance!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_60Jason broke the glass – mazel tov!!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_61syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_62syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_63You know I love this and the gallery wall of their engagement photos!!  AHH

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_64They had their guests sign a paddlebaord because Jason proposed to Hope on a paddlebaord!  So fun!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_65syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_66Such beautiful candle, flower and copper details :)

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_67syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_68syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_69syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_70One posed shot before the guests enter!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_71YAY!!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_72syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_73Such a sweet first dance :)

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_74syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_75syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_76And such a fun night!!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_77syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_78syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_79syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_80syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_81AHH LOVE this!

syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_82syracuse_rochester_destination_central_new_york_industrial_urban_wedding_photographer_83And love these in the industrial space!  Best way to end this romantic evening!

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A special thank you to all of the vendors who made Hope and Jason’s beautiful day possible :)

 

Venue: The Loading Dock, Stamford, Connecticut

Photographer: Kerri Lynne Photography

Florist: Just for You Floral Design

Band / Ceremony Musicians: Those Guys

Hair Stylist: Luscious & Co, Amber Rodriguez

Makeup Artist: Luscious & Co, Deika Diaz

Invitations: Hope Allison Creative (bride); printer: Curious Fox Press

Catering: Abigail Kirsch

Wedding Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier

Posters of Engagement Photos: Digital Chameleon

 

And as always a special thank you to my second photographer, my amazing husband Derek Cole!  Nailed it babe!

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