Kaela & James’ Wedding!

I can’t believe it’s been one month since this gorgeous wedding!!  Time really flies in the summer!  WOW!

Derek and I LOVED traveling to the Hudson Valley for Kaela & James’ wedding!  We had been to their venue, Buttermilk Falls Inn, in the fall several years ago – and it is a magical place.  But Kaela and James, I had only met online and loved them right away!  They were so sweet and I could tell such a fun couple – they live in NYC, and love traveling together!  James comes every now and then to upstate NY and loves Lake George.  Their wedding day was simply magical.

Kaela was getting ready in the bridal suite with all her girls in floral pajamas, and she was just radiant!  I loved her gorgeous BHLDN dress and its simple lace back.  Her bouquet was stunning, with its asymmetrical design, greenery, and bright pink peonies.  It was sweet to see Kaela see her dad for the first time, open James’ gift that made her teary!,  and toast with her girlfriends – they were so honored to have her as the first of their friends to be married.  The light outside was just beautiful and I loved taking photos of the girls out on the patio!  Then, we had a little down time before the ceremony – which was set up in front of the big willow tree by the pond.  I loved how Kaela and James’ invitation had a willow tree on their wedding signage and in their invitation, to tie that together visually!

James waited for his bride under a birch arch with flowers – and he was so stunned when he saw Kaela walking toward him!  They had a sweet ceremony, with several meaningful readings from friends.  And before long they were MARRIED!  Loved how they kissed as they walked down the aisle as Mr. & Mrs.!

We took family photos, and family photos, outside in the beautiful lighting!  And of course I couldn’t resist portraits of Kaela and James in the lighting, so beautiful!  Then we walked by the willow trees, down by the pond and stone bridge and even captured a swan in the background.  We ended portraits by a beautiful house on the property with an ivy wall and James picked Kaela up in his arms!

Then, these two walked into their cocktail and reception tent and their guests all gathered around and cheered for them when they entered!  They enjoyed the end of cocktail hour while we captured reception details.  After everyone was seated, Kaela and James came in and danced a beautiful first dance!  They had some beautiful toasts, a funny one by Kaela’s dad, both of their siblings and one of Kaela’s best friends. So sweet!

The dancing was under way and all of the guests really had a great time!  It wasn’t long before cake cutting, and some night photos of the two of them before twilight.  When the dancing resumed, the entire dance floor covered their heads in their sage green napkins – apparently a Kennedy tradition!   So fun, loved seeing that energy!

It was such a fun ending to their day!  I enjoyed every minute capturing these two, and I wish them every joy in their marriage.  I hope you love Kaela and James’ story!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_01Such a gorgeous gown and a gorgeous place!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_02buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_03Isn’t that weeping willow envelope liner just beautiful?!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_04I loved Kaela’s dainty ring box!  So pretty!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_05buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_06Such beautiful shoes too!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_07buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_08buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_09Such a great group of ladies – love this!!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_10Look at the back of her dress – gorgeous!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_11buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_12buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_13So beautiful Kaela!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_14buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_15buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_16buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_17Loved these moments, so sweet!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_18buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_19buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_20Such beautiful ladies!  Love this light and these colors!!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_21buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_22Such stunning florals, wow!!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_23Beautiful Kaela!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_24buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_25buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_26buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_27Love these shots of James by Derek!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_28buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_29That is so fun there on the left!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_30Great one of the guys!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_31buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_32buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_33buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_34Nice!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_35Isn’t this pond and swan beautiful?!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_36buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_37Love this one!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_38buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_39buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_40So beautiful by that willow tree!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_41buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_42buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_43YAY, married!!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_44buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_45Love this kiss down the aisle moment!  This should definitely become a thing!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_46buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_47Such stunning light on these two lovebirds!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_48buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_49buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_50Love!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_51buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_52Love this shot!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_53buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_54buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_55So perfect!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_56This is just so stunning!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_57FAVORITE!  Ahh!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_58buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_59buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_60buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_61I love this one so much!  This light was magical!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_62buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_63buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_64buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_65Love the way they look at each other…and these ivy walls!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_66buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_67Love that one on the left!!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_68buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_69buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_70Yessss!!  The gorgeous light literally followed them everywhere!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_71buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_72Great shot by my husband right there!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_73buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_74buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_75I love these colors and all the greenery!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_76buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_77buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_78I love that the bride and groom sat at this long table with all their friends!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_79These FLOWERS…!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_80Mr. & Mrs. Kennedy everyone!!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_81buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_82buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_83So sweet!!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_84buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_85Love these!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_86buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_87buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_88buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_89Such a fun night of dancing!

buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_90buttermilk_falls_inn_syracuse_rochester_ithaca_central_new_york_finger_lakes_destination_wedding_photographer_92A beautiful end to their romantic day!!

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A special thank you to all of the vendors who made Kaela & James’ beautiful day possible:

Venue: Buttermilk Falls Inn, Milton, New York

Wedding Coordinator: Kate Diaz, Green Apple Weddings & Events

Asst Coordinator: Jennifer Swetland, Green Apple Weddings & Events

Photography: Kerri Lynne Photography

Cinematography: Orange Films

Florist: Floral Fantasies by Sara

Officiant: Jerry McGlone

Band: The Storytellers

Makeup: Alana Maria Schmidt, Beauty by Alana Maria

Hair: Katie Kelly

Transportation: First Student Charter Bus Rental

Cake: Maxine’s

 

And of course a huge thank you to my husband and second shooter Derek Cole!  You rocked it honey!

 

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