Friends, I am SO excited to share this wedding today! It’s been such a busy summer and it’s crazy keeping up with blogging but so important, I love sharing wedding previews this way and it’s so amazing to remember all the beautiful moments and not let them pass by!
I knew when I met Erin and Will that they were a special couple! They are both professors at Colgate University, and I could tell they both connect intellectually but are also super fun and are the best of friends as well as in love They have a really cute Greyhound dog Dempsey that they love, and I’m so excited that he came to their wedding!
They decided to marry at Owera and have a more intimate day with family, with a relaxed vibe. They even invited an amazing band from North Carolina to play for them, Bombadil – they have a folk style and I absolutely loved it! So reflective of this sweet couple!
When I arrived, Erin was getting ready with her friends and was so relaxed and happy. Her friend helped her get into her wedding gown, with its beautiful lace back – and then she got ready to meet Will for a first look! His reaction was priceless, and smile was so big! We took portraits on the veranda and in the vineyards, and their love was so adorable to capture Before the ceremony Dempsey arrived to take portraits with them too – love them so much!
Bombadil played as Erin walked down the aisle toward Will, and his face was beaming! They had a beautiful ceremony performed by a friend of Will’s, and you could tell what he said really touched their hearts. Then, they were MARRIED! I loved that they kissed each other as they walked down the aisle as husband and wife!
Their guests enjoyed a relaxing cocktail hour on the veranda with Owera’s wine being served at the bar. Meanwhile, I took Erin and Will for some portraits in the vines after the sun went in – and I just love those photos of them! At the end of cocktail hour, Erin and Will had their first dance on the veranda in front of their family and friends. Then, everyone was seated inside for a toast and reading by Erin’s dad and mom. They had a beautiful eating of dancing, and guests mingling on the patio outside. Before the end of the night, they did a mini cake cutting – Erin and Will thought was hilarious to have a mini-cake! And we took a beautiful night photo to finish their evening!
I wish these two every joy and happiness together that they already have and more!
Such a beautiful summer day!
Love these floral colors and the rose gold!
Beautiful bouquet by Spruce Ridge!
The engraving in their rings – signifies Erin and Will’s commitment to always be working on themselves and their marriage and be “forever improving.” LOVE this!
So beautiful Erin!
Great smile Will! Love these!
Love this one of Will and his friends!
Such a sweet first look!
Love that one on the left!
One of my favorites on the right!
Those smiles are infectious!
Isn’t this light stunning on them?!
Love the back of Erin’s dress! This wall was fun too!
So much fun having them open their gifts from each other, together! First time I ever captured it that way!
Their dog! SO cute!
Their band was so good! I still listen to their CD with Derek!
Loved this moment!
Loved this kiss at the end of the aisle!
Love this one of them!
Love this one too, so cute!
All the Owera wines!
Love this one of them during speeches!
Such a fun night!
Love their “cake” cutting! These cakes were so delicious!
BEST end to the night right here!
A special thank you to all of the vendors who made Erin & Will’s beautiful day possible:
Venue: Owera Vineyards, Cazenovia, New York
Photography: Kerri Lynne Photography
Florals: Spruce Ridge
Officiant: Tyrone Black
Band: Bombadil (North Carolina)
DJ: Classy Cat Entertainment
Hair Stylist: Artistry in Hanover
Wedding Dress Boutique: The Dressing Room (St. Petersburg FL)
Caterer: Copper Top Tavern
Mini Cakes: Bliss Bakery
A special thank you to my second photographer Seneca, you did so great girl! And to my intern Kes for all of your help!