Happy Friday, friends! I’m SO excited to share this gorgeous summer wedding today on the blog! Catching up on all of these summer weddings before fall is officially here next week!
Erica and Tyler are such great people, I knew they would be from the moment I met Erica! Erica and Tyler met in school quickly became more than just friends! And a few years later, after Tyler proposed, they planned their beautiful wedding day in the Finger Lakes at Crispin Hill.
As soon as I arrived on their wedding day, Erica and the girls were getting ready in the beautiful guest house with a view of Keuka Lake! They had matching pjs, and while they finished getting ready I captured Erica’s bridal details. I loved her soft colors and sparkly shoes! Erica’s best friend and mom helped her get dressed upstairs while all her bridesmaids watched – and Erica was so radiant! Then, after taking photos with the girls she opened a gift from Tyler which was so sweet – it memorialized where they met, where he proposed and where they were married. The girls went outside on the porch to take photographs as the weather looked like rain – it was the perfect spot We then braved the outdoors because we thought the rain would hold off – and it started down pouring, so we ran into a shed on the property with our clear umbrellas! That was such a sweet moment, seeing all the girls bond as we waited for the weather to clear. It took awhile, but it DID – just before the ceremony!
Tyler and the guys arrived on site and he waited under the tent for his gorgeous bride! It looked so beautiful decorated in greenery and with clear views of the property and the lake! Erica and Tyler had such a beautiful ceremony, and then they were pronounced husband and wife! They looked so happy!
Then, we went outside for bridal party portraits – and miraculously the sun came out for all their photos! They were so beautiful! We walked up the hill, and saw beautiful views of Keuka Lake. I LOVED those photos of Erica and Tyler! Then, we took family photographs while their guests enjoyed the rest of cocktail hour in the barn. Then, their guests were seated in the tent and waited for the new Mr. & Mrs. to be introduced along with the bridal party! They sat down for dinner and speeches by Erica’s dad, maid of honor, and Tyler’s best man. We went into the barn for Erica and Tyler’s first dance, which was so beautiful!
After that, Tyler surprised Erica by coordinating a surprise song with her dad – they both played together on the guitar for Erica – and that was the sweetest! It made for many teary faces around the room. Even though Erica doesn’t love being surprised, she was so touched. Erica then danced with her dad, and Tyler, his mom; and while they danced there was a slideshow playing of their childhood photographs. Then, the party got started as their guests danced!! The guests enjoyed the photo booth too, hopping in and out throughout the night! After Erica and Tyler cut their cake, we took them outside for night photographs – which were so beautiful with the tent lit up and the full moon. It was the perfect way to end their romantic summer day.
I wish Erica and Tyler every joy and happiness together, and I hope their sweet wedding story inspires your weekend!!
I LOVE these shoes and her soft bouquet!
Beautiful of the girls! Their pjs matched this entire room!
Love this of Erica, her mom, and grandma’s wedding bands!
Such a sweet group!
Erica said Tyler is great at math – such a sweet card and gift!
LOVED that gift from Tyler!
Adorable first look with her dad…
So pretty of the girls!
Waiting for the rain to pass in this small little barn! We had to make it into a “moment!”
I love Tyler’s grandpa’s smile, he is so epic!
Great one of the guys!!
So he doesn’t get “cold feet” and custom cuff links, from Erica!
Here she comes! Love Tyler’s face as he saw her!
Love all the greenery in this tent!
YAY! They’re married!!
Love this of the bridal party! This sunlight was amazing!
Love this one!!
Love this lighting and this happy group!
Awesome of the guys!
Ahh, LOVE! This light!
My other favorite! Love this and this view!
So sweet of them!
Such pretty details and greenery!
Here they are!! Mr. & Mrs. Witter!
Such a sweet first dance!
This surprise from Tyler and her dad was so sweet!
Haha loved this cake cutting! Such a fun night!
The best ending to their romantic day in the Finger Lakes!
A special thank you to all of the vendors who made Erica and Tyler’s beautiful day possible!
Venue: Crispin Hill, Penn Yan, New York
Photography: Kerri Lynne Photography
Florist: Foote Florals
DJ: Finger Lakes Entertainment
Ceremony Officiant: Craig Banfield
Wedding Dress Boutique: Heart to Heart Bridal, Webster, New York
Hair Stylist / Makeup Artist: Platinum Salon, Horseheads, New York
Catering: Crispin Hill
Bakery: Baked by Beans Bakery, Corning, New York
Another special thank you to my husband Derek Cole for being an amazing second photographer!! And to Erin Paglia for being an amazing photo booth / 3rd photographer! Such a great team!