With a November wedding in Syracuse, NY, you never know what kind of weather you’re going to get. It could be a monsoon, it could be a blizzard, and there’s more than a good chance it’ll be cloudy and dark. Stephanie and Dennis must have called in a favor to a higher power because their Wedding day was just perfect – it was sunny and clear, and just warm enough to be comfortable for outdoor photos.
The ceremony was at the beautiful St. Mary’s Church, in Baldwinsville, NY. The giant cathedral ceiling and the stained glass windows made a wonderful setting to get married. After a few quick pictures inside and out, we headed down the street to Mohegan Manor for the reception. Even though the grounds at Mohegan Manor are small, they provided many great locations for photographing the bride and groom. The sun was setting, and the light was warm and glowing.
Stephanie, Dennis, their families, and their friends had a blast the rest of the night eating, drinking, and dancing. They were even able to extend the party by an hour because they didn’t want it to end! By the time the music stopped, we felt like part of the family – we’re so thankful to have such wonderful clients and friends.
Vincent used fresh flowers in Stephanie’s hair and it looked great.
Katherine caught this moment as Alexa tried to relieve Stephanie’s nerves just before the ceremony started.
I love this moment when Stephanie’s Grandfather gave her away as Dennis’ Mom looks on with happiness.
Look at the gorgeous ceiling in St. Mary’s Church. We almost needed a wider lens to take it all in.
The bridal party posing on the steps of the church.
Some shots from the bridal portrait session at Mohegan Manor before the reception.
Some of the details at the reception.
Dennis’ Dad, also the best man, gave a really funny toast that had everyone in the room laughing.
The wedding cake from Patisserie had fresh flowers on it, and in Italian wedding tradition, Dennis’ family provided home made Italian cookies on each table.
After dinner, the party moved to the top floor of Mohegan Manor where the dancing commenced. Stephanie and Dennis made a grand entrance during introductions. Eddy captured this nice shot of Dennis dancing with his Mom during the Mother/Groom dance.
Stephanie and Dennis sharing their first dance as husband and wife as their family and friends look on.
Eddy grabbed this shot of Stephanie and her Grandfather dancing.
Stephanie and Dennis had a lot of fun dancing.
Exhausted at the end of the night, Stephanie took a minute to put her feet up and relax with her bridesmaids.
Congratulations Stephanie and Dennis and thank you so much for letting us be a part of your Wedding day. Your families are wonderful and really made us feel special and welcome. We really hope you enjoy all the photos.
– Nick & Eddy