We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for Emily and Jason’s wedding. Even a little bit of rain did not dampen their spirits or their joy on their special day. We first met them back in the winter, with their four-legged friend Grady, for an Engagement Session in beautiful Skaneateles. Visit their session blog here, if you missed out. We were so excited about getting to follow them around on their gorgeous wedding day!
The day began with the ladies getting ready at Emily’s parents’ home, right in the heart of Skaneateles. The sun kept peeking out in between the rain drops, as everyone readied for the ceremony. The guys awaited the big event at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Auburn. Later they shared a few laughs inside the barn at the breathtaking Chantelle Marie Lakehouse, overlooking one of our favorite of the Finger Lakes – Owasco Lake. Emily and Jason carefully selected this quiet and special venue to celebrate their nuptials.
As time grew closer, Mother Nature decided for one last rain before the celebration really began. As the ladies arrived at Chantelle Marie, the rain almost seemed like it would never stop. Coming down in buckets, the groomsmen ushered the guests under the protection of big umbrellas to the ceremony. And while she has been nothing but kind to our brides, Mother Nature does have a sense of humor. She decided the rain would only stop once the bride stepped foot out of the bus! For the rest of the day, however, she shined happiness down on everyone, especially for Emily and Jason. Inside the barn, the bride and her sister Page took a break to collect themselves before the ceremony started. They found it increasingly difficult to keep their emotions at bay, but shared a lighthearted moment trying to dry their eyes so as not to disturb their makeup!
Emily and Jason met under the rustic wooden arch, where they exchanged vows presided by Pastor David Borthwick, in front of their loving friends and family. Following the ceremony, family and bridal party portraits were taken at Chantelle Marie, and the bridal party at the fantastic Skaneateles Country Club on the docks. A relaxing cocktail hour outside the Clubhouse led up to the reception, or should we say party?!? This group sure knew how to have a good time! With a skit from the bride’s cousins, and a special song performed by the bride’s aunts, the night was filled with fun, lots of dancing, and great music provided by Whirling Disc Sound. After a delightful meal, a celebration for the books, and a picture-perfect sunset, the bride and groom concluded their day with a special sparkler send-off.
Emily and Jason, with our greatest pleasure, we would like to thank you for selecting us to be a part of your celebration. It was a joy from beginning to end, and your friends and families were such a delight to be around! It was a perfect day, and you were such a fun couple to work with. We wish the two of you lots of love and light, and may all your wishes and dreams come true!
Le gach dea-ghuí,
(With all good wishes)
Colleen & Greg