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Wedding at Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY ♥ Lauren + Dan

Lauren and Dan’s recent wedding at Hotel Syracuse could not be topped! We actually met Lauren back in 2013 when she was Maid of Honor for another one of our fabulous couples – Abby and Brendan! When Lauren contacted us in her search for a wedding photographer, we couldn’t have been more excited to photograph her and Dan’s wedding. But the plot thickened! Before we knew it, we were actually meeting with another couple who happened to be friends of theirs. Thanks to modern technology Christine and Dan actually knew that Lauren and Dan had booked us before we did, since they texted them during our meeting! Lauren and Dan are such a sweet and fun couple (just like their amazing friends who can all be seen in the photo below), and we had a lot of fun with them right off the bat, during their engagement session last fall. If you missed seeing the images from their session, you can find them here. Their big day came before we knew it, and it went off without a hitch. Their ceremony at the Church of the Most Holy Rosary was absolutely beautiful, and we visited Franklin Square for some very memorable moments with their bridal party. Their reception at the Hotel Syracuse was energetic to say the least! Everyone was up and dancing, and had a blast. Have a look at the photos and slideshow below to see for yourself! Bridal Preparations: Marriott Syracuse – Downtown (AKA Hotel Syracuse) Ceremony: Most Holy Rosary Officiant: Fr. Edward Zandy Bridal Party Portraits:…

Wedding at Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY ♥ Laura + Patrick

We had been really looking forward to Laura and Patrick’s wedding at Marriott Syracuse Downtown this year! Also known to the locals as Hotel Syracuse, this historic wedding venue has seen a lot of brides and grooms tie the knot since its opening in 1924, and when it was renovated and re-opened for business last year, we were excited to be able to celebrate there with this wonderful couple on their wedding day! It was hard to imagine their wedding being anything less than perfect, after their amazing engagement session last fall. If you missed our blog post for their session, you can check it out here. It’s one of our all-time favorites! We had an amazing day with the bride and groom, and even though the threat of rain had us biting our nails for a minute, Mother Nature came through. A pretty sizeable downpour happened during their ceremony at Assumption Church, but went away long before it had a chance to affect their day. We made a stop at one of the area’s most well-known parks for their portraits, and though under construction, Laura and Patrick managed to make the place look amazing. Their reception was off the charts! With the help of Lindsey at the Marriott, and the musical talents of Kirk at Select Receptions,  the splendor of their celebration the even attracted a few unexpected guests to check it out! It was great getting to work with Kirk a second time this season, and the guests thoroughly enjoyed the music with an evening full of dancing!…

Wedding at Moose River House, Thendara, NY ♥ Jiawan + David

We had such a wonderful time at the wedding of Jiawan and David, with everything located on-site at the Moose River House in beautiful Thendara, NY. The Adirondacks are an amazing place to have a wedding, and the Moose River House accommodated their every need to make for a perfect summer wedding day! Jiawan and David were a fun-loving couple who planned a relaxed celebration with their friends and family that went off without a hitch. It was an extra special day for them, as they share the same wedding day as David’s parents, and a special anniversary dance was a great surprise in honor of them. They had the perfect weather and a wonderful team of folks helping them to organize and set up for their day! Ceremony and Reception: Moose River House Officiant: Stuart DeCamp Catering: A Moveable Feast Makeup Artist: Timeless Updos Hair and Makeup Hair Stylist: Timeless Updos Hair and Makeup DJ: Conway Entertainment Videographer: Michael Rehbaum Jiawan and David, it was a pleasure getting to meet all the people who mean so much to you, and getting to share in your celebration! We enjoyed working with the two of you very much, and wish you many happy days and years ahead! Le gach dea-ghuí, (With all good wishes) Colleen & Greg Be sure to watch the highlight video below for more images of their day! Content, images, and video are © Solas Studios 2017Reproduction, screen captures, and use of content are prohibited without written permission.  …

Wedding at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Homer, NY ♥ Martha + CJ

Martha and CJ’s recent wedding was one of the prettiest backyard celebrations we’ve had the pleasure of photographing! But before we gush over their wedding, let’s first reflect back on their Engagement Session! We had such a great time photographing that, and getting to meet spunky little Boo, that we knew we were going to have a fantastic time working with them on their wedding day! If you missed out on our blog post of their session last fall, please do take a minute to visit, because it is a must-see! But getting back to their wedding day, it was a gorgeous summer day with perfect temperatures and bright blue skies. Their ceremony was filled with laughs and tears of joy alike. And their bridal party was a complete blast – what a great group of friends and family! And their reception was one that will surely go down in history as being one of the greatest celebrations under a tent! Which by the way, deserves a very honorable mention! A great lot of hard work, creativity, and planning went into making it such a beautiful space for their reception. Something that only a great team of professionals can put together! Without further ado, we invite you to check out the highlights from beginning to end! Ceremony: St. Margaret’s Catholic Church Officiant: Father Paul Alciati Bridal Party Portraits: Lynne Parks SUNY Cortland Alumni House Reception: Private Residence Catering: Serendipity Catering Makeup Artist: Jacqueline Nastri Hair Stylist: Jill George Reception Decor: Mollie Riley Interiors and Amy Lalla Designs Floral Designer: Gretchen…

Wedding at Francesca’s Cucina, Syracuse, NY ♥ Jess + Mike

Who doesn’t love an awesome wedding reception at the area-favorite, Francesca’s Cucina? Jess and Mike’s wedding day was one we were definitely looking forward to! After their fun engagement session at the Martisco Train Museum, we were excited to see what Francesca’s looked like with their new renovations. If you missed out on seeing their engagement session, you sneak a peek at some of the highlights here. Jess made an absolutely stunning bride – that hair though! Their beautiful ceremony took place at the Dewitt Community Church – such a pretty, and bright place for a wedding! After their ceremony, we headed to Franklin Square Park for their bridal party portraits, before heading to Francesca’s. Francesca’s has always been a gorgeous place for a meal, especially in their outdoor dining area, but WOW! The place looks amazing! It really makes you forget you’re in Syracuse – it’s just like walking into an authentic restaurant right in Italy. A huge thumbs up to Francesca’s for their amazing job on the renovations, and of course the fantastic food that they served! After their fun and upbeat reception full of dancing, Jess and Mike along with their bridal party, headed out to the curbside to light some Chinese Lanterns. A little bit of fire, a few wishes, and a lot of laughs made for a great end to the evening! See for yourself! Ceremony: Dewitt Community Church Bridal Party Portraits: Franklin Square Park Reception and Catering: Francesca’s Cucina Makeup Artist: MKW Salon Hair Stylist: Jenna of MKW Salon Floral Designer: Wegmans Baker: Pattisserie…

Colloca Estate Winery Wedding, Sterling, NY ♥ Katie + Ali

Katie and Ali chose the perfect day for their wedding at Colloca Estate Winery! A warm and sunny day led the way for their beautiful ceremony by the lake, and a breezy evening made the perfect setting for lots of dancing and merriment! We enjoyed our first visit to Colloca, and exploring the grounds for some great portrait locations with the happy couple. It was also our first time getting to work with Stephanie and Marybeth of Video Network, Inc, and a pleasurable return to working with Kirk of Select Receptions, who kept the guests dancing all night long! Katie and Ali concluded their perfect day with a sparkler send off! A great team of wedding professionals can be thanked for helping to make their day a memorable one! Check them out below!   Preparation with the Groom: Best Western Plus Ceremony: Colloca Estate Winery Reception and Catering: Colloca Estate Winery Makeup Artist: Encore Salon Hair Stylist: Encore Salon Floral Designer: Angel Grimshaw Baker: Kathy’s Cakes Officiant: James Moshier DJ: Kirk – Select Receptions Videographer: Stephanie and Marybeth – Video Network, Inc. Best wishes to Katie and Ali for a long lifetime of travel, adventures and love! Le gach dea-ghuí, (With all good wishes) Colleen & Greg Be sure to watch the highlight video below for more images of their day! Content, images, and video are © Solas Studios 2017Reproduction, screen captures, and use of content are prohibited without written permission.  …

SKY Armory Wedding, Syracuse, NY ♥ Christine + Dan

We kicked off our 2017 wedding season with Christine and Dan’s SKY Armory Wedding! Christine and Dan have been such a lovely couple to work with, and if you missed the fun we had for their engagement session, we definitely suggest that you check that out here! Beginning the season with Christine and Dan could not have been more perfect. Their energy and love for each other was a wonderful inspiration for what is sure to be a wonderful year for us. They are a spunky yet loving couple, whose ideas and zest for life translated so well into all of their images. It made for a super fun day for everyone, us included. They had a wonderful group of wedding professionals in their team on game day that made everything go off without a hitch. Preparations: Marriott Syracuse Downtown (aka Hotel Syracuse) Ceremony: Franklin Square Park Reception: SKY Armory Makeup Artist: Danielle Leubner Hair Stylist: Danielle Leubner Wedding Planner: Chelsea at SKY Armory Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Backyard GardenCeremony and Reception Floral Decor: SKY Armory Officiant: Daniel Curtin DJ: Black Tie Entertainment Videographer: Filmwell Studios It was a great pleasure to be a part of the team that made Christine and Dan’s wedding day, and we are grateful to have been chosen for such a great honor! We wish the two of you many long years of happiness and love! Le gach dea-ghuí, (With all good wishes) Colleen & Greg Be sure to watch the highlight video below for more images of their day! Content, images, and video are ©…

Dibbles Inn Wedding, Vernon, NY ♥ Heather + Adam

Heather and Adam’s wedding at the Dibble’s Inn in Vernon, was such a blast! These two were such a fun and laid back couple to work with, and their wedding was just as fun and laid back as they were! We were pretty excited to hear that Heather was even going to coordinate her hair color with her wedding decor! Nikki from Euforium can be thanked for her amazing color and wedding day coiffure.We knew probably in the first 15 minutes of meeting Heather and Adam that we were going to be a good fit. All 15 minutes were taken up by conversing about cats. One crazy cat lady always recognizes another! On their wedding day, Heather and Adam got ready at La Quinta Hotel, and then traveled to the Dibbles Inn where their ceremony and reception would be held.They had their first look right on the front porch, followed by some pretty fun and unique portraits.As firefighters, they had tot have a “little something” to incorporate one of the things they enjoy doing together most, in their wedding portraits.Don’t worry, no firefighters were injured in the making of these wedding portraits. But they sure did look pretty cute.Heather had some pretty awesome bridesmaids, but since Danielle was unable to make the wedding, they made sure she would still be included in her wedding pictures. So her face on a spatula made the rounds, all day long.They had a sweet ceremony, in which they exchanged their vows under the cover of some very beautiful trees, that made a great backdrop,…

Drumlins Country Club Wedding, Syracuse, NY ♥ Ashley + Matthew

No precipitation was going to put a damper on Ashley and Matt’s Drumlins Country Club Wedding! Though, I really should mention that last year, they brought snow with them for their engagement session, so we are very thankful that the snow stayed away for their wedding! Ashley, her bridesmaids, and the moms got some pampering done on the morning of their wedding. Flawless makeup application was provided by Holly of A List Artistry, and hair styling was courtesy of Krista at Lavish Salon.The guys got warmed up with some shots, and got ready at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, where the ladies also headed after finishing up at the salon.It may have been a wet and cold day outside, but inside there were plenty of warm and heartfelt moments, as the ladies shared a special gift for the bride, and the guys shared some drinks and laughs.Ashley was full of smiles as she and her bridesmaids exchanged some very special gifts.After getting into her gown, Ashley made her way downstairs for their First Look inside the lobby at the Crowne Plaza.After formal portraits with their immediate family and the bridal party, they made their way to Drumlin’s Country Club for their ceremony.After the ceremony, the beautifully lit ballroom made a romantic and festive setting for their reception and dinner.We can confidently say that Ashley and Matt’s wedding was the first one we’ve seen that included a corn cob pipe. I think we can speak for everyone, and say we’re also glad that Andrew didn’t keep dinner waiting while he read through…

Rustic Farm Wedding Cherry Valley, NY ♥ Amy + Liam

There couldn’t be a better time for a rustic farm wedding, than in the fall. The colors, the crisp autumn air, sweaters, boots and a roaring fire pit were all just small parts of Amy and Liam’s wedding day that made it extra special, in Cherry Valley.Their wedding color was one that we love and are surrounded by in our every day lives – a beautiful, yellowy-green. Amy’s bouquet has definitely ranked #1 of all the fall bouquets we have had the luxury of seeing. It was so organic and beautiful, and the aroma of oregano only added to its charm. It was the perfect blend of colors, textures, and fragrances that made it the perfect autumn bouquet. Their shoes were also some of my favorites too!This isn’t our first time at Glensfoot. We’ve actually been there 4 times now for 2 weddings, and 2 engagement sessions, and yet each time the property seems to take on the personality of who we’re there to photograph.It was wonderful seeing the Yellow Barn transformed into a cocktail lounge, and the Century Barn turned into a Cinema for the children to be entertained. We have wondered more than once if the walls could talk, what they might say.Amy and Liam took a relaxed and low-key approach to their wedding day. They left behind the worries of modern wedding traditions and embraced a day that was filled with family, friends, love, and togetherness.Dusty, the couple’s dog decided all on his own that he wanted to be a part of walking the bride down the…

Winery Wedding at Wagner Vineyards, Lodi, NY ♥ Alexa + Ryan

Alexa and Ryan’s winery wedding at Wagner Vineyards was our first wedding this year that actually felt like fall. It was just a year ago that we first visited Watkins Glen with the happy couple, along with Caly, for their engagement session. Alexa started the wedding day by getting dolled up at the New Image Hair Net Work in Watkins Glen… While Ryan was “pampered” at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. (Also, be sure to watch the highlight reel at the bottom for images of the “pampering”.)After all the ladies were finished with hair and makeup, they headed back to Alexa’s parents to get into their dresses, and help the bride get into hers.And the guys… well, they did more guy things. Near water. With alcohol.Alexa made an absolutely stunning bride! And “little” Miss Caly, who isn’t quite so little anymore, made an appearance all decked out in her own pearls, in some portraits with her “Mom”.Before we knew it, it was time to head over to Wagner Vineyards for their ceremony.A beautiful reception, catered by the staff at the Ginny Lee Cafe, right at Wagner, followed their heartwarming exchange of vows and rings.Not a slice of cake to be found at this wedding! Can’t have a fall wedding without a slice of an amazing assortment of pies, courtesy of The Village Bakery.A lot of dancing and epic moves were performed on the dance floor, made possible with music from Bill at Black Tie Entertainment. It was fantastic to finally work with Bill, who had remained “elusive” through the years…

Owasco Lake Wedding at Emerson Park Pavilion, Auburn, NY ♥ Shelley + Brandon

It’s been a little quiet on the blog, so let’s liven things up with Shelley and Brandon’s Owasco Lake Wedding at Emerson Park Pavilion! It it’s often that we don’t meet our couples in person before the wedding day, so when we arrived to photograph them, it was getting to meet them, and celebrate with them all at once! Both got ready with their bridal party and family near the beautiful Owasco Lake.Though they were in separate places, the pinning of the boutonnieres seemed to cause a little grief for everyone. I guess the ladies have it easy since they can just carry their flowers!Sneakers also were a bit of a challenge. It’s always good to use the buddy system, so fortunately there was a lot of help around to get the job done before heading to Emerson Park Pavilion.Shelley and Brandon exchanged vows overlooking the lake, surrounded by the beautiful trees and lots of friends and family.Though their first choice for a cake cutting utensil was shot down by the venue, a fill in meat cleaver did the job just fine. I don’t know that two people cutting a cake with a chainsaw would have been as easy to operate. Cake and cupcakes provided by Patisserie. Lots of dancing and merriment ensued following the meal, formal dances, and the cake cutting. The bridal party, guests and family had a blast moving to the tunes provided by DJ Brent PersiaWe took a few minutes to sneak away with the bride and groom for some portraits before the sun was gone,…

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