Thursday, November 29, 2012

Andrea + Nick: Colorful Wedding at The Lazy Swan Golf and Country Club Village

Andrea and Nick were married on a beautiful and hot summer day in July.  Their ceremony was sweet, romantic and a bit funny.  Though you won't see it in the clip below, Nick had a close call, almost passing out on the alter. You never realize how hot it can get standing up there for so long under all the lights. What could have easily been a time for panic quickly turned into a group effort to keep Nick comfortable, kept lighthearted by the efforts of family and the bridal party.  His new father-in-law was quick with some water, his groomsmen found chairs for the couple to sit on and his lovely bride Andrea was fanning him with a giant smile on her face to keep him cool and happy. It was a sneak peek into their future of love and support of each other and from their families.

After the ceremony, they were off to celebrate at The Lazy Swan Golf and Country Club Village in Saugherties.  This was our first visit to The Lazy Swan and we hope to film there more often.  It's a stunning venue with beautiful grounds, perfect for taking wedding photos and for your guests to enjoy as they mingle during cocktail hour.  The ballroom is octagonal with a gorgeous octagonal wooden dance floor and an elaborate in-house lighting system that was customized to fit Andera and Nick's colorful theme. The staff was wonderful to work with and the food was phenomenal.  It was the perfect setting for this colorful, glamorous, high-energy celebration.

We absolutely love it when our couples drench their weddings in lovely personal details and Andrea and Nick's colorful DIY details didn't disappoint. Though their main accent color was blue, Andrea wanted a rainbow of vibrant colors and included them everywhere she could from the colorful shoes on herself and her bridemaids to her heart covered cake and all of her DIY details.  Andrea was a bride that paid close attention to every detail and knew the exact look she wanted.  She must have spent hours upon hours on all her DIY projects to achieve it.  Totally worth it!  We're not talking sitting at a printer and letting it do all the work diy.  This girl took it old-school with construction paper, markers, glue, glass beads and other notions. Check out some of the details in the stills above and below. 

With tunes supplied by Danielle Perry of Music By Danielle and Andrea making the rounds about the dance floor, the guests only left the floor to eat; a much needed refueling to keep that energy going throughout the night.  There were a few surprises along the way, including a set of slideshows to go along with their parent dances and a flash mob styled surprise Zumba performance by the bride and all her girls.  You can watch their Zumba performance here.

We had the pleasure of working alongside one of our favorite photographers, Cheryl of Bolton-Reuter Photography.  With this adorably cute couple, all their personalized details, the fabulous venue and the high energy on the dance floor, there was so much to cover that day.  This is we get giddy with excitement.  We each love capturing all the details, big and small, as well as all the fun.  The cameras never really left our hands that night.  It was so much fun to watch and capture everything and it's always great to work alongside a photographer that gets just as excited about documenting every little thing as we do.  Be sure to check out Cheryl's blog for some really great pictures from this colorful wedding, especially the one taken at night on the green with a glowing heart around Andrea and Nick.  The photos are sweet and sassy and fit their theme perfectly!

Last, but not least, here is a clip from their wedding showing all the fun! Hope you enjoy!
If you watched this clip, please leave us a comment here on the blog and/or on our Facebook page. We'd love to hear what you think! Don't forget to like us on Facebook while you're there!

Production Team

Ceremony Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church, Kingston, NY
Reception Location: The Lazy Swan Golf and Country Club Village, Saugherties, NY
Photographer: Cheryl Bolton-Reuter, Bolton-Reuter Photography
DJ: Danielle Perry, Music By Danielle
Cake: Lauren Stein, Enchanted Cakes by Lauren

Monday, November 12, 2012

Corin + Albert's Highlights: Rhinecliff Hotel Wedding

From the very first time that I met Corin and Albert, I could see how very much in love the are!  It's undeniable! Watch their faces throughout the video clip and I promise you will melt. They are so completely sweet together!

Here is a highlight video from Corin and Albert's sweet, romantic and fun wedding. I hope you enjoy!

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Love Letter from Diana, Mother of the Bride

We got such a warm feeling in our hearts from this post to our Facebook wall from Diana that we just had to share it!!

We had the pleasure of meeting Diana and her family back in 2006 when we filmed her daughter Stephanie's wedding and this year, it was her sister Krystle's turn.  We were so excited to hear from Diana with the news of Krystle's wedding and that she wanted us to be there to film it!  It always means so much to us to be asked to film another wedding in the same family.  We see so many familiar faces that it feels like being around family to us.  It's so wonderful to hear back from these families that it is very much the same for them!  Here is Diana's very sweet post!

Dear Jenn,

Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did at Krystle and Nick's wedding at the Poughkeepsie Grand. I just finished watching the DVD you sent to me. Reliving that day brings back such great memories and having you there to be part of this made it so much better. You became part of our family when Stephanie got married in 2006 and all I know is that you did such a great job then we could not have a wedding/event without you being there.

I would recommend you to anyone looking for a well organized, personal, compassionate,caring and most of all loving person to make their special day a day to remember. Anything I can do in regards to recommending you don't hesitate to give my name,number. Once again, thank you in advance for your professionalism and friendship.

Diana Rienzo