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!