Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer

Geneva NY Wedding Photography: Club 86 with Kelley and Paul

Nearly 30 years ago, Kelley’s parents married in the same town, same church and held their reception in the same wedding venue in Geneva NY. When Kelley and I spoke about their wedding, I could feel the sentiment in her voice when she mentioned it.

What an honor.

Kelley and Paul met in high school, and have been on the road to each other since. As a singer / songwriting team they’re working their tails off traveling between Nashville and Pittsburgh chasing their dreams.

It was a beautiful day for their Seneca Lake wedding. Between the heartfelt notes to each other before the ceremony, the sunshine and the lake breeze, and the venue filled with family and friends it was everything it could have been and more.

And at their own reception, Paul and Kelley performed one of their own songs. It was such a touching moment, personalizing their already amazing day to perfection.

Paul and Kelley - Thank you for opening up your hearts and being your amazing selves on your wedding day. It was truly beautiful to witness and be a part of with you. Congratulations!

~ Erin

The Vendor Team:
Wedding Planner: Em + E Events
Hair & Makeup: At Home Beauty, Lee Ann Boersma
Ceremony Venue: St. Francis de Sales Church
Florist: Sincropi Florist
Reception Venue: Club 86, Geneva NY
Cake & Bakery: Simple Sweets Bakery
DJ: DJ Dale
Videographer: Fyvie Films

Vineyard Wedding Venues Series, Finger Lakes NY: Knapp Vineyards

Next up in our Vineyard Venue Wedding Series - Knapp Vineyards on Cayuga Lake!

This was the perfect venue for a small, intimate wedding. Everything about it impressed us. The bridesmaids prepped in a nearby cottage (owned by the vineyard). The restaurant lawn created the perfect backdrop for a sunset wedding ceremony. The restaurant was cozy and intimate.

And the food was. to. die. for! SO GOOD! Customized menus with their amazing wines - so worth it!

And then how about having your dance floor with the backdrop of the barrel room behind you? It creates a picture perfect scene for those first dance photos.

And if you’re able to step away from the party and hit up the amazing sunset in the vineyard - do it. You won’t ever regret it.

If you want to see more wedding photography from this Finger Lakes Wedding venue - check out more from Keegan and Mike’s beautiful 2017 wedding!

Vineyard Wedding Venues Series, Skaneateles NY: Anyela's Vineyard

We’ve worked at so many wedding venues in the Finger Lakes and the Rochester NY area. So many in fact, that we thought it might be helpful to engaged couples to show you a series of some of the vineyard wedding venues we’ve had the pleasure of working at in the area. In the next few weeks we’re going to show you one at a time - so if you’re on the hunt for your perfect Finger Lakes vineyard wedding, follow along!

We’re going to start with Anyela's Vineyard in Skaneatles, NY. It’s a beautiful setting for a wedding. There’s a great gazebo space for a ceremony on a beautiful garden filled lawn. The view is spectacular.

What’s great about Anyela’s is that there’s a separate space for each portion of your wedding. From the ceremony, you head inside to the winery for cocktail hour and then from there, into the beautiful pole tent where the reception will take place. It’s been a bit since we’ve been there, but we remember the meal like it was yesterday.

We love that there is a huge variety of photography options on the grounds of Anyela’s. The flowering beds, the view, the vineyards, and the cellar doors all make for great photo locations. And the sunset scene was to die for. Gorgeous. Enjoy a tiny glimpse of what we loved!

~ Erin

Toganenwood Estate Wedding: Daniel and Lyla

Together, Daniel and Lyla created a book themed, fall barn wedding in the Finger Lakes. They included a beautiful mixture of culture and heritage, both traditional and non traditional. They created a wedding that displayed who they were, both individually and as a couple. It couldn’t have been more perfect for you.

Well, I mean it could have been warmer and with less of a threat of rain - but not even love can control the weather forecast. Despite the looming clouds, the day flowed perfectly for them.

Traditional touches filled their unplugged ceremony while more non traditional elements filled the barn during their reception. Thali of India provided a fantastic dinner. Rather than a traditional dance floor, Contra dancing (line dancing) as well as the Horah was a huge success for this group of family and friends.

They did everything their way, and it was a fantastic day to end this year’s wedding season. Congratulations Lyla and Daniel!

~ Erin

The Vendor Team
Venue: Toganenwood Estates, Lyons NY
Wedding Coordinator: MaryAnna Digancci, Stardust Events
Caterer: Thali of India
Reception Band: Wild Root Band
Rentals: Spatola Party Rentals