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Ventosa Vineyards: Katie and Tyler's Fall Finger Lakes Wedding

Peanut butter and Jelly. Salt and Pepper. Chips and Salsa. There are some things that just naturally go together. Katie and Tyler are two of those things - their officiant told us all as much. They’re different, but a perfect fit together. We couldn’t agree more.

As our last Ventosa Vineyards wedding of the year, it was a little bittersweet, but the perfect ending to a fantastic year with their amazing team of great people.

With a fun loving bridal party and fantastic family, the cloudy, chilly day was filled with warmth. There were funny moments, lots of inside jokes, fantastic food and an amazing dance floor courtesy of Q Music Productions.

Katie and Tyler, we’re so grateful for you and your families. Thank you for welcoming us into your day with humor and love. Congratulations!

~ Erin

Finger Lakes Wedding Photography: Melanie and Chris

I've never met someone quite like Melanie - she's sweet and playful with her own brand of confidence. When she was told they had to use the rain plan on their wedding day, she was downright happy about it.

That's what it's all about - even when she could have been disappointed, she smiled and danced and still felt all the feels on their wedding day. Because at the end of the day, she had exactly what she planned for - she was married to Chris.

But here's the thing... it didn't really rain. Not during their emotional first look at White Springs Manor. Not through their family and bridal party pictures. And it barely sprinkled during their ceremony and reception at Ventosa Vineyards.

Whenever they looked at each other, it was with love - usually followed by laughter.

As Finger Lakes NY wedding photographers, we're so lucky to know and work with the best couples. They roll with the circumstances and always with love and grace. Melanie and Chris are no exception.

As they celebrate their Italian honeymoon, we're happy to share the story of their day with you. Congratulations Melanie and Chris!

~ Erin

Vendor Love
Hair & Makeup: Bombshell Salon
Wedding Dress: Allure / Xenas Bridal
Accommodations: White Springs Manor
Wedding Venue: Ventosa Vineyards
Florist/Decor: In Bloom Florals
Officiant: Judge Frank Geraci
Bakery: Bagels and Cakes
DJ: Paradise Entertainment

Ventosa Vineyards Wedding: Matt and Sarah

Matt proposed to Sarah on a weekend trip to visit her family here in New York. I think she knew it was coming, but wasn't expecting it that particular weekend, in front of the family she loved.

Then, in front of everyone they loved they said their vows and began their marriage. It was the perfect June day for a Finger Lakes wedding.

Getting ready in Sarah's hotel room felt peaceful from the minute we arrived. They laughed, ate and put the final touches on their makeup as if this was any other Saturday.

Their first look was priceless, Matt's reaction couldn't have been more perfect. And he gave her that same look of love as she walked down the aisle as the ceremony began.

They took it all in, every minute they could, with laugher and love felt emotions for all who came to celebrate with them.

And that sunset walk in the vineyards - yes, please!

Matt and Sarah - thank you for allowing us to share this time with you and congratulations again!

~ Erin

The Vendor Team
Hair Stylist: Julie Pagano
Makeup Artist: Bridal Biz, Linda Vaskoski Howard
Wedding Dress: Sophia Tolli
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Wedding Venue: Ventosa Vineyards
Officiant: Peter Sielaff
Entertainment: Nathan Baker, Fingerlakes Entertainment
Florist: In Bloom Florals
Bakery: Felicia's Atomic Brewhouse & Bakery

Keegan and Mike: Knapp Vineyard Wedding Photography

Where do I start with these two and their small and beautiful wedding? How about with the details? The dress? The flowers they designed themselves?

Maybe it was the venue. Everything about Knapp Winery was ideal for them. A romantic, vineyard wedding complete with the perfect sunset setting and amazing food? Yes, please.

Or how about the adventurous, travel theme that fit who they are perfectly? Or maybe, I should talk about the notes and vows they wrote for each other, shortly before the ceremony began.

No, because none of that mattered more than the love they felt for each other. They shared and showed all of their emotions freely - whether nervous excitement, or the first time she saw him, or when they were alone together.

They planned the kind of Finger Lakes wedding day that made us want to do it all over again myself. Every aspect of their day from decor to song choice, held a personal touch. It was all meaningful in one way or another.

It was intimate and focused on who, and what, really mattered to them. No detail can top that.

Mike and Keegan, congratulations on starting the next chapter in your biggest adventure yet!

~ Erin

Hair & Makeup: Del Lago Spa
Venue & Catering: Knapp Winery, Chef John McNabb
Officiant: Lorraine Hems
Bakery: Bagels and Cakes, Geneva NY
Entertainment: RD Entertainment

Venue Spotlight: Suzanne's Fine Regional Cuisine

There are some truly spectacular places to eat in the Finger Lakes and Upstate New York area. Beautiful spaces with delicious food and a feeling of warmth provided by the hosts.

One such location happens to be a newfound favorite of ours as a wedding venue. It's probably a little lesser known, but that's because they focus their attention on the right weddings for their space. Suzanne's Fine Regional Cuisine is worth the drive if you're looking for a great barn wedding space with delicious home made, farm to table meals made by Suzanne herself (the head chef!)

The little farmhouse is a cute, intimate space. The hidden gazebo by the pond as the ceremony site is natural, peaceful and happy. Then the barn atmosphere creates a great space for dinner and dancing the night away. And our personal favorite - there are so many opportunities for beautiful images everywhere.

Bob and Suzanne, along with their staff create the perfect home like atmosphere for simple, intimate weddings. If you're looking for an alternative to a ballroom wedding, this is a great place to start. In the future, they want to focus their attention on more small catered events, such as anniversary parties and rehearsal dinners - which are perfect for their space.

It was a great pleasure to work with them, and we can't wait to see them again at future events. Here's a glimpse at a recent highlight album from their beautiful space, enjoy!

~ Erin