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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!

2017 Wedding Review: Finger Lakes NY Wedding Photographers

When your wedding season begins with a couple stopping for pizza and ends with a dozen adoptable dogs at a cocktail hour - you know you're doing something right.

Simply put, 2017 was an amazing year of weddings.

Here's just a few reasons why:

1) They were unique: Our first wedding of the season, and we're stopping for pizza. Cristin and Michaela also threw the most amazing reception at the Rochester Museum and Science center, including an epic bridal party dance off throw down.

2) Vineyards: Whether it was a sunset ceremony at Knapp Vineyards, or quiet time together at Casa Larga, Ventosa Vineyards or even Becker Farms. The grapes were a gorgeous, prominent part of many of our wedding images this year.

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3 Sunsets: Because oh golden hour magic, how we love thee so.

4) Relaxed elegance: Our couples added so many fun, relaxed touches to their elegant wedding days and portraits. Like s'mores, campfires and hanging out with very friendly horses at The Wadsworth Homestead in Geneseo.

5) Cocktail hour on a boat? Why yes, please! Amanda and Vince's Lockport Locks boat cruise was one of the most unique ways to host cocktail hour that we've ever experienced.

6) New Venues: We were so lucky to capture weddings at some new places this year. The Wintergarden by Monroe's, Becker Farms, Shadow Lake, Statler City and so many more. From Rochester to the Finger Lakes to Buffalo - it felt like we were always experiencing somewhere new!

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7) Puppies! Matt and Ellen killed it with hosting Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions during their cocktail hour at the Port of Rochester. Because who wouldn't want to play with puppies at a wedding?!

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8) Playfulness: We loved that our couples were up for fun. You might think being silly can seem out of place at a wedding - but what better way is there to enjoy the day?

9) Realness: Above all the rest, what an honor to see real emotions, true friends, love and so much joy from our couples and their families. Soooo many genuine reactions in wedding day photographs. It reminds me of how much trust is put in us on such a beautifully important day. I mean, really when a groom cries, my heart melts.

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Thanks for stopping by and checking out our favorite moments of 2017. Did yours make our list? Share yours with us in the comments if it didn't!

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

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