Emily + Jacob’s wedding day started off at the gorgeous and ritzy Otesaga in Cooperstown, NY. I have been here quite a few times for quite a few weddings and this place never disappoints. It is such a beautiful property for picture taking.
This picture cracked me up. THIS IS GENIUS YOU GUYS!!! Wedding day nerves are no joke. And it’s not just the bride and groom who are nervous. It’s everybody. Mom and Dad are nervous. Anyone who has to make that trip down the aisle with 100 or more eyes on them are nervous. GUYS! Even I’m a little nervous sometimes. But this….this is hilarious. And fitting. These flowers were designed by Mohican Flowers. They did such a pretty job. I’m obsessed with Emily’s choice in wedding nails. Soooo pretty!While I was with Emily, the talented Taras was with Jacob. How many groomsmen does it take to ready a groom? The ceremony took place in the Cornwallville Church which was moved to the Farmer’s Museum property in the 1960’s. This 18th century church is absolutely stunning. You wouldn’t think it could fit 175 guests because it appears to be so quaint from the outside but this little sanctuary is the perfect little church for a wedding. We also didn’t use ANY flash for this wedding. Not even a peep of extra light and we surely didn’t need to. If your ceremony has flash restrictions, this church has the most perfect lighting for natural light photography.
We were so grateful that C & A Event Planning was on site the day of Emily + Jacob’s wedding. Not only do they keep things organized but they’re so great at soothing wedding day nerves and addressing all those fine details. We LOVE working with C & A Event Planning. If you’re questioning whether or not you should have an event planner, the answer is YES YOU SHOULD and you should 100% entrust all those details to the ladies of C & A.Right before Emily came down the aisle, Jacob looked right at me and said “I’m going to cry”. And listen, I’m not a sadistic person but I was like YES! Because getting shots of the groom crying while his beautiful bride is walking towards him are some of the most precious moments to capture and I love the honor of doing that. This ceremony was so heartfelt and beautiful.The favorite part of my dayyyyyy! We snagged some of these portraits pre-ceremony at the Otesaga. The rest were taken on the Farmer’s Museum property. This venue is one of my absolute favorites. The opportunity for multiple stunning backdrops in just a few acres of property is almost limitless. I’ve been here quite a few times and there’s always something new. A new angle, a new area that hasn’t been utilized yet, sometimes even sweet little furry friends. (Check out Katie + Tim’s wedding at the Famer’s Museum for the CUTEST little baby cow who loved posing for pictures!)
There’s always that one guy, ya know?When I did Emily & Jacob’s engagement photos, they randomly thumb wrestled while we were standing in the middle of the woods. I thought it was so cute so we recreated it. The reception took place inside the main ballroom area at the Farmer’s museum. I loved all the twinkle lights they had hung up around the dance area. Is anyone else suddenly craving cake?Emily and Jacob had a beautiful wedding in Cooperstown. I’m so happy I could be a part of it and I’m SO happy I could work with all of these amazing vendors who helped make their day so memorable. (And also my assistant Taras who is unbelievably talented and made the day so much fun!)
Venue: Famer’s Museum – farmersmuseum.org
Event planning: C & A Event Planning – caeventplanning.com
Catering: LM Townsend Catering – lmtownsendcatering.com
Flowers: Mohican Flowers – mohicanflowers.org
Rentals: Morris Tent Rentals – morristents.com
Cake: Marjorie Landers Cakes