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Kerri + Ron – Syracuse, NY Wedding

Kerri + Ron’s wedding day was smaller than they had originally planned (hundreds of people smaller) but it was still a gorgeous wedding. I am just a LITTLE BIT obsessed with Kerri + Ron’s wedding photos. Their day started at a hotel in Syracuse NY where they both got ready. Since their wedding was so much smaller, we opted to skip the second shooter which meant I got to photograph both of them getting ready. This was easy to do since they were in the same place. The hotel rooms were just a smidge smaller than they had anticipated but we made it work. When there’s just no place to hang a wedding dress, having the bride hold it up makes for some gorgeous photos. Kerri bought her wedding dress at the New York Bride and Co in Syracuse NY.I love making artwork out of bouquets. Unfortunately flowers wilt and dry up but how cool would it be to make metal prints out of macro shots of your bouquet? It’s an awesome way to preserve them.
What’s a covid wedding without customized masks?Kerri’s sisters were her bridesmaids. I love that their hotel room just happened to match their blue bathrobes too. It was a very color coordinated affair.
How gorgeous is Kerri though?The last time I saw Ron was when we did their engagement photos in Ithaca in the dead of winter. Ron had a really great beard back then so when I walked into the hotel room I honestly didn’t even recognize him at first. It’s a good thing I didn’t ask “Where’s Ron?” because that would have been embarrassing. I’m glad I picked up on the beardless Ron as soon as he asked “How’ve you been?” I’m so smooth you guys. I love these custom cuff links. Kerri + Ron did their first look right outside the hotel. I thought this blue lounge area was pretty neat. After the first look we ventured over to Thornden park. I had never been here before so I was excited to find some new spots for pictures. This place is GORGEOUS! There was an open air amphitheater in the middle of the park which is where we started. We had to move it along a bit quickly because there was a group of actors getting ready to rehearse on stage. We took enough time to snap some good ones though.This bouquet was created by Plenty of Posies in Newfield NY.On the far side of the park is an expansive garden with city views. We spent the majority of our time here because it was too picturesque not to.The picture below is probably my most favorite shot of their wedding day.Kerri + Ron had their ceremony at Francesca’s Cucina on Salina St. in Syracuse, NY. They had a separate room for small events which was perfect for an intimate ceremony and reception space. The staff there were so friendly and wonderful to work with. The food was also INCREDIBLE! My dinner was 5 stars and I will, without a doubt, return as a guest again some time in the future. I would also like to note that they did a great job making sure everybody was safe. Extra precautions were made such as including hand sanitizer at each table and staff requested we even use it in between sharing the salt and pepper shakers. These times can be so unsettling but Francesca’s made it really comfortable and I felt completely secure being there. Since Kerri + Ron only had their immediate family and friends attend their wedding, they had everyone else zoom call in. There’s always that one moment at the wedding. First kiss as husband and wife!Kerri + Ron’s cake was made by The Cake Shop in Skaneateles. It was beautifully made. Two of their family members happened to have birthdays the same day as their wedding so they also included a cake for them. This was such a sweet moment. I absolutely love this shot. It’s so sweet how they look at each other. Birthday buddies!This was such a beautiful wedding and I’m so grateful I could be a part of it. A big shout out to these vendors for helping to make Kerri + Ron’s day so perfect.

Venue: Francesca’s Cucina – (Syracuse, NY)

Dress: New York Bride and Co – (North Syracuse, NY)

Cake: The Cake Shop – – (Skaneateles, NY)

Flowers: Plenty of Posies – – (Newfield, NY)

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