Family Cottage Wedding on Cayuga Lake • Tiffany Wayne Photography

 

It seems only fitting that after a weekend of scorching temperatures, we'd share a wedding that reminds us that fall is just around the corner. This Cayuga Lake Wedding from Tiffany Wayne Photography is one of our faves: full of emotion, thoughtful details and a couple completely in love! We're saving these favors for the future - what's more appropriate than copper Moscow Mule mugs engraved with your wedding date that also double as escort cards? Absolute perfection! 


From Tiffany: This wedding took place at a very special location…the family Cottage on Cayuga Lake. I drove up the night before to make sure I got my beauty rest before the big day! On the morning of the wedding, I was so excited to see what everything looked like!! I remember pulling into the driveway and instantly thinking, “Wow this is picture perfect!!” I met up with the girls in the main cottage (yes, there are several) and they were sitting around laughing and chatting…..see! Good vibes!!! The girls gifted beautiful bride Katie a scrapbook of memories and personally written letters…. What a sweet gift! The weather was looking great, but then suddenly a couple gray clouds rolled over us-and it began to rain! BUT! It stopped. Thank God for that! After Katie got in her gorgeous dress, we brought in her Father… that made my heart swell. Then the girls handed Katie her gift from Tim. When she opened up the first envelope, Tim had a card inside for each bridesmaid. Major props, Tim, for thinking of your (soon-to-be) Wifey’s besties! I loved how Katie’s card was in the shape of a heart… that just made it even more adorable! Oh but just wait. So there was this gorgeous Tiffany’s bracelet (which I loved)….but THEN she opened up a journal. A journal that Tim wrote in every day since they were engaged. ONE YEAR. Every. Day. I was choking back a major ugly cry. Then! Katie pointed out in the first entry Tim wrote, “We got our wedding photographer, Tiffany- awesome!” I felt so cool in that moment. LOL. But enough about me. It was time for the first look!!! What a moment! Family and friends watched from a distance and I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!

We took the bride and groom around this gorgeous property …The love these two share is off the charts. After portraits it was time to get these two hitched! The ceremony was sweet and intimate- and you can’t beat a setting on the lake! Following the ceremony, there was a champagne toast on the lawn and then guests were escorted to cocktail hour. The reception tent was like a dream! Chandeliers, foliage, farm style tables, copper Moscow mule mugs (that were made custom from Mexico with the date and fingers lakes engraved), candles. etc… I could go on and on! It was gorgeous!!! So maybe I should just let the photos take it away from here! Katie and Tim, thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing me to capture such an incredible time in your life! May you be surrounded by so much love and joy now and always!

Vendors: Hair: HAUTE HOUSE | Makeup: MIEL BEAUTY BAR | Coordination: Heather Davidson, INNS OF AURORA | Dress: Lea-Ann Belter, SOMETHING BLEU BRIDAL | Formalwear: JCREW | Flowers: STACY K FLORAL DESIGN | Catering: SKILLET AND EMBERS | Music: PRIME TIME HORNS | Stationery:TERRA-ROSA (Invitation only), DEESIGNS BY DEE | Cake: CHROMA BAKERY | Event Rentals: SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL EVENTS | Photography: Tiffany Wayne Photography

Rustic Chic Becker Farms Wedding • Alexandra Meseke

 

Anytime a wedding starts out with an invitation as gorgeous as this, we know the rest is bound to be beautiful. We love everything about Amanda + Josh's wedding day from Alexandra Meseke ... from the flower arrangements made by her mom to the rustic chic reception decor, every photo is full of personality and love.  Our favorite part? The breathtaking bridal portraits during "the most epic sunset of all time". Rain is supposedly good luck on your wedding day, but we're pretty sure a sunset like this means your marriage is truly something special. 


From Alexandra: Amanda and Josh's Becker Farms Wedding was far far more than we could have ever possibly imagined it would be. I mean, first off, lets just talk for a second about how we had the most epic sunset of all time. If you follow us on Instagram you know that I said I'm pretty sure we'll never take photos like this ever again because the way the light was bouncing against the earth that evening was like something out of dream.

What makes a great wedding though is not the sunset, or the gorgeous wooden center pieces constructed by Amanda's dad, or the perfect flower arrangements DIY'd by Amanda and her mom, or the jaw dropping cathedral veil she wore . . . no it's not any of that . . . it's the infectious chemistry, affection, and love that Amanda and Josh shared. These two had an extra special kind of respect and adoration for one another. I mean, for reals, I'm talking Nicholas Sparks kind of stuff here people. Sorry, I'm going all corn ball on you, but when Josh looked at Amanda is was like when Noah looked at Allie(in The Notebook for those of you not getting the reference). It was like he would crawl to ends of the earth to keep her safe and protected. And holy moly do I love me summa that!! Have I mentioned I'm a hopeless romantic?! DUH!!

And of course behind every good man and every good woman, is an even more amazing family. And they made us feel like part of that family. So warm, and welcoming, and that means everything to us. We honestly just didn't want this night to end. Not just because of the love we were feeling, but the incredible party, made possible by the one and only DJ Naps. Seriously guys, he's the best of the best.

Vendors: Venue: Becker Farms, DJ: DJ Naps at Breakthrough Entertainment, Hair/Make-Up: Kalu Salon, Suits: theblacktux, Jewelry: Rent The Runway, Shoes: J-Crew, Invitations: Minted