So I’m going to sound cliche when I say this but it’s ok…I genuinely love these photos from Jill and Steve’s wedding at Emerson Park Pavilion. Putting this blog post together reminded me of so many happy moments from their wedding day. Jill and Steve are kind people who surely know how to have a good time. They surround themselves with friends and family who are equally as kind, loving, and fun. This truly made for a beautiful day. The vibe I got during the day was that the details were all well taken care of, Jill and Steve were relaxed, and everyone was there to have a great time. I can’t help but think the more organized a couple is leading up to the wedding, and the more laid back a couple is the day of, the more wonderful the day will be. As a couple, Jill and Steve simply go together. Jill was an effortlessly stunning bride…I was in awe of how easy she made it look! You will see her beauty shines through in the photos and so does their adoration and respect for each other. The decor and details at Emerson Park Pavilion were also gorgeous. Jill and Steve, together with a wonderful group of vendors, made the reception room at Emerson Park look phenomenal. Their decor was black, white, and silver and I loved the classic look they created. They had a popcorn bar during the cocktail hour and reception. They also had an ice cream bar for dessert with local ice cream from Gannon’s in Syracuse. Instead of the traditional cake cutting, Jill and Steve fed each other ice cream from a big sundae with “Mr. and Mrs.” on top. I love when couples have non-traditional details that are unique to their wedding. This was such a cute idea and the ice cream bar was a huge hit with the guests. The dancing at the reception was probably the best I’ve ever seen at a wedding. The dance floor was packed the whole night. The LeMoyne Alum, along with other family and friends, were tearin’ it up! I had to limit myself with how many dancing pictures I included here…there were so many that had me cracking up while I was editing! So it goes without saying Jill and Steve and their families know how to throw an incredible party! I had the best time capturing their day!
Jill’s niece was the cutest flower girl!
This room looked gorgeous!
I love getting to see friends at weddings! Kristen and I used to work together and I was so excited to see her! What a wonderful couple she and JD are!!
Such a great idea!
And the fun dancing shots begin…
Venue / Emerson Park Pavilion
Coordinator / HJ Hospitality / Andrea Crowley
Décor, Tables, Linens / Hank Parker’s Party and Tent
Dress / New York Bride
Bridesmaid Dresses / Scarlett Brand
Tuxes / Men’s Wearhouse
Entertainment / Black Tie Entertainment
Makeup / Aubrey James of Lashes, Locks, and Lips
Hair / Marie of Paparazzi Day Spa
Ice Cream Bar / Gannon’s Ice Cream
Popcorn Bar / Kandied Kernel
Shoes / Christy NG Shoes
Flowers / The Backyard Garden
Catering / HJ Hospitality
Cookies / Maria of La Dolce Vita
Transportation / Big D’s Limos