Meghan & Eric – October 25, 2014

Meghan and Eric had a late Autumn wedding reception at the Fontainebleau Inn. It turned out to be a beautiful day. There was still a lot of color on the tree covered hills around the Fontainebleau Inn. Gentle breezes, blue skies with some clouds added to the dramatic colors.

The bride and groom chose the song All I Wanna Do by Jamie Lidell for their first dance.

It was a great evening of fun and dancing.

Thanks to Meghan, Eric and Meghan’s Mother, Margaret, who made planning this wedding reception so much fun.

Here are a few photos that I took of the festivities.

Sarah & Isaac – May 24, 2014

The weather on Friday, the day before the wedding, was horrendous. Cold, windy and rainy. It did not seem possible that Saturday could possibly be a nice day for a wedding.

DSC_5292Saturday was a beautiful day for a wedding. Gorgeous blue sky and bright sun, punctuated with big puffy clouds. The Fontainebleau Inn nestled next to the small Cayuta Lake was beautiful.

During the Cocktail Hour the photographer (Anna Simonak) took the wedding party down to the lakes’ edge for photos. It was quite a sight to see them all making their way down the beautifully groomed sloping lawn and then to make their way back.
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A blessing was given before the meal by the Groom’s parents followed by Toasts by the Brides’ sister Jessie and the Groom’s brother, Noah.
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At the end of the meal, instead of a cake cutting, there was a “First Scoop” and then an assortment of pies were served with ice cream.

Formal Dances followed with the Bride/Groom dance kicking things off. Sarah and Isaac danced to the song Hey Pretty Girl by Kip Moore.

The Father/Daughter dance was Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra and the Mother/Groom dance was What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong.

An evening of dancing followed and a great time was had by all.

Thank you Sarah and Isaac for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day. Enjoy the rest of the photos I took.

Kimberly & Jason – Sep 1, 2013

It was a warm and beautiful day for Kimberly and Jason’s wedding reception at the Fontainebleau Inn. Jeffrey Foote was the amazing-as-always photographer and the caterer was Word of Mouth.

DSC_4048This was a really fun wedding for me to be a part of. The guests were just so fun and the bride and groom were enjoying every minute of their special day.

After an hour of cockatails and appetizers on the patio, I made the formal introductions. Kimberly and Jason had written up a short quip about each person in the wedding party and everyone enjoyed the “special” introductions.

Immediately following the introduction of the Bride and Groom, I played the First Dance song, “Faithfully” by Journey.

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Prior to the meal a blessing and toasts were given.

To kick of the dancing part of the evening Kimberly and her father had a dance to the song, “Kind and Generous” by Natalie Merchant. That was followed by Jason and his Mother dancing to, “The Man You’ve Become” by Molly Pisutti.

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The dance floor was full the entire evening and a great time was had by all. The Groom even had a brief stint as the MC and DJ!

Jason and Kim, thank you so much for trusting me to provide the entertainment for your wedding reception. It was so much fun to work with  you both. All my best for your life together!

Hope you enjoy the rest of the photos I took…

 

Angela & Michael – Aug 3, 2013

A gorgeous day for a wedding at the Fontainebleau Inn for Angela and Michael.

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Such a beautiful setting and one of my favorite venues to work.

Jeffrey Foote was the photographer and he had plenty of time to get some fantastic formal photos on the grounds of the Fontainebleau Inn before the reception began.DSC_3928Cocktail hour was on the patio and the guests all enjoyed a scrumptious array of appetizers. At the end of cocktail hour, I organized the wedding party and then made the formal introductions. As the Bride and Groom entered to the song “Million Bucks” they were cheered on by their guests. Immediately following their entrance they had their first dance to “Forever Together” by Foxy Shazam.

After the meal, the other formal dances took place… Angela and her father, Michael and his mother.

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Open dancing ensued and all I can say is that this group of people came prepared to party. The dance floor was packed the entire night.

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One of the nicest moments of the night was the last dance… as “All My Life” by K-CI and JOJO was played, all the guests surrounded Angela and Michael on the dancefloor. It was a moment to remember.

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The reception was a lot of fun and Angela and Michael were the perfect couple.

Here are some more photos I took during the evening…

Lauren & Dano – July 20, 2013

The summer of 2013 has been quite variable in regards to the weather. Periods of intense heat and lots of rain. As I was leaving my house to drive to the Fontainebleau Inn, site of Lauren and Dano’s wedding, I drove through a deluge of rain. My heart sank.

Upon arriving at the venue, the rain had stopped and it looked like we were going to be able to have the ceremony lakeside as planned. Only a couple drips of rain fell and only near the end of the ceremony… we had good fortunes with the weather

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After the ceremony was cocktail hour on the patio, catered by Dano’s Heuriger on Seneca. I could not resist sharing some photos of the hors d’oeuvres.
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Formal Introductions were next, followed by the Bride and Groom Dance (Book of Love – The Magnetic Fields). At the conclusion of the meal the formal dances occurred. Lauren had a dance with her Father (Forever Young – Bob Dylan) after that Dano had a dance with Lauren’s Mother… they danced to “Safety Dance” – Men Without Hats.
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The guests numbered only about 60 but that did not stop anyone from having a great time on the dancefloor.

Thanks to Dano and Lauren for being so nice to work with and genuinely wonderful people. I was honored to be a part of your wedding day.

Enjoy the rest of the photos I took…