Ruth Ann & Stacy - The Pines & Mandana Barn Wedding

Ruth Ann and Stacy's wedding weekend began on June 26, 2015 the same day the Supreme Court declared that same sex marriage is legal in all 50 states (amazing timing, right!!!). They started the festivities at The Pines, a sprawling camp on Skaneateles Lake that has been in Ruth Ann's family for over 100 years. It's a delightful place where childhood summers were spent and Ruth Ann made wonderful memories so it was a natural choice to gather their loved ones here to celebrate their union on the eve of their wedding day! The casual gathering felt much like a loving family reunion and it was filled with kids swimming and fishing, mayflies hatching, lakeside campfires, craft brews, laughter, ice-cream, Dinosaur BBQ, and potato guns! Check out the later part of this post to see some of the rehearsal dinner festivities. Their wedding day started out uneventful but as the day went on heavy rains arrived and they departed only for a few brief moments during the rest of the day. As hard as the rain fell it did not dampen Stacy or Ruth Ann's spirits, they were nothing but joy through it all (even when fierce winds knocked down their beautiful arbor during their ceremony). It was a complete pleasure documenting Stacy and Ruth Ann's Mandana Barn wedding celebration because they were so darn happy and because they put some much thought into everything. I especially love that they dined on their grandmother's and mother's china and the lip whistles they surprised their guests with at the ceremony so they could blow kisses at them during their first kiss as a married couple!

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Amy & Joe - Mandana Barn Wedding

Amy and Joe were married on a sparkling fall day in Skaneateles at St. Mary's Catholic Church followed by a charming and rustic reception at the Mandana Barn. It was a real pleasure documenting their wedding because there were so many personal touches incorporated into their day. I loved the square dance that followed dinner, where Amy danced and Joe played the fiddle along with his fellow bluegrass musicians. Once the bluegrass band wrapped it was fun seeing Amy and her friends let loose when the DJ played a little Bon Jovi! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness, that shouldn't be a problem since you are both delightful (I am so lucky to get such great couples).

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Vidda & Kyle - Mandana Barn Wedding

Vidda and Kyle were a dream to work with, they not only are they easy on the eyes but they are a delightfully relaxed couple who were game for all my crazy suggestions! These two put together a beautiful Mandana Barn wedding with so many special creative touches (Vidda is a DIY diva). It was a pleasure getting to know you both and I wish you a lifetime of love and luck!

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