Upstate New York Wedding – Lyss & Drew (Part 1!)

Lyss is one of those people that after you've chatted for 2 hours on your very first phone call, you could have sworn you've actually known each other for decades. Add to that the extra special experience that only destination weddings allow - a full weekend of celebrating, rather than just one busy day - and you have this year's 2nd two-parter here on the blog. From the fun of jumping in the lake during their rehearsal dinner to the stunning greenery surrounding guests as the toasted the first night of their new marriage, there were simply too many moments from their Upstate New York wedding to squeeze into one blog post. I loved being able to meet all of Lyss & Drew's closest family and friends' at Drew's parents lake house during their rehearsal dinner. While wedding days will always carry with them a certain special level of excitement, there's something unique about the first time you are welcoming and hugging your friends who have journeyed to a location, just for you (it was actually one of my favorite parts of our own wedding!). We're able to photograph the more relaxed, natural relationships between friends and family on nights like this, before all the wedding day nerves settle in. The climatic moments are expected to be documented, but it's these in-between moments that forever imprint themselves in our fondest memories of quality time spent together.

If you aren't following us on Instagram, you are definitely going to want to be sure you do, because this single image is definitely a GIF over there... ;-)

And just a little sneak peek at what's yet to come for Part 2: An Upstate New York wedding ceremony right along the lake and the most perfect canoe ride at sunset you could imagine. Not to mention all this gorgeous greenery...

Pop over to Instagram to catch Lyss & Drew's full jump into the lake!


Upstate New York Wedding Day Team

Rehearsal dinner:
Music: Jeff Sawyer and Friends | Catering: Dinosaur BBQ | Floral: Stacy K | Rentals: McCarthy Tents and Events

Venue & Catering: Inns of Aurora | String Musicians: Stringplicity | Dance Band: Jess Novak Band | Rentals: Syracuse Tents & Events | Floral: Stacy K | Lounge Furniture: She Rents Vintage | Printed Material: Louelle Design Studio | Cake/Desserts: FLX Cake Company | Video: Live Oak Films | Planning/Coordination: Heather Davidson | Makeup: The Eyeshadow Junkie | Bridal Hair: Brittany Jade Szabo | Wedding Party Hair: Nikki Dickison


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