Friends and family of Sara and Fabian trekked the globe to reach Becker Farms in Gasport, NY where they joined the couple for their wedding. The festivities started with the rehearsal dinner at Cooke’s Creekview Bed & Breakfast where they also celebrated Fabian’s 30th birthday. That night gave us a chance to meet, talk and snap some casual twilight portraits with the soon to be bride and groom.
The next morning, Sara and her bridesmaids started getting ready at Cooke’s Creekview with Jenny from Salon a Go Go doing an amazing job with hair and makeup. All the bridesmaids were looking beautiful, but did I mention how gorgeous Sara looked in her dress? Right outside the patio of Cooke’s, I captured some lovely portraits with Sara’s parents as well, even though Dad’s coat was just a little too tight to button up!
Fabian and the guys were getting ready at a cozy farmhouse with his parents and mates on the Becker Farms property. My second photographer, Alan Presutti photographed some great details and a captured a couple shots of Fabian’s groomsmen tickling the ivories at the piano.
First looks seem to be very popular lately and Sara and Fabian were on board despite the sprinkles of rain. But the soft drizzle added just the right ambience to create some very dreamy first look photographs. Then the guests started to arrive and we had to hide Sara before the ceremony started.
Immediately following the ceremony, we had a chance for some romantic portraits with Sara and Fabian in the barn across the road from the farm. Soft, moody lighting accentuated the couple beautifully. This time away from the rest of the wedding party gave the bride and groom a chance to breathe and enjoy each other’s company before going back to the party.
The reception took place in an outside patio at Becker Farms on that cool, summer night. Fabian’s best man speech was very memorable where he revealed Fabian’s love for board games and an even greater love for winning them! Their cake also showcased Fabian’s passion with game pieces as details.
The biggest highlight of the night was watching the extremely charismatic mother/son dance to the tune of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”. The dancing continued into the night, as folks were still out on the dance floor when we left the party. Congratulations to you both!
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Cooke’s Creekview Bed & Breakfast
Hair & Makeup: Salon a Go Go
Transportation: Ridge Road Express
Florist: Summertime Blooms