The day started with Kathryn and her bridesmaids getting their hair and makeup done in one of the suites within the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and Justin and his groomsmen in another. If you’ve ever been part of a wedding bridal party, you know how quickly a large space can feel crowded when there are a bunch of people getting dressed – so once Justin was on his way to the church, we had Kathryn move to his suite to finish. Her sisters and mother helped her into her gorgeous Monique Lhuiller dress and Jimmy Choo shoes. She finished her look with some stunning diamond earrings and bracelet.
It was then time to see her girls and her Dad, both an emotional moment that ended in lots of happy tears! Quick shout out to Kathryn’s makeup and hair team, Francesca Roman and Stacey Guerra, they did a phenomenal job! She looked radiant and we were able to really capture her beauty with the help of her hair and makeup team!
The church where Kathryn and Justin made their promises to one another was held at Our Lady of Pompei Church, the church Kathryn has been going to since she was a child. After a beautiful homily by their priest, Kathryn and Justin recited their vows and were pronounced husband and wife. Kathryn and Justin opted for a receiving line to thank all their guests for coming and followed it up with a special bubble exit – one of our favorite things to photograph! It’s such a great photo op!
We then headed to Upper Onondaga Park for formal photographs. Quick note about the park – this was the location Kathryn’s parents took their wedding photos when they got married! It was really special to her to take her photos here and as you’ll see, we were happy to do so because it was beautiful! After photographing there for an hour, we headed back to the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for their wedding reception and cocktail hour.
The details of their wedding were fabulous! Upon entering the main reception room floor, you were greeted with a huge floral wall and your place cards. The reception room was nothing short of spectacular – this grand room with high ceilings, chandeliers, and a balcony that made a great place to capture many of the events happening that night. The floral arrangements done by Backyard Garden Florist added the perfect touch to complete Kathryn’s dream wedding. 45Riots lived up to their reputation and kept the dance floor packed all night! Another special shout out to Pam and MaryRose of Pamela Beth Weddings who helped keep everything running smoothly – without them we wouldn’t have had such a successful weekend!
Kathryn and Justin, you were a pleasure to work with since the moment you reached out to us over a year ago! We enjoyed every minute of your wedding weekend and we’re so thankful you chose us to be part of it!