Diane & Greg - A Syracuse, NY Wedding

If you live in upstate New York then you know how accurate the weather forecast can be--in a matter of minutes we can go from sunshine to thunderstorms and back again. On this Saturday, I had my fingers crossed that the weather channel would prove to be wrong, and that maybe the 100% chance of rain would actually turn out to be zero.  On this particular day the weather was looking pretty grim.  Dark clouds were overhead and rain was on the horizon.

It was on this day that I was heading out to photograph the wedding of Diane & Greg. You might remember them from their beautiful Syracuse area fall engagement session. Since their engagement shoot (really since I met them for the first time), I’ve been waiting for this day to arrive! I always get so excited to photograph weddings when my couples share with me their own excitement and it was no exception with these two.

The day started out with an early ceremony at Holy Family Church in Syracuse that was incredibly touching. I witnessed so many special and important moments between Greg and Diane as I documented the ceremony. And, since the ceremony was early in the morning, we got really lucky with the weather. Not only were we able to get all of the family photos done outside, we made it down to Franklin Square as well for some amazing portraits.

 Although the rain didn't permanently hold-off, Diane and Greg had luckily chosen a beautiful downtown location that was indoors to continue the shoot. So, when the rain threatened to soak us all, we made our way over to Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge in the historic Armory Square. It was so fun to shoot here-- interesting lights, cool furniture, and meaningful to the couple. It was here that Diane and Greg met! I loved that we were able to incorporate such an important place for these two into their wedding photos.

After all those portraits, we headed over to Bellevue Country Club for a spectacular party. Enchanting dances, touching toasts, and lots and lots of crazy dancing made for a wonderful evening. I feel honored that I got to spend the day with Diane, Greg, and all of their family and friends and that they trusted me to document these memories for them.

Diane and Greg, I wish you many more years of happiness and love, and lots of adventures out to the blueberry fields! Enjoy the photos!

 ~Caly

A wedding dress in Syracuse, NY
Teal bride shoes
Syracuse Wedding Photographer Captures Mother and Bride Putting on Dress
Syracuse wedding photography
Close up of bride's bracelet 
A beautiful bride in Syracuse, NY

There were so many touching and adorable moments throughout Greg and Diane's ceremony at Holy Family Church in Syracuse, NY, that I had a hard time picking only a few for the blog!

Syracuse church wedding
A touching bride and groom moment at Holy Family Church in Syracuse, NY.
A wedding ceremony in Syracuse, NY.
Bride smiles at groom during ceremony
A groom wipes away a tear during the wedding ceremony
first kiss.
Bride and groom exit the church
The bride and groom hug their mothers after the ceremony

After their beautiful ceremony, we had tons of time for portraits so we wandered down to Franklin Square just before the rain hit.

Bride and groom in Franklin Square, Syracuse NY.
Wedding photos in Franklin Square, Syracuse NY.
Bridesmaids laughing in Franklin Square.
Bride sitting in Franklin Square.
Bride and groom sit on bench laughing
Bride and groom show off wedding shoes
Gorgeous Syracuse bride.
Stylish Syracuse groom.
Bride and groom share a moment under an umbrella
Bride and groom in Franklin Square, Syracuse New York

Once the rain became too much, we headed to our second portrait location, Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge located in the historic Armory Square in Syracuse, NY.  It was an extra special location for these two since that's where they met!

A casual bridal party photo at Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge.
Bridal party stands around a bar
Bride and groom kiss in front of the bar at Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge in downtown Syracuse, NY
Groomsmen stand around a bar
Bride and groom share a kiss at Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge
A beautiful bride and groom photographed by a Syracuse wedding photographer.
close up of a pretty bride
Full length photograph of a bride in a Davinci gown.
Gorgeous portrait of the bride and groom at Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge in the historic Armory Square.

After all of those portraits, it was time to head over to Bellevue Country Club in Syracuse, NY to party!

Bride and groom enter into the Bellevue Country Club
Bride and groom share their first dance
First dance at Bellevue Country Club
Bride and groom perform their first dance
Groom dips bride at the end of the first dance
Father daughter dance
Father and daughter share a dance at Bellevue Country Club
Father and daughter hug during their dance
Mother and son dance at the wedding
Mother son dance at Bellevue Country Club
Groom dips his mother while dancing

I had to grab these two for a few more portraits at the venue, and we made use of the rainy weather!

Serious bride and groom portrait
Bride and groom kiss in the rain
Wedding portraits in the rain
Final dance of the wedding night at Bellevue Country Club in Syracuse, NY.