Jade & Charlie - A Fontainebleau Inn Wedding

On a warm (actually, HOT!) Saturday I hopped into my car, blasted the AC and headed west from Syracuse to the picturesque Fountainebleau Inn in Alpine, NY. There I found Jade and Charlie bustling around the Inn prepping for their big day.

As the girls applied makeup and the boys donned their jackets a thunderstorm crashed into the building. Fortunately the storm lasted only a moment and by the time everyone was ready to head out to the ceremony the clouds had parted and the sun was shining--the perfect setting for Jade and Charlie's heartfelt ceremony that soon took place.

Jade and Charlie incorporated themselves into every part of the day, from the beautiful handmade ceremony arch to the hand crafted reception décor. It was clear to all that this day was a labor of love between two deeply connected souls. It was also just as evident during the portrait session how much Charlie and Jade are meant to be. From behind my camera I was able to watch them together enjoying each other's presence. It’s a wonderful part of being a photographer to experience and capture these moments.

I spent the rest of the evening capturing the time spent with their family and friends as they partied the night away. I feel honored to have photographed this beautiful day for Jade and Charlie. To the newlyweds I wish you both many many years of happiness and heaps of love. Enjoy the photos:).


White bridal wedding gown
Red Chinese wedding dress
Syracuse wedding photographers
Groom Portrait
Fontainebleau Inn Groom
Makeup photo of bridesmaids
Bride shows off wedding gown.
Bridal window portrait
Fontainebleau Inn bride
bride and mother share a moment at the fontainebleau inn.
Bride in bed
bride with flowers by Syracuse wedding photography
bride walks down the aisle with father
groom reads vows
bride sheds tear during ceremony
First kiss at the Fontainebleau Inn.  Syracuse wedding photographer.
Groom carries bride down aisle
Bride smiles while holding bouquet. 
Tender moment between bride and groom
Dramatic bridal party photograph
Casual groomsmen 
bridesmaids laugh together
Beautiful bride with flower crown
bride and groom kiss on a dock
bride and groom hug on the dock
Beautiful bride and groom during dusk kissing
Maid of honor toast
Father of the bride toast
Father of the groom toast
Best man toast
Groom holds bride on road 
groom dips bride
moody bridal photograph at the Fontainebleau Inn
Dramatic noir bridal shot
Dramatic groomsmen photograph
First dance at the Fontainebleau Inn
First dance
First dance
Father daughter dance at the Fontainebleau Inn
Father daughter dance
Bride dancing at reception
Party dancing
groom dancing


Photographer: Calypso Rae Photography

Venue: Fountainebleau Inn

Caterer: H&J Hospitality

Flowers: Plenty of Posies

Wedding Dress: Watters

Suits: Perry Ellis

Rings: Brilliant Earth