Alyssa and Matthew’s big day was an elegant, bright, and classy way to celebrate their love – and also an awesome tribute to the best weather we’ve seen in weeks! We met Alyssa and her gals at the Mother of the Bride’s home. It was a nice, bright open space for everyone to get ready in. Everyone relaxed as they put the finishing touches on makeup and hair. Jenn met Matthew and his “Mattsmen” at the Genesee Grande just as they were putting the finishing touches on their tuxedos. They were ready in a flash (typical!), so they took some time to pose for photos; the first one being a “Mattsmen” tradition and a must.
After a formal ceremony at St. Ann’s in Manlius, the newlyweds took some time for a few portraits at the altar then it was time to celebrate!
The breathtaking beauty that is the landscape of the Onondaga Golf & Country Club as one approaches it was brought inside by the incredible florals decorating everything – the fire place, the cake table, & the guests tables. White orchids, roses, and peonies adorned the entrance, and it was only the beginning!! The white orchids were the perfect choice and reflected the sun shining outside. We are sure that Kim and Chick at Whistlestop truly out did themselves! It’s always a pleasure to photograph incredible florals, especially when we know our photos will eventually be the only things left of them.
Clinton String Quartet greeted the guests for cocktail hour on the front lawn and eventually accompanied them into the reception hall for dinner. The full band, Atlas, led the rest of the evening’s festivities. Alyssa and Matthew shared a lovely first dance complete with twirls and dips! Just when they thought their night could not get any better, the newlyweds were invited out on the side lawn and given a magnificent fireworks display! The guests enjoyed in awe as the fireworks lit up the sky and echoed through the valleys of Syracuse. It was if we were on top of the city!
Here are some of our favorites from Alyssa & Matthew’s wedding day.
Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs.!
Other Wedding Professionals || Venue – Onondaga Golf & Country Club | Florist – Whistlestop | Musicians (ceremony, cocktail hour & dinner) – Clinton String Quartet | Cake – Carlo Tamilia | Band – Atlas | Hair – Stephanie Thoms + Jen Godfrey| Makeup – Rebecca Reyes| Dress Vendor – Katherine’s Bridal Boutique| Dress Designer: Watters “Gobi” |