A wedding out in the Finger Lakes region, in a Vineyard, on a lake, with amazing sunsets in the background. I’m pretty sure everyone know that’s a surefire way to have a stunning wedding. And you know it as soon as you show up to the getting ready location and realize it’s a lakehouse, with a dock that stretches into the water, with a bunch of friends and family staying there all week. My kind of crowd! This wedding below has just about everything and I’m so so so pumped to be sharing it this morning.
Beth shared with me that her and Colin have a love for the beauty of Upstate NY, and wanted to share their passion for food and drink with many of their guests that traveled. I think you’ll see below that they probably succeeded in that :)
I love this soft, classic image because I feel it just shows the fun-loving, huge smiling vibe of the entire day.
The bridesmaid dresses were from Amsale, one of our favorite designers and they look great
Even during the getting ready portion of the day we have to find the most buttery light possible. If it means getting ready on the porch but having light like this? So worth it.
Beth’s Vera Wang stole the show, she looked absolutely incredible.
Straight out of camera, nothing even slightly touched
Another hot C+W bride, life is tough sometimes :) Beth though, in addition to being a hot bride…. also was very comfortable in front of the camera all day. You can tell in the shots.
Cosentino’s Florist did a great job.
You think the dark purple, green and gold theme they have going is working? I’d say so!
Colin and the guys looking dapper.
This was the first time I had shot a ceremony on the grounds next door, which was the owner of Ventosa Vineyards property… and it was perfect for a ceremony spot. It was early in the day so the light was a little harsh, but you know how we roll.
A beautiful ceremony by the lake late in the day – just like Alisha and I a couple years ago.
That’s Colin’s uncle, a Presbyterian minister who is marrying them! What a way to make this even more personal.
After the ceremony it was time to have some fun and throw down with the wedding party
And a couple shots of Colin+Beth for Ventosa Vineyards wedding photography
We headed inside for a beautiful set of toasts. From Beth : “We want our guests to feel fabulous while immersed in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the vineyard.”
Followed by a gorgeous first dance. The lighting just happened to be so low on the horizon that there was a huge spotlight coming in from the side that originally had us scared…. but instead we just used it to our advantage.
If you’re not sitting, you should before you scroll down through these next shots. Trust me.
Butta light time!!!
This was the teaser on the Clark+Walker facebook page
Absolute dream couple to photograph
My favorites of the day
Even on our way back up the hill we had to keep stopping – how many times a year do you get light like this? I mean nice light is awesome and we certainly can find it, but this?
Once we headed back Colin had a great surprise performance for Beth
I told you this post had just about everything didn’t I? Just about the only thing it lacked is more cowbell! Wait….
Off to the honeymoon!
A cool and meaningful bit from Beth:
I work as an editor and author in children’s publishing and Colin teaches music and reading to K-4 students. Our life’s work is to enrich children’s lives through reading and music, yet unfortunately not all children have the same level of access to educational materials. It’s been shown that a robust home library is correlated with academic achievement. That’s why, in lieu of favors, we are making a donation on behalf of each of our wedding guests to an organization called First Book. First Book partners with publishers and schools to bring new, high-quality books to low-income families. We fully support this mission to give all children books to call their own.
Thank you so much Beth+Colin for having us at your big day!
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