Barb & Ray's Seneca Lake Wedding in New York

Photographing Barb & Ray’s wedding at Seneca Lake was so much fun. Ray’s sister is Kristine who is married to Reuven. They are our best friends and we met at their wedding!

Barb & Ray's Seneca Lake Wedding in New York

Barb’s dad gave her mom a ring with a leaf design when he proposed. Ray did not know this. On his own, he picked out a leaf design for Barb’s ring. Total serendipity. I was trying to find a creative way to photograph the rings before I even saw them. I was outside scouting and picked a few leaves off of the tree to photograph the rings on top. Then I found out the back story. Weird! Cool!

Barb & Ray's Seneca Lake Wedding in New York

Barb asked the florist, Garden of Life, to replicate her grandmother’s bouquet from 1948. It brought her to tears when she saw it. Ray was kind enough to share photos of her grandmother’s wedding to show you how talented her florist is.

Barb's grandparents in 1948

Barb's grandparents 1948

From Barb: “Wedding date: October 22, 1948. The flowers would have most likely been flowers out of their garden. My great grandmother made the dress and my great grandfather would hold the dress up off of the floor as she worked on it so it would not get dirty.”

Barb & Ray's Seneca Lake Wedding in New York
The Volkswagen bug was a gift from Ray to Barb – a surprise on the wedding day. The car actually belonged to Barb, and it had been stored at her mom’s in a barn, and hadn’t worked in years. Ray secretly taught himself how to fix it up and got it ready to drive in for her surprise!
Barb & Ray's Seneca Lake Wedding in New York

Wedding Collaborators

Wedding party flowers, boutonnieres, corsages – Garden Of Life Flowers – Yvonne MacMillian

Reception flowers – Mrs. Barbara Hoover

Brides Dress – BHLDN – Sue Wong

Bridesmaids Dresses – The Daintyard

Hair Stylist – Karizma – Lynnette Christiansen

Makeup Artist – Harmony Skincare – Christie Prince

Jewelery – Jewelry by Jeanna – Jeanna Stapleton

Signs and photo booth – Jenna Owen

Groom, groomsmen and father’s tux – Men’s Wearhouse

Cake – Veronica Perry

Caterer – Classic Café – Steve Owens

Strawberry Jam – Randa Brown, Jolynn Joy & Maureen Trescott

Beer – LyonSmith Brewing

Wine – NY Wines

Root beer – Wagner Vineyards

Videographer – Herb Gaston

Ceremony musician – Jaimie Potter

Cocktail hour musician – Gordon Smoker

Reception music – Orient Express Band

Tent & Table rental – Geneva Awning and Tent

Linen & China rental – Crystal City Party Center

Flower Baskets – D&L Wicker


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