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’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 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.
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.”
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!
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