{loveletter} loveGIVESwell: THE gifted wedding day!

Leo Timoshuk Photography

I have been so excited for this day! Not only do I get to share the gorgeous wedding day of Becky & Craig, but I get to show off all the incredible GIFTED talent you’re about to experience. On top of all that, do you know what today is?! It’s the day of Syracuse First’s Buy Local Bash! Do you remember how this couple met? And how I was so delighted by their locally-inspired lovestory, it became the beginning of this gifted journey? In this season of gratitude I can’t help but overflow with thanksgiving for the immense generosity and talent these professionals brought to this day. I hope I can do justice in showing them off, through the lens of the stunning Leo Timoshuk Photography [assisted by Tyler Brown Studio] with upcoming video footage by Cullen Studios. This day is so jam-packed with goodness it’s going to take two installments! Without any further adieu, I present to you loveGIVESwell: a gifted wedding.

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Frank & his staff over at Hair Habitat created unique looks for all the ladies, With no exception, our bride. The Gents enjoyed a hot shave and fresh cut at Saving Face Barbershop right down in Armory Square, with yumster lunch at EmpireLeo Timoshuk Photography Leo Timoshuk Photography Leo Timoshuk Photography Leo Timoshuk Photography Leo Timoshuk Photography Leo Timoshuk Photography Leo Timoshuk Photography

Our bride was gifted this incredible bridal gown by Mirror, Mirror Inc. out of Baldwinsville. Do you remember the dress picking journey? Well, this was the winner! Her handsome groom surprised her with a framed cover of Syracuse Woman Magazine’s spotlight feature of the big day!

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Lush and lovely bouquets and boutonniere’s by Whistestop Florist– they were so patient to find us just the right touch of blush, a bit of burgundy and lots of ruffle-y texture!

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Completing our ladies look is Holly & Christina of A-List Artistry. I loved just how elegant and dramatic they all looked, and I think they had just a little fun! (and we caught Zach Cullen between action-shot-moments…)

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Making our Groom & his Gents look dapper was a huge priority and Giovanni’s Mens Formal Wear came through with style, charm and class. Look at these guys!

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And the day has only just begun!! All those amazing moments, services and wedding items were gifted! Can you hardly believe it?! I’m still in awe, truly. So many more dripping-details and magic to reveal to you. Here is our cast of stars– love their work? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with them, while the photos show you how great they are, you can take my word for it: they are all so wonderful to work with!

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Photography: Leo Timoshuk Photography | Tyler Brown Studio

Videography: Cullen Studios

Planning & Design | Linens: Lovewell Celebration Design

Day-of Coordination: Pamela Beth Weddings

Hair: Hair Habitat

Makeup: A-List Artistry

Bridal Gown: Mirror, Mirror Inc.

Men’s Attire: Giovanni’s Mens Formal Wear

Personal Flowers: Whistlestop Florist

High Centerpieces: Fleur de Lis Florist

Low Centerpieces: Mary Schalk Design

Calligraphy Design: Bedsidesign

Invitation Design & Day-of Accessories: Smock Paper

Program Design: Sugar & Type

Program Printing: Avalon Printing

Favors: Witty Wicks Candles

Appetizers: Joelle’s French Bistro

Dinner Stations: 317 on Montgomery | Gentile’s | Chef Landon of Vernak Farms

Cake: La Dolce Vita Bakeshop

Ceremony Cookie Display: CNY Cookie Delights

Cheesecakes: 83 & Company

Macarons: The Sweet Praxis

Coffee Bar: Cafe Kubal

Vintage China & Cake Stands: Petunia Rose Vintage China

Chiavari Chair Rentals: Taylor Rental of Auburn

Table Rentals: Northeast Decorating

Ceremony Quartet: Candlelight Music

Cocktail Jazz Trio: Hanna Richardson Trio

DJ & Emcee: Bobby of Platinum DJ’s

Lighting Design: Visa Versa Entertainment

Cheers to days filled with gratitude and loving where you live!

SignedLovewellKate

{loveletter} Kate & Steve’s Bristol Harbor Beauty by Taken by Sarah Photography

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Who needs to see lots of beautiful green and the magic of sunlight today? Winter has come a little early in Central New York, and I think we could all use to enjoy some lovely landscape today! This wedding is so sincere. It’s point-blank all about the people. While I love the simplicity of details, the venue (and the view) and the beautiful touches they’ve included, the people-moments rise to the top (especially with Bristol Harbour Resort‘s scenic backdrop)! My favorite part is their ceremony, where they had people stand up to give them words of encouragement & advice. Taking the time for special moments, engaging your closest family & friends and letting the impact of this milestone set in, is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourselves on your wedding day. Taken by Sarah‘s use of film photography brings a soft & effortless touch to such a lovely day, and has me wrapped in a state of dreaminess.

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I was so obsessed with so many of these photos, I didn’t get into the dance party. But theirs featured one of my faves: The Swooners! Thanks Sarah for sharing such a beautiful day with us. Take it from us pros, invest in the people and the moments of your day… what matters most will last long after the flowers have faded.

Despite the chill, the flurries are sweet. Enjoy today!

SignedLovewellKate

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Brandi Scott Photography

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Mabyn Ludke Photography

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Solas Studios

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