Pam and Joe were married at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs on August 11, 2012. They had a beautiful wedding day, which was so very fitting for such a beautiful couple. These two were great to work with, very practical and relaxed, and I thank Michael and Heidi from Black Diamond Catering for connecting me with these two. They brought me on for rehearsal coordination and day-of wedding coordination, and I feel very blessed to have had the pleasure of meeting and working with these two.
Pam and Joe selected very cool personal touches to add to their wedding day, including unique groomsmen attire of seersucker suits, custom ties and tan saddle shoes. Pam also rocked some unique footwear, ditching the traditional shy high heels for a very comfortable pair of Toms wedges. Probably the coolest personal touch, at least in my opinion, was a reception focused around their love of micro-brewed beer. As a craft beer fan myself I was totally into everything they incorporated in carrying out their theme – from the place cards that each had a different beer cap attached to the cocktail hour that was a food and beer pairing at multiple stations and of course their reception centerpieces which were clay pots filled with ice that housed a different micr-brewed beer bottle and tasting glasses for all of their guests to enjoy. And maybe it was all that beer, who knows, but after the maid of honor and best man started in on their toasts and a flash mob style song, the groom got up and sang his heart out to his new wife. It was by far the best wedding flash mob I’ve ever seen.
Joining me on this wedding was a team of wonderful vendors. First I have to again thank Michael and Heidi from Black Diamond Caterers for connecting Pam and Joe with me, but also thank them for their always outstanding food and service. I got to work with photographer Ali Kaukas for the first time and she is just a pleasure to work with. These images from their wedding are so lovely! I also worked with DJ Garth Ellms of New Age Entertainment who kept the dance floor rocking, and florist Suzanne Balet-Haight who absolutely killed it with her gorgeously bright wildflower inspired bouquets and centerpieces. Also joining me was Dan Keese of Keese Photobooths who brought his gigantic 10 person photobooth to the reception, Upstate Tours for their shuttle transportation, Total Events who supplied the black chiavari chairs, and Studio D who provided hair and makeup services.
I hope you enjoy these photos and get the great sense of how fun this wedding was!