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New York State Museum Wedding – Laura and Greg


Laura and Greg were married at the New York State Museum in Albany.  All of the couples I work with are so cool, but every once in a while a couple comes along that sits higher up on that list, and these guys are definitely up there.  The reason for their high rank is because they share so many common interests as me – dog owners, marathon runners, craft beer fans, and they love Phish – so there was simply no way that we were not going to have an absolute blast working together!

The beauty of a NYS Museum wedding is having tons of indoor and outdoor space available for photos, and of course having the Capitol, the Empire State Plaza, and the steeples of the Cathedral all as options for a beautiful backdrop.  All of Laura and Greg’s photos were taken before the ceremony and they even had a chance to get their beloved pup-baby Bug over for some wedding day portraits.  Bug had a super adorable tuxedo collar and cuffs, although they didn’t stay on for all of the photos.  He was a wonderful sport either way.

Once photos wrapped up we made a game time decision to hold the ceremony indoors in front of the carousel.  It was just too windy outside and we knew everyone would be much more comfortable staying out of the elements.  The carousel is actually one of my favorite ‘back up’ locations for a ceremony – how fun is a bright colorful carousel right behind a couple saying their I Do’s?

Ceremony then turned into cocktail hour which then turned into the reception, where Laura and Greg sprinkled in super fun elements of their love for music.  They chose a My Morning Jacket song for their first dance, and for the Father/Daughter dance Laura danced with her Dad to the Grateful Dead’s song Ripple (which everyone sang along to – it was awesome to witness).  Then after dinner the first song played to get people dancing was the Dead’s Shakedown Street.  This was my kind of party!

Thank you Laura and Greg for choosing me as your wedding coordinator!  You guys rock!  I look forward to many meet ups at the local beer bars and funky dance moves at our favorite live shows!



Wedding Coordination: Wedding Planning Plus

Venue – New York State Museum

Photo – Elario Photography

Catering – Nicole’s Catering

Entertainment – DJ Vinny Vin of NonStop Music

Flowers – The Floral Garden (Delmar)

Beauty – Ariel Tucci

Cupcakes – Bake For You

Favors/Treats – Cider Belly Donuts


I love how the bridesmaids look like they match the hotel suite.

First looks with Dad are the best!


How handsome is Bug?



Only the best beverages on wedding day. I will cheers to that!



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