Patrick and Kelly’s classic and elegant wedding celebrated at Traditions, the stunning reception venue on the East side of Syracuse, NY. But the day began at a cathedral in Syracuse, surrounded by friends and family, AND Kelly’s students (I know! Right?! I knew Kelly was a pretty amazing bride before this point, but after seeing all her students proudly filling the front row pews, I know there was something extra special about this bride), and was such a beautiful portrayal of honest love and family devotion. Tears were shed, laughs were heard, and very many proud students listened on as “Ms. Knudson” became “Mrs. Miller.”
Patrick is Kelly’s giggle. He is the one-liner to her serious thought, and he is her security and faithful and closest friend. Kelly is Patrick’s grounded, strong, and unwavering and fun companion. And they are both the proud parents to their adorable, fun-loving, goofy and affectionate puppy, Miles, that puts the skip in Patrick’s step and the melt to Kelly’s mama heart.
K&P’s Big Day focused around simple, classic, less-is-more elegance, and oh, how stunningly spot on it was. I am a sucker for simple and gorgeous wedding dresses, and please do not even get me started on a bow-tie and tuxedo. It just won’t EVER go out of style, friends. You will never regret going classic. This is a huge reason why K&P’s classic wedding fit right into our ideal wedding photography.
Friends, it rained; and it rained; and it rained. All day. But the best part? It didn’t put a single damper (YYYAAASS, this is intentional, and I hardly regret it!) on their day in the slightest. This a great reason why you should never second guess working with a team of people who know how to work under any circumstance and always, always have a plan no matter what! Our plan? Sims Hall at Syracuse University. It had stone pillars; it had towering shelter from the rain, and it wasn’t too far from their reception location at Traditions. It also is not a regular wedding destination, so I had a hunch it’d be available, unlike its neighbor, Hendrick’s Chapel. However, we got lucky and were able to get all our formals done here as well as Hendrick’s Chapel. Not only were we able to complete all formals here, despite the rain, these locations actually PERFECTLY worked into their style of timeless elegance.
And of course, Traditions at the Links did not disappoint. The rain only “whet” (I can’t help it.) the guests’ appetite for more celebration. The staff at the Links made certain that every detail was set perfectly and every pop of navy and yellow pulled in every aspect of K&P’s perfect day. I am so incredibly honored to have been a part of such a special day with such welcoming, classy, and FUN people. And if someone were to ask what my favorite part of this wonderful job is, I would have to share that a top three is having the opportunity to return to similar circles, either by family or by close friends, and having the chance to celebrate AGAIN with some of our amazing couples and their family. Last year, we were able to photograph Kelly’s sister’s wedding, which meant that working with Kelly and Pat meant seeing everyone again, and it was all the more special the second time!