You’re at a bar in Cazenovia. Take a Miley Cryus song, a guy dancing to it, and a girl that found it endearing and that would be the beginning of Amanda and Mike’s love story. 5 years later they built a house together and in it, Mike proposed to Amanda. I knew this wedding was going to be spectacular!
I went to the Turning Stone Casino and Resort to meet Amanda and her girls. They were all ready for the action to begin buzzing around the hotel suite getting ready. Amanda was counting down the minutes till she sees her groom and soon to be husband. Spirits were joyous! I cannot stress enough how much I love Amanda’s style. From her Kate Spade license plate purse to her stunning Sottero and Midgley. And those bridesmaid dresses!! I was in sparkle heaven. Amanda shined in her wedding gown and Doll Face Artistry by Ann Erny did an incredible job with hair and makeup. Everyone was looking gorgeous and it was time to head to the church!
Mike and his boys waited at St. Mary of Mount Carmel. This is a beautiful church in Utica, New York that has incredible painted ceilings and a perfect atmosphere for a wedding. The look on Mike’s face and the tears that were shed were unforgettable. He LOVED watching Amanda walking down the isle and that beautiful moment was an honor to witness. After a beautiful ceremony we headed out for portraits. Our first stop was Baggs Square in Utica where we had some fun with the wedding party and a little romance amongst the historic buildings of Utica. After that we went back to The Turning Stone Casino and Resort for more! And anticipated the celebration that was about to begin.
In the Cypress Room everyone was pumped for the entourage to be announced by Events by Cool Cat Entertainment. And they started out with a bang! The entrances were grand and the party started right away with everyone dancing. The reception room had an ice sculpture of Amanda and Mike’s dogs and gorgeous flowers at every table. The ambiance was great! And the party was non-stop! This wedding was truly an epic day and Amanda and Mike were shining! Their celebration of love was so perfect but I’ll have to let the photos do the talking. Congratulations to Amanda and Mike on their new marriage. Your journey as husband and wife will be incredible!
Primary Shooter: Janelle Rodriguez Photography
Secondary Shooter: Sara Hulse
Photography Assistant: David Bonagurio
Preparation & Reception Venue: Turning Stone Casino and Resort
Wedding Dress: Sottero and Midgley
Hair & Makeup: Doll Face Artistry by Ann Erny
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary of Mount Carmel
Portait Location: Baggs Square in Utica
Entertainment: Events by Cool Cat Entertainment