Summer Tug Hill Vineyard Wedding {Sarah and Nick}

November 08, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Summer Tug Hill Vineyard Wedding {Sarah and Nick}

Potsdam Based Photographer: Natalie’s Studio| Wedding Photography

What a beautiful day for Sarah and Nick!  Nothing could stop this day from being a wonderful happy day.  Even when it rained, we ended up with a rainbow! 

I am so honored that I was able to be part of their wedding day.  I photographed Sarah’s brothers wedding several years ago and I was elated to be asked back to another special family event. 

Sarah and Nick are certainly a fantastic couple.  When I first met them, I thought, “Wow, they are wonderfully driven and professional.”  (Which I really admire in people.  If you know my husband and I the word “driven” might come to mind.  I feel like we never stop!  In fact, I have been switching back and forth from construction work to wedding editing to bring you this one. 😊 )  So, I really love that quality in people.)  I could tell they both had big plans and dreams and were working as a team to achieve their goals.  But what makes Sarah and Nick really tip the scales, is they are also incredibly fun and funny.  They love to laugh and be “real” with each other.  Nothing too fancy or pretentious, they just like to smile, be in love and have some mac-n-cheese.  I imagine that when they finally get a night with nothing on the schedule and no studying to do, they kick back on the couch, watch Star Wars and eat tacos with ice cream for dessert.  Then, the next day they are comparing schedules and achieving their goals as a team.  I say all of this with the upmost admiration.  Teamwork in marriage is key. And Sarah and Nick have the key to a successful marriage. 

Their wedding day was nothing short of a perfect representation of their personalities, classy yet fun!  Sarah wore a timeless dress from Modern Trousseau in Washington DC.  It was simply beautiful and absolutely classic. The girls wore Azazie bridesmaids’ dresses in a soft green which complemented the navy suits for the groomsmen.  (I LOVE navy suits; they are currently my favorite for weddings.)  The flowers from Lisk’s Florists in Lowville followed the classy theme and were white roses with silver dollar eucalyptus leaves.   I loved how the cool blue green of the eucalyptus helped tie together the light green the girls wore and the navy blue of the guys. 

Cathy Bush and Alyssa Laribee from Hair Designz styled everyone’s hair.  And Ellie Becker provided airbrushed make-up. 

Sarah and Nick exchanged their marriage vows at St. Peters Catholic Church in Lowville NY; Sarah’s hometown.  They had a beautiful ceremony officiated by Father Jay Seymour.  And Dan Shambo provided lovely music for the service.  It was a beautiful full mass. 

Following the ceremony, we went to Tug Hill Vineyards where the reception was held.  As we drove up the hill the sky darkened and it began to rain.  But a little rain couldn’t slow us down.  We quickly switched gears and took some portraits under the awning at the winery.  And pretty soon the rain stopped, and we were able to use the beautiful vineyards for portraits.  We even got a rainbow!

Sarah and Nick’s reception tent from Party Rentals, was beautifully decorated with classy white, gold and green décor.  They added a personal touch with the table centerpieces.  Each table had a lantern and was named for a building at St. Bonaventure University.  Their alma mater is where they met and fell in love.  So, each table location had a special meaning to Sarah and Nick.  I loved this idea!

And like I said earlier…it was classy but also showed off the fun side of Sarah and Nick’s personality.  The menu for the wedding dinner stations included; burger sliders, chicken fingers, french fry bar, taco bar and a pizza and salad bar.  Appetizers hosted mac and cheese shooters, mini grilled cheese in tomato soup cups and more.  I have never seen such a fun menu!  Rj’s catering did an excellent job with the food; as always.  And to top it all off there was an ice cream truck!!! Yes, my friends… a fully loaded ice cream truck rolled up to the wedding reception.  And let me tell you… by that time in the night everyone (and I mean everyone) was really excited for ice cream.  Myself, my assistant and the videographer for the event all took a break for the big day and enjoyed some of the best ice cream I have ever had! 

Another fantastic part of their day was the live band.  Nik Lite was AMAZING!!!! They really killed it.  They were fun, kept the dance floor full and all incredible musicians.  What a performance.  I would highly recommend them!  (Check out the full gallery of photos to see some great shots of them.  And at the end of the night Sarah and Nick got on the stage.)

Then after our bellies were full of delicious ice cream, we ended the night with some sparkler fun to send Sarah and Nick out in style. 

So, let me just say one more time, how honored and excited I am to have been part of this very special event.  Sarah and Nick are such wonderful people and are heading into a wonderful marriage.  I am so glad I was able to be part of another chapter in their love story. 

Wedding Slideshow

Wedding Images

Oh... SO...SWEET!

It's not often I have both sets of parents together at weddings so I love to do this shot when it happens.  How cute.

One tired little Leo!

I hope you all enjoy all of the wedding photography. If you need anything at all don’t hesitate to contact me.  Remember 50 comments on the blog and they win a free framed 8x10, 100 comments and they win a free 11x14 framed print. 

Wedding App & Full Gallery

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Download their custom app at this link: Custom App  (must be opened on a mobile device)

Wedding Album

To view the wedding album click on the following link Wedding Album

Vendor Love:

Thanks to all those who helped make this wedding day amazing!

Ceremony |St. Peters Catholic Church, music by Dan Shambo

Reception Venue |Tug Hill Vineyards

Tent| Party Rentals

Hair | Hair Designz (Cathy Bush and Alyssa Laribee) 

Make-up | Ellie Becker

Dress | Modern Trousseau (Washington DC)

Tuxes | Mens Warehouse

Flowers | Lisk’s Florists

Food| RJ’s Catering

Cake| Theresa Hoage 

Band | Nik Lite

Assistant Photographer | Dani Thorn

Videography | James Erb

James did a fantastic job on Nick and Sarah's wedding video.  (I don't often get to work with videographers and it was such a joy to see the final product.  The video shows the day in such a heartfelt way.  I cried watching it.  James really captured what it was like to be part of Sarah and Nick's big day.)  Follow this link to see James Erb's video of Sarah and Nick's Wedding 



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