A big congrats in are order for Natalie+Brandon who were married at this Ithaca wedding on a lovely summer day. With as much as we’ve been in the Finger Lakes this year, I feel like we’re becoming Ithaca wedding photographers! Brandon and Natalie met at the age of 12 at the Valentine’s Day dance. It was love at first sight! Brandon proposed (roughly 15 years later) on June 2, 2012 (his birthday!) on an airplane on the way to a vacation in San Francisco and Napa Valley. Brandon had arranged for the attendant to bring Natalie a glass of champagne. When he set the glass down in front of her, it had a ring at the bottom! Brandon dropped down on one knee in the aisle and proposed.
Natalie got ready comfortably at home. Check out her closest? Isn’t it awesome?
These ALMOST fit me (Alisha)!
I had to take advantage of this gorgeous property for these Ithaca wedding photos
A sweet little moment before the ceremony with mom.
It wouldn’t be an Ithaca wedding without Sage Chapel!
Married and loving it.
Locations like this are one of the reasons we love being Ithaca wedding photographers!!
The Finger Lakes provide such a great backdrop for wedding photographers
Natalie’s mother, Mary Beth, and Brandon’s mother, Michelle, were the creative geniuses behind their wedding! Natalie stumbled across a wedding on Style Me Pretty that she thought was breathtaking, and together they re-created certain elements of that wedding that they loved, and added their own touches!
Brandon’s mother collects Mackenzie-Childs pieces, so they incorporated the black and white and gold and white checkered pattern into many aspects of their décor.
For their “something old,” they used kewpie dolls as a cake topper that Natalie’s grandfather Pop Pop and grandmother Mamie used at their wedding in the 1944. The dolls have been passed down to each of my cousins to use at their wedding.
I just loved the details of Natalie’s Dress.
Thank you both so much for allowing us to be your Ithaca wedding photographers!
Wedding & Reception Venue(s): Sage Chapel, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Private Residence in Ithaca, New York
Dress: Anna Maier Ulla Maija, “Bianca”
Shoes: Valentino Couture Bow Pump
Hair/Makeup: Makeup On Demand
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo “Margaux”
Invitations: Posh Paperie
Place Cards/Menus/Decorations/Signs: Mary Beth Matychak (the lovely mother of the bride)
Cake: Ithaca Bakery
Catering: Ithaca Bakery
Macaroons: Sarah’s Patisserie
Late Night Snack: Calzones by D.P. Dough
Entertainment: The Critics
String Quartet: Cornucopia
Late Night Entertainment: M-11 (Brandon’s father’s band, with guest appearance by Brandon!)
Coordinator: Tara Reimer, Terra Rosa
Rings: Schooley’s Jewelers, Ithaca, New York
Ithaca Wedding Photographers: Clark+Walker Studio