Last summer, we were waiting in Congress Park to meet an out of town couple for an engagement session. It was our first meeting with this couple, so we were waiting for someone to find us, the ones with the camera gear. Crystal was walking by with her dog, Shadow, and asked if I was a photographer. I said "Are you (future bride's name)?" Crystal said no, and we explained why we were there. She said, "Well I'm getting married next summer and I'm looking for a wedding photographer, do you have a business card?" We talked for a few minutes then, and later Crystal called me and agreed to meet with her fiancé Frank. The rest is on this page! Soooo Happy that we met that day. We actually met for two different engagement sessions because they had so much fun! Crystal & Frank's wedding was fun, relaxed and elegant.
The wedding took place at the beautiful National Dance Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY. Such a beautiful warm day, the ceremony took place in the courtyard, and everyone went inside for the reception.
Everyone prepared for the day at the Hilton Garden Inn in Saratoga Springs.
Frank called Crystal just before she was ready to leave, saying that he's looking forward to seeing her!
Their "First Look" was planned at the Hall of Springs nearby, so the limo took the guys over first so that Jon could take some groomsmen photos.
And I stayed for a few personal photos of Crystal in her suite.
Frank was getting a little anxious waiting for his bride, but the guys had time to help him chill.
Then, it was 'show-time'! Frank's anticipation is running high now.
And Frank turns and sees Crystal in her dress for the first time. Frank=Happy!
It was time for some formal portraits of the husband and wife to be. Some couples are very traditional and do not want to see each other until the ceremony and that's perfectly understandable. But, for those who do choose the First Look option and plan for some time before the ceremony, we have more time to create some very memorable photos. Crystal and Frank have no shortage of photos before the ceremony.
And it was back in the limo for a quick ride over to the Dance Museum.
Everyone is ready and waiting...
Shadow also makes an appearance. She stood up with all their friends and family and witnessed her 'Mom and Dad' get married.
Crystal and her proud Dad, Barry make their way to Frank.
And, they're husband and wife!
As there is for so many celebrations today, there was lots of choreography as the wedding party was introduced.
Together with DJ Mike Napoli, Crystal and Frank played The Shoe Game.
Mike asked the entire group of family and friends to make it to the dance floor for a group photo!
Frank is so serious and careful when he cuts the wedding cake.
And then, the fun begins!
Frank & the guys met outside for a bit for cigars and stories about when they met Frank and the fun they had.
Toward the end of the evening, everyone was dancing...and singing!
And Frank was surrounded by all these beautiful women, he really hated that....
Crystal, we're so glad you took Shadow for a walk that day in the park! So much fun working with you and Frank. Enjoy wedded bliss forever!
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