Video Credit: Select Wedding Films
Photo Credit: Beanart Photography
Venue, Ceremony, Photo & Video Team
On this beautiful June day at the Skaneateles wedding venue The Kester Homestead we celebrated the marriage of Arielle and Morgan. Our day started out with guests arriving to the wedding ceremony site at Kester known as the Woodland Cathedral where I had already had complete wedding ceremony sound discreetly hidden. Before taking my spot to run ceremony sound, I checked in with my wedding photography and videography team, Tyler of Beanart Photography a Rochester based photographer and Kirk a Syracuse based videographer of Select Wedding Films were the wedding vendor team to help me with ceremony coverage. Arielle and Morgan’s ceremony was a beautiful intimate ceremony in the woods on the grounds of The Kester Homestead. The Ceremony site known as the Woodland Cathedral was so beautiful and hidden on the property and made for the most beautiful spring day reception. The wedding party recessional song “In Too Deep” by Sum 41, a punk rock ballad echoed in the woods drowning out the sounds of the songbirds setting the tone for the rest of the days celebrations. After the completion of the ceremony guests were all welcomed to the cocktail hour location on the grounds the Wild Garden.
Cocktail, Introductions & First Dance
Guest mingled in the Wild Garden for the next hour until they were invited inside the Gambrel Barn for the wedding reception portion of the evening. As everyone made their way into the Gambrel Barn, I got Arielle & Morgan staged for their introductions and the very special choreographed first dance they were going to perform in front of all the guests. Everyone was so excited as I introduced Arielle & Morgan into the reception area as “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra played in the background under the loud crowd cheer. After the applause died down Arielle and Morgan shared a quick welcoming speech expressing their gratitude and thanked their wedding guests for sharing the special day with them. Once the welcoming speech was over Morgan handed me back the microphone and he and Arielle took their places on opposite sides of the dance floor. “Sunglasses at Night” by Corey Hart was the song that Arielle and Morgan choose to dance to, and it was the most electric performance of a first dance you could have imagined as the couple received a huge crowd pop from all their guests!
Dinner & Dancing
Transitioning from first dance we all sat for a wonderful meal provided by Geneva based wedding catering service F.L.X. Table Catering & Events. As dinner came to an end, we enjoyed the ceremonial first cut of the beautiful cake that were made by Stacey of The Cake Shop CNY. After Arielle and Morgan had finished cutting the cake in front of all of their guests, I opened up the dance floor for several hours for a lively dance floor that at the end of the night came to an end with everyone yelling the lyrics to the last song “Mr. Brightside” by the Killers.