MARGARET & CHRISTIAN
Hannah Lux Photography
January 9, 2021. The first night in our first home together, and we couldn't help but look at each other and wonder how we got here. The years seemed to have flown by, but in that moment, time stood still, and we reminisced on the eight years we had spent together up to that point.
We met in high school (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk’ RCS High School) I was a sophomore and Christian a senior. Christian asked me to his senior Prom in the Spring of 2013 without ever formally meeting me in person! To our surprise, that would be the first of many dates, and the beginning of our forever. We spent our days watching movies, laying on the trampoline, hanging out with friends, and enjoying each other’s company. In the Fall of 2015, we both decided that we would attend The University at Albany. We loved to meet up whenever we had a chance. Whether it was in the library for an hour or grabbing a quick bite to eat before our next class. The year of our college graduation we moved into our first and only apartment together. We loved cooking, decorating for the holidays, and hosting friends and family. That same year we started to design our engagement ring. Christian proposed that Fall during a rainy evening in the Adirondacks (that's a whole other story!). It was just perfect!
Saratoga has always been a place we feel ourselves in, and wanted our guests to experience all the history and beauty that it offers. The Hall of Springs was a no brainer. The space really is made of pure magic, and you feel all the generations of love that wed there before you. It’s surreal that we have spent almost a decade together, and we thought it would be special to tie the knot in our 10th year. Our wedding day was everything we could have dreamed of and more! We are so thankful to all our incredible vendors. We are thrilled to look back on a celebration that closed our first chapter and opened our next.
Advice to pass along...
You hear it, read it, tell it to yourself constantly - but enjoy every moment of the day not only with eachother but your people. Embrace all of the smiles, tears, laughs, and let yourself feel all of the emotions! Take a moment to step away together and look at all of your loved ones in the same place, nothing prepares you for that feeling.
Rehersal Dinner: Thirsty Owl
We spent a lot of time gathering things from our last ten years for our detail pictures. Those are some of our favorite photos so far. There are so many meaningful pieces of our current, past and present. Our signature drinks were another favorite by us.
Wedding Date: June 23
Location: Hall of Springs
Photographer: Hannah Lux Photography
Videographer: SMS & Co
Wedding Gown: Blisse by Milla Nova
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Styled by Lily Saratoga (Amsale)
Gown Alterations: Mosca Alterations
Hair: True Beauty
Makeup: True Beauty
Facial/Tan: Body Glow New York
Groom's Attire: Generation Tux
Groom's Haircut: Dukes Barber Shop @Jakeyjim
Rings: Etsy & Hannoush Jewelers
Flowers: Janines Florist
Stationery Suite: Minted
Party Favors: Donations in lieu of favors
Photobooth: Modern Photobooth Company
Transportation: Royale Transportation
DJ or Band: DJ Billy Hardy
First Dance: "Lover" by Taylor Swift
Honeymoon Destination: Hawaii and Europe