ALEYA & BRANDON
Molli Hendrick of Molli Photography
Brandon and I met while attending Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, where we later graduated together as Pharmacists. We were classmates and great friends for many years prior to dating. Brandon was the first to fall and waited patiently, always holding on to the hope we would end up together. Finally, we started dating during our fifth year of college and had the best year falling in love and celebrating our last year on campus with our friends.
A year full of internships brought long distance, however we made the most of it by traveling hours to see each other every single weekend. After we graduated, we moved in together, bought our first home, and got engaged soon after that.
I grew up in Queensbury and always dreamed of getting married in the area, even after moving to Brandon's hometown. The Queensbury Hotel offered a gorgeous and renovated venue with an intimate feel where we could invite our guests to stay for the weekend and truly enjoy every minute with us. The Queensbury Hotel understood my vision of traditional black and white, elegance, and timelessness …and brought it to life! From the cocktail hour until the big dance party to end the night, every detail was perfect.
Brandon and I were so thankful to share our special day with the most important people in our lives. We cannot thank our venue and vendors enough for playing a part in making it magical. It truly was a fairytale wedding and a dream come true.
Advice to pass along...
Your wedding day goes by so quickly, take moments to enjoy and truly soak up all the love and excitement in the air.
Rehearsal Dinner: Hiland Park Country Club
Our favorite special touch was including our French Bulldog in our day- we were able to take a few pictures with him in his bowtie and included in him in small details like our cocktail napkins. Additionally, we played off our profession as Pharmacist's by including Tylenol and Advil in our wedding favors for our guests. We would also like to give a shoutout to The Queensbury Hotel who allowed us to take beautiful sunset pictures on the rooftop right before cocktail hour. We got married in the same church that the brides grandparents (married for 69 years) and parents (married for 30 years) were married in. Lastly, personalized glow sticks for the dance party.
Wedding Date: November 12
Ceremony: St. Mary’s Church
Reception: The Queensbury Hotel
Photographer: Molli Hendrick of Molli Photography
Videographer: Ethan Hill
Wedding Gown: Lily Saratoga
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Styled by Lily Saratoga
Hair: Lauren White
Makeup: By Baileigh
Groom's Attire: J. Reid Menswear
Rings: Hoff Jewelers
Flowers: Binley's Florist
Stationery Suite: Kingsbury Printing
Caterer: The Queensbury Hotel
Party Favors: Just Water
Photobooth: Music Man Entertainment - Magic Mirror Photobooth
Transportation: Royale Limousine
DJ or Band: Scott Pallone of Diamond Entertainment
First Dance: "Better Together" by Luke Combs
Honeymoon Destination: St. Lucia