EMILY & CHRIS



Chris and I first met at Bentley University in 2011 but it wasn't till we attended the same Mumford and Sons concert at SPAC in June 2016 that we officially got together. At the time, I was living in Boston, and he was living in NYC, so we struggled through a long-distance relationship for some time before I packed up and moved to Brooklyn. We moved in together and I quickly convinced him to let me get a dog (Hudson!). 

After three years of dating Chris proposed in Congress Park by having Hudson wear a "Will you marry Dad?" charm on his leash. We celebrated the rest of the summer with family and friends and even had (almost!) our entire bridal party up to my parents’ house for a celebratory weekend at the track on Labor Day Weekend 2019!

Soon after that, of course, the world changed, as did our plans for a September 6, 2020 wedding at the Canfield Casino, as well as our living situation. We left our one bedroom in Brooklyn for my parents’ house in Ballston Lake and bought property to build on in Ballston Spa. Building a house while replanning a wedding (occasionally!) caused some stress, but the end result was perfect.

We wanted it to have a destination wedding feel in Saratoga, with events all three days of Labor Day Weekend – a welcome party at SingleCut, rehearsal dinner at Thirsty Owl, after party at Nashville of Saratoga, and the day after brunch at Longfellows.

We couldn't have imagined a more beautiful, historic venue than the Canfield Casino and the vendors we were able to work with were so incredibly kind and supportive throughout the entire process, all the way through to the day of.

We owe a lot to our families and friends for all the hugs, help, and (at times!) manual labor. We felt so loved and celebrated and started our marriage in such a beautiful way.

DETAILS

Wedding Date: September 5, 2021

Location: Canfield Casino

Photographer: Charlotte Jenks Lewis

Wedding Gown: Something Bleu Bridal, Saratoga

Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo NYC

Hair:

Emily: Shannon Ramirez of Sanctuary Salon Saratoga

Bridesmaids: True Beauty Co.

Makeup: Doria Tremante

Groom's Attire: Suit Supply

Rings: Designs by Kamni

Wedding Planner: Katie O Events

Event Decorator: Total Events LLC

Flowers: Olive & June Floral Co. (Now Poet Floral Studio)

Stationery Suite: The Illustrated Life

Caterer: Nicole's of Albany

Cake: Cake Street Sweets

DJ or Band: DJ Anthony B

First Dance:  "Forever After All" by Luke Combs.

Honeymoon Destination: Maui/Oahu

Special Touches... 

Party Favors: Mint Juleps as seating chart 

Wedding Stationary depicted the city of Saratoga

Rehearsal Dinner at Thirsty Owl

Advice Emily & Chris Would Like To Pass Along...

"Stick to what you love and don't lean into a trend that doesn't suit you! Also, identify the things that are most important to you as a couple and prioritize them. Weddings are a lot of money and work, and you can't do it all!"


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