BRIANA & GARRETT
Susan Knott Photography
Garrett and I met after a day at the races in August 2019. I had been living in Boston at the time but would often come home to Saratoga to visit family and friends. We started dating from a distance that fall and saw each other on occasional weekends. Eventually the pandemic allowed me to spend a little more time at home. We really got a chance to get to know each other and our families during the summer of 2020.
I was loving my job in Boston and Garrett owns a custom apparel clothing company based out of Albany New York, so we dealt with the distance for a bit longer throughout the fall and winter. On Easter Sunday of 2021 we got engaged! About two weeks later I found out that my position would be opening in the upstate NY territory. What an affirmation! I moved back to Saratoga that July and I got to continue doing the same job but was able to be closer to all my people and my fiancé. We continued wedding planning throughout the summer.
Having grown up in Saratoga, I could not have imagined getting married anywhere else. Our wedding day was the absolute best day of our lives, surrounded by the most amazing family and friends. We had guests come from 28 different states and Canada to witness and celebrate our special day.
A number of our vendors and people involved with our wedding were close friends or family. We had cousins design our wedding invitations and sing at our Mass. Our photographer and videographer are close family friends, and I have known our bridal attendant, Pam Greene, since I was a little girl. They all made us feel like royalty!
Wedding Date: October 23, 2021
Ceremony Location: St. Mary's Church, Ballston Spa
Reception Venue: Hall of Springs, Saratoga
Photographer: Susan Knott Photography
Videographer: Original Vessel - Noah Friedman
Wedding Gown: Lily Saratoga
Hair & Makeup: Lipstick N Lashes
Rings: Fritze Jewelers
Flowers & Event Decorator: Samantha Nass Floral Design
Caterer & Cake: Mazzone Hospitality
Transportation: Albany Trolley
DJ or Band: Around Town Entertainment
First Dance: "Love Like This" by Lauren Daigle
Honeymoon Destination: Sandals Grande - St. Lucia
- Rehearsal Dinner and wedding night stay for the bride and groom at The Adelphi Hotel
- The couple took a private horse-drawn carriage ride around the Spa State Park pre-reception thanks to Loon Meadow Farm
- NOVUS Clothing Company (owned by Garrett, his brother Nick, and close friend Scott) provided the bridesmaids "Get Ready" jerseys
- Bishop Edward Scharfenberger presided at the Mass and received the couples' vows
Advice Briana and Garrett would like to pass along...
"Pause a moment with your significant other on your wedding day to take in all the love and joy surrounding you by your family and friends."