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Anna and Tom both grew up in the Saratoga/Albany area and have known each other since they were kids when Anna became friends with Tom’s cousin. 

They ran into each other often at Burke family events. Tom claims that he has had a crush on Anna since he was 16 and would see her throughout the years and always think about asking her out.

Fast forward 10 years and two full lifetimes later and that’s where the story really starts. 

Tom’s younger brother (and best man!) Jerry had made the Newport baseball summer team. The Burke family rented a house there for the summer of 2018 to be able to watch him play. Anna had been going to Newport for summers with her family since she was a kid and happened to have just quit her job and was heading to Newport for the summer.

On the day that she packed up her U-Haul and moved out of NYC, Tom reached out from Newport and asked if he could (finally!) take her out on a date. They went on a date the following day …and the day after that, and the day after that, and the day after that! Anna decided to take a job in Saratoga to be closer to him.

They now live in Ballston Lake (just outside Saratoga) where Tom runs his family business. The Holiday Season had always been special to them, so a winter wedding in Saratoga was a dream come true …since Saratoga is where their story began!


Wedding Date: December 4, 2021

Location: Hall of Springs

Photographer: Harris & Co.

Wedding Gown: Essence of Australia

Makeup: Amanda Pierce

Groom's Attire: Mark Thomas

Groomsmen's Attire: Generation Tux

Rings: Northeastern Fine Jewelry

Wedding Planner: Christina Baxter Weddings & Events

Flowers: Renaissance Floral Design

Lights & Drapery: Clifton Park Rental

Stationery Suite: Pine + Park Design Co.

Caterer & Cake: Mazzone Hospitality

DJ or Band: The Chromantics

First Dance:  "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" by Frankie Valli

Honeymoon Destination: Bal Harbour, FL

Special Touches... 

Bride Anna designed the wedding herself

The Owner's Box at the Adelphi was used by the party to get ready for the event and, of course, take pictures.

Advice Anna & Thomas Would Like To Pass Along...

Hire a team you feel confident can execute your vision. It's the best investment. It meant that I could relax and enjoy every moment on the wedding day, knowing everything was running smoothly behind the scenes!