EMILY & MATT
Cassandra Daye Photography
Matt and I met at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where Matt was a football coach, and I worked for a nonprofit. It made no sense that we shared an office, but we quickly became friends after Matt helped me with my fantasy football team. Eventually, Matt asked me out on a date, and I turned him down. It took two more asks and a fantasy football win, before I finally agreed.
After our first date, we grew very close, spending a lot of time outside of work together. A year later, Matt moved back to Saratoga Springs. We continued to be great friends and spoke to each other every day. One weekend Matt invited me to Saratoga, where I fell in love with the city, and we fell in love with each other. We remained long distance for many years and spent most weekends in Saratoga.
The first time Matt took me to downtown Saratoga I remember seeing the Adelphi and thinking we should get married there. Four years after that first trip, Matt proposed on a snowy evening in Saratoga State Park. I had always wanted a winter wedding, and Matt knew how much I would love a snowy engagement. It was the perfect location, considering we love to explore and walk around the park most weekends.
We decided on Saratoga because most of my friends and family lived all over, and we thought it would be the perfect “Destination Wedding” location. The first place we booked (of course!) was the Adelphi Hotel! We were very lucky and got all the vendors we wanted. Everyone was amazing and made our wedding exactly how we envisioned it. Thanks to our vendors, I had zero stress the day of my wedding, and everything ran smoothly. I will be forever grateful, as I could not have picked a better team of people to make our wedding dreams come true!
Wedding Date: September 25, 2021
Location: The Adelphi Hotel
Photographer: Cassandra Daye Photography
Wedding Gown: White of Dublin
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo NYC
Hair: Heart + Soul House of Beauty
Makeup: Erin Muller
Groom's Attire: Jos. A Banks
Rings: N. Fox Jewelers
Wedding Planner: The Main Event by Kelly
Flowers: Renaissance Floral Design
Stationery Suite: Foiled and Pressed
Cake: The Adelphi Hotel
DJ/Band & Photo Booth: NonStop Music
"My younger sister passed away four months before our wedding. It was very important to honor my sister and add touches throughout the day that would make me think of her.
She loved crepes, so we had a crepe station that we dedicated to her at our wedding. We also saved a chair for her at the ceremony filled with a beautiful garland of daisies, her favorite flower.
I also had a table with pictures of her covered with daisies and a quote from her favorite song.
It wasn't easy to get through the day without her, but having those touches and seeing them throughout the day helped me."