Elise Ruocco Photography
Joe and I have a love story 21 years in the making. We first met in 7th grade. We went to the same school and played hockey together. We became best friends after I turned him down for a date and remained close friends throughout high school.
Two months after living together, we took a leap and started dating. After two years of dating, Joe proposed on a sunrise hike on the top of Mt VanHoevenburg (with our to-be flower dog present.)
We quickly started looking at venues and had toured, fallen in love with, and booked The Promise Gardens in less than two weeks. The venue is a dream, and we would get married there over and over again if we could.
Wedding Date: October 23, 2021
Location: The Promise Gardens
Photographer: Elise Ruocco
Videographer: Bokeh Film Studios
Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Revelry
Hair: Sarah Poirier of The Beauty Loj at Norm's
Makeup: Roma Beauty
Groom's & Groomsmen's Attire: The Modern Groom
Rings: Darrah Cooper Jewelers
Flowers: Blooms Floral Design
Caterer: Nicole's of Albany
Cake: Lauren Yaniro
Transportation: L&S Journeys
DJ or Band: Lake Placid DJ
First Dance: "Hold You Down" by X Ambassadors
Honeymoon Destination: Iceland
Our place cards were multi-purpose. They were bud vases with everyone's name and table number. The guests would find their name, take it to their table and create their own center piece. It made for a unique display on every table. They could also take their vase home at the end of the night.
Advice Joell & Joe Would Like To Pass Along...
"Take time to be alone or have a moment together. The day goes by so fast and everyone wants your attention. We did a first look and said our vows privately which was the best decision. It gave us time to really soak in the moment and made the vows even more special."