We’ve been VERY excited to talk about this wedding day that our photographer Michael spent with Sam and Nick recently! These two took us to Upstate New York for their unbelievable wedding day at the Colloca Estate Winery, and believe us when we say it was gorgeous up there! For starters it was great to get some cooler weather this summer, considering how hot they are in Florida. The winery is located in Sterling, NY, which is such a cute little town with local shops, great food, and this amazing winery! Sam and Nick hit the jackpot with this winery too, since they just finished building the two-story hall they used for the wedding day!
Their wedding day began with Sam’s finishing touches of bridal hair and makeup by MKW Salon and Day Spa, and few prep wedding detail photos. Their hair/makeup finished early, which setup our first look perfectly! Funny story, we actually captured their intimate backyard wedding last year thanks to plans that changed from the pandemic. So they technically have seen each other and experienced their wedding together already, leading them to think that they wouldn’t cry this time for their first look… they were wrong LOL! This is one of the reasons we push for first looks so much, it’s such a private, personal moment between the couple on their wedding day; something that’s pretty rare on a traditional wedding day. After the first look we explored the winery with Sam, Nick and their bridal party for some fun portraits! We took advantage of the great view of Little Sodus Bay for photos, and we seriously couldn’t get enough of the landscape. Check out the beautiful floral arrangements by Travis Floral!
Their wedding ceremony took place outside facing the bay, and the weather couldn’t have been more beautiful, we really lucked out! Sam’s Aunt Lee officiated their ceremony, and after their vows and ring exchange, they sealed the deal with the kiss! We captured their family portraits immediately after, and proceeded to the vineyard for more wedding portraits, since it was a bit of a field trip from their ceremony location! Thanks to the winery for hooking us up with the golf cart, fantastic service!
The wedding reception took place inside the winery, with large venue doors opening to the gorgeous space inside! Gotta love Upstate New York summers, where you can have open air wedding receptions…LOL! We had such a great time capturing all of the fun of their wedding reception, with delicious catering provided by Colloca Estate. They hired The Billionaires Band for live entertainment throughout the night, and they kept the party going! Their wedding cake was designed by Cakes Galore and More, and we were so happy to sneak Sam and Nick out during the reception for some twilight portraits, definitely some of our favorites! This wedding day’s been a long time coming for us, but we’ve been so thankful to have the chance to build such a great relationship and friendship with Sam and Nick. We’d do absolutely anything for them, and we really appreciate them sticking with us through the pandemic and through all of their wedding day changes, thank you two so much!! Congratulations and see you back in Orlando!! :)