Lynn and Ben's Wedding at The Mansion Inn / Saratoga Wedding Photographer
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Friday, August 15, 2014
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It's the perfect day to be sharing another blog with you, don't you think? Really, every day is!! :) 

I'm really excited to be sharing another one of our weddings with you! Lynn and Ben's day was absolutely perfect!

I first became acquainted with Lynn and Ben when we photographed her sister Jeanne's wedding a couple of years ago. Needless to say I was honored that two years later Lynn not only remembered us, but wanted us to photograph their special day! I knew this celebration was going to be just as fun - this family is really so great. And added to that, Ben and his family - what a day it was! There was so much laughter and happiness; I'd love to go back and do it all again!

And the reception was off the hook! A few times I thought the floor was going to fall through because they were all dancing so hard. What a party! DJ Chris of Love of Music really kept the night on fire!

Here's a few of the pro's that helped to make this day special:
Hair and Makeup: Plush Hair Studio
Bridal Gown: A Trace of Lace Bridal Boutique
Men's Attire: JoS. A. Bank
Floral Arrangements: Heavenscent Floral
Officiant: Bradley Ellis
Ceremony Musicians: Brotherless and Family

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Mansion Inn Saratoga
Bridal Cake: The Mansion Inn Saratoga
Groom's Cake: Villa Italia

Reception Music: Love of Music / Christopher Johnson

So let's get to this blog. As usual, I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites to share with you all! 
the mansion inn, saratoga springs wedding photographer

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

gorgeous vintage wedding dress

unique vintage wedding gown

vintage wedding gown details

unique wedding details, vintage wedding detail photos

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

wedding rings on a piano, photo of wedding rings

wedding rings on wine cork, unique wedding bands

colorful peonies bridal flower bouquet

vintage peonies, unique bridal flowers with peonies

Love this shot with Lynn and her ladies and mom!jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

intimate view of bride getting ready

Seriously, she looked so gorgeous!!!
unique bridal portrait in black and white

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And of course, so did all the ladies. Just beautiful!
jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Mansion the guys were busy getting ready...
groom getting dressed

Love this shot of Ben with his dad.emotional moment between groom and his father before ceremony

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The guys were having lots of fun! :)jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

I don't normally post the individual images like these, but the guys were having so much fun and I couldn't resist sharing these. :) hilarious photos of groom and his groomsmen

candid fun shot of groom with groomsmen

Lynn and Ben didn't want to do an official first look, so we talked over some ideas that each of us had...  Here is one of them.
I am impressed that Ben had the willpower NOT to turnaround! I would have at least snuck a peak. :)
unique bride and groom first look

unique bride and groom first look

unique bride and groom first look

And here is another one... this one was a special request of Lynn. :)
bride and groom on opposite sides of a door

emotional photo of bride and groom on opposite sides of a door

Time to make it official!
unique details of an outside ceremony

unique details of an outside ceremony

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

bride walking down aisle with her dad

I always love the shots of the groom seeing the bride for the first time. This is one of my favorites.
emotional moment when groom sees bride for the first time

Told you there was a lot of laughter during this wedding!jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

After they said their vows, they did what is called the Passing of the Rings. Each guest was able to hold the rings for a few moments and send out good thoughts to the couple. This particular woman had fun with it. Love it! :)
jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

As I say in almost all of my blogs, my favorite moment is the moment just before the first kiss! Congrats you two! :)
first kiss during the ceremony

cheers to marriage

A few bridal portraits before some bride and groom time. This was a great bunch of people!
photo of bridal party, black and white bridal party photo

fun shots of bridal party

romantic photo of bride and groom on stairs

romantic photo of groom kissing bride

black and white romantic photo of bride and groom

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

Cute.jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer, vintage wedding purse

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

reflection of bride and groom in water

LOVE!groom carrying bride through the woods

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

These next two are some of my favorites. In fact, this first one was one of my Facebook teasers (make sure you like us there to see more teasers!) 
The second one is the exact same shot but at a different vantage point. LOVE them both!
romantic shot of groom kissing bride in woods

romantic shot of bride and groom, sun flare photo

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

Love this one!
romantic photo of bride and groom in a barn


On our way over to the reception I asked if we could stop and grab a few more quick shots here. 
Ben was giving Lynn a hug when all of the sudden he stopped and asked if it would be Ok if he picked her up and spun her around. I said heck yeah! And that is how we got these next two shots. So fun!

fun photo of groom spinning bride

fun photo of groom twirling bride

Last one before the party... Perfection!
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photo of unique reception details

photo of unique reception details

photo of unique reception details

photo of unique wedding party favor

vintage set up of a wedding reception

vintage set up of a wedding reception

wedding cake, bridal cake

funny groom's cake, football grooms cake

Time to celebrate! :)
jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

photo of groom dipping bride during their first dance

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

I love this shot of Lynn, Jeanne and their dad at the end of the father/daughter dance. 
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A special moment with Ben and his Mom.
jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

As I said earlier, this party was off the hook! I could share lots of fun photos, but I think I'll just give you a few quick favorites and then let Lynn and Ben share the rest with you all! There are lots more! :)
jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

jessica painter photography, saratoga wedding photographer

candid photo from behind the DJ Booth

candid photo from behind the DJ booth

I'll end with this one of Lynn and Ben outside of the Mansion Inn. 
Congrats again Lynn and Ben!! Thank you both so much for trusting us to capture all of your special moments! It was a perfect day! Let's do it again! :)Wedding night shots, bride and groom night photos

Lynn and Ben will have a full gallery of their images available through the VIP section of our website soon. 

Please feel free to post a comment and leave some love for this couple!

Thanks for visiting our blog! 

  

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3 Comments
Jacqueline Jarosz - Stunning photos. I have recommended you to my recently engaged nephew Chet and his fiancee Kayla. I so hope you are able to shoot their wedding.
Jeanne - Just can't stop looking at these again and again! Love all the photos so much. Jess - thank you for not posting any with me ugly crying! ;)
Val - What lovely pictures!