Elizabeth & John's Wedding at Brookwood Gardens

Elizabeth and John had such an elegant wedding at the end of the summer, perfect timing for cooler weather and bright green colors. We traveled out to Cooperstown, NY to start the day with the two. Liz and John both got ready at the gorgeous Otesaga Hotel right down the street from their venue, Liz prepping with her ladies and John hanging out with the gents. Liz chose a beautiful Badgley Mischka dress for the ceremony and most of the evening, followed by a shorter Jill Stuart dress for dancing and party time. John and his men were wearing matching custom suits with embroidery and a beautiful silk designs on the inside. John’s father even made them all custom socks, a tradition and hobby of his! Once they were ready to see each other we took them outside the veranda for the first look, followed by portraits and family photos against the lake. As guests were arriving at Brookwood Gardens, the entire wedding party boarded a trolley and rode over for a sweet ceremony. Both of their grandmothers were the flower girls and such wonderful energy and happiness followed as they said their vows! Cocktail hour was held down in the garden before the guests were ushered into the tent for the party with dinner, dancing toasts and not to mention the amazing desert and ice cream bar featuring Ommegang Ice Cream, as the brewery is located in Cooperstown! Event planning by Christine Wheat, music by Around Town Entertainment, flowers and design by Renaissance Floral Design, catering by LM Townsend, officiant and ceremony by Elise Rhodes, hair and makeup by Katilin Bray and Jacqueline Nanci at Strut Spalontique.

Photographed by Craig Paulson with Kim Espinosa.