Amber and Shawn chose a very special day for both of them to get married; Independence Day! Ya see military runs very strong in both of their lives, with Shawn being an active member of the NY Air National Guard, 109th Air Lift Wing, and numerous members of Amber’s family serving or have served in the military. Amber grew up being an “army brat,” living on numerous Army bases where her father, AKA “Sarge” was based. So of course, 4th of July made sense, and we just love that they brought along her father’s special flag given to him by a fellow veteran as a prop to use throughout the day. The pride in this family was contagious!
We started in Albany Country Club’s spacious bridal suite where we hung the flag behind Amber’s wedding gown. It truly made for some stunning pics. Shawn got ready down the hall. Weather called for rain, and if you know about Albany Country Club, the sky can be absolutely amazing with the views over the area. The couple wanted a first look, which made everything fall neatly into place, getting most of the photos completed in case of rain. The weather held off and the couple were married on the beautiful patio in front of family and friends. Kim and her staff at Albany Country Club are seriously top notch; making the day run as smoothly as possible and we just love working along her and her staff; especially Kenny (a known staple of the area). Thanks again Amber and Shawn for choosing KHP for your big day. We wish you love, peace, and happiness ever after!
Team of Vendors:
Officiate: Honorable Mae A. D’Agostino, US Magistrate Judge Venue: Albany Country Club, contact: Kim Aperance Cake: Joan’s Cake Chateau Music: DJ Todd Farley from Sound Control Flowers: Frank Gallo and Son MU: Kim Angerstein of Kimberly Angerstein Aesthetics Hair: Terri Krasher of Bella Hair Salon Gown: David’s Bridal Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse Rings: Kay Jewelers Invitations: weddingpaperdivas.com Transportation: Folmsbee Bus Company Photography: Keith and Meghan Hitlin from Keith Hitlin Photography
Such a unique backdrop for the wedding gown
Amber had her dad’s and Shawn’s uniform name tags sewn into her dress.
That flag came in handy multiple times
Dad, aka “Sarge” was so happy for his daughter. We just love the look on his face seeing her dressed for the first time.
Showing some American Pride
Reception (don’t you just love that cake)
Image on right is of Sarge and his fellow military comrads listening to “Proud to be an American”
Those sparklers sure let off a lot of smoke. Thanks to Kim and her staff at ACC for helping coordinate this!
And we’ll end the night with some ice cream floats with ACC’s snack bar.
All the girls love Kenny from ACC!
Amazing team of vendors: MUA Kim Angerstein, ACC wedding coordinator, Kim Aperance, ACC’s Courtney, ACC’s Kenny, and DJ Todd Farley
And your photogs of the day, photo bomb Meg and light test Keith!