Larissa & John, December 3, 2021, Saratoga Hall of Springs
The beginning of December brought in some colder temperatures, and on the big day for Larissa and John, the temps hovered in the low 30’s. Also with sunset times being earlier this time of the year, we made a plan with the couple to do the majority of their pictures before the ceremony. Larissa and her girls got ready at Larissa’s parent’s home. When we arrived, Larissa was in the hair chair and the girls were hanging out. When Larissa was finished, we did some quick robe shots and then she got dressed with the help of her mom and sister. She had a first reveal with her bridesmaids and father. The emotions of a father first reveal get us every time. After some quick shots in front of the house, we traveled over to the Hall of Springs area to meet up with John to set up the First Look. Larissa arrived shortly after and the couple had their first chance seeing each other on the portico. We moved quickly for photos as the temps were pretty chilly. Larissa was a trooper and did some shots with and even without her fur shawl. Her dress was gorgeous and we appreciate her braving the cold. We took some breaks here and there going inside for everyone to warm up. We shot all of the wedding party at this time as well. After pics with both of their parents, we headed over to Saint Clements Church. The sun set as everyone arrived and started getting ready for the ceremony. The couple were married in front of their family and friends and the ceremony was officiated by Father Fleming who we’ve had the pleasure of capturing many weddings with. After the couple were wed and we did family photos at the church, we all returned to the Hall of Springs for the Reception. Bloom’s Floral Design did a fabulous job on table decor and the head table was just gorgeous. The Accents played many amazing songs as everyone danced and had a wonderful time. As guests were leaving for the night, a table of hamburger sliders and French fries was set out to take home. Thank you Larissa and John for braving the temps with us. You two make a beautiful couple and we were so honored to capture your wedding day. Congrats!
Team of Wedding Professionals:
Officiant: Father George Fleming from Corpus Christi Ceremony Location: Saint Clements Church Reception Venue: Saratoga Hall of Springs Catering: Mazzone Hospitality Venue Coordinator: Liz Tonn and Alex from Mazzone Band: The Accents Floral Design: Bloom’s Floral Design Hair & Makeup: Amy & Mia from True Beauty Company Bride’s Gown: Essence of Australia from Lily Saratoga Attendants’ Gowns: Jenny Yoo from Lily Saratoga Men’s Attire: Tuxego Rings: Hoff Jewelers Invitations: Elegant Wedding Invites Transportation: Royale Limousine Photo Booth: Smile Lounge Photography: Keith & Meghan Hitlin of Hitlin Photography Inc.
Time to celebrate
Bridesmaid reveal (always love the expressions)
Father of the Bride Reveal (ah, the emotions get me every time)
Next stop, Hall of Springs to meet up with John and set up the First Look
Isn’t Larissa stunning??
Quick shots of the sun setting
Loved the bridesmaid’s velvet dresses
The lovely parents of the couple
Ceremony time at Saint Clements Church
Back to Hall of Springs for the Reception
This head table was gorgeous. Big kudos to Blooms!!!
Also some of the prettiest toast glasses we’ve photographed
Had to get some shots with the Christmas tree
The Accents are in the HOUSE
Sliders and fries to go
Pics of some of the team: the ladies from True Beauty and Keith and Meg