If I were to plan my wedding all over again, I would show my vendors this wedding as inspiration and leave it at that. Because Jennifer and Nick truly planned a picture perfect day. Drenched in pretty pink hues and sweet kisses, Heather Payne Photography was behind the lens capturing every sweet moment and we’ve got it all waiting for you (and/or your vendors, *cough*cough*) in The Vault!
From Heather Payne Photography…Jennifer & Nick married in an intimate venue in Albany, New York with some of their closest family and friends. After our initial conversation together, I knew they were truly special and had the sweetest love story to tell. We met for their engagement photos months before in Massachusetts where we were able to get a true sense of just how sweet their story actually was. Their giggles and genuine expressions for each other was so joyful to capture.
Their wedding took place in Albany, New York at a venue on Crooked Lake. It was a windy and cold day in March, but the sun was so warm and everyone’s spirits were so radiant. The setting was very elegant indoors and the nature of the outdoors was so picturesque with willow trees and perfect little hidden pockets around the lake. Jennifer and Nick’s envisioned their day to feel calm, romantic and ethereal. Knowing the “feeling” of their day, we were able to really create some beautiful images that best represented their style and aesthetic. Jennifer had two beautiful dresses that she wore during the ceremony and reception. Her long cathedral veil blew so gracefully in the wind and wrapped around them during their first look where Nick saw Jennifer for the first time.
From The Bride…I was starting intern year as a pediatric resident in a hospital, and I had just moved in Albany. I wanted to get to know some people, so I joined a christian medical group at the hospital, and that’s where I met him. Initially, when we met, I guess he was attracted, so he tried to invite me over for group gatherings. The first group gathering, we were all going to a museum 45 minutes away, so he texted me to ask if I could give him a ride since he had just finished an overnight call as a surgery resident. So I agreed, and thats when we just started texting a lot. When I picked him up, it ended up we were the only two in the car so we had some really deep conversations. Very quickly we started talking more and more on the phone, and hanging out. Initially I was a little weary because we were talking so much and I was becoming attracted as well, but I wasn’t sure of his feelings for me. However, within 2 weeks of meeting each other, we confessed our feelings and started dating!
Nick proposed by taking me to the farmer’s market that morning, then blindfolding me and driving to the very museum that we had gotten to know each other. On the walk there, he played some songs he downloaded on an iPod and eventually when we got to the terrace, he played the soundtrack version of “I love you…For sentimental reasons” and we slow danced while he sang softly in my ear. There were a lot of random people around. Then he got down on one knee and proposed!
Photography: Heather Payne | Floral Design: Party With Mia | Wedding Cake: Coccadotts Cake Shop | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Bride's Shoes: Caparros | Hair & Makeup: VickyC5 | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Venue: Old Daley on Crooked Lake | Bride's Bracelet: Lord And Grey Bridal | Bride's Headpiece: BHLDN | Bride's Necklace: BHLDN | Bride's Veil: Nordstrom | Bridesmaids' Robes: Foxblossom Co. | Live Music: Joanne Nguyen & Ben Lee | Reception DJ: Events by Cool Cat | Wedding Dress "Ceremony" & "Reception": BHLDN