Photography, Wedding

January 12, 2020

Amanda & Jason – Winter Wedding at Orchard Vali Golf Club

Lafayette, New York

We wrapped up our 2019 wedding season just in the nick of time with Amanda and Jason last weekend. These two had such a joy filled day and I’m so excited to be sharing their winter wedding at Orchard Vali today!

Amanda and Jason are one of the sweetest couples we have worked with, and they are also some of the most thoughtful. These two had a very specific vision for their day. They are probably the most organized SLP Couple we’ve had and, let me tell you, it payed off! Everyone knows that weddings never go to plan, but theirs did! We didn’t get behind schedule even once!

One of my favorite parts of Amanda and Jason’s day was their First Look. I never push a First Look on couples, but in this case I’m SO thankful they chose to do one. With the sun setting around 4:30 in the evening, a First Look was the only way to ensure that they got some outdoor portraits on their wedding day.

We did their First Look at Webster Pond. I was a little bit nervous about this location because when I had gone to scout it out, the pond was covered with HUNDREDS of ducks and geese! As soon as we approached they swarmed us! So I can’t tell you how thankful I was to see that the majority of the birds were gone on Amanda and Jason’s wedding day! (Although, if you look closely, you might see a duck or two in the background of their photos!)

One thing I always tell couples about First Looks is that every couple is unique. Some grooms will have a huge smile, some will tear up, others will just give the bride the biggest hug. You never know how it will turn out. Well, Jason’s reaction to seeing his bride was one of my favorite reactions yet! If there’s one series of photos you wont want to miss, it’s those ones!

My other favorite moments came just before the ceremony. Amanda and Jason wrote letters to each other and read them in private before the ceremony began. I always love when my couples do this! Amanda also requested that her family and bridesmaids pray with her before the ceremony. These photos are some of my absolute favorites. I love how you can see the tenderness and love that her family feels for her and Jason. Hearing their prayers for a long and happy marriage was so sweet and encouraging and really set the stage for the rest of the day.

Amanda and Jason, we are so thankful to have been a part of your day! Your love for each other is clear in every interaction and it’s clear that you genuinely have fun together. May your life as husband and wife be filled with happy memories, laughter, and adventure!

Love, The Ludlows

Bride's gown, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
headband, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Earings, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Bride's shoes, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
opening gifts, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
seeing the bride for the first time, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
bride, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Bridal portraits, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Bride getting ready, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
rings, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
rings, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Groom details, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
groom getting ready, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Groom portraits, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
First Look, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
First Look, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
bride and groom, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
bride and groom, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
bride and groom, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
bridal party, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
groomsmen, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
bridal party, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
bridal party, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
bridal party, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
bridesmaids, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
bridesmaids, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
florals, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
florals, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
groomsmen, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
groom and groomsmen, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
groomsmen, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
reading letter, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
reading letter, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Praying with bride, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
praying with bride, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Praying with bride, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
reading letters, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Ceremony, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
coming down the aisle, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Ceremony, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
ceremony, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
saying vows, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
First Kiss, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
ceremony, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
seating chart, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
seating chart, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
table decor, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Table decor, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Guest book, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
First Dance, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
First Dance, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
First Dance, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
First Dance, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
First Dance, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Toasts, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Toasts, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Toasts, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Mother-Son Dance, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Mother-Son Dance, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer
Father-Daughter Dance, winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer

Vendors

Bride’s gown: David’s Bridal

Groom’s tux: Men’s Warehouse

Bridesmaids’ gowns: Azazie

Groomsmens’ tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

Florals: Friend of the Bride, Lyndsey Kwiatkowski

Reception Venue: Orchard Vali Golf Club

Caterer: Orchard Vali

Dessert table: Mother-of-the-Groom, Lucy Nami

DJ: Smarty Entertainment

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