Another wow wedding for you peeps! September 25, 2010 was the day for Emily and Eric. They were the first wedding to lock us down for 2010. We met them 20 months ago back in January of 2009 at a wedding show coincidentally at the Canfield Casino. 20 months! Thats how you score a Saturday in September at the Canfield Casino. So today’s lesson is if you want a Saturday in peak season at the Canfield Casino you must book that place well in advance! I think they reserved perfect weather too. Seriously I said it a few blog posts ago and I’ll say it again, if you got married on a Saturday in September you were blessed with great weather.

Emily and her ladies got “fabulous” in Saratoga Springs at The Batcheller Mansion Inn. Let me just say I love shooting in these b&b’s. They all have so much character going on. When I entered the mansion headed up the stairs and into Emily’s room all I could hear was Biggie. Let me set the scene. Think of that infectious bass line in “Hypnotize” just bumping. Biggie biggie biggie can’t you see… So what’d I do? I entered the room basically dancing. Hands up and head bumping. Stuff like this amps me up like crazy! It set the tone too with Emily and her girls because from that point they knew we were all about the fun factor. Big Joe might have twisted and elbow (meaning like he danced 😉 ), he’s got moves too. Anyway, I knew we had a fun crew on because after that song was over there was more Biggie. We then shot some great getting ready details of a bride who no matter what direction you photographed her from was killing it. Once her gown was on we headed downstairs and knocked it out the park. Waiting at the Canfield Casino was Eric and the fellas all dressed sharp and what not. We shot a little bit with them outside and then headed into the Casino to find a beautify decorated ceremony space by Renaissance Floral Design. I love shooting ceremonies in that room! While the ceremony was going down I was watching the sun drop outside. We made it outdoors just in time too! I then shot some of my favorite images of a bride & groom in Congress Park. After we finished outdoors it was time to shoot up some beautiful details of some more nice florals by Renaissance in the ball room. The party from this point was in the hands of Mansion Catering and The Refrigerators. People danced all night long too! The band was bumping and Emily and Eric’s presence on the dance floor kept the party at level 10. We also shot with seasoned veteran Videographer Brett Wasserman of Silhouette. What a beautiful, elegant and most importantly fun wedding! Emily and Eric, thank you for putting your trust in us back on that cold January day. We were honored to spend the day with you both and your families. Congrats to you both! I hope Hawaii is treating you well.


I wanted a cameo..

Emily getting made fabulous by the famous Alayne

I love this one..

This is an awesome room to shoot in.

Ah the infamous hands on the hips while getting zipped up shot.
David from Renaissance told Emily this is one of his most beautiful bouquets he’s ever made. Don’t her eyes kill you?


Look at all these beautiful ladies…. especially the little one with her flower crown 😉

Oooh I like this one.

Come on now.. this is too easy.

Whoa.. she’s killin it.

I pledge for more Elario brides to get ready at this place, please?

Sup playa’s?

The infamous Canfield Casino.

First time I’ve seen the natural colored chairs here. I thought they looked fantastic. As did the florals from Renaissance Floral Design

Eric.. on deck..

Emily and Dad.. on deck.

Take it all in.. throughout the ceremony Emily would just turn around and take a look. You should all do this. It goes by quick, take it all in.

Oh man, these are just great.

I love her look here

And they’re married..

Oh you gotta get that “bling shot”!

This building is wonderful inside and out.


I love this one.

laugh it up.

This is classic Congress Park. I’ll always love shooting here.
My facebook teaser.

Oh this one’s pretty fun too. Thanks for climbing up there!

A little “Elario configuration”

During cocktail hour they had local singer songwriter Rich Ortiz doing his thing. Rich is off the hook. Check him out on iTunes his new album Face of a Lion is awesome.

The most beautiful reception room ever.

Some details..

Holy head table! By Renaissance Floral Design.

First dance..

We’ll end on a high note (pun intended).. Congrats Dr & Dr!

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  1. i just LOVE the style of this wedding…such a vintage-y feel! emily you are beautiful and your dress is gorgeous! my favorite is the one of emily by herself with her veil blowing! congratulations!

  2. Jp – See how old I am? 😉 Seriously, my father in law was a videographer, and his boys would help him out, starting at an early age. In fact, my son would work with him in his shop starting at one month old. He knew the YMCA before the Alphabet song! Unfortunately, we lost grandpa two years ago – ALS… The guys still do the biz on the side, especially my brother in law. It was touching for us to see you and your dad ‘rockin it’. Andrea…GOURD….

  3. These pictures are AWESOME! Thank you Elarios. I’ve looked at these photos about ten times just today, and I can’t stop smiling. You captured my beautiful daugher-in-law Emily, and handsome son Eric, just perfectly!!! I can’t decide on my favorite shot because I love them all.
    I can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures. Thank you again, and to everyone who made this the most fabulous day.

  4. Emily, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I will always remember this day. It was a crazy one for me and you were so awesome. So easy going , understanding. The moment I got to you I relaxed and that is because you made my job so easy! You are beautiful, sweet and possibly have a makeup arsenal that rivals mine! If you ever give up dentistry…I will never forget you in your veil flossing just before you were about to head out..please come assist us at MMF. To the Joe’s… I remember sitting on the stairs of the mansion just watching you in action and it was sorta mesmerizing. I am obsessed with every gorgeous photo! I will definitely be watching this one over and over!

  5. Oh my Elarios””
    I have been so blessed this year with the most beautiful Bride’s. It never ceases to amaze me just how perfect a celebration can be when all are the players are in sync. I knew 15 years ago when I had my first wedding with Joe Elario, I was in the big time. I remember when he used to bring his son Joe in once in a while. Who knew that his mini me would be a superstar just like his dad. These pictures are amazing! I too am glad the bride and Groom went with my suggestion of the Natural Wood Chairs from Clifton Park Rental. It to a lot of coaxing to Get CPR to buy those chairs and I know I have used them on ten weddings this year alone. Oh yea about these pics…. One word, Beautiful, I have worked with all of them, from the untouchable photogs to the up and coming and the E boys always bring it. Yes I did say it was my most beautiful bouquet, in my eyes, it was perfection. The room came together like a perfectly tuned melody and Joe and JP captured it. Thank you so much for archiving the incredible moments that our clients will always remember and the art that we create. I can’t wait to show off your many pages of perfection on my new website with the weddings we enjoyed creating together this year. BTW that Chuppa was built by hand by the groom and his Dad, we just swaged a little fabric but that house was built with love.
    Congrats Emily and Eric
    As always thank you Joe and Joe.
    It’s Always a pleasure
    David Michael Schmidt

  6. thanks amanda, big joes fine.. when i said “Big Joe might have twisted and elbow” i meant like you know when you dance just sort of moving your elbow? lol

  7. The one of Emily and her Dad is priceless! Beautiful shot. Love the one of Emily and Eric dancing with the awesome ceiling above them, as well as all of thoe ones around beautiful Congress Park! Looks like a fun wedding and a fun couple! You guys did a great job capturing their special day. Congrats!

  8. It was such a beautiful day, and you certainly captured it, times 100! I’ve been quietly stalking your blog since Em said that she and Eric were going with you guys….so, for a LONG time!! Thank you for making my sister, and brother in law’s day wonderful….. SO talented, and FUN! It was great when you both busted in to Biggie…. I hope Big Joe is okay.. 🙂

  9. aloha!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!!! thank you thank you thank you!!! we booked you almost two years in advance for a very good reason 🙂 ok back to the beach!!!!! thanks so much!

  10. My fav is definately the Facebook Teaser! I love the wedding bling shot too! Great Photos… Emily you look amazing!

  11. her eyes… stunning. the b&ws …off the hook! your cameo… LOVED IT! hoping my talent can be close to yours… ALWAYS!!!! AMAZING as always!!!!