naomi & joe: saratoga national

It’s about time we wrap up the Memorial Day 3 wedding weekend right? Well last but most certainly not least I present Naomi and Joe’s wedding. We couldn’t have asked for a more fun one to wrap up a busy weekend. For us, the day began again at the Gideon Putnam hotel. Were we not just in room 228 two days ago? Anyway the room was all good energy and filled with bridesmaids, parents, brothers, hair, makeup, florists, you name it, we all were in the house. It had been a while since I saw Naomi. She and Joe hired us back in June last year and I really never heard from her again until maybe 2-3 weeks out. Why am I telling you all this? Well I wish I spent more time with her before the wedding because she is awesome! For those of you who know Naomi this isn’t nothing new to you. Same goes for Joe, what a great guy! Anyway after hair and makeup was finished it was time for Naomi to get dressed. ย Then Big Joe and I headed downstairs and met up with videographer Al Woodard. I think this is wedding #9 on the Alfie counter for 2011. What can I say? Elario brides have great taste. Speaking of great taste, that cute and talented florist I happen to call my wife (Kris Ann Elario) did her damn thing with those flowers! Some of my favorites from Fleurtacious Designs this year. What a wonderful crew she has to make these events all come together, wait till you see the tent! Back to the day, we had a first look, took some pics and then bounced to Saratoga National! It was time for the Bedecken and then the Ketubah ceremony. After that it was time for the ceremony. Now, it was hot but I have to commend Angelo Mazzone, Kevin Sykes and ย Saratoga National for how they handled that. It might not seem like much but there was tons of little bottles of water on ice for the guests as they entered the ceremony. It’s just something I noticed that Mazzone does, they really go the extra mile. After the ceremony I ventured into the tent. Wow! That tent looked wonderful. Not a detail was overlooked. The party was now in the hands of who else? Um, only the New York Players! I’ll say it again, they know what they’re doing! Another awesome party thanks to them! It really was the way you wanna go out on a three wedding weekend. Thanks to Hayden Yund for rocking yet another crazy photo booth! I must thank the couple, Naomi and Joe. Thank you so much for having us. It was a pleasure spending the day with you and meeting your families. Let’s do this again next year?


In suite 228 hung a gown..

and some ridiculously awesome shoes..

Christian Louboutin’s are worthy of another photo right ladies?

Amy Elizabeth was on the makeup. Naomi looked classic and photographed so great! Nice touch in the hair huh?

Time to get dressed..

The back of the gown was stunning…. we’ll get to that in a minute.

Ok one more.. maybe the last?

Naomi’s father Steve loves what he is seeing. How could you not?

Incredible bouquets by Fleurtacious Designs

A couple more…

Last but not least Naomi’s..

So photogenic.. and fun.

Insert beautiful bride here:

Oh hey ladies..

Joe, looking good..

Love this shot of the guys..

Nothing like a first look with some emotion..

The spin around…

Yeah, he loves it.

The front of this hotel is just classic Saratoga Springs.

I love these two..

and this one..

Ok one more of Naomi..

off to Saratoga National

I love this one..

Making it official..

Meanwhile down at the tent..

Always my favorite time of the day to capture.

Moments like this are just wonderful

Mazel Tov!

Mr & Mrs…

Some of my favorite centerpieces I’ve seen from Fleurtacious Designs The paper was from Paper Dolls of Saratoga.

How awesome are the cake plates? Seriously?

The china was just perfect.

Another Debbie Coye cake!

I think Naomi was a little scared up there..

I had to bring them back out for my favorite time of night..

Oh how I love the configuration.

One of my favorites..

My facebook teaser..

We’ll end with a few photo booth snaps..

How cute are Julia and Greg? You remember them right? Their wedding is coming to an August 20th 2011 near you..

I love this one.. So fun.

We’ll end with the newlyweds. Congrats guys!!!

next one

stephanie & ted: albany country club