December 3, 2016

Peggy + Chuck | Saratoga National Wedding Photos

Saratoga National Wedding Photos

I recently got to photograph a wedding for two people who absolutely love Saratoga Springs and horseracing.  Peggy and Chuck got married at Saratoga National on a beautiful day in October.  They live downstate most of the time, but love our town so much that they have a weekend home here as well.  At our first meeting, they told me that they wanted to incorporate many local landmarks in their wedding photos.  Saratoga National Wedding Photos are always beautiful, but it was so much fun running around before the ceremony to different locations in Saratoga Springs as well!

Congress Park Wedding Photos
Peggy and Chuck love Saratoga and horse racing to we went to many iconic Saratoga Springs locations.

When I asked Peggy to share their story, she told me they were so boring.  I don’t know–I like hearing about how people meet, fall in love and decide to get married, so I have their story in her words below.

Wedding Photos Saratoga
It had actually snowed a little the day before the wedding.

“We met in December of 2005 and started dating December 1, 2006.  Our first date was at Torches on the Waterfront in Newburgh, NY.

Saratoga Lake Wedding Photos
Chuck got ready at the condo he and Peggy own by Saratoga Lake
Saratoga Racetrack Wedding Photos
Lots of racing memorabilia around.

“We got engaged on May 1, 2008.  Because we both were married before, I was involved with choosing my diamond and setting.  But he did drop down on one knee and ask me to marry him.  He claims I could have still said no.  LOL.

Wedding Photos Canfield Casino Saratoga NY
Bridal details are always fun to capture.

“Chuck proposed at his condo–it was a Friday.  Chuck’s grandfather and father were involved with horse racing.  So he started going up to Saratoga from the age of 13.


Wedding Photos Grand Pavilion Hotel
These are just some candids from the hair and makeup session.
Saratoga Wedding Photos
The girls helping Peggy dress at the Grand Pavilion.

“When we started dating, my first visit to Saratoga was during the winter of 2007, and I loved it.

Pavilion Grand Hotel Saratoga NY Wedding Pictures

“After we got engaged, Chuck asked if I would consider living or having a second place in Saratoga.  So the search began for our second place in Saratoga.  We loved the townhouse concept and Water’s Edge offered everything we wanted.  We bought our place in May, 2010.

Saratoga First Look Wedding Photos
We did a First Look outside of the Grand Pavilion.
Saratoga Springs Wedding Photos
Love black and white images.
Fasig Tipton Wedding Photos
Chuck looking debonair outside of the Fasig Tipton building.
Canfield Casino Saratoga Springs Wedding Photos
Saratoga Springs is very quaint and picturesque, which is great for wedding photos,

Wedding Photos Saratoga Springs NY

Wedding Photos Fasig Tipton
The Fasig Tipton building was one of our choices because it is very important during racing season.
Fasig Tipton Bridal Party photo
The bridal party was Peggy and Chuck’s kids and Chuck’s brothers. They were fun to photograph.

“Saratoga National Golf Course was just one of our favorite places for cocktails and dinner.  So Saratoga National was the only place I was going to get married.  It turned out better than I ever imagined!

Saratoga National Golf Course Wedding Picture
Love the bridge at Saratoga National.
Wedding Photo Saratoga National
The melted snow made an interesting photo op.

Fall Wedding Photos Saratoga Springs

Saratoga National Wedding Ceremony Photos
All set up for the ceremony at Saratoga National.

Wedding Ceremony Photos Saratoga National

Wedding Ceremony Photos Saratoga National

Saratoga National Jewish Wedding Ceremony

Saratoga National Wedding Reception Photos
The ceremony and reception decor was by Rudy Grant of Experience & Creative Design.
Wedding Reception Detail Photos Saratoga National
Love the attention to detail at this venue.

Saratoga National Wedding Photos

Wedding Cake Photo Saratoga National

Wedding Reception Photos Saratoga National
The introduction photos are always fun.

First Dance Photos Saratoga National

Wedding Reception Toast Photos

Wedding Reception Dancing Photos

Saratoga Springs Wedding Reception Photos

Saratoga Springs Wedding Photographer
We had the most beautiful sky on Peggy and Chuck’s wedding day.

Wedding Vendors for Peggy and Chuck’s Wedding at Saratoga National:

Wedding Photography | Blackburn Portrait Design

Wedding Venue | Saratoga National Golf Course

Catering | Mazzone Hospitality

Floral Decor and Bouquets | Experience and Creative Design

Hotel Accommodations | Pavilion Grand Hotel

Entertainment | Garland Nelson and Soul Session

Ice Sculpture/Martine Luge | The Iceman

Day of Coordination | Donna Connor and On-the-Go Concierge

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