October 7, 2017

Brooke + John’s August Wedding at the Mansion Inn | Saratoga Photography

Weddings in Saratoga Springs are always special–we are one of the most unique places in the country to hold a destination wedding.

And there is no better place to hold a destination wedding in Saratoga Springs than the Mansion Inn!  Located just outside of Saratoga Springs, it is the perfect place for a weekend event during our busy racing season at the track.  The venue features a Victorian Inn and a rustic barn with an outdoor area for ceremonies.  Photographing a wedding there is a dream!

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I enjoy creating night shots, so we made sure to schedule time for those at dusk.

Recently I photographed Brooke and John’s Saratoga Wedding at the Mansion.  Brooke’s family is very involved in thoroughbred racing and John started the Thorobros.  So naturally, they chose to have their wedding in Saratoga Springs in August.  Brooke and John love the area so much that they live here year round, but many of their guests and family members only come up here in August.  The date of their event coincided with one of the biggest races of the year–the Alabama Stakes.  I enjoyed photographing this wedding so much, and it was so well planned, that I had Brooke write a blog for me on planning a wedding!

So without further ado, please enjoy Brooke and John’s wedding photos from their destination wedding at the Mansion!

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The girls were getting ready in the Parlor of the Mansion when I arrived. Mimosas anyone?

Getting Ready Photos

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Don’t you just love the robes that Brooke got for the girls?

Bridal Prep photos

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The getting ready portion of the day can sometimes yield some of the best images.
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One of my favorites from the day was a candid of Brooke getting ready.

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Groomsmen wedding photos
While I was photographing the girls, my second shooter, Jim, was covering the guys.
First Look Photo Mansion Inn Saratoga
Many of my couples choose to do a First Look.

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Gorgeous flowers from organic floral designers Balet Florist in Saratoga.

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Best part of doing a First Look? Getting all the family photos done prior to the ceremony!

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While I was capturing the “formal” image, my second shooter Jim was capturing more relaxed photos of the family and wedding party.
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Chiffon dresses make great photo opportunities!

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Can’t forget the guys.
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The grounds at the Mansion make great backdrops with lots of open shade.
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The barns on the property are also great for photos.
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I just adore details like these.

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Outdoor wedding ceremonies
The groom’s grandfather gave him this watch.

Outdoor wedding ceremony photos

Mansion Inn Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Mansion Inn Wedding Ceremony Photo
We had a picture perfect day for an outdoor wedding ceremony.
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Father Christopher performed the ceremony.

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These were two quick photos I made at the cocktail hour because the fountain was there and the light was perfect–Serendipity!

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The newlyweds enjoying a quiet moment under the stars.

It was a perfect day.  Here are the wedding vendors for Brooke and John’s Saratoga Destination Wedding:

Wedding Photography | Blackburn Portrait Design

Wedding Venue | Mansion Inn Saratoga

Hair and Makeup | Make Me Fabulous

Wedding Officiant | Father Christopher Richard

Floral Design | Balet Flowers

Bride’s Dress | Bridal Reflections

Are you looking for a photographer for your destination wedding in Upstate NY?  We would love to connect with you!  Please call 518.584.4237 to schedule a consultation.  Or feel free to use our contact form.