Natalie & Bethel's Canfield Casino Wedding, Saratoga Springs, NY
Natalie and Bethel's Canfield Casino / The Church of St. Peter wedding in Saratoga Springs this past summer was one of the best days. After booking their wedding with me YEARS ago (no joke, we were discussing the final season of GoT during their engagement session), and after a few changes of date due to the pandemic, I am so happy to say that we were finally able to celebrate these amazing people on this incredible day.
Natalie and Bethel started their day at a local hotel right on South Broadway in Saratoga Springs. After some beautiful detail & getting ready shots (thank you Christine from Christine Wheat Special Events Firm for assembling such a beautiful flat-lay for us!), we headed over to The Church of St. Peter right down the road for their ceremony. I love the unique setup of this church - the layout really allows for a lot of creativity in capturing all of the special moments of a ceremony. After their receiving line, Natalie & Bethel wanted to take a photo with their FULL guest list. They had guests from all coasts in the states and even international guests in attendance, so wanting a photo with everyone was such a sweet request we were happy to make happen. This can be a tricky task, but the key is understanding the space, knowing the guest count... and bringing a ladder.
After some really beautiful formals & group photos in the church courtyard, we left for Congress park for the last of our groups, some bridal party shots, and THE MOST BEAUTIFUL couples portraits. Congress Park was the site of Natalie & Bethel's engagement session one fateful day in the winter of 2018, so it was really fun to revisit some spots we had already used, and to be able to capture the beauty of this couple - and the park - in a WARM month.
We spent the rest of our time on this fabulous day taking detail shots, candid mingling, and reception formalities. I have to say, I don't think I've ever heard a better best man speech than I did at this wedding. You can see from the photos that everyone in the room was in stitches... and I'd totally love to catch the replay of that on the wedding video if our wonderful video friends will oblige me. I'll just give you a taste - Bethel's best man went DEEP into the Facebook archives for his content. That is all. I loved it so much.
So overall, amazing day. Amazing people. Natalie and Bethel are two really smart, really sophisticated people who care a whole lot about each other and their families and friends. I really loved my "fly on the wall" view of their special day, because the way they looked at eachother and shared cute little sidelong glances all day made my heart melt. I see love in many forms every day, and I just love the way these two expressed it. Guys, thank you SO much for having me at your wedding. It was an honor and a joy to be able to document this wonderful day in all of its glory. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness and Josh Prosecco.
Natalie & Bethel's 5-star review:
Fantastic photos, great experience working with Hannah!
"We are so happy to have worked with Hannah for our wedding! We stumbled across Hannah on Instagram were immediately impressed by her expertise, professionalism, and energy. From our engagement session to (several) wedding date changes, Hannah was patient and worked with us every step of the way, answering all of our pre-wedding questions and ensuring that our wedding day went smoothly. She went above and beyond to make sure that every important moment was captured. And we are absolutely blown away by the photographs captured! We cannot recommend Hannah enough."
Hair & Makeup Blush 518
Transportation Premier Transportation Bridal Party Van
Photographer Hannah Lux Photography
Second Shooter Dyan Holt
Planning Christine Wheat Special Events Firm
Videographer Ebabil Photo and Video
Ceremony Venue Church of St. Peter
Officiant Father Chevalier
Ceremony Music Organ Philip Spaeth - Harp Karlinda Caldicott
Reception Venue Canfield Casino
Baker Villa Napoli
Entertainment Platinum Entertainment
Rentals All Occasion Chiavari Rentals
Accommodations Embassy Suites