Marriott Syracuse Downtown – Sabrina & Nick’s Wedding

Nick and Sabrina currently reside in North Carolina, but returned to Sabrina’s home town of Syracuse to hold their wedding at the historic Marriott Syracuse Downtown. They both, along with their family and friends, are just really chill and fun loving people who know how to throw a wedding celebration! The weather outside was rainy and cold nearly all day, so per Sabrina’s request we didn’t venture outside the hotel for any photos. No matter as this hotel has more than enough spots inside to shoot several weddings without duplication of shots. My second shooter was Dee Marie. The DJ, MC and up-lighting was handled by the consistently awesome Classy Cat Entertainment (FKA Paduano Studios) out of Syracuse NY. Hair by Nicole Marie’s Salon and makeup by Gina Scammell.

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Photo of the Marriot Syracuse Downtown viewed from an elevated distance.

 

 

 

 

Interior wide angle photos of grand ballroom at Marriot Syracuse Downtown.

 

 

 

There is so much ornate  decorative detail in this historic hotel to look at. These just a few of them from the grand ballroom

Column detail photos in grand ballroom at Marriot Syracuse Downtown.

 

 

 

 

Bridal suite photo with bride and bridesmaids getting ready.

 

 

 

photo of a bride writing a love note to her soon to be husband.

 

 

 

 

photo of a bride getting makeup applied by a salon profressional.

 

 

 

 

Photo of bridesmaids getting hair and makeup done.

 

 

 

 

Photo of a bridal suite filled with a bridal part getting ready.

 

 

 

Photos of a grooms mother laughing and getting makeup applied for her son's wedding.

 

 

 

Sabrina’s dress was just so gorgeous I had to take a few shots of it!

Two photos of a bride's dress.

 

 

I’ve been asked about the dress suspended in air look of these shots. The dress is being held up by one of my tall light stands and photo taken from a tripod.
After I captured the dress I simply moved it out of the way, took a second shot so I could easily paint out the light stand in Photoshop.Photo of a bride admiring her dress which is suspended and backlited by a large window.

 

 

 

Photo of a brides jewlry and shoes.

 

 

 

Laughter is contagious and there was plenty of it to go around on this day!

Photo of a laughing bride getting ready for her wedding.

 

 

 

A few shots of Nick’s suite and family and friends hanging out and enjoying each other’s company until it’s time for he and his gents to get ready.

Photo of a groom and his friends and family hanging out before the wedding.

 

 

 

 

A smiling bride getting her hair done.

 

 

 

 

Four photos including a bridal party getting ready and a photo of dresses.

 

 

 

Photo of a bride and her bridesmaids sitting cross legged on th e bridal suite couch.

 

 

 

Photo of a groom getting ready for his wedding

 

 

 

 

Photo of a groomsmen photographing his friends before a wedding.

 

 

 

Nick greeting his soon to be father in-law.

photo of a groom shaking the hand of his soon to be father in law.

 

 

 

 

Photo of a groom peering out a window with a beer in his hand.

 

 

 

A portrait of a groom sitting in a chair waiting for ceremony time.

 

 

 

A wedding day tradition… Sabrina’s mom closing up the dress with ceremony time approaching very soon.

Photo of a bride with her mother closing up her dress back just prior to the ceremony.

 

 

 

Sabrina looking absolutely stunning in her wedding dress.

A portrait of a bride in the hotel hallway and elevator.

 

 

 

When first looks with the couple are not desired we can still get one in with a parent.  Sabrina’s dad just adoring his little girl here.

Photos of a bride's father seeing in her wedding dress for the first time.

 

 

 

 

Balcony view photo of the grand balloom at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown hotel prior to a wedding ceremony.

 

 

 

 

Nick and his best man sharing a sharing a moment just prior to the ceremony procession.

Photo of an arm embrace and meaningful look between a groom and his best man.

 

 

 

Final words of encouragement and support from Nick’s close friends.

Photo of a groom and his groomsmen sharing a few words just prior to their procession to the wedding ceremony.

 

 

 

 

A groom and groomsmen procession to the wedding ceremony.

 

 

 

The youngest flower girl giving me some eye contact and a precious look. Thank you little one!

Adorable photo of a flower girl during a wedding procession.

 

 

 

Here comes the bride and her proud father escorting her down the aisle.A photo of a bride with her father during her wedding procession.

 

 

 

 

A photo of a bride with her father during her wedding procession, and another of her groom watching her lovingly..

 

 

 

I mean, seriously, what a gorgeous location to hold a wedding ceremony!

A wide angle photo of a wedding ceremony at teh Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

 

 

 

I’m always quietly moving about to capture different angles and perspectives. These two shots were taken while each was reciting vows to the other.

Two photos, one of a bride looking lovingly at her groom, another of him looking at her.

 

 

 

A photo a bride, groom and their wedding officiant during the ceremony..

 

 

 

 

Photo of a bride and groom holding hand during their ceremony.

 

 

 

 

Photo of a best man smiling at the groom.

 

 

 

With this ring I thee wed…

Photo of a putting the ring on his bride's finger during their ceremony.

 

 

 

 

Photo of a bride and groom light a unity candle during their ceremony.

 

 

 

Photo of a bride and groom's first kiss at their ceremony.

 

 

 

Hand in hand from this day forward, now and forever.

Photo of a bride and groom holding hands during their wedding ceremony recession.

 

 

 

I simply love being present for the little candid moments, the casual looks, gestures, sometimes funny, sometimes moving, always real.

Photo of a grandmother of the groom during the procession.

 

 

 

 

Two photos, a bride and groom portrait, and another with the grooms family

 

 

 

 

Two photos, one of a groom and his groomsmen group portrait another of Some bridesmaids watching them.

 

 

 

With no late afternoon events scheduled in the Persian Terrace room, we were able to make use of it for some photos.

Photo of the wedding party in a editorial styled group portrait.

 

 

 

A shot by my second for the day, Dee, while I was taking the next shot.

Photo of the bride and her ladies in a group portrait.

 

 

 

Photo of a groom and his groomsmen in a group portrait.

 

 

 

A playful shot requested by Sabrina.

Photo of a casual portrait requested by the bride.

 

 

 

The guys just rolling with it all and having a good time!

Photo of a groom and his groomsmen walking toward the camera.

 

 

 

Nick with his beautiful sisters.

Photo of the groom with his sisters.

 

 

 

 

Photo portrait of the bride and groom standing side by side.

 

 

 

Two photo of a bride's portraits, one is full body, the second is three quarters body.

 

 

 

 

A portrait of a bride semi silhouetted and framed by a large arched window.

 

 

 

A portrait of a bride and groom semi silhouetted and framed by a large arched window.

 

 

 

Let’s get this reception party started!

Photo of a bride and groom making their grand entrance to their reception.

 

 

 

 

Photo of a bride and groom begining their first dance.

 

 

Dancing on the clouds…

Photo of a bride and groom during their first dance as a dry ice cloud generator spills out a thick blanket of cloud over the dance floor.

 

 

 

 

Photos of the maid of honor and best man giving their speeches and toast the bride and groom.

 

 

 

 

Photos of the wedding guests raising their glasses ina toast to the bride an groom.

 

 

 

Parent dances ahead in these next two photos.

Photos of the bride and her father during the parent dances of the wedding reception.

 

 

 

 

Photos of the groom and his mother during the parent dances of the wedding reception.

 

 

 

 

Photos of the bride and groom cutting thier wedding cake and another of them kissing.

 

 

 

 

Photos of wedding guests and family dancing.

 

 

 

Sabrina hold court on the dance floor!

Photos of the bride on the dance floor with a glass of champagne in her hand.

 

 

 

 

Photos of a bride dancing with her father in law.

 

 

 

 

Photo of a bride and groom onthe dance floor

 

 

 

Whose afraid to break out that purple velvet suit a with the zebra striped lapel? Not this family member, and he rocked it! LOVE IT!

Photo of a bride dancing with a relative who is dressed in a purple velvet suit wearing no shirt, just the pants adn an open buttoned jacket.

 

 

 

 

Photo of a wide angle shot of the reception ballroom shot from above in the balcony

 

 

 

Conga line!

Photo of a conga line short from above in the recption balcony.

 

 

 

 

Photo of the flower girl spinning on the dance floor

 

 

The top shot of this flower girl with Nick & Sabrina’s rings was inspired by a similar shot from another photographer.
I wish I could remember who it was, but it was a few years ago I saw it. Obviously the shot stuck in my head, and I decided to take my own version of it at this wedding.

Photos of the flower girl wearing the bride and groom's rings.

 

 

 

The rings were lighted with a small LED light I carry, and the background color was simply reception lighting filtering through the balcony iron rail.

Photo of the bride and groom's rings

 

 

 

 

Photos of guests dancing at the wedding reception

 

 

 

Dancing fun, selfies and shirts being shed. Yeah, it’s a party!

Photos of guests dancing at the wedding reception, and one of the bride taking a selfi photo with her friends

 

 

 

 

Photo of guests dancing hand ing hand

 

 

 

A few last shots of Nick singing to Sabrina and sharing another dance before I end my coverage of this wonderfully beautiful and fun wedding day!

Photos of the bride and her groom dancing at their reception

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