Jillian and I met years ago, when I still lived in New York, before she met Clayton. When I moved, we kept in touch.. being friends and all! And I was overjoyed to hear about their engagement last year. Jillian is a truly beautiful person and I could not wait to meet the man that she said 'Yes' to, he was obviously someone special! Clayton did not disappoint.. the way they looked at each other, held on tight, laughed and kissed, the way they support one another, it is easy to see the love there.
This past weekend, Jillian and Clayton were married at Sage Chapel at Cornell University (Jillian's Alma Matter) in Ithaca, NY followed by a celebration next to Cayuta Lake at the Fontainebleau Inn because.. "How do you have a wedding in the fingerlakes and not be on a lake?!" It was an incredible location made even more beautiful by the clouds (Just check out that cloudy backdrop over the lake in the photos below!) which never amounted to more than some passing showers (Take that, Weather Channel!). After they both got ready, they started out with a private and emotional first look.. there may have been tears involved.. followed by a whirlwind of champagne popping, dancing, happy tears, 'I do', trolley riding, bubbles, big hugs, lots of excitement and support, kisses, and ice cream. It was a heck of a day and I hope that the photos below can communicate even a fraction of the love that could so easily be felt throughout it all.
Wedding Ceremony at Sage Chapel at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York
Wedding Reception at The Fontainebleau Inn
Wedding Planning by Katie Legg of Festive Planning
Floral Design by Michaleen's Florist
Catered by Word of Mouth Catering
DJ: Bill of Black Tie Entertainment
Transportation: Trolley Limo
Wedding Ceremony Music: Ithaca College String Quartet
Hair & Makeup by Kerri Everhart-Mount of All Revived Hair Studio
Wedding Gown by Allure Bridal from RK Bridal
Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Collection Wrap Dresses
Groom and Groomsmen Attire from Benjamin Peters
Dessert: Skippy's Ice Cream Truck