December 16, 2019
This Fall we were in Downtown Albany for a really special wedding. When we work locally, it’s normally in Saratoga Springs so it was a nice change to be in Albany. The venue is so unique – it’s the 4th floor of the New York State Museum and there are museum pieces throughout the space that makes it so different from anywhere else you’ll find locally. The terrace provides the most incredible views of the Empire State Plaza, which you’ll see in the ceremony shots. In addition, it’s covered which means that everyone could be outside enjoying a drink and cigars after dinner without being phased by the brief rain shower after dark.
The Bride wanted a simple design for the reception because the space is so special – incredible high ceilings, white marble, art installations, and giant windows. We went with a monochromatic color palette and made sure the space was extra glow-y. The goal was to compliment the white marble (that’s everywhere!) with white reception chairs. The head table was accented with clear infinity chairs which helped it stand out even more. With the event space being long and narrow, we created a space in the center of the room, near the head table, for the first dance, speeches, and parent dances. This way no guest felt too far from the important moments of the night. The floor to ceiling windows helped you feel so connected to the terrace and the incredible view of the New York State Capitol Building. The Cigar Roller from Habana (my go-to local vendor!) was a hit, as always, and it was a really perfect night for it…especially because it’s the Groom’s favorite hobby 🙂 Such a fun and relaxed day from start to finish!
Thank you to the team of vendors that made this day really, really special! Congratulations, Newlyweds xx
- VENUE: New York State Museum
- PLANNING: Kelly Strong Events
- PHOTOGRAPHY: Walker Wedding Group
- CATERING: Mazzone Hospitality
- FLOWERS: Olive & June Floral Co.
- ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Anthony B – Non Stop Music
- RENTALS: Total Events
- HAIR: Molly Tremante
- MAKEUP: Jess Loughton
- GOWN: Angela’s Bridal
- TRANSPORTATION: Royle Transportation
- CIGAR ROLLER: Habana Premium Cigars
- HOTEL: Albany Hilton