(Closed) Where are all the Upstate Brides?

posted 10 years ago in New York – Upstate NY
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

lol – "lost" and "missing" tags.

 Oh dear! I keep lurking but posting nothing.  I’ve been blogging, though! I’ve actually played at 2 weddings in the last couple months at our venue (the Fontainebleau Inn in Alpine), so I’ve been able to see it in action. Very exciting! I even got to see how pretty it is when there was a huge thunderstorm.  

How’s everyone’s planning going? Any exciting pictures or vendor finds?

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m here, I’m here!!  I also wish there was more traffic on this board because I think it has the potential to be a great resource for us Upstate brides.  I tried to get things going with a post about caterers, but looks like no one knows anything about the two I was asking about  🙁

Anyway, just as an intro, we’re getting married in Cooperstown, which is kind a a no-man’s land in terms of being able to get vendor info from other brides.  We’re not really in the  Albany/capital region, not really in the Syracuse region…   A photographer is the next vendor we need to book and I’m hoping there are photogs out there who will travel because there aren’t too many in/around Cooperstown.  Are there any other Coop brides out there, by any chance?

Anyway, GorgesViola- the Fountainbleu is an amazing venue!  Are you getting married in the small chuch next door (I forget the name)?  That’s my favorite part of the venue.  We’re in Ithaca and a friend got married at the Fountainbleu a while ago.  It was too small for our wedding (our guest list is more than could fit in the church) which I was bummed about, but I love our venue too. 

 NYAmber- where are you getting married?

 Hopefully we can bring this board to life!

Post # 5
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149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I was born and raised in upstate NY (Syracuse to be exact) but I left there when I was 18 to go off to college in FL and have stayed down here ever since.  Part of me wishes I was coming back to Syracuse to have my wedding in the fall because the foliage and weather is so beautiful (well, the weather is USUALLY beautiful.. I recall many a Halloween trick-or-treating in my snowsuit).  However, most of the people attending the wedding live in FL (DF’s family, all our college friends, etc.) and it really just makes no sense for me to have it back "home."  I am just going to have to live vicariously through you brides 🙂

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I am new to the site and was excited to see that there are boards dedicated to Upstate NY.  I too think it will be extremely helpful if we get more people posting! 

Anyway, I am an ’06 graduate of Cornell currently living in Chicago.  My fiance and I met at Cornell our freshman year and dated throughout undergrad. Naturally, we thought that having our wedding in the Ithaca area would be perfect (especially since I’m from Indiana originally and he’s from Miami, FL–Ithaca is our common ground). We have been engaged since May but have yet to set a definite wedding date due to Cornell’s Sage Chapel booking guidelines. We want to get married in September of next year, but you can only book a year to the month in advance (so Sept. 1st of this year).  So we’re keeping our fingers crossed that 9/19/09 will work out for us!  Until then, it is extremely difficult to do any other planning because we don’t have a set date to book other services. GorgesViola, I am excited to see that you’re having your wedding at the Fontainebleau Inn.  It is my top choice for a reception venue right now and can’t wait to see it when I make a trip out there in September! 

Here’s hoping that the boards will have some increased traffic!

Post # 8
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189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

kamb & IthacaBride: I’m so glad every time I hear about people loving the FB. It’s the only venue we visited (I did a ton of online and word-of-mouth research), and so far I haven’t regretted it a bit. I’m really excited to work with them, and Terri also had great vendor recommendations. She didn’t mince words about her favorite people to work with, and I know she wasn’t getting kickbacks.

The little chapel *is* beautiful! We’re having a Jewish wedding, though, so even though it’s "non-denominational," it’s still too churchy for our purposes. That was one of the few times I’ve been uncomfortable with Terri… she was trying really hard to convince me to have the ceremony there. Anyway, we’re going to have the ceremony in the tent that’s on the patio, which has sides but big windows. I like the idea of being right at the lake, but because music is going to be a huge part of our ceremony and because of the weather, an outdoor wedding didn’t make sense. I think the patio will be perfect, though, and the lake view from there is still beautiful.

We had an engagement shoot with our photographer, Laura Kozlowski, and I was really happy with it. If anyone wants more info or wants to see the pictures, just PM me! 

kamb, btw – we have a bunch of guests coming out early for the express purpose of visiting the Hall of Fame in C-town, so it’s great you have built-in entertainment right there! 

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hey ladies! I have been a knottie since June and have just discovered this website so here I come in full force!

Fiance and I are planning a Syracuse wedding from our home in Vail,Colorado. We got engaged on June 10 of this year and our wedding will be June 12, 2010. Our reception will be at the Hotel Syracuse in the grand ballroom and we are so excited about that. It is beautiful! We are having a heck of a time finding a church to be married in. We both grew up catholic however arent practicing parishioners anymore. We would love to respect our family and get married in a catholic church without a mass however we cant seem to find a liberal enough catholic church nor one that will marry us any later than 2:00 on a Saturday..Any ideas? 

Once we find the church we can set the planning books down for a while (or so fiance thinks ) and breath a bit. I have found some great ideas on the Etsy.com website for our "vintage glam" inspired wedding. I am becoming borderline obsessed with planning…I LOVE IT! 

Well this is us as of today!

CHEERS 

Post # 10
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Newbee

Since I just commented on another post, I’ll introduce myself here.  FH and I are getting married in May in Rochester.  So far, most things have been done, but I still need a cake and to get started on the invitations!

 

 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hi all. I live in Ithaca and am getting married September 4, 2009 at The Lodge in Skaneateles I LOOOOVE IT). The Fontainebleu was our 2nd choice 🙂

I’m currently trin the middle of dress shopping. I’ve only been to David’s – where I didn’t really expect to find a dress but had to give it a try and New York Bride in Syracuse. My top choices are from New York Bride, but does anyone have any suggestions where else to shop in the Syracuse/Elmira/Rochester area?

 

 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

 

I am originally from Rochester, now working on a Cruise Ship, F. is Canadian. These few posts have already helped me a bit esp. since we are doing most of our research while at sea. 

Keep it coming! I wil do my best to keep posting……

 

Post # 13
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117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Is anybody out there from "Northern" Upstate NY.  Travel 81 a few hours north to the end.  I’m from along the St. Lawrence River and I am planning my wedding there from Raleigh, NC.  

I’m new to posting but enjoy reading everyones posts.

We are looking for a reasonable photographer who will stay for more than 6hrs during the day and not charge an arm and a leg.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hello All! My fiance and I are orginally from Western New York and are now living in Centra New york. We’re looking to have a wedding next summer (2010) somewhere outdoorsy and rustic somewhere in Western or Central New York

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Im here too – I mostly over on the knot, but I stop by here from time to time… i know lots about the wedding market in Syracuse, so if you have any questions, just ask!

 

im getting married this may!!! 

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