How did the two of you meet?
Sal’s Response: I met Annie at her sister’s wedding after a couple of failed attempts to meet up in New York City. We both ending up moving back to Rochester, NY and the rest is history!Annie’s Response: After several failed attempts to be set up while we both lived in NYC, we finally met in person at my sister’s wedding. By that time, we had both moved to Rochester, and over the following year, destiny worked it’s magic!
What was your favorite memory of your wedding day?
Sal’s Response: Seeing Annie walk down the aisle of the family barn. Annie’s Response: The ceremony at the farm – it’s such a special and meaningful place for us, and we were surrounded by the most important people in our lives.
What were the main influences behind the style of your wedding, it’s location and your venue choice for your big day?
Sal’s Response: See Annie’s answer. Annie’s Response: Even though things were not exactly as we had originally planned due to COVID, we still tried to incorporate elements that were personal and unique to us as a couple. For example … – Sal proposed in the barn where we ended up being married. – My dress was made by an Israeli designer, who’s boutique I had admired during a trip that we took to Tel Aviv. – We decided on a lemon theme for our reception/celebration dinner. This was inspired by our stay at a lemon farm during a memorable trip to Italy and the Amalfi Coast. We had to downscale our original plan for lemon tree centerpieces, but the lemons still reminded us of our amazing trip, and also paid homage to part of our original wedding plans.
What would your top tips be for somebody planning their wedding?
Sal’s Response: The important moments will outweigh all the small details. Also, a wedding planner was very helpful to organize the event. Annie’s Response: Do the things that matters most to you as a couple. Don’t be afraid to change your plans – sometimes your “back up” works out better than your original plans. And hire a planner!
What made you decide to hire a wedding videographer? Any tips for couples on the fence for a film?
Sal’s Response: The day goes by very quickly. A photographer and videographer are essential to capture the important moments of the day. It helps you relive memories and also capture moments that may have passed you by. Annie’s Response: Exactly what Sal said! We wanted to be able to relive our special day, and also share it with future generations down the road. If you think even for a second that you’ll want a videographer, book one!
Venue – Geneva on the Lake
Wedding Planner – Brittney LaVoie with Black Label Events & Design
Wedding Photographer – K Hulett Photography
Catering – Geneva on the Lake
Wedding dress – XO by Limor Rosen from Lovely Bride NYC
Bride’s Shoes – Manolo Blahnik
Bride’s Boots – L.L. Bean
Groom’s Attire – The Black Tux
Groom’s Accessories – Tiffany’s
Groomsmen party attire – The Black Tux
Hair – Chrissy Weyrauch with Special Occasion Hair Design
Make up & beauty – Chrissy Weyrauch with Special Occasion Hair Design
Stationery –Etsy – Crush Papers
Wedding cake – Scratch Bakeshop
Wedding rings – Palazzo Jewelers
Transportation – S&S Limousine
Florist – Stacy K Floral
Rentals – Hank Parker’s Party & Tent Rental
Audio Rentals – Applied Audio & Theatre Supply