Natalie and Julio’s Gathering at Bailey Creek Wedding was absolutely beautiful. Natalie and Julio are high school sweet hearts! I connected so much with them since my husband and I also fell in love while we were babies in high school haha! They have been together for eight years, how freaking romantic! This wedding was such a long time in the making for these cuties, which made the day even more emotional for the two of them, their closest friends, and their family.
I arrived at the venue just as Natalie and her girls were finishing up getting ready. We decided to pull out a bottle of champagne to pop and celebrate! Natalie is the absolute sweetest soul and we connected so well. She decided to choose her wedding dress by herself and do a first look with her sisters and her mom on her wedding day. I absolutely loved getting to watch their complete surprise and excitement as they saw Natalie in her wedding dress for the very first time! It was such a special moment.
The ceremony was absolutely beautiful! It was in the shade, which I think is so important for an August summer wedding. Many venues don’t take this into consideration when choosing a ceremony location, and in the summer it can be very hot and uncomfortable for your guests to be sitting in the direct sunlight. Another reason why I absolutely loved this venue!
One of my favorite parts about their wedding day was all of the heartfelt toasts that their friends and family members gave before dinner. It was so apparent how much love and support was in the room for Natalie and Julio. After stealing these cuties outside for some bride and groom sunset photos, we headed back in to start the party! Natalie’s parents never got to have a first dance at their wedding, so she surprised them with having their own dance during the night. It was such a special moment!
The Gathering at Bailey Creek is a new venue located in Corning, New York. I truly think that this is one of my favorite venues that I have gotten to shoot at! This venue is so naturally beautiful, the owners really have gone above and beyond to decorate it to make the entire place look so elegant and naturally gorgeous. I highly recommend this venue to anyone in the Corning area who wants a venue that is really simple to decorate. If you have any questions about this venue or if you are looking for a photographer to document your day, reach out to me! I would absolutely love the honor of getting to document your day in this absolutely stunning location! I loved getting to be apart of this amazing Gathering at Bailey Creek wedding.
Brides Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Banana Republic
Nails: Nail Tech
Rentals: Vittorio Menswear & Tuxedo