I met my friend Mary virtually via a Facebook group after we both signed up for Katie Nesbitt’s Workshop. We had many mutual friends and when we finally had the chance to meet in person a few months later, we clicked immediately. She is one of the sweetest, most genuine people I have ever met, not to mention the super talented photographer behind Mary Neumann Photography. To make a long story short, when she talked about possibly needing a second shooter for a wedding in New York state the following weekend, I jumped at the chance! Not only would I get to photograph another gorgeous wedding in a truly unique location, but I would also get to spend some quality time getting to know this sweet lady.
When I refer to this venue as unique, I would say that is a bit of an understatement! Because what I’ve failed to mentioned is that this particular wedding was taking place at a beautiful old CASTLE! Yep, you read that correctly — a castle! Belhurst Castle has been around since the 1880’s and overlooks Seneca Lake in Geneva, NY. To say it is stunning would be an understatement. The drive up to the castle itself was equally beautiful, passing by vineyard after vineyard on our way to celebrate Lauren and Mike’s wedding day.
I love all the small details that go into making a wedding unique and Lauren and Mike’s day was no exception. Mike loves riding motorcycles and Lauren incorporated that into his groom’s cake as well as his wedding band. Lauren is a huge fan of the movie “Frozen” and her Maid of Honor completely re-worded “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” and then sang it to the couple during her speech at the reception. Keep scrolling to see more personalized details from Lauren and Mike’s wedding!