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Introduction

Remember When Planning Your Wedding Was Just Play? Well now you’re grown up…engaged…and planning the real event! Planning your wedding event can be as much fun as it was when you were young. To assist you in organizing your special day, this free personal planner is provided to help you create the celebration of a lifetime...your wedding...your way! Bridal Junction’s The Wedding Planner & Keepsake of CNY™ features wedding products and services from participating local businesses located within Central New York. These expert merchants can help you cover all the essentials from selecting a banquet facility to choosing your invitations. In addition, your planner is complete with timelines, tips, worksheets and local expert advice. It is also spiced with a flavor of nuptial folklore, rituals and traditions, local history, merchant milestones, wedding wisdom and wedding album moments. As you record your wedding planning information, you create a keepsake for yourself. So get ready to customize the perfect wedding...Yours!

Best wishes! Renee Leininger, Certified Wedding Planner & Event Coordinator www.bridaljunction.com

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Dedication Wesley Wendt was a successful local entrepreneur, real estate businessman and a steadfast and dedicated pillar in his community. Although he began small with an ice cream stand in Verona (Custards Last Stand), Wes’s dreams were big as he went on to own multiple businesses including The Mason Jar in Vernon, Dibbles Inn in Vernon, Wendt University Inn in Hamilton and White Eagle Lodge and Conference Center on Lake Moraine in Hamilton…just to name a few. Adopted as a child, Wes was a self-made man who worked tirelessly to build his enterprise into the success it is today. Always thinking of others, he used his experiences from his meager beginnings to support other entrepreneurs in the community, doing business with only local companies from car dealerships to lumberyards to hardware stores. He always remained loyal and local. Even non-business owners knew they could turn to Wes in times of need for he forever had a hand to lend, advice to share and a smile to spare. From his many employees to his even more numerous friends, he touched the lives of so many.

In Memory of

Wesley Wendt Friend • Colleague • Entrepreneur White Eagle Lodge & Conference Center Wendt University Inn

Planner Dedication

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Wes was a member of multiple local legions. He had a love for NASCAR and enjoyed attending the Daytona 500 every year since 1969. He also had an impressive collection of antique and vintage cars. Wes was an avid lover of Chevy vehicles and could often be seen parked in his Chevy truck at several of his properties, people-watching and catching a quick cat nap. Wes was a man who was larger than life, with a smile that warmed the heart and a heart so big it took care of many of those around him in both big and little ways. His kindness was far-reaching. He will be missed but never forgotten.

Courtesy of The Wendt Family

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Dedication Mathew Lichorowic was a well-known successful, local restaurant business owner and an active volunteer within his community. He was born in Yorkville, NY and graduated from New York Mills High School. Upon graduation, he joined the US Navy proudly serving from 1943 to 1946 on the Navy Destroyer USS Bennett DD473 in the Pacific Theater as a gunner. During that time he fought in several battles including the invasion of Solomon Islands, Bougainville, Bismarck, Archipelago, Marianas Islands, (Saipan, Guam, Tinian), First Philippine Sea, Palau, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. His destroyer was hit by a kamikaze on April 8, 1945. The USS Bennett DD473 credits included 14 Japanese planes, 2 submarines, various shore batteries, two citations: one from the President of the US, Harry Truman, and one from the US Navy Dept. Bureau of Navy Personnel. Matt was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with one silver and two bronze battle stars, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Discharge Button and Honorable Service Lapel Pin. Upon his return from military service, Matt (along with his brother) took over his parents business The Monarch Grille now known as The Club Monarch. He was in the restaurant business for over 60 years owning and operating various restaurants prior to his retirement. In 1963 he purchased Hart’s Hill Inn that is still family owned and operated today. As a tribute to his many years in the business, Matt was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management by Johnson & Wales College in Providence, Rhode Island. During the ceremony he had the honor of presenting daughter, Lori, with her diploma. At a later ceremony, he presented his grandson, Scott, with his diploma. Matt donated many years volunteering for various service clubs. He was a devoted member of the Optimist Club with 54 years of perfect attendance. He served as president for two terms, had an Honor club and was awarded the Distinguished President Award from Optimist international. He served as Governor of NYS Optimist and was awarded the Optimist Member of the Year Award at the West Point Convention. With dignity...Mathew passed away after a brief illness in February 2019

In Memory of

Mathew Lichorowic Friend • Colleague • Entrepreneur Harts Hill Inn

Planner Dedication

Courtesy of The Lichoric Family

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Table Of Contents For Straight-Forward Planning Introduction...................................................Page 1

Music & Entertainment.......................Page 37-41

Dedication................................................... Page 2-3

Photography & Videography.............Page 43-50

Advertisers Phone Directory.....................Page 6

Beauty & Apparel...................................Page 51-56

Engagement................................................ Page 7-9 Timeline..........................................................Page 10

Bridalwear, Formalwear, Makeup, Weight Loss & Exercise

Wedding Essentials. .............................Page 57-70

Wedding Budget..........................................Page 11

Florals, Decorators, Planners, Cakes & Cookies, Favors, Invitations, Accessories, Officiates, Dog Training

Bridal Junction Website............................Page 12

Accommodations & Honeymoon........Page 71-74

Ceremony.................................................Page 13-14

Wedding Insurance.....................................Page 75

Banquet Facilities, Caterers & Tent Rentals................Page 15-32

Home Spun. ..............................................Page 76-84

For Reception, Rehearsal, Showers, Bridal Luncheon

Wedding Wisdom, Merchant Milestones & Historically Speaking

Specialty Transportation. ...................Page 33-36 Limousines

Spiced with Wedding Wisdom, Wedding Album Moments, Nuptial Folklore, Traditions & Rituals Throughout The Planner.

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Phone Directory

Advertisers Phone Directory A. Vitullo’s Formal Wear ........................................... 315-724-2169 Alison’s Jewelry and Repair........................................ 315-733-7676 Angela’s Events .......................................................... 315-534-9159 Aqua Vino Restaurant & Banquets............................ 315-732-0116 Auntie El’s Video & Photography.............................. 315-697-7304 Bremer’s Wine & Liquor........................................... 315-768-6400 Burrstone Inn............................................................ 315-797-2131 Clinton Jewelers ........................................................ 315-853-3400 CNY Insurance Guy.................................................. 315-796-2258 CNY Wedding Rentals .............................................. 315-698-7820 Confetti Custom Celebrations LLC .......................... 315-982-1576 Creative Designs by Tiffany....................................... 315-429-8777 Cunningham Custom Jewelry................................... 315-235-3889 Del Lago Resort & Casino ........................................ 315-946-1777 Delta Hotels by Marriott-Utica ................................. 315-266-1462 Delta Lake Inn .......................................................... 315-533-7710 Donna Marie’s Bridal Shoppe.................................... 315-797-7461 Englebert’s Jewelers - New Hartford .......................... 315-797-5700 Englebert’s Jewelers - Rome ....................................... 315-337-3100 Exclusively Yours By Wendy...................................... 315-794-9747 Flowers by Suzanne ................................................... 315-866-0206 Freeman & Foote Jewelers ......................................... 315-732-1660 Gina Hunter-Sciortino, officiate................................ 315-733-4771 Goldmine Jewelers .................................................... 315-736-0662 Hart’s Hill Inn........................................................... 315-736-3011 Holland Farms Bakery & Deli................................... 315-736-6044 Jammin Beats DJ’s..................................................... 315-698-7820 Jenn Matcham Photography...................................... 315-525-7419 Jodianne Weddings & Events .................................... 315-266-2223

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J.C. Penney Fine Jewelry - New Hartford .................. 315-797-6010 Lennon's/W.B. Wilcox Jewelers................................. 315-768-4200 Majestic DJ Service ................................................... 315-723-2817 MKJ Farm................................................................. 315-841-3095 Mohawk LTD ...........................................315-737-7328 Ext. 6544 Nicolas Jewelers......................................................... 315-735-3500 Northeast Limousine Service ......... 315-361-5466 or 315-474-2529 Olney’s Flowers ......................................................... 315-339-6000 Pine Hills Golf Club ................................................. 315-733-5030 Printability................................................................ 315-793-3488 Rocco G’s Limousine................................................. 315-337-2640 Roselawn Banquet Facility......................................... 315-736-5030 Runway Hair Salon ................................................... 315-724-4500 Show You The World Travel Agency.......................... 248-659-7436 Studio di Luce.................................... http://www.studiodiluce.com The Black Stallion Restaurant ................................... 315-829-2203 The Rolling Pin Bakery............................................. 315-264-0054 The Tent Gallery....................................................... 315-865-6520 Trackside Restaurant & Banquets.............................. 315-316-0228 Twin Ponds Golf & Country Club............................ 315-736-9303 Two Blue Eyes Photography...................................... 585-727-5058 Vescio’s Franklin Hotel .............................................. 315-336-9974 Weddings by Wameling............................................. 315-542-9244 Weisser’s Jewelers....................................................... 315-866-2544 White Eagle Banquet & Conference Center.............. 315-824-6700 White Star Dog Training ........................................... 315-794-4042 Wisk Baking Co. ....................................................... 315-732-2483 W.J. Hinman Jewelers ............................................... 315-363-4220

Business Office: P.O. Box 72, 11456 Route 365, Hinckley, NY 13352 Phone: 315-269-0120 Website: www.bridaljunction.com E-mail: contactus@bridaljunction.com © Copyright 2019. Bridal Junction’s The Wedding Planner and Keepsake of CNY ™ is published annually by Match Strategic Print Marketing Inc. All rights reserved. Articles and advertisements may not by reproduced without written permission of the publisher, the artists or authors. The publisher will not be responsible for purely typographical errors or misprints beyond cancellation of charge for space actually occupied by the item in which the error was made. Bridal Junction’s The Wedding Planner and Keepsake of CNY™ publisher will not knowingly accept or publish any advertising which is fraudulent or misleading. The publisher does not guarantee the accuracy of any claim made by any advertiser or author. The publisher reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertisement or article at any time.

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Engagement

Auntie El’s Photo & Video


Engagement

Date ______________

Engagement Engagement Diary Diary Time: _____________

Location: _______________________________

Setting/approach: ________________________ _______________________________________

The proposal: ___________________________ _______________________________________

The response: ___________________________

Affix your newspaper announcement here Affix your newspaper

or copy of your social media announcement here

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Initial engagement announcement was first made to: _______________________________________

Date ______________

Time: _____________

Location: _______________________________

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With this ring ... I thee wed Goldmine Jewelers 4662 Commercial Drive New Hartford 315-736-0662 www.thegoldminejewelers.com Since 1978

Alison’s Jewelry & Repair 414 Trenton Road, Utica 315-733-7676 www.alisonsjewelry.com Since 2002 Clinton Jewelers 19 College Street, Clinton 315-853-3400 www.clintonjewelers.com Since 1982 Cunningham Custom Jewelry 4528 Commercial Drive, New Hartford 315-235-3889 www.cunninghamcustomjewelry.com Since 1948 Engelbert’s Jewelers 265 W. Dominick St., Rome 315-337-3100 www.engelberts.com Since 1907 Engelbert’s Jewelers New Hartford Shopping Center, New Hartford 315-797-5700 www.engelberts.com Since 1987 Freeman & Foote Jewelers 165 Genesee Street, Utica 315-732-1660 www.freemanandfootejewelers.com Since 1925

Lennon’s W.B. Wilcox Jewelers 4571 Commercial Drive New Hartford 315-768-4200 www.lennonsjewelers.com Since 1802 J.C. Penney Fine Jewelry Sangertown Square Mall New Hartford 315-797-6010 www.jcpenney.com/finejewelry Since 1980 Nicolas Jewelers 232 Genesee Street, Utica 315-735-3500 • 1-800-697-0685 Since 1945 Weisser’s Jewelers 240 N. Main Street, Herkimer 315-866-2544 www.weissers.jewelershowcase.com Since 1980 W.J. Hinman Jewelers 115 Main Street, Oneida 315-363-4220 Since 1881

The Wedding Planner & Keepsake of CNY TM is made possible through the paid advertisement of those wedding merchants featured in this book. When visiting their business location, let them know you appreciate their support! Prints Charles Portrait Studio

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Budget

Wedding BudgetWorksheet Worksheet Wedding Budget Ceremony Expenses

Celebration — Related Expenses

Wedding Professional Expenses

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Website

After his proposal...

...we’ll be ready to make ours! •

www.bridaljunction.com Visit us online! Banquet & Reception Facilities • Bridal Accessories • Bridal Attire • Bridal Beauty • Bridal Registry Bridal Shows • Floral Design • Formal Attire • Guest Accommodations • Home Décor • Honeymoon & Travel Insurance Services • Jewelry • Limousines & Transportation • Music & Entertainment • Officiants • Photography Photo Booths • Rentals • Real Estate • Videography • Wedding Cakes • Wedding Caterers • Wedding Consultants Wedding Décorators • Wedding Favors • Wedding Invitations

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Ceremony Two Blue Eyes Photography

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Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony Worksheet

Ceremony facility: ____________________________________ Phone: __________________________ Address: ____________________________________________ Officiant: ________________________ Location Fee: _______________________ Officiant’s Fee: ____________________ Due by: __________

Rehearsal...The Only Practice! Location: ____________________________________________ Date/Time: _______________________

Who Should Attend A must attendance for the bridal party, officiant and parents. Other important participants could include vocalists, musicians, readers, videographers, photographers, ceremony co-ordinator or wedding consultant.

Purpose To establish and communicate the order of the processional and recessional aspects of the ceremony. To confirm or assign who will be in charge of the seating chart, escorting, guest book, wedding programs, aisle runner, placement and removal of florals, candelabras, pew bows etc. at the ceremony site.

Wedding Ceremony Arrival Time for bridal party and helpers:____________________

Basic Protocol For Ceremony 1. Music begins one half hour before ceremony 2. Grandparents seated 3. Mother of the groom seated 4. Mother of the bride seated 5. Processional 6. Opening words 7. Readings 8. Prayers 9. Marriage Vows 10. Music 11. Exchange of rings 12. Closing words 13. Recessional 14. Receiving line (optional) 1st appointment: ______________ 2nd appointment: _____________

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USHERS

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Examples Of Traditional Wedding Party Formations

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Banquet Facilities & Caterers

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Banquet Facilities - Caterers

Reception Worksheet

Reception facility: ____________________________________ Phone: ____________________________ Address: _____________________________________________ Contact person: ____________________ Amount of deposit: $ __________________________________________

Method of payment Deposit due: __________________ Balance due: __________________ ❑ check ❑ cash ❑ credit card Terms of cancellation: ____________________________________________________________________ Approximate no. guests: ________________________ Waitress/guests ratio: ________________________ Actual no. guests: _____________________ Deadline for total head count: ________________________ Suggested Menu Items ❑ Snacks ❑ Toasting glasses ❑ Hors d’oeuvres ❑ Beverages ❑ Rental equipment ❑ Lunch entrees ❑ Champagne ❑ Bartender ❑ Dinner entrees ❑ Liquor ❑ Cake cutting ❑ Salads Additional Rentals ❑ Tents ❑ Soups ❑ Linens Style ❑ Buffet entrees ❑ Flatware ❑ Sit Down ❑ Desserts ❑ Plates ❑ Buffet ❑ Cheeses ❑ Serving pieces Serving time: _____ to _____

Bar time: _____ to _____

Menu Selections/Rentals ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________

1st Appointment: _________________________________ 2nd Appointment: ________________________________

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Unit Cost ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ Subtotal Gratuity Tax Total

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Weddings by Delta

The newly-renovated Delta Hotels by Marriott Utica provides an elegant, indoor venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Receive professional consultation with our on-site Wedding Coordinator, who is here to make your dream a reality.

Our Wedding Packages Include… On-Site Wedding Coordinator ❘ Five-Hour Reception in One of Two Newly-Renovated Ballrooms ❘ Four-Hour Open Bar packages with a Signature Cocktail ❘ Displayed and Passed Cocktail Hour Hors D’oeuvres ❘ Plated and Buffet options for Dinner ❘ Bridal Suite accommodations for the Bride and Groom ❘ Discounted overnight room rates for Wedding Guests ❘ Elegant linens, China, Mirrors, and Centerpiece Options ❘ Complimentary Group Tasting ❘ Cut and Plate Cake Service ❘ An overnight stay on your First Wedding Anniversary

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Banquet Facilities - Caterers

Make your wedding unique and memorable at the MKJ Farm. Our rustic, tasteful and sophisticated atmosphere provides the perfect backdrop for your perfect day. With a large FDSDFLW\DQGDFFRPPRGDWLRQVIRUGLQLQJGDQFLQJHQWHUWDLQPHQWDQGPRUH\RX·OOÀQG everything you need for the event of a lifetime.

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Say “I Do”

Perfect Wedding at the Perfect Venue!

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Receptions • Ceremonies • Bridal Showers • Rehearsal Dinners Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties • Overnight Room Blocks • Complimentary Overnight Room & Breakfast For the Newlyweds • Complimentary Bridal Party Waiting Room

Utica Business Park • 1777 Burrstone Road • New Hartford, NY 13413 (315) 797-2131 • https://choicehotels.com/ny777

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Discounted Room Rates For Out-of-Town Guests • On-Site Wedding Coordinator

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Banquet Facilities - Caterers

White Eagle Banquet & Conference Center – On Lake Moraine –

Lake Moraine Road • Hamilton, NY 13346

Accommodations

Banquet Facilities, indoor or outdoor

On-site, full-service catering, sit down, buffet, cocktail reception, food stations, barbeques

Ceremony Sites, indoor or outdoor

Panoramic view of Lake Moraine

SUPERIOR SERVICE-FIRST CLASS CUISINE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED • OPEN YEAR-ROUND

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The perfect place to begin...

Whether you’re holding a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or intimate reception, Aqua Vino...at the historic Utica Marina...offers a unique waterfront setting, personal service and culinary expertise.

16 Harbor Lock Road • Utica, NY

315.732.0116

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Celebrating over 10 years of fine dining! ©2020 MSPMI

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Banquet Facilities & Caterers

Head Table Seating Chart

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TRACKSIDE RESTAURANT & BANQUETS

Cash Discounts • Free Consultation No Cake Cutting Fee • No Administration Fees Major Credit Cards Accepted

© 2020 MSPMI

Weddings • Special Events • Lunch • Dinner

315.316.0228

321 Main Street, Utica NY 13501 E-mail: uticastracksiderestaurant@gmail.com

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Banquet Facilities & Caterers

Rehearsal Dinner Worksheet

Rehearsal Dinner facility:_________________________________ Phone: __________________________ Address: _____________________________________________ Contact person: ____________________ Amount of deposit: $ __________________________________________

Method of payment check cash credit card Terms of cancellation: ____________________________________________________________________ Approximate no. guests: ________________________ Waitress/guests ratio: ________________________ Actual no. guests: _____________________ Deadline for total head count: ________________________ Suggested Menu Items Snacks Toasting glasses Hors d’oeuvres Beverages Rental equipment Lunch entrees Champagne Bartender Dinner entrees Liquor Cake cutting Salads Additional Rentals Tents Soups Linens Style Buffet entrees Flatware Sit Down Desserts Plates Buffet Cheeses Serving pieces Deposit due: __________________ Balance due: __________________

Serving time: _____ to _____

Bar time: _____ to _____

Men u Selectio n s/Ren tals ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________

1st Appointment: _________________________________ 2nd Appointment: ________________________________

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Banquet Facilities & Caterers

Caterer Worksheet

Caterer: _________________________________________ Phone: ______________________________ Address: _____________________________________________ Contact person: ____________________ Amount of deposit: $ __________________________________________

Method of payment check cash credit card Terms of cancellation: ____________________________________________________________________ Approximate no. guests: ________________________ Waitress/guests ratio: ________________________ Actual no. guests: _____________________ Deadline for total head count: ________________________ Snacks Toasting glasses Suggested Menu Items Hors d’oeuvres Beverages Rental equipment Lunch entrees Champagne Bartender Dinner entrees Liquor Cake cutting Salads Additional Rentals Tents Soups Linens Style Buffet entrees Flatware Sit Down Desserts Plates Buffet Cheeses Serving pieces Deposit due: __________________ Balance due: __________________

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Whether you celebrate inside with panoramic views of our beautiful golf greens and lush �loral gardens or outside on our spectacular grounds, when you choose Twin Ponds for your event, you’ll receive the impeccable attention to detail that will ensure your special day will be nothing short of perfect.

Accommodations for up to 700 guests Open year-round 169 Main Street, New York Mills 315-736-9303 ©2015 MSPMI

The Black Stallion

“Quality Catering and Culinary Excellence Since 1972” Customized banquet or sit-down dinner menus for weddings or any special occasion. We offer full bar service • professional wait staff linens • china • glassware • flatware

Free consultation by appointment

315.829.2203

4351 Churton Road Vernon, NY 13476

©2017 MSPMI

Whether your elegant wedding is at a popular barn venue, historic location or outdoor setting, or simply a casual summer backyard barbeque, we will create an event that is both special and memorable.

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Vescio’s Franklin Hotel

Est. 1972 301 S. James Street • Rome, NY 315-336-9974

Open for Lunch & Dinner*

Monday – Saturday Lunch 11am - 3pm • Dinner 4pm - 10 pm

Private Banquet Facility*

Welcome your guests with a

Wedding Receptions • Rehearsal Dinners Bridal Showers • Baby Showers Any Special Occasion

Signature Reception Beverage Bellini Cocktails  Berry Fizzes  Blushing Cocktails Champagne  Cosmopolitans  Cotton Candy Cocktails Margaritas  Martinis  Mimosas Pink Lemonade & Sweet Tea School or College-named Cocktails  Sparkling Punch White Sangria  Wines from local wineries

Accommodations for up to 100 guests

Catering Services*

*Also available at our 2nd location The Franklin Marcy • 9485 River Rd. • Marcy NY Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 am - 9 pm • 315-507-2487

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Rental Equipment Worksheet

Rental company: ________________________________ Phone: ________________ Address: ____________________________________ Contact person: ______________ Amount of deposit: __________________________________ Method of payment Deposit due:__________ Balance due: __________________ ❑check ❑cash ❑credit card Terms of cancellation: ______________________________________________________ Garden

❑ Canopies ❑ Tents ❑ Barbecues ❑ Arch/Gazebo ❑ Pedestal/Urn ❑ Candelabra

Tables ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑

Banquet (round) Banquet (square) Cocktail Umbrella

Chairs

❑ Wood ❑ Samsonite

Linens

❑ Colors_____________

❑ Cloth (round) ❑ Cloth (square) ❑ Napkin ❑ Skirting ❑ Overlays

China ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑

Style/Color_________ Dinner plates Salad/Dessert plates Coffee cups/saucers Bread & butter Soup bowls Cream & sugar

Flatware

❑ Dinner knives ❑ Dinner forks ❑ Salad forks

❑ Dessert forks ❑ Serving forks ❑ Teaspoons ❑ Soup spoons ❑ Serving spoons ❑ Cake server

Serving

❑ Chafers ❑ Coffee urns ❑ Coffee pourers ❑ Trays

Bar Service

❑ Bars (portable) ❑ Champagne buckets ❑ Water pitcher ❑ Small ice scoop

Selection/Rentals

Glassware

❑ Beer stein ❑ Hi-Ball ❑ Old fashion ❑ Wine ❑ Water ❑ Punch bowl ❑ Punch cups ❑ Salt & Pepper ❑ Ash trays ❑ Champagne glasses

Unit Cost

1st Appointment: __________________________________________ 2nd Appointment: __________________________________________

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315.865.6520

White Wedding Tents • Colored Festival Tents • Frame Tents • Arched Window Sides • Tables • Chairs • Dance Floors • Lighting • Heaters Project 10.17R_Layout 1 9/12/2017 1:25 PM Page 1

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Beautiful Tents for all Occasions

We service the Adirondacks too!

315-737-7328 ext. 6544

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List and compare products, service and related costs. Estimate No. 1

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Specialty Transportation

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Specialty Transportation

Specialty Transportation Worksheet Limousine Company: ______________________________________ Phone: ____________________ Address: ___________________________________________ Contact person: ____________________ Amount of deposit: $ ________________________________________

Method of payment Deposit due: _________________ Balance due: _________________ ❑ check ❑ cash ❑ credit card Terms of cancellation: __________________________________________________________________ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑

Limousine Party Van or Coach Lincoln Town Car Horse & Buggy

❑ ❑ ❑ ❑

Antique Car Chauffeur Chauffeur’s Attire Insurance Coverage

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Maximum No. People Rental Cost/Tip Hours of Rental Food & Beverage

To The Ceremony To The Reception Passenger Address Pick-up time Passenger/address ___________________ __________________ ________ _______________________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________

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1st Appointment: _____________________________________ 2nd Appointment: ____________________________________

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Specialty Transportation

Rocco G’s Limousines THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN THE LIMOUSINE BUSINESS Engagements • Weddings Proms • Birthdays Bachelor/ette Parties • Anniversaries 10, 12, 14 & 19 Passenger Limousines and Town Cars

Rocco G’s Limousines 315-337-2640 • www.roccogslimo.com Michael Rocco Giardino, Owner

“Your Wedding Specialist Since 1992”

©2018 MSPMI ©2019 MSPMI

Our Chauffeurs make the Difference ...we treat our customers like family!

NYS DOT CERTIFIED #38693 1303 E. Dominick Street • Rome, NY 13440 • email: mikemrlimo@aol.com www.bridaljunction.com

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Music & Entertainment

Studio di Luce Photography

Jordan & Justin October 5, 2019


Music & Entertainment MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

Music EntertainmentWorksheet Worksheet Music/Entertainment Worksh Music&/Entertainment

Entertainment company: ____________________________ Phone: ____________________________ Address: ___________________________________ Contact person: ____________________________ Amount of deposit: ________________________________________ Method of payment Deposit due: ______________ Balance due: __________________  check cash credit card Terms of cancellation: __________________________________________________________________ Ceremony  Prelude to ceremony  Processional  Soloist  During ceremony  Recessional Reception  Entrance of bridal party  Entrance of newlyweds  Grace before dinner

 First dance  Matron/maid of honor toast  Best man’s toast  Bride and father dance  Groom and mother dance  Cha Cha Slide  Cupid Shuffle  Chicken Dance  Tarantella  Polka(s)  Electric Slide

 Macarina  The Wobble  Cutting the cake  Bouquet toss  Garter toss  Bride & Groom’s  departure Special Announcements  Dedications  Birthdays  Anniversaries

Type of equipment: __________________ Lighting/special effects: ____________________________ Deadline for music selection: ____________________________ Ceremony Selections Arrival/setup time playtime

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Wedding DJ Photo Booths Specialty Lighting Rental Equipment Linen Rentals

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Central New York's

Premier wedding entertainment Over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry!

315-723-2817 specializing in: Weddings • Parties • Corporate Events • Uplighting

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Eli Freeman, Morris’s son, began working for his father at the age of 15. Through hard work and dedication, Eli taught himself the jewelry trade. While maintaining his father’s watch repair business, Eli transformed the watch shop into a jewelry store that could offer consumers fine diamonds, jewelry, gold and precious stones. To accommodate the rapid growth of the business, Eli then relocated the store to its current location at 165 Genesee Street in Downtown Utica.

Freeman & Foote Jewelers is proud of their 80 plus years offering customers a large selection of beautifullystyled diamonds and find gold jewelry at very reasonable prices and with superior customer service.

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n 1922, founder Morris Freeman, a European watchmaker, came to the United States and settled in New York City. Shortly thereafter, Morris relocated to Utica where he opened a watch shop on Liberty Street and later moved the business to a facility on Bleecker Street.

Heidi Freeman-Foote, Eli’s daughter, followed family tradition and began to work for her father. However, upon high school graduation, she entered college where she earned a BA degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Higher Education. It wasn’t long, though, that she returned to her father’s business. Wanting to enhance the high integrity level of the business that her father had earned, Heidi worked full time in the business and continued learning about diamonds and the jewelry field. She acquired a gemological degree and earned a diamond-grading certificate from the Gemological Institute of America.

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Throughout its 120-year existence, W.J. Hinman Jewelers has strived for customer satisfaction whether it pertains to a jewelry purchase, jewelry repair, remounting of diamonds and precious stones or catering to customer special orders. Every purchase or service, such as same day ring sizing for Hinman customers purchasing rings, has always been backed by W.J. Hinman Jewelers’ steadfast philosophy of good customer service “after the sale”. Always offering a broad selection of fine jewelry at the lowest price everyday also eliminates the need for W.J. Hinman Jewelers to conduct a sale. It maintains its deep-rooted company belief that “you get what you pay for...good value, affordably priced!” The current owners, Guy and Tari, feel fortunate to have the opportunity to manage a local ongoing family business and find it a pleasure to serve the many loyal customers W.J. Hinman Jewelers has earned over the years. They invite you to “stop in and do business with familiar faces...we will do our best for you”!

Courtesy of Tari Almony, W. J. Hinman Jewelers

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Photography Worksheet

Photographer: _____________________________________ Phone: ____________________________ Address: ___________________________________ Contact person: ____________________________ Amount of deposit: ________________________________________ Method of payment ❑check ❑cash ❑credit card Deposit due: ______________ Balance due: __________________ Terms of cancellation: __________________________________________________________________ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑

Personal touches Special effects Formal photo session Park setting

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Rehearsal Selections

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Reception Selections

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Photography & Videography

Wedding Photography www.studiodiluce.com

Outdoor Historic Photo Locations • Erie Canal Village

• Rosamond Zoo

• Forest Lawn

• Steuben Memorial

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• Union Station

• Herkimer Home

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• Oriskany Battle Field

• Verona Beach Lighthouse

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CML Photography

Rain in the forecast? Have a backup plan! Publisher’s note: All brides, grooms and the photographers want a picture perfect wedding day, but we do live in Central New York, where the weather can sometimes be...unpredictable! Develop a backup plan with your photographer in the event of bad weather and make sure you share Plan B, well in advance, with the hired specialty transportation company.

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Bridal Attire Worksheet

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Formalwear Worksheet

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Maid of Honor Duties

Best Man’s Duties

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Estimate-Comparison Worksheet for Limousines or & Specialty Transportation for Bridal Formal Attire

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Florals, Décor & Planners

Florist & Décor Worksheet

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BALLOONS • CANDLES • CANDY BAR & CENTERPIECES • CEILING & BACKDROPS • CHARGER PLATES CHIAVARI CHAIRS • CHAIR COVERS W/ SASH • CHURCH DÉCOR • COLUMNS (LARGE) • CRYSTAL FINE CHINA IN VINTAGE GOLD • HUPPA & ARCHES • PROPS & LARGE RENTALS • SATIN TABLE LINENS SILVERWARE (PATTERNED) • TABLE OVERLAYS • URNS • WHITE DANCE FLOOR & MUCH MORE!

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Cakes & Cookies

WeddingCake CakeWorksheet Worksheet Wedding

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Wedding Cakes • Special Occasion Cakes Cake choices include traditional vanilla or chocolate, red velvet, carrot, cheesecake, cannoli cake & rum cake We also offer: miniature pastries • 18 kinds of cookies • Venetian tables • cookie trays • bread All our baked goods and fillings are made from scratch on our premises! Advanced bakery orders also welcomed at our second location The Franklin Marcy • 9485 River Road • Marcy, NY • 315-507-2487

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Wedding Cakes! Venetian Displays! Miniatures of: Jelly buns • Half moons • Cookies • Cream puffs • Éclairs Cheesecakes • Truffles • Pastries • Cupcakes

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Accommodations & Honeymoon

Honeymoon Worksheet

Travel Agency: ____________________________________________________________ Phone: __________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Contact Name: ____________________________________________________________ Mode of Transportation: ____________________________________________________ Departure Date and Time:____________________________________________________ Arrival Date and Time: ______________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Returning Departure Date and Time: __________________________________________ Returning Arrival Date and Time: ____________________________________________ Hotel or Resort: __________________________________________________________ Phone: __________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________ Arrival Date and Time: ______________________________________________________ Confirmation No.: ________________________________________________________ Departure Date and Time: __________________________________________________ Car Rental Agency: ________________________________________________________ Phone: __________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________ Contact: ________________________________________________________________ Confirmation No.: ________________________________________________________ Special Arrangements or Tours: ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ *For International Travel, Make Sure all Passports, Visas, and Inoculations are Valid.

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The CNY Insurance Guy! Joel Siegfried has been assisting families in Central New York with their insurance needs since 2013. Whether those decisions are big or small, Joel continually looks for positive and creative ways to make families happy. With the realization that happy family life is one of the most important goals one can strive for. Yet, all too often, uncertainties, losses, and even fear, cause that happiness to wane away. What does this thought have to do with insurance, you might ask? Well keep in mind that the milestones that Joel treasures is not the meeting of sales goals set by any of the companies. It is not receiving an award that might collect dust on a shelf. Among those great milestones, are the beautiful summer day, when Joel and the love of his life Natalia, started on a wonderful journey. Or in 2009 when their son Nathan was born. We can even mention, when a new couple smiles knowing that one of their fears fades away due to an insurance policy built just for their needs. The point, cherish your spouse, protect your happiness, and if you would like assistance with insurance call Joel. It sums up with the words of Walt Disney: “The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather the things we do for the people we love and esteem.”

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Merchant Milestones

Choosing a Florist

Confetti Custom Celebrations, LLC

After you’ve ordered your wedding gown and your bridesmaid dresses, it’s time to choose a talented florist to design your bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres, ceremony, and reception flowers! Attending a wedding show is a great way to see fresh wedding bouquets and find a florist whose work you admire. Looking for bouquets online or in magazines will also help you to decide on a look you love- elegant, country rustic, garden, monochromatic, colorful, hand tied, cascade, etc. If you know what you like, you can convey that to your florist. Think about how the bouquets will look against the dresses, is there enough contrast in color to be visible and “pop?”  Do you want classic all white centerpieces with white table linens, or would you like a brighter, colorful look?  Try to imagine the big picture- flowers, linens, chair covers, etc. Take pictures of your gowns and ideas to your first floral consultation.

To help you choose reasonably priced flowers, the knowledgeable florist will tell you what flowers are in season. They can also suggest flowers that are strong, reliable choices for bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages. If you easily build a rapport with a creative florist, and feel they “get” your ideas, they’re probably a good choice for you.  Choose personal flowers- corsages and boutonnieres – that will coordinate with the bouquets and the dresses and tuxedos. An experienced florist who is familiar with your church or ceremony site will be able to help you decide where to use flowers.  Some of these flowers can be transported to the reception for double use and greater value. Vases to display bouquets on the head table are a good choice; the flowers will be happy to be back in water, and will add color to your table for little cost.

A flexible florist will give you price ranges for almost everything on your wish list. Then you can juggle the numbers, and decide where to use your flower budget. What is most important to you: altar flowers that will be showy in your church pictures or larger centerpieces at the reception? Ask the florist questions about who will deliver and set up the flowers and how many deliveries are included in the price. You can be more comfortable with a floral designer delivering the flowers, usually to the home or hotel where you’re dressing, and later to the ceremony and reception site so that all is beautiful by the time you make your grand entrance. The key is to communicate what style you’re after, and listen to the florist’s advice on flower availability, reliability, colors, and tone. Flowers are a very individual choice and a good florist will create bouquets that you’ll love today and for years to come in your pictures. 

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A Teacher and a Lawyer walk into a bar…sounds like the start of a joke, right? But, it’s actually our story! Prior to opening our Event Planning business in early 2016, we had very different careers. Stacey was a teacher with degrees in Business and Education and Lee Ann was a Trial Lawyer. When our children started Kindergarten in 2008, our story began. It was at one of our children’s birthday parties that we realized we were kindred spirits. We both loved throwing themed parties for our children – leaving no detail unattended. For the next 8 years, friends and family would tell us to start an Event Planning Business. We would play with the idea, but the timing wasn’t right. Then in early 2016, the stars aligned and our idea became a reality. Which brings us to the bar… After doing a few parties for friends, we were invited to participate in a small Wedding Fair held at a local bar/restaurant. After seeing our booth, we were approached by the owners of the establishment who asked if we would be interested in creating some events for them. And so it began. We created Confetti Custom Celebrations, LLC. At Confetti, we create customized events – from Weddings to Corporate Events, from Baby Showers to Eco-friendly Parties and more. It is our goal to bring your ideas to life – to make your event a reflection of you. We create those special touches that set your event apart and ensure that it is an event to remember. We specialize in favors, photo ops, buffet backdrops, balloon work, Tablescapes & more. We do as little or as much as you need. Please call us for a free consultation at 315-982-1576 or message us on Facebook at Confetti Custom Celebrations by Stacey & Lee Ann. Be sure to check out our photo gallery for a small taste of what we do! Congratulations on your upcoming Wedding!

Courtesy of Stacey & Lee Ann Confetti Custom Celebrations. LLC

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Merchant Milestones by

Renee Leininger

Donna Marie’s Bridal Shoppe

Jodianne Weddings & Events

Hi there!

If you are looking for hands on service, Donna Marie’s Bridal Shoppe at 1548 Mohawk Street in Utica is the one-stop shopping place for future Brides, Maids, Mothers, Flower Girls and wedding guest.

The popular Champagne Sunday at Donna Marie’s is a special event that can be booked by appointment at the shop. The store is closed to the public at that time, and the bride and her party can shop privately for the afternoon.  These appointments typically run $50.00 to $100.00 depending on the party size.  The fee is then applied towards the bridal gown when ordered that day.

With 46 years of experience in the bridal industry she strives to meet all the needs of her perspective brides. “I am an independent bridal shop that specializes in a level of service that is not found in a big box shop or on an online web site”.  Donna Marie says “Selling a bridal gown is a complex process full of intricacies.  I am here to provide top-notch service, tip and guidance with my years of experience and construction knowledge”.

I am happy to announce Jodianne Weddings & Events. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.  Over the past 5 years I have had the opportunity to plan, design, coordinate and be a part of  clients “Day Of ” and I have recently decided to move forward with my new company. Fortunately, I have met and worked with amazing couples, their families and area business for their special  occasions. Yes, my name is Jodianne DiMeo LaBella and I love planning and styling weddings and events!  We offer all our clients with a personal touch, customization and attention to every detail. Our services include Day of Coordination, Full Wedding and Event planning, Consulting and much more for the beginning of an amazing occasion. Let Jodianne Weddings & Events assist in the many details to make it memorable! 

Donna Marie’s Bridal Shoppe has been honored with the Distinguished Crystal Award from Casablanca Bridal in recognition of her commitment to the industry from 2008-2019.

Contact us for your complimentary consultation at hello@jodianneevents.com or 315-266-2223

From placing the order of your gown to the final pressing, Donna Marie’s Bridal Shoppe is the proverbial hands-on option for wedding-day shopping.

Let us help you style your next event!

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Two Blue Eyes Photography Two Blue Eyes Photography is a partnership of Krystal Chromczak & Michael Einarsson. We are located in Schenectady, NY but travel to Central NY often to visit family in the area.  With the experience of photographing over 100 weddings, we will capture all the classic portraits you expect.  We have a passion for candid photography, which means we specialize in photographing the quiet moments on your special day.

We also include engagement sessions with all packages to help put you at ease in front of the camera, and help you to get to know us as professionals. (Also, you get some cute save the dates!!). We offer a selection of keepsake products to preserve your photographs for years to come.  We look forward to capturing your memories.

Courtesy of Krystal & Michael Einarsson

proprietor. Sal runs the restaurant in the same fashion as his parents, combining his Italian heritage and his oldest family owned and operated restaurants in the area. coupled with new innovative evening specials make dining at the Black Stallion unique. Sal’s knowledge of wine and the delicious homemade desserts are just a few reasons why the Black Stallion is frequented by so many so often. •

A passion for photography is something we share, and want to share it with you!! We aim to put our clients at ease starting from our initial meeting, throughout the planning process, and throughout your wedding day. We work with you to build your itinerary, talk over ideas of wedding day details, and capture the timeless vision of your day.  We strongly agree that the photographers and couple should vibe well together, as we will be spending your day right alongside you.

York, was established in 1972 by Vincent and Maria Vullo. Vincent and Maria’s love for their native Italian cuisine and their ability to make all who dined with them feel special and welcomed, is the reason that the restaurant is still successful today.

Stallion has a long established reputation for quality inspired specials and the full menu that we serve in the restaurant (as well as individualized menus) have been enjoyed at many different venues throughout the area. Whether your needs include an elegant wedding at one Stallion is a preferred caterer or a summer backyard barb-que, we’ll create an event that is both special and memorable. “My experienced staff and I will strive to exceed your expectations and personally customize your special occasion. I would be very pleased to personally meet with you and discuss your thoughts on your upcoming event.” says Sal. Bon Appetite!

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Courtesy of Sal Vullo, Owner


Merchant Milestones by

Renee Leininger

Bremer’s Wine & Liquor

CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement…I cannot wait to hear all about it!

Let me start by introducing myself…I am Jenn-the woman behind the camera. I have been capturing weddings in CNY for the past 6 years and have had the awesome opportunity of working with some of the sweetest couples! I live to tell stories through my ART and have a serious infatuation with capturing and documenting LOVE. •

The Bremer name has been linked to the retail trade dating back to 1876. In those early days, C.H. Bremer owned and operated a successful market and liquor store in downtown Utica, until the advent of Prohibition. Undaunted by the new regulations, C.H. changed his marketing plan and cultivated his store into an upscale market, selling the finest meats and produce, as well as homemade candies and spreads. When Prohibition was lifted, Bremer was granted the first liquor license in Oneida County, issued June 30, 1933. From that day forward, Bremer’s has grown to become the premier wine and liquor store in Central New York. Taking over the store after his father Merritt’s untimely death in 1959, Bud Bremer grew the store to become what it is today. He merged Bremer’s Liquors with Casey & Keefe, owned by Art Bullock. This created Bremer & Bullock Liquor Store, which was located on Oneida Square in Utica, N.Y., where it remained until 1999. Upon Art Bullock’s retirement, Bud and his son Tim purchased the Heritage Wine & Liquor store located on Commercial Drive in New Hartford, N.Y., and Tim became the fourth generation in the Bremer legacy. Tim had an extensive background in the wine industry in Napa, Calif., where he had worked for several wineries as well as a French wine barrel manufacturing company. With the business continuing to grow, in order to provide first-class service and selection to their customers, Bud and Tim made yet another move – purchasing a 20,000 square-ft. facility on Commercial Drive in New Hartford in 2003. This move allowed the Bremer’s to create the largest wine and spirit selection from Albany to Rochester, N.Y. When Bud decided to semi-retire in 2006, his youngest son Eric returned to the area from New England and took over at the helm of Bremer’s with Tim. Today, the business continues to grow, making way for the next generation and the continuation of the Bremer retail legacy.

Hello!

I have a unique style when it comes to wedding photography…aside from the family portraits, I work in a mostly documentary fashion… collecting raw and authentic moments for you to enjoy for years to come! My goal is for you to feel stress free and present as your day unfolds, and for myself to go mostly unnoticed! But enough about myself…feel free to CALL/ E-MAIL me directly and we can start chatting about your big day and capturing moments that are exactly what you envision! Jennmatchamphotography@gmail.com (315)525-7419

Courtesy of The Bremer Family www.bridaljunction.com

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A. VITULLO, INC. A. Vitullo, Inc. is entering its 106th year clothing, expert tailoring and unparalleled customer service as well as the area’s largest men’s formal wear store. For over 80 years, Vitullos has had the largest selection of In-Stock tuxedos in the Mohawk Valley.

men, fathers and ring bearers; the same grandfathers to fathers to sons for over 8 decades. The best dressed men from coast to coast shop A. Vitullos.

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Owner Bob Roth states that “We continue to stay current with the latest in men’s formal wear fashion. We’ve added two new Kenneth Cole lines to our vast variety of formalwear tuxedos”. When quoted a tuxedo price that price includes jacket, pants, shirt, tie, suspenders, vest, cufflinks, shoes and all alterations. There are no hidden or add-on costs. If your not in the market for a tuxedo rental, suit rentals are also available for weddings in addition to funerals, interviews or any special occasion. Experienced staff are available to make your experience enjoyable and easy; no appointment is necessary.

All Aboard for Happily Ever After!! The stunning Union Station, located within Utica’s Baggs Square, is a statement of beauty and history. Architects Stem and Fellheimer started the construction in 1912 and finished in May of 1914. After being the third station built in this location, and running 60 years through the boom of the rail system during World War II, 1974 brought talk of demolishing the crippling station. Congressman Sherwood Boehlert and groups of concerned citizens fought for restoration instead. Over 3 decades, 5 phases of renovations and an estimated 6.5 million dollars later, we have the breathtaking, fully multifunctional Union Station. Within is held several businesses including the fine dining experience of Trackside Restaurant and Banquets. Owned by Cheryl Zammiello and Richard Goodman., who took over in 2012 after working for the previous establishment, Blue Flag. Inside the restaurant itself, besides hosting lunch and dinners, they provide a unique wondrous special event atmosphere. Baby showers, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties and any special occasion can be held in one of their three private rooms. Of course the most special event is the treasured wedding. Large weddings are typically hosted among the marble pillars and high-carved ceilings in the train station itself. With so much history in the 100 plus year structure, who wouldn’t want to say “I Do” surrounded by friends, family and the New York Central.

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Historically Speaking by Renee Leininger

Pine Hills Golf Club Pine Hills began as a 9-hole facility, that was designed and built by Carl and Cecilia Grygiel. Carl came from a golfing family and was one of 7 brothers - all of whom were golf caddies before World War II. Out of the 7 brothers, 5 entered the golf industry and 4 became PGA professionals. Following his service in World War II, Carl returned and began to build his 9-hole golf course single-handedly with an 8N Ford tractor. 

Now, Pine Hills Golf Course is in its second generation of ownership. Carl Grygiel’s son, Carl Jr., a PGA professional and his wife Becky, purchased the course in February 1985. Since then, they have continuously upgraded and improved the course. In 2011, they completed the construction of a brand new, Adirondack-style clubhouse. The majority of the wood used in the build was sustainably harvested from the golf course property and was processed with the family’s sawmill. In 2014, Carl’s son Clayton and his wife Erin began to assist in managing Pine Hills. They are continuing the tradition of providing a quality, full-service, golf facility with a familyfriendly atmosphere and are constantly upgrading all aspects of the business. Eventually, Clayton and Erin will take over the third generation of ownership, along with their children Olivia and Noah.

Courtesy of The Grygiel Family Pine Hills Golf Club

to research and legend, the Inn A ccording was constructed in 1903 to house the men

​ owever, Carl was called back into the service for the KoreH an War in 1950. After 2 more years of service, Carl returned and resumed work on the course. It was completed and opened to the public in 1954, but his work was not done. By 1965, Carl had built a new clubhouse and in 1967 he completed an additional 9-holes. He accomplished all of this with his wife and 3 children; Carol, Christine and Carl Jr. by his side. Carl was a kind and well-respected man who “lived and breathed” Pine Hills.

Delta Lake Inn who built Delta Dam and was called Delta Dam Hotel. After the completion of the dam, the hotel remained open as a stage coach station, thought its owners sought a different clientele. During the late teens and roaring twenties, the Inn found new life as a speakeasy where bathtub gin flowed lavishly. According to local legend, the Inn stayed open during the Depression as a house of ill repute. In the 1950s, Delta Lake Inn was reopened as a restaurant, and although it once closed for nearly a decade, the Inn has been operating as a restaurant ever since. The current owners have completely renovated Delta Lake Inn, with a sophisticated Adirondack Lake décor that reflects a warm and festive atmosphere. Today, Delta Lake Inn features five dining rooms, a bar, a piano bar, and a second-floor banquet hall. Diners today can enjoy the same great view of the Palisades as those who did over 100 years ago.

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Courtesy of Delta Lake Inn

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The hamlet of Deansboro, NY is nestled in the gentle, rich farmlands and rolling hills of Southern Oneida County. Established over 200 years ago, Deansboro was a little bustling farming community with its own railroad station (now listed in the National Register of Historic Places), the Deansboro Cemetery (with its first burial recorded in 1801) and the Congregational United Church of Christ which continues to serve the community today.

The farm was eventually sold by Mr. Hughes and later fell into disrepair. It wasn’t until May 2002 that the farm was purchased by Jack Buschmann, owner of The Village Tavern in Clinton. Jack, an avid horseback rider, always had a love for this particular farm and envisioned it as a unique outdoor entertainment venue with the majestic barn as its focal point. Jack, who doesn’t let grass grow under his feet, put his vision into motion by first renaming the farm MKJ Farm after his three children Margaret, Katie and John. It wasn’t long before his show roster listed outdoor concerts that featured well-known entertainers such as Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Sknyrd, Pat Greene, Eddie Money, Marshall Tucker, Brian Howe from Bad Company and the band Perry. What unexpectedly made MKJ Farm become a wedding site? Jack was friends with an engaged couple who lost the availability of another wedding venue. Desperate to find a location to host their reception, they approached Jack and asked if they could use his barn. Jack, a warm progressive, problem solving kind of guy, gladly reached out to help his friends and together they created the first wedding at MKJ Farm with these free amenities: beautiful, natural photography backgrounds, breathtaking vistas, fresh air, sounds of nature and a starry night. In addition to more weddings and other outdoor activities, what’s in the future of MKJ Farm? A name change perhaps since Margaret, Katie and John were later joined by the arrival of a fourth sibling…Alexandra…so an A will need to be added.

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Esche’s Aqua Vino Restaurant & Banquets The construction of the Erie Canal began in 1817 in Rome, New York and was the first navigable transportation system built in New York State. Stretching from Albany to Buffalo, the canal... with its 36 locks...was considered a civil engineering and construction marvel of its time. Officially opened in 1825, the canal’s main purpose was to serve as an economical and timesaving transportation method for commercial and recreational watercraft.   It not only saved time and money, but helped to stimulate growth and prosperity throughout the state’s region especially around the locks.  One such area to prosper was the City of Utica via its marina. The Utica Historic Marina, located at 16 Harbor Lock Road, features a docking pier and an 8,000 sq. ft., two-story brick facility that overlooks the historic Erie Canal.  The city owned structure is handicapped accessible and features a banquet room with seating for up to 150 people, restrooms, elevator, outdoor patio, parking and a year round restaurant located on the lower level...the prestigious Esche’s Aqua Vino Restaurant & Banquets. The restaurant, which opened in September 2007, is owned by Whitesboro native Robert Esche. Robert is a retired NHL goalie and serves as president of the Utica Comets. His vision was to reinvest in the community and to bring “a sophisticated, urban dining/banquet destination” with a waterfront setting to the area. Since its inception and through the efforts and dedication of Robert and the Aqua Vino staff, his vision has come to fruition making Esche’s Aqua Vino’s Restaurant & Banquets a highly sought after dining or banquet destination.

Courtesy of Beverly Esche, General Manager

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