As soon as Aria and Jonathan stepped foot in The Cracker Factory, they knew it was the perfect wedding venue for them! This effortlessly elegant venue’s floor-to-ceiling windows allowed the couple to integrate their snow-covered upstate New York surroundings into part of their naturally wedding décor. Aria and Jonathan made their décor special by using gold details and tons of greenery to complement the industrial venue’s tall brick walls and wooden accents. We love how Ebersole Photography captured the couple’s wedding with enchanting and perfectly lit images!
Aria and Jonathan
The Cracker Factory, Geneva, New York
Having a photographer we could trust to capture the real emotions of the day was really important to us. Ultimately, we wanted everything to be peaceful and joyful….which it was, so all our ideas and decorations revolved around that. I may also have been really specific about the flowers and greenery we had!
When we decided to get married in the dead of winter (ha), we knew we had to find a venue that would show off the beauty of winter. We didn’t want to escape it, rather almost let the snow be apart of the decor, if you will. Both of us really value atmosphere, so we also knew we wanted our venue to have a whimsical, elegant, but peaceful feel. We were absolutely sold as soon as we stepped foot into our venue! It was surrounded with floor to ceiling windows that let in all the natural light, and the brick walls with white wood beams fit every vision we had.
Neither of us could have anticipated how emotional and sacred the ceremony was going to feel. The amount of peace and pure joy we felt while committing our lives to one another in front of all our friends and family was indescribably special.
Our photographer Danny exceeded every expectation we had. He knew exactly when to be decisive, and when to be laid back. He was the photographer that you had hoped would capture absolutely everything, but you never noticed him. One of the many things we loved most about Danny, was how he captured the actual emotions and atmosphere of the day; he didn’t just capture photographs. All of the candid moments bring us right back to the wedding day, and the smiles and looks he captured were so genuine. We feel like we had the best photographer there is with Danny behind the camera. It doesn’t get better than Danny, it just gets different. He made our day that much more special.
Our advice: Have a wedding planner! Our friend did our wedding planning and she absolutely saved our sanity. I would also say to know the vision you’re looking to create and prioritize what truly matters to you based on the vision. Lastly, try to stay flexible and enjoy the process. The day of your wedding, the only thing worth focusing on is the person you’re marrying and the people you’re surrounded by.
Processional: Hammock – Then the Quiet Explosion
Bridal Processional: Jocelyn Mesiti – La Vie En Rose
Recessional: Barry Louis Polisar – All I Want Is You
First Dance: Ben Howard – Only Love
Congratulations to Jonathan and Aria, and a huge thanks to Ebersole Photography for sharing this wedding with us!