Real Wedding | Samantha + Tyler's Nod to Horse Racing

Samantha and Tyler met at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. At first Tyler was simply the guy who never put his cell phone on silent in class. He was a preppy hockey player who sat in the back. But little by little they formed a friendship while studying together and friendship turned into more when they started dating March of her junior year.

Fast forward to Samantha running her third half marathon of her life...and Tyler was at the finish line waiting for her with a ring and a question! It was picturesque in a location overlooking the Hudson River. Sam immediately knew where she wanted to marry him: Saratoga National Golf Club, where she'd been years before on a family trip. She said one day she'd get married there. And they did!

A gorgeous green palette was chosen for the day. It was cold and the midst of winter but the wedding party made the best of outdoor photos after a fun morning getting ready (with the help of the couples dog, too!). As Taylor Swift fans the girls wore fun tank tops inspired by lyrics from the artist as the guys got ready in a nearby hotel room. The couple opted not to do a first look, completing their photos in between the church ceremony and Saratoga National Golf Club reception.

Saratoga Springs is famous for its horse racing so as a nod to the location their guest favors were chocolate horse shoes!

Vendor List

Photographer: Mikkel Paige Photography
Reception Venue: Saratoga National Golf Club
Caterer: Mazzone Hospitality
Equipment Rentals: Total Events
Floral Designer: Fleurtacious Designs
DJ: Piano Man DJ Productions
Beauty: Something Special by Gabrielle
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Men’s Attire: The Black Tux and The Tie Bar
Jewelry: Kendra Scott and Blue Nile
Ring Box: The Mrs Box
Shoes: Badgley Mischka