Shannon + Matt | Upstate NY Wedding Video
Shannon and Matt met for their first date at a small bar and restaurant in the Binghamton, NY area called Jonathan’s. At the time, Shannon was adamanant that it wasn’t a date and that she wasn’t looking for a long-term relationship. But once they got to talking, they just couldn’t stop and Matt knew from that moment that she was the one he was going to marry. They soon fell in love and eventually moved to Michigan together. But they came back to their hometown in Binghamton NY to have their wedding with all their friends and family and I was lucky enough to capture it on video for them!
They held their wedding ceremony and reception at the West Branch Angler and Resort in Hancock, NY, not too far from Binghamton. The venue has all these awesome cabins sprinkled throughout the grounds where guests could stay and also where the bride and groom got ready. I got to talk with both Shannon and Matt a little bit before their ceremony and got to learn a little about their relationship. They speak so kindly about each other and you can tell that they really value treating each other with kindness and respect. Both of them appreciate laughing together. I could tell just by talking with them that they had something really special.
Something unique about this wedding was that Matt got to shoot clay with all of his groomsmen before the wedding and I got the opportunity to film some of that. This was something I had never seen done before and it was a lot of fun doing something a little different and capturing this part of the day.
Shannon and Matt did a first look and I just loved seeing them together before and after the wedding. There is such a sweet, gentle, caring nature that Shannon has with Matt that you just can’t fake. It put a smile on my face the whole day. And then their ceremony was of course beautiful. They wrote their own vows that were sentimental and emotional. I love what Shannon said at the end of the video, “we’ll look back on our lives and we’ll know that we have no regrets.” I couldn’t have said it any better.