Drumlins Country Club, Syracuse, NY | Brittany + Greg are Married!

Brittany and Greg met at Police Academy, and according to the best man’s speech, Greg knew she was the one pretty quickly! SHP has enjoyed getting to know them during their wedding planning. They rocked their engagement session, hardcore. Brittany has even volunteered to be a model for a photo walk-about since hiring us. We obviously clicked, so when we met them at the Homewood Suites to start the day, we were very excited for them! Everyone was laid back during getting ready. It helped that Brittany and her ladies had a ton of space to get ready in and were super organized. Each bridesmaid had a monogrammed burlap tote to keep all their things and stuff together.

Once Brittany’s hair and makeup was on point, she slipped into her dress to prepare for a first look with her father. It was a sweet, emotional moment that organically created lovely photo opportunities. Greg would just have to wait to see his blushing bride at the church! Setting aside time for special moments like this is a great way to pace the day.

While Brittany and her father had their first look, Greg, his men, and Jenn hopped in the limo and headed to St. John’s Episcopal Church to greet guests and hand out programs. The weather was simply perfect and sunglass-clad guests dressed to the nines filtered into the church. The Reverend is a close friend, so that made the ceremony extra special for the couple. Once they kissed to seal the deal and greeted their guests in a receiving line, it was time to get down to photo business!!

Sarah took Brittany and Greg around the outside of the church after formal family portraits. The gardens were beautifully kept and lead them to a magnificent wall of ivy! After pausing for some portraits against the ivy, everyone headed to Drumlins Country Club to continue the wedding party photo fun. Sarah and the wedding party got to wander around the golf course. Then the videographer, Jon Simmons, finished the formal portion of things off with an epic drone shot!

(Funny story – as photographs were wrapping up, Greg’s mom came up to Sarah and asked, “do you recognize me?” And from somewhere in the depths of Sarah’s memory it clicked – Greg’s mom was Sarah’s librarian when she was a wee little one! Sarah’s mind filled with memories of Greg’s mom reading books to her and spending time at the public library. Too cute! And the SHP world keeps getting smaller!)

Drumlins did a beautiful job setting the scene for Brittany and Greg’s reception celebration. With over 200 guests, they effortless streamlined cocktail hour into the reception by simply moving a wall! Each table was decorated with hurricanes of varying sizes filled with orchids and floating candles. It was classy to the max! Once everyone was seated, the wedding party was introduced, and they did not disappoint with their intros – they had the whole room laughing – gearing them up for Brittany and Greg. They entered the room as a married couple for the first time and went straight to the dance floor for their first dance. It was sweet and close and slow – then suddenly the DJ changed it up and Brittany and Greg busted out into an awesome salsa!! They looked like pros up there and wowed everyone!

The salsa was just the beginning! Once everyone filled their bellies with the delicious buffet food, they did not hesitate to get out on the dance floor. It was flooded!! We have to admit we were a little surprised to see how much fun a bunch of police officers could have! They definitely let loose with the dance battles, dance circles, and rave “balls”. Brittany and Greg’s guests definitely brought their A-party-game! To quote one of their police officer friends, “you gotta let loose sometimes!” SHP can definitely relate to the work-hard-party-hard motto.

To cap off the night, one of the sergeants from their station brought a shiny, clean cop car over so Brittany and Greg could pose for a few final photographs. It definitely caught some  attention and made for some memorable, everlasting photographs for two police officers who fell in love at the Police Academy!!

Here are some highlights from Brittany and Greg’s best day ever:

Congratulations & best wishes, Mr. & Mrs. Webb!



Featured Wedding Professionals || Wedding Dress Vendor – New York Bride | Cake Artist – Pascale Bakehouse | Florist – Family Friends Gisele & Carole Lescarbeau | DJ – Lonnie Dotson | Hair & Makeup – CNY Face Candy, Ashlee Updike & Tabetha Carns |

July 13, 2017

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