It was a beautiful June afternoon when we arrived at The Inns of Aurora in the Village of Aurora, NY.  Nestled into New York’s premiere Finger Lakes region, this historic resort boasts five unique Inns as accommodation and event space.  

   Leah and I began our day by covering our Couple, Trevor and Hadley, getting readies.  With so many exquisite choices, they each took a room in the Aurora Inn and Rowland House respectively.  With only a few houses between the two, we were able to comfortably move between the two locations, covering photo and video at the same time.  

   As we were all feverishly getting ready, preparations for the ceremony were underway down below at the edge of Cayuga Lake.  The lush green lawn stretched down to a creamy tent situated just right as to shield the incoming guests from the sun.  As people took their seats, we made our way outside and took our places too.  With an aisle to rival any cathedral, the bridal party achingly paraded past.  Looking back, their Officiant, David Prull, delivered one of the funniest and most engaging speeches I’ve had the pleasure of listening to in all these years.  If anyone is interested, let me know and I’ll get you his contact info!

   After the wonderful ceremony, and in-between formals, speeches and dinner, it was my chance to steal the Newlyweds away for a quick tour around the property.  Foremost on my list was the Gristmill Ruins, situated just to side of the main tent and affording a magnificent view of the setting sun.  The sound of waves breaking on the shoreline and a breeze thru the trees, was all the incentive Trevor and Hadley needed to get in the mood.  They forgot about the cameras and simply danced to the music emanating from the band on the dance floor behind them.

   Entirely too soon for my liking, we were pulled back to reality and the awaiting guests.  The covered dance floor and dinner area at The Aurora Inn is by far one of my favorite outdoor venues to work at.  The semi-permanent nature of the space lets you feel like you’re outside, but as was the case this night, when it rains, they can quickly drop the fully clear plastic sides and everyone stays dry.  We never missed a beat as the thunderstorm blew in over the Lake, and Trevor and Hadley danced the night away.

   It was our sincere pleasure to have worked with The Inns of Aurora this year, and we look forward to traveling back their way soon.  We thank all the staff for their help throughout the day/evening and to Trevor and Hadley for inviting us to spend such a magical day with them!

Photography + Videography:

Ceremony + Reception:

Florals: Rockcastle Florist –

Band: The Swooners –

Cake: The Cake Shop –