Michael Gallitelli Photographer

August 26, 2014

Saratoga National August Wedding

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How much more fun could we have had with this wonderful, happy bridal couple
Jennifer & Pete…the answer is none! We literally laughed and smiled all
day long! Everything was just perfect! We started at Jen & Pete’s house,
where Jen, her Mom, Dad and Pete were getting ready, while we started our
preliminary photos. In-between we talked and laughed with Jen’s parents,
which was so enjoyable!

Jen and Pete’s house was so conducive to starting our photos with Jen who
looked absolutely stunning as she walked down the flight of stairs to the
sitting room. From there we met up with Pete at the Yaddo Gardens in
Saratoga for family pictures while we waited for Jen to arrive for the first

Next stop Saratoga National Golf Course for a short but sweet ceremony, more
photos on the golf course and enough time for Jen and Pete to enjoy the
cocktail hour with family and friends!

As we entered the ballroom I was wowed by how beautiful it looked and
Michael told me Jen created all the floral arrangements with table names of
the horses at Travers that day. Very creative and thoughtful when one lucky
guest won money with a winning ticket that Jen and Pete placed under the
chair at each table!

After all the formalities were complete and everyone enjoyed a delicious
dinner, cake and dessert table thanks to Mazzone Hospitality Catering, Adam
Conway from Piano Man DJ Productions, took over with his assortment of music
for everyone to enjoy the rest of the evening.

Thank you Jen & Pete for allowing us to capture this very happy day with
you, your parents, families and friends! From the moment we met you it was
like we have known you for years! Your sense of humor, enthusiasm and
kindness made our day easy, fun and memorable!

May your new home be filled with health, happiness and love for each other
that you truly deserve!

Congratulations Jen & Pete!

The Hills are Alive!!!

Michael and Nancy

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April 5, 2014

Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga National Golf Club

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Wedding:  Brittany and Christopher

Date:  April 5th, 2014

Hotel:  Saratoga Hilton Hotel, Saratoga Springs NY

Church:  St. Mary’s, Waterford NY

Venue: Saratoga National Golf Club, golf saratoga.com

Limousine Service:  Royale Limousine

Hair and Make-up:  Make -Me -Fabulous

Flowers:  Fletchers of Latham

Music:  Non Stop Music / DJ/ Vinny Vin

Somebody pinch me because we had another wonderful wedding this weekend with Brittany and Chris at the Saratoga National Golf Club!  It was another chilly day on Saturday, but just like last weekend, nothing seemed to curtail the bride and groom or wedding party when it came to photo’s no matter how cold it was outside!

Entering the suite at the Hilton Hotel, the room was filled with a very happy bridal party and Brittany seemed very calm while waiting for Michael to give her the okay to put on her wedding dress!  After all the initial items that are very important to this wedding was captured in photo’s, now it was time for the most important item, Brittany and her gown!

Brittany looking stunning as she emerged from one room to the other for all to admire!!   After some sweet shots of Brittany alone it was time to head off to the church, meet up with Chris and the groomsmen and wait for the arrival of his bride-to-be.

After an emotional yet happy ceremony and several family pictures, we were headed back to Saratoga and the racetrack with the new married couple and their wedding party!  In spite of the wind and the cold everyone was willing to get some different shots on and off the track!  From there we went back to SNGC for more photos with the bridal party and finished up to that they
could enjoy the cocktail hour!

The ballroom looked magnificent which was totally Brittany’s vision to every last detail!  Even the way the place cards were displayed was quite unique!  Nothing was left to the guest’s imagination, from the cocktail hour to the late night nosh display that Shannon and her staff took care of every detail, which was sheer perfection!

After all the formalities were complete, DJ Vinny Vin had everyone and I seriously mean everyone, up on the dance floor NON-STOP DANCING and this is why he is called DJ Vinny Vin, NSM!!!!  It was truly one amazing, superb wedding!

Michael and I just want to thank you Brittany and Chris, for sharing this important day of your life with us and allowing us to capture this happy, happy, wedding with your family and friends to always remember!  Your enthusiasm and ideas made it an honor and a pleasure to be able to create these lasting memories for everyone to enjoy for years to come!

Congratulations Brittany and Chris, and we wish you all the best!

Michael and Nancy

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July 3, 2013

Saratoga National Golf Club

Wedding: Chelsea and Joe
Sunday, June 30th 2013

Ceremony: Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church
Venue: Saratoga National Golf Club, Saratoga Springs New York

Kristi, Banquet Manager, (perfectionist, along with her professional staff) Traci Montinino, Sales Professional

Hotel: Longfellows Hotel, Saratoga Springs, New York

Florist: Price Chopper, Clifton Park, New York

DJ: Paul Malo

Rain, rain go away, come back another day! Despite the rain not going away for Chelsea and Joe’s wedding day, we used it to our advantage and it turned out to be so much fun! It was not a total wash out but when you have a bride and groom who are willing to do anything for some memorable photos, use an umbrella!

Our day started at the Longfellow’s Hotel where Chelsea, her mother and entire bridal party were getting ready! After all our preliminary work it was time for the Chelsea to transform herself into a stunning bride! Everyone gathered around helping with all the details of the veil, the accessories and admiring how beautifully everything came together! In spite of the heat and no rain, we went outside for some Chelsea and bridal party time. From there we met up with Joe and his best man and ushers to spend time with them as well.

More pictures later, time to get to the church and enjoy the joining of this happy couple! After family photos at the church, we headed back to Saratoga National Golf Club. Just as we arrived it started to rain, but as I mentioned earlier, this did not stop us! Golf umbrellas are always available and that came in very handy! It was not a total wash out so we took out the golf carts for some beautiful shots around the golf course.

Time to let Chelsea and Joe enjoy the cocktail hour while we went inside to photograph the magnificently decorated ballroom! Everything and ready for guests to get ready for introductions, first dance, toasts, and sit back and relax and enjoy a meal that everyone will certain appreciate! As always Mazzone Hospitality and staff present the best the area has to offer. After dinner, more formalities and photo opportunities, but now it is time to party!!!! Chelsea and Joe chose Paul Malo, one of the best DJ’s in the capital district and what a night this turned out to be! That dance floor was never empty and everybody truly enjoyed themselves!

In case anybody was hungry between dance sets, there was a pizza and dessert station that would make anybody stop and feast on these treats!

Thank you Chelsea and Joe for allowing us to share your very special wedding with you, family and friends! Your enthusiasm and willingness to adventure outside and explore all the possibilities Saratoga National has to offer made it so much fun for us as well!

Congratulations, we wish you all the best!

Michael and Nancy

January 16, 2013

Saratoga National Golf Club

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Venue: Saratoga National Golf Club, Saratoga Springs NY
The attention to detail is always above and beyond expectations from the wedding coordinator, to the banquet manager, the staff and the chef

Wedding: Laura & Jim
Easy going, fun, and just a pleasure to work with

Ceremony: Foyer @ Saratoga National Golf Club
Officiant: Pastor Bruce Newman

Music for Ceremony: Chamber Orchestra, String Trio, Mary Gilman
Florist: Price Chopper, Clifton Park, Katie
Reception Music: TS Ensemble, Al & his band
Whenever we work with Al and the band, it is a treat! They are not only musicians, but entertainers!

As you can imagine, having a wedding in December, can be a challenge for pictures outside. Yet for Laura, Jim and their wedding party, they had no issues as to being outside, after all, they are both meteorologists! The beginning of our day started out with spending time with Laura, her bridesmaids and parents. There was excitement in the room, yet at the same time, Laura was very calm. Later on we went to Saratoga National to meet up with the groom and his groomsmen and spent time with them before the ceremony. Guests started to arrive as Danielle the banquet manager and her staff put the final touches in place in for the ceremony. As Laura and her Dad walked down the stairs, you could hear a pin drop as Jim and guests watched with anticipation.

Laura looked so beautiful and I’m sure Jim was thinking the same thing as did all the guests. After a very sweet meaningful ceremony guests were directed upstairs to the cocktail hour and we continued with family pictures.

Entering the ballroom is always a treat and Laura had a vision and it was created! With cocktail hour over it was time to get this party started! After all the formalities were over, TS Ensemble finished off the night with music that had everyone on the dance floor to enjoy this happy occasion!

Thank you for allowing us to capture this amazing fun day with you both along with your families and friends!

Your enthusiasm and willingness to go along with our ideas made our work easy and fun for us too!

Congratulations Laura & Jim!

Michael & Nancy

June 8, 2012

Saratoga National Golf Club

The wedding of Drea and Andrew, their story to follow…

April 13, 2012

Saratoga National Golf Club

Saratoga National Golf Course
Jennifer and Ian’s Wedding
Saturday April 7th, 2012

The first wedding in April and we are off to an amazing start! We couldn’t have asked for a happier bride-to-be as we arrived at Jennifer’s mom’s home!
As we entered the kitchen we found Alayne from Make Me Fabulous do just that for Jennifer. After all the photographing of the gorgeous, gown, shoes, and flowers from Fleurtacious Designs, it was off to Longfellow’s Hotel where we met up with the very handsome Ian. From there we went to Saratoga National where Jennifer was getting dressed and where the reveal would be set up before the ceremony. This couple is so in tune with each other…….Ian asked how Jen was and Jen asked how Ian was and the answer was the same…….. they were both anxious to get started!

The reveal was perfect and so was the ceremony in the main ballroom at Saratoga National. The wedding party and guests were treated to a harpist playing as the bridal party entered the room. For an hour and a half guests were treated to an amazing selection of appetizers before entering the beautifully decorated ballroom for the reception. Dinner as always was delicious and Banquet Manager Danielle and her staff go above and beyond to make sure everyone is happy! After all the formalities, everyone enjoyed the music provided by DJ Paul Malo, who always gets the crowd on their feet and dancing all night!

We cannot thank you enough Jennifer and Ian for your enthusiasm and willingness to indulge us with the sunset pictures! Spending the day with you was truly so much fun! We wish you all the happiness you both deserve!

Thank you!
Michael and Nancy

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