Michael Gallitelli Photographer

July 30, 2014

Franklin Plaza, Troy Wedding

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Wedding: Michelle & Donald Brandt

What a magnificent day we spent with Michelle, Donald and their entire
family and friends for their very happy wedding day!

We started our day at Michelle’s family home where her parents and
bridesmaids were getting ready. As we entered the house we felt very
welcomed by everyone and proceeded with our preliminary shots.

It was time for Michelle to get ready and as we entered the room, there
stood our stunning bride in her gorgeous dress!

We had so much fun with Michelle and everyone at the house, but now it was
time to get to the church and meet up with the handsome groom and his
groomsmen, waiting patiently for the ladies to arrive. This is the time we
like to spend quality time with the groom and so we did!

After the ceremony, and family pictures at the church, we were on our way to
Russell Sage College and then The Franklin Plaza to photograph the entire
bridal party and spend more time with Michelle and Don.

I must say that Michelle and Don’s enthusiasm to do whatever Michael had in
mind to get some spectacular photographs was amazing and so much fun! We
just had the best time with them and truly appreciate one photo that I hope
everyone will appreciate, we certainly did!!!

As always the ballroom at The Franklin Plaza looked magical thanks to Linda
Jensen the floral designer and Greg, and his staff. I always say that no
matter how many times we are here, the ballroom is transformed into whatever
you envision for your wedding day. You know that Joe guides you thru all
the details and then the entire staff makes it happen.

That being said, after the cocktail hour, everyone was invited to the
ballroom to get this party started with introductions, first dance, toasts,
and a delicious dinner and Kyle from Piano Man brought everyone to the dance
floor celebrating the happy couple!!!

We can’t thank you enough Michelle and Don for choosing us to be part of
this magnificent day with you and your family and friends! You welcomed us
from the beginning to the end and we truly enjoyed spending the day with
everyone!

Congratulations Michelle and Don, and may your life together be as happy and
healthy as the beginning of July 26, 2014!

Date:  July 26, 2014

Venue:  Franklin Plaza, Troy NY

Ceremony:  Ballston Center ARP Church, Ballston Spa

Music: Kyle Faulkner, Conway Entertainment 

Florist:  Linda Jensen Flowers Forever

Limousine Service: Today’s Limo Albany


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July 29, 2014

The Lazy Swan Golf Club and Village

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Wedding: Jillian & Lavoid

Date: June 21st, 2014

Venue: The Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club, Saugerties, NY
Banquet Manager / Kristen along with her staff, goes above and beyond your expectations with a smile

Florist: Flowers by Maria

Ceremony:

Limousine Service: Casanova Carriage, Kingston NY

Music: Jade DJ Entertainmet / DJ Joey G

How fortunate are we to be part of Jillian & Lavoid’s wedding and to be back at The Lazy Swan Golf and Country Club! Our first stop was at Jillian’s
family home where the excitement of the day was already in full force. Finishing touches on the bride-to-be while we took care of our preliminary
work, until it was time for the one moment that everybody anxiously waits for; the wedding gown reveal! Jillian looked beautiful and happy as she
walked downstairs as her parents looked on with pride! After some pre-wedding photographs with Jillian and her bridal party, we were off to
the church to meet up with Lavoid and his groomsmen to spend some quality time while waiting for his bride! Just as we were finishing up, the limo
pulled up and the ceremony began! After a few family photographs at the church it was off to the picturesque grounds of The Lazy Swan to continue
with our photographs of the bridal party and family.

It is always breathtaking as you take that drive up to The Lazy Swan and greeted by Kristen the banquet manager who is there to attend to all your
needs with a smile! With golf carts waiting for us to find just the right locations on the golf course for our photos, we finished up and set everyone
to the patio to join their guests for the cocktail hour.

Later guests were directed into the magnificent ballroom where the introductions began, followed by the first dance, toasts and a delicious
dinner and later, wedding cake!

Time to get this party started with DJ Joey leading the way so that everyone was on the dance floor and enjoying the rest of this wonderful celebration!

Thank you Jillian & Lavoid for allowing us to capture this happy day with your wonderful family and friends! We truly appreciate your enthusiasm and
to capturing every moment of your wedding!

Congratulations, and we wish you both all the health and happiness life brings your way!

Michael and Nancy

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July 5, 2014

PAT’S BARN

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Pat’s Barn was the setting for Anita and Ken’s wedding reception on July 5, 2014 and what a beautiful day they had. Surrounded by close family and friends and great food from Nicole’s Catering Anita and Ken enjoyed every minute of their reception. My job couldn’t have been easier, both of them allowed me to do my thing capturing this special day. It was  a privilege  to document your wedding day.

What a lovely sweet wedding we had Saturday with Anita, Ken and their
blended families, brought together with a lot of love and happiness that
Anita and Ken have for each other!

We started our day at St. Pius Church where Ken and his family gathered for
photographs while waiting for Anita and her bridal party to arrive. After
the ceremony, both families stayed for photos and from there, we went to
Pat’s Barn for the reception and more opportunities for photographs.

Party time, starting with the cocktail hour outside on the patio on this
magnificent summer day! Later all the guests were invited into the barn
where the introductions started and Anita and Ken worked the dance floor
with their first dance which was perfection to watch! After a couple of
toasts and blessing, guests were treated to a delicious dinner thanks to
Nicole’s and her staff. To work all that off, the band Common Ground did a
fabulous job with dinner music and later music to work your dinner off that
appealed to all ages. In-between dancing guests also had fun in the photo
booth and the youngest group enjoyed a performing clown which had them
hysterically laughing!

Congratulations Anita and Ken for allowing us to capture this very happy day
for you both and the joy that we felt from everyone who attended this
glorious celebration! All the best to you and your families!

Michael and Nancy

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July 3, 2014

Lazy Swan Golf Club and Village

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Wedding:  Lindsey & Dave

Date:  June 14th, 2014

Venue:  The Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club Village, Saugerties NY  845-247-0075

Banquet Manager / Kristen

Hair and Make-Up:  Make me Fabulous

Florist:  Flowers by Maria, Kingston NY

Wedding Planner:  Laura Remmert Events

Ceremony:  Emmaculate Conception, Kingston  NY

Videography:  LaRose Media / Lauren & Jeremy

Band:  The Accents / Joe & Frank Cannavo

We are very excited and pleased to be working with Lindsey and Dave and sohappy that they chose The Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club for their wedding reception!  The location alone for us is just phenomenal with the golf course right there and for them, the banquet manager Kristen and her staff go above and beyond your every wish!

We started our day at Lindsey’s parents home, where we found hair and make-up progressing and Lauren and Jeremy were capturing some of the details as did we upon our arrival until it was time for Lindsey to get dressed.  We were pleasantly surprised to have Laura Remmert Event Planner joining us today to help Lindsey and us out for this wonderful day! She is a huge asset to take the stress away Everything was just going so smoothly, and it was nice to be surrounded by all the professionals that we know!  When Lindsey was in her dress, we were all literally breathless with how stunning she looked with her perfect wedding gown!  With time on our side, we were able to continue our photos at the house until it was time to get to the church and meet up with Dave and his groomsmen.

After a beautiful ceremony and receiving line, a few more family pictures at the church, we were off to The Lazy Swan to continue with capturing this amazing day with Lindsay and Dave and family and friends!While everyone enjoyed the cocktail hour on the patio, we captured the essence of how the ballroom was transformed into a beautiful room, filled with color from centerpieces and linens!  As the festivities of the day continued the guests entered the ballroom to welcome the new bride and groom and enjoy their first dance together. Before dinner was served, guests were treated the one of the best bands in the capital district, The Accents!  The vocals and acoustics are amazing! They had the dance floor filled from the end of dinner until the end of the night playing all of the most current songs out now!!!

This was one memorable day and we thank you so very much Lindsey and Dave for choosing us to capture every moment and for indulging us with the sunset shot that you will enjoy forever and for everyone else to enjoy!

Congratulations and we wish you all the health and happiness that comes your way! Michael and Nancy

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June 29, 2014

The Glen Sanders Mansion

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June 29, 2014

The wedding of Linda and Ron, from our very first meeting I knew I was the photographer for their wedding. We clicked immediately and after their engagement shoot outside Amsterdam I knew that their wedding would be a fun day. This couple were the most relaxed couple I can remember in sometime.

Once again the Glen Sanders Mansion did a fantastic job as well as their DJ Patrick Bergeron of Metromusic

 

Thank you Linda and Ron for allowing me to capture your wedding day.

 

Michael Gallitelli and Nancy Lobel

 

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June 26, 2014

The Franklin Plaza

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Wedding: Jennifer & Brandon

Date:  June 13, 2014

Venue:  Franklin Plaza, Troy NY
Greg, Joe and all the staff always make you feel special and goes above and beyond whatever your expectations may be.

Ceremony:  St. Joseph’s Church, Troy NY

Hair & Make-Up:  Molly and Gina

Music:  TS Ensemble / Al Santoro

Videographer:  Lovecraft Production Inc. / Mike Verenini

Florist:  Flowers by Pesha, Troy NY

Limousine Service:  Premier Party Bus

I remember when we photographed Jennifer & Brandon’s engagement shoot and nerves always set in a little bit and that is to be expected, but it gives them an idea of how comfortable they can be in front of the camera.  All I have to say is “WOW”, Jennifer looked and posed like she belonged in a bridal magazine and had no fear of the camera!  Sheer perfection from hair and make-up to the gown that looked like she stepped out of a bridal magazine! We knew from the very beginning of the day that this was going to be one of those weddings that would be non stop fun!

While Jen was getting herself together, we spent some quality time with Brandon and his groomsmen, left them so they could go to the Church and then we could spend time with Jennifer and her bridal party.

After the ceremony we decided to go to Sage College for our first stop for photo’s and then back to the Franklin Plaza alley and finish up there. This was another memorable wedding that The Franklin Plaza always has a way of making everyone feel like they are home!  After the guests enjoyed a spectacular spread at the cocktail hour, they were directed to the ballroom for the reception which started with introductions, first dance, toasts and as always a dinner that is top notch!   Time to get this party really started and that is where Al Santoro and his band TS Ensemble take over to finish up this wonderful, happy day!

Thank you, Jennifer and Brandon for allowing us to capture this memorable day with you, your family and friends!  Your enthusiasm and willingness to allow us to capture every moment of this special day for you both made this so enjoyable for us as well!

Congratulations and we wish all the health and happiness you both deserve!

Michael and Nancy

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The Hall of Springs

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Venue:  The Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs NY

Wedding:  Kim and Jim

Date:  April 26, 2014

Ceremony:  Hall of Springs Ballroom

Caterer:  Mazzone Hospitality

Officent:  Margaret Enzien

Ceremony Music:  Spa City Duo

DJ:  Non Stop Music /Vinny

Florist:  Anthology Floral Design / Evan/ Kara/ Andrew

Videographer:  Steven Gordon (friend of groom)

Photobooth:  Magnetman

Candy Buffet:  O My Posh / Kelly Hayes

Total Events:  Pipe and Drape

As our April weddings continue, I noticed a trend happening….we have the best bridal couples!  They are happy, funny, enthusiastic and just willing to listen to Michael to get the best images for their special day!  This was no exception for Kim and Jim’s wedding at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs.

Entering the suite at the Gideon Putnam Hotel, we found Kim very calm and relaxed getting her hair and make-up done by her friend Lauren from Jean Paul Salon.  In fact everyone was very relaxed waiting to be told when it was time to get ready.  When we returned to the room, everybody’s eyes were on Kim, who looked absolutely stunning, definitely model like in her gorgeous gown!

With so many locations opportunities for photos we took advantage of the grounds of the Gideon Putnam Hotel and then moved on to the Hall of Springs which is right next door.

After the ceremony, guests were directed to the Jazz Bar for the cocktail hour and we continued with our photo’s with the entire bridal party!  We had so much fun with them all.  They just let loose and enjoyed this wonderful day!

The rest of the evening was a continuation of the earlier part of the day. The introductions, first dance, the toasts and the dancing all night just added to this memorable wedding!

Once again Kevin Sykes, Mark Delos and their wonderful staff provided the food and service that is always above and beyond what you would expect.  Also, the candy station from O My Posh was not only beautiful to look at, but also filled with treats that would satisfy anybody’s sweet tooth.

Thank you Kim and Big Jim for allowing us to be part of your magnificent wedding day!  It was truly an honor and a pleasure and we enjoyed every moment of the day and capturing this happy day for you both.

You are truly blessed to have found each other and we wish you all the health and happiness life has to offer!!!

Congratulations!!!

Little Mike and Nancy


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June 25, 2014

The Canfield Casino, Saratoga Springs

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Wedding:  Laura & Michael

Venue:  Canfield Casino, Saratoga Springs  NY

Date:  May 30th, 2014

Hotel:  Hampton Inn, Saratoga Springs  NY

Transportation:  Albany Car Service

Ceremony:  Casino Parlor

Caterer:  Mazzone Hospitality

Rentals:  Rain or Shine

Officiant:  Robyn King

Music:  Ceremony / Reception Non Stop Music, DJ Vinny

Videographer:  Philip Coltart

Photo Booth:  Saratoga Photo Booth

Floral & Décor:  Experience, Schenectady NY

What a beautiful day for Laura & Michael’s wedding in the magnificent city of Saratoga Springs NY!  Every bride-to-be wishes for a day like this and Laura got her wish for what turned out to be one amazing wedding!  From the moment we arrived at the hotel and met up with Laura and the wedding party it was non-stop excitement!!!   Laura looked stunning for her handsome groom
as we decided where we were going to set up the first look.  After that, we went to the famous merry-go-round that is right in the park which is fun for wedding parties to hop on a horse and enjoy the ride for unique photograph’s.  From there it was a short walk back to the Canfield Casino for the very heartfelt ceremony that Officiant Robyn King always brings to her wedding couples.  As guests enjoyed the cocktail hour, we continued with Laura, Michael and the wedding party for more photographs, until we sent them inside to also enjoy the cocktail hour until the reception.  The room looked gorgeous thanks to Rudy and his team from Experience Floral Design as we captured his vision in photograph’s for all to remember!

After introductions, the first dance, toasts, dinner and parent dances, DJ Vinny as always had this wedding rocking the night away!  Between, the dancing, the photo booth, and going to the bar, nobody sat at their table for any length of time!

Thank you Laura and Michael for allowing us to capture your wedding day with you and everyone who helped make this day so very special!  Your enthusiasm and willingness just added to making our work so easy and enjoyable!

Congratulations, and we wish you the best of health and happiness for the years to come!!

Michael and Nancy

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Hunter Mountain Ski Resort

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Wedding: Natasha & Zachary

Venue:  Hunter Mountain

Date:  May 31st, 2014

Hotel:  The Kaatskill Mountain Club

Ceremony:  The Summit

Reception:  Copper Tree Restaurant

DJ:  Chilla

OMG!!!!  What can I say but “WOW”!  I didn’t know how this was going to
work, but this wedding was

A M A Z I N G!!!  My hands down to both Natasha and Zach for the inspiration
to choose a location that had so much meaning for them and went with the
idea!  I have never even been to a ski resort before or a chair lift for
that matter, but I truly enjoyed every moment of this magnificent day!

Natasha and Zach are so perfect for each other; easy going, so full of life,
great sense of humor, creative and enthusiastic!

What a grand day for a drive to the Catskill Mountains and even better to
capture this wedding day at this beautiful location.

As we arrived at the hotel, we found Natasha and the bridal party getting
ready in their very spacious condo.  We started our preliminary photographs
until Natasha was ready to reveal to her family and friends how stunning she
looked!  It was a whirlwind day after that; the first look, everyone taking
chair lifts to the top of the summit for the ceremony which was spectacular
and then after the ceremony we stayed to capture some very special photos of
Natasha and Zach, including going back down the mountain!!  After the guests
enjoyed the cocktail hour at the Copper Tree Restaurant it was time to get
the party started for the reception with introductions, toasts, first dance
and a large buffet display!  DJ Chilla did a great job with the music for
lots of dancing and happy guests!

Thank you Natasha and Zach for choosing us to capture your wonderful day!
We were just inspired by your enthusiasm and spirit to bring together all
your closest family and friends to one of the most memorable locations for a
wedding that we will never forget!

Congratulations, and we wish you all the health and happiness you both
deserve!

Michael and Nancy

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The Lake George Club

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Wedding:  Alison & Spencer

Venue/Caterer: The Lake George Club, Diamond Point NY

General Manager:  William Finnen

Date:  Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Florist:  Finishing Touches, Bolton Landing NY

DJ: Mike

Memorial Day Weekend started off for us at the beautiful Lake George Club,
Diamond Point NY, right on Lake George!

We could not have asked for a more magnificent day and wedding destination
than being in Lake George and spending it with Alison and Spencer for their
special day!

Arriving at the club, we met up with Alison and her mother and bridal party,
as they were getting ready for what turned out to be one amazing day!  One
of the nice parts about the club is that the ceremony and reception can all
take place so guests can enjoy the beauty of the lake and not travel
anywhere.

Alison was very organized and had everything ready for us to shoot the
preliminary shots while she and her girls enjoyed some time together before
getting dressed.  Time for everyone to get ready and Alison looked stunning
in her bridal gown as we approached that time of day when the ceremony was
suppose to begin, which, doesn’t always work out on the lake and the rain
clouds!  With some time to spare, Spencer and his groomsmen had their time
in front of the camera and had some fun as they arrived by boat!

Just when you think it is safe to have your ceremony outside, mother-nature
sometimes has plans of her own and this was the day!  With all the wondering
and waiting and waiting for that window of opportunity, the ceremony took
place outside!!!

After some more photo opportunities with the lake in front of us, we moved
inside for one spectacular reception!  It was all perfect from cocktail hour
to dinner and everyone dancing all night and celebrating with Alison,
Spencer, family and friends!

We just want to thank you both for your enthusiasm and humor along with your
bridal party for allowing us to capture this wonderful day with you all!

Congratulations Alison and Spencer, and we wish all the best!

Michael and Nancy

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