Michael Gallitelli Photographer

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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The Sagamore Resort and Hotel, Lake George

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Wedding:  Amy & Eddie

Venue:  The Sagamore Resort on Lake George, Bolton Landing NY

Date:  June 7th, 2014

Bridal Planner:  Christine Wheat, Special Events Firm LLC

Hair and Make-up:  Make me Fabulous

Floral Design:  David Michael Schmidt / Renaissance Floral Design, Albany NY

Ceremony Music:  Northland Chamber Ensemble

Videographer:  Al Woodard

Photo Booth:  Saratoga Photo Booth

The Sagamore Hotel on Lake George, a beautiful warm partly cloudy
day….seriously, what could be more perfect for Amy and Eddie’s magnificent
wedding day!  Amy’s vision and ideas were all brought to this day with the
help of Event Planner Christine Wheat and her team and Floral Designer David
Michael Schmidt and his team!!   Wherever you turned there was that WOW
factor that just added to this spectacular wedding!

After hair and make-up Amy wowed us with her stunning gown and accessories
that just brought her entire vision together for her total look!

From there we met up with the very handsome groom Eddie and his groomsmen
for a little quality time and set up the first look!  After that the day
just flew by!  The ceremony outside overlooking the lake is just
breathtaking, then guests enjoying the cocktail hour outside then entering
the covered patio for the reception that was turned into a glamorous
fantasy!

The night continued with incredible food, fun, photo booth, the wonderful
staff at the The Sagamore and music from City Rhythm, which was all captured
on video from Al Woodard and of course Michael Gallatelli!

Thank you Amy and Eddie for choosing us to be part of this wonderful,
amazing day!  We remember your engagement shoot in New Jersey and your
spirit and enthusiasm certainly carried thru to the wedding!

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

Michael and Nancy

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May 1, 2014

The Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY

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Venue:  The Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs  NY
Caterer:  Mazzone Hospitality
Wedding:  Meghan and Joseph
Date:  April 12th, 2014
Church:  St. Mary’s
Make-Up:  Make Me Fabulous / Alayne Curtiss
Florist:  Deryck DeMatas Designs
Videographer:  Silhouette Art on Video / Brett Wasserman
Band:  New York Players
Transportation:  Premier Limousine Service
Valet Parking:  Classic
Rain or Shine Rentals:  Tents, casual furniture
Hotel:  Hampton Inn and Suites, Saratoga Springs Downtown

They say April showers brings May flowers, but for Meghan and Joe’s wedding day, they did not need rain to bring them luck!  Their wedding day turned out to be one magnificent day from beginning to end!
Starting at the Hampton Inn we met up with Meghan and her bridesmaids finishing up with hair and make-up while we worked on some preliminary work until the bride-to-be entered the suite in her gorgeous wedding dress!
With time on our side we took advantage of the hotel for some photo’s of Meghan, her parents and bridesmaids, until it was time to get to the church.

After the ceremony, we were off to the Hall of Springs for the reception.  Along the way we were inspired by the drive thru the Ave of the Pines for some amazing photo’s with just Meghan and Joe.

As many times as we have worked at the Hall of Springs, we have never seen this unique building transformed into a fantasy garden like setting inside!!!!  Deryck and his vision just amazed and astounded not only the bride, groom, family and friends, but also everyone who has worked at the hall for years, were literally speechless!!!  Only thru Michael’s images can one appreciate the talent of Deryck DeMatas and all the work he put into making Meghan and Joe’s dream wedding come true!
Along with Kevin Sykes, Mark Delos and his staff, the food and service always goes above and beyond everyone ’s expectations!

After dinner, cake, a dessert station and later a late night nosh station, New York Players had everyone dancing and singing the night away!

Thank you Meghan and Joe for allowing us to capture your most memorable day.  It was truly a joy and pleasure to spend this time with you both and we wish all the best for a happy and healthy life together!

Congratulations!

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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