Rising Lotus Photography | Albany, New York Wedding Vow Renewal

Albany, New York Wedding Vow Renewal

January 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

90 State Events Wedding Vow Renewal | Albany, New York Wedding Photographer

They first hung out on a camping trip with a group of friends. She stole his sleeping bag and quietly snuck her way into his heart. But she wasn’t ready to trust hers just then. So Cailen and Kevin's love story had a slow start built on a deep friendship. Fast forward to a surprise kiss and unexpected chemistry. Suddenly Cailen found herself looking her best friend in a whole new way. They wound up getting married on a beach but the story doesn’t end there.

After 362 days of marriage, the couple flew to Kevin’s hometown in upstate New York to renew their wedding vows in front of an extended group of friends and family who hadn’t been able to attend their wedding in Florida.

We wandered the streets of downtown Albany the day before the wedding  and were greeted with cool October breezes, the hint of fall colors and historical architecture. (There may have been some cheesy/touristy photos taken during the scouting process.)

Since they're not a traditional couple, Cailen and Kevin opted to do a First Look at the capitol building, allowing us plenty of time to sneak around downtown for couple’s portraits before their vow renewal at 90 State Events.

They spent the eve of their first wedding anniversary, reaffirming their commitment to each other and dancing the night away with those who love them best.

Cailen and Kevin, thank you for choosing us to document this special day in your marriage and for your hospitality. We wish you a lifetime of love, friendship and happiness together. A special thank you goes to Cailen's amazing maid-of-honor, Laura, who graciously chauffeured us around downtown Albany so we could have more time photographing the not-so newlyweds.

Venue: 90 State Events

Planning and Catering: Mazzone Hospitality

DJ: DJ Chris Hollister

Bridemaids' Gowns: Macy's

A wide view of the Capitol building and Jennings Landing.albany, new york capital buildingRising Lotus Photography captured photos of the Albany Capitol building and Jennings landing before a wedding held at 90 State Events.

Albany's Capitol building, with its Romanesque architectural influence, makes you feel like you're walking around a European city.

The bridal charm bouquet and the wedding invitation laid out on the bride's gown.albany-wedding-invation-bouquet.jpgRising Lotus Photography took photos of a bride's wedding details at the Hilton hotel in downtown Albany, NY.

How pretty is Cailen's blush colored bridal bouquet with charms tucked in among the flowers? Her wedding gown also had a blush lining beneath all its lace detailing.

A bouquet of pink and white roses for the bridesmaids photographed at the Hilton hotel in downtown Albany.blush-roses-wedding-dress.jpgThe bridesmaids' carried bouquets of delicate pink and white roses.

The bridesmaids' bouquets consisted of pretty roses in varying blush pink and cream shades.

Closeup photo bride's Laura Ashley perfume and shoes.laura-ashley-perfume-bridal-shoes.jpgA closeup of the bride's accessories and her favorite Laura Ashley perfume taken by Rising Lotus Photography at the Hiltion hotel in downtown Albany.

Photo of bridal gown and bouquet taken at the Hilton in downtown Albany, New Yorkwedding-dress-flowers-albany.jpgCailen's wedding gown had a blush underlining and paired well with her wedding bouquet.

A closeup of the groom's boutonniere and his wedding ring nestled inflowersboutonniere-wedding-ring-albany.jpgA closeup of Kevin's boutonniere and his wedding ring nestled among Cailen's flowers. A closeup of Cailen's gorgeous lashes as she gets her makeup done.bride-makeup-albany.jpgRising Lotus Photography took this photo of a bride getting her makeup done at the Hilton in downtown Albany, NY.

Cailen opted for a glamorous, Old Hollywood makeup look complete with bold colored lipstick. Isn't she gorgeous?

Cailen's bridesmaids help her get ready for her vow renewal in Albany, NYalbany-bride-dressing-bridesmaids.jpgRising Lotus Photography photographed this bridal party for a vow renewal ceremony in Albany, NY.

Cailen's girlfriends, including her sister-in-law, helped her with the finishing touches as she got ready. Laughter may have been involved.

Groom adjusting his jacket and getting ready prior to his wedding vow renewal.groom-accessories-for-wedding.jpgPhoto of groom and his accessories as he gets ready at the Hilton hotel in downtown Albany, New York.

Groom and his groomsmen dressed in tuxedos at the Hilton hotel in downtown Albany.stylish-groom-groomsmen-tuxedo.jpgRising Lotus photography captured this groom and groomsmen having a laugh before the ceremony at 90 State Events.

And this is how guys dress up on a Saturday morning to watch college football.

Bride and groom see each other for the first time at Albany's Capitol building.first-look-wedding-day-albany-capitol.jpgRising Lotus Photography captured first look between a bride and groom at the Capital building in Albany, NY.

The Capitol building was the perfect backdrop for Cailen and Kevin's First Look.

A couple's first look at the Capitol building in downtown Albany.married-couple-albany-capitol.jpgA couple does a First Look at the Capitol before their vow renewal ceremony at 90 State Events in Albany, NY.

Married couple after the their first look at the Capitol in Albany, New York.stylish-newlyweds-capitol-albany.jpgRising Lotus Photography visited Albany's Capitol building with this married couple do to their first look.

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Bride and groom embrace outside Albany's capitol building.romantic-newlyweds-capitol-albany.jpgRising Lotus photography took this photo of a bride and groom having a tender moment outside Albany's Capitol building.

A couple having a sweet moment + historical architecture does a photographer good!

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We took stroll across the street to Academy Park for more portrait goodness, this time in a natural setting.

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Stylish married couple take a stroll through Albany's Academy Park before their vow renewal ceremony.romantic-bride-groom-park-albany.jpgThe rising lotus photography team took this photo of a couple in Albany's Academy Park before their vow renewal ceremony at 90 State Events.

Bride and groom walk along Albany's SUNY building before their ceremony at 90 State Events.gorgeous-bride-groom-downtown-albany.jpgCailen and Kevin had photos taken near Albany's SUNY building before their vow renewal ceremony at 90 State Events.

Because of doing a First Look, there was time to visit the SUNY building for portraits. Drivers passing by blew their horns and shouted, "Congratulations!" the entire time . Albany, you're friendly!

Groom leads his bride along a crosswalk in downtown Albany, New York.stylish-bride-groom-crosswalk-albany.jpgRising Lotus Photography took this photo of Cailen and Kevin walking the streets of downtown Albany before their vow renewal ceremony.


Wedding party gathered at Albany's Capitol building for portraitsstylish-wedding-party-capitol-albany.jpgRising Lotus Photography took this photo of a bridal party in front of Albany's Capitol building.

A close of the bride and bridesmaids' blush colored floral bouquets.bride-bridesmaids-pretty-bouquetsRising Lotus Photography took this detail photo of pretty, blush rose bouquets that were carried by the bride and her bridesmaids.

This delicate shade of blush pink creates such a romantic and feminine color palette for a wedding.


Cute flower girls and ring bearer walk up the aisle during wedding at 90 State Events.cute-flower-girls-ring-bearer.jpgRising Lotus Photography captured this wedding ceremony at 90 State Events in Albany, New York.

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Kevin and Cailen's first dance after their wedding vow renewal at 90 State Events.bride-groom-first-dance.jpgRising Lotus Photography took this photo of a first dance during a wedding reception at 90 State Events in Albany, New York.

Cailen and Kevin's choreographed first dance to Miley Cryus' Adore You was met with cheers.

Wedding guests and the groom dance during wedding reception at 90 State Events.wedding-guests-dancing-fun.jpgRising Lotus Photography captured fun moments of guests dancing at a 90 State Events wedding reception.

Party time!

Newlyweds share an affectionate moment in the vault at 90 State Events.sexy-newlyweds-kissing.jpgRising Lotus Photography captured newlyweds stealing a kiss in the vault at 90 State Events.

The 90 State Events building was originally a bank and the vault remains intact. It was the perfect spot to sneak away for a few more photos before the evening ended.



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