Real Weddings: Laura + AJ


I love it when I see weddings that I know will still be beautiful in ten years, twenty years, fifty years… Laura and AJ’s wedding is one of those that has a timeless quality to me – not only due to the gorgeous details, but also because of the beautiful images that were captured by one of my favorite people and photographers, Luke Walker from Clark+Walker Studio.



Laura planned each detail of her wedding – from the invitations to the flowers – around her elegant Renella de Fina gown.




Laura and AJ met while students at Union College in Upstate New York, and returned to their alma mater for their ceremony, held at the lovely Memorial Chapel on campus.








The reception was held in the ballroom of the Saratoga National Golf Club. Laura chose to play up the natural beauty of the room with a classic blush and silver color palette. 1920’s-inspired crystal and silver pedestal candleholders highlighted several tables, while others were set with lush baby pink rose centerpieces.



Guests went home with jars of yummy gooey hot fudge sauce from local company Sundaes Best.

Hot Fudge Sauce Wedding Favors



The following Upstate New York vendors contributed to Laura and AJ’s wedding:

Photography – Clark+Walker Studio
Ceremony – Union College Memorial Chapel
Reception – Saratoga National
Flowers- Fleurtacious Designs
Dress – Renella de Fina from Lily Saratoga
Bridesmaid Dresses – Alvina Valenta
Hair/makeup – Make Me Fabulous
Cake – Mansion Catering
Entertainment – The Karen Lawrence Band
Day of Coordinator – Maureen Donnally of Timeless Weddings
Stationery – The Pink Orange and Paper Dolls of Saratoga
Favors – Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce

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10 comments on “Real Weddings: Laura + AJ

  1. Laura writes...

    Luke & Ami, thank you so much for featuring us. We are honored to be on your beautiful site!

  2. I agree – this wedding will hold its appeal and elegance for generations as everything they’ve chosen is timeless. Lovely

  3. Hi,
    Wonder if you can help ?
    My daughter is in love with the crystal candle holders shown on Laura & AJ’s wedding September 14, 2010 page. can you tell me where to locate them?
    Thank you so much,
    Mrs. Dawna Smith
    .-= Dawna Smith’s most recent blog post: Weekly Roundup =-.

  4. Laura writes...

    Hi Dawna,

    My florist, Kris Ann from Fleurtacious Designs, actually purchased the candle holders for her own wedding in March. I also loved them so I asked her if I could use them for my wedding. If you call or email her I’m sure she could give you some information on them. Her website is


  5. Megan writes...

    What is the name of the dress? I went to the designers website but couldn’t find this gorgeous gown!! Thanks!

    • Ami writes...

      hi megan! i’m so sorry but i don’t have the gown name. sometimes they cycle out pretty fast. :(

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