Gabrielle & CJ are married! Sage Chapel Cornell University + Gratitude & Grace | Ithaca, NY

Real Wedding


Gabrielle and CJ’s wedding remains a standout memory from our 2017 season, and for good reason. From our very first meeting, Gabrielle expressed a clear vision for her dream wedding reception: inspired by a Pinterest photo of a sun-soaked outdoor celebration in California. The challenge? We were in Upstate New York, where weather forecasts are notoriously unpredictable, especially in March.

Undeterred by the logistical hurdles, Gabrielle’s determination and creativity set the stage for a collaborative journey filled with countless emails, design boards, and rental discussions. Together, we meticulously planned every detail to bring her vision to life. The result? A breathtaking transformation that transported guests to a sun-drenched California oasis, right in the heart of Upstate New York.

But the decor was just the beginning. Gabrielle’s meticulous planning extended to every aspect of the celebration. From surprise Irish Step Dancers during cocktail hour to a spectacular champagne tower toast, guests were treated to a memorable experience at every turn. Mouthwatering cuisine, lively lawn games, cozy lounge spaces, and more added to the magic of the day.

Gabrielle’s unwavering dedication and attention to detail ensured that every aspect of her wedding day was nothing short of extraordinary. It was an honor to collaborate with her to turn her dream into a reality, and her wedding day will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Take a closer look at the breathtaking moments captured on Gabrielle and CJ’s unforgettable day below.

Photography: Emily Elizabeth Studios

Ceremony: Sage Chapel Cornell University

Cocktail hour + Reception: Gratitude & Grace

Videography: SouthSixty

Florals, Planning, Coordination: C & A Event Planning LLC

Rentals: Hank Parker Rentals & Pretty Little Vintage Co.

Catering: A Moveable Feast by O’Connor’s

Late night snack – Taco truck: Dos Amigos

Irish Stepdancers: Rince Na Sonas School of Irish Dance

DJ: United Sound Inc.