A 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel Wedding | Matt & Kristina - HHawkinsPhotography
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A sunny day in October in the 1,000 Islands... the perfect day for Matt and Kristina's wedding!

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As you can get an idea from the photo above, Matt and Krissy where married at the Harbor Hotel in Clayton, NY right along the St. Lawrence River.

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I absolutely love the turn of the century/vintage look that Krissy went with as she themed her wedding.  If you've ever been to the Harbor Hotel, you'll see that it lends itself very well to a turn of the century look!

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From her vintage lace wedding dress, chapel length veil and gloves, her whole ensemble was beautiful!

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The Wedding Flowers, Jewelry, and Shoes

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And here is Matt!... all ready to see his bride!

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Their First Look

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I was so thankful there were docks on the far side of the Harbor Hotel as Clayton had their annual Punkin Chunkin' contest over at Frink Park, trebuchets and all!  We avoided those for sure!

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Wedding flowers were done by Sherwood Florist out of Watertown!

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We also really enjoyed working with Stephen Paunovski Cinematography!  Check out the Highlight Video he did for Matt & Krissy here!

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After we had done our photos over at the docks near the Harbor Hotel, we took a walk through the Punkin Chunkin' Festival in downtown Clayton to the Johnston House!  Krissy loved the staircase there and wanted to get some photos there!

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Every time we've been up to Clayton in the 1000 Islands, I 'm always drawn to the beautiful   atmosphere of the Johnston House, so I wanted to make sure we got a photo outside the house as well!  

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The Bridesmaids

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The Groomsmen

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And the full bridal party including Matt and Krissy's son!  He was a wiggle worm so we let him run around but still got him in the photos!

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Since it was gorgeous weather, they were able to hold their wedding ceremony out on the patio by the river.  

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One of the most fun things about getting married on The River is that from time to time, barges will come through!  Their officiant pointed it out to the guests as it passed saying that Matt and Krissy had ordered it specially to come through during their ceremony!

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The Kiss

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After the ceremony, one of Krissy's bridesmaids who owns a boat, took me out on The River where we were able to get this awesome shot of the Bride and Groom in front of the Harbor Hotel!  

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As you'll soon see, the two of them love books!

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The First Dance

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Their centerpieces were all of their favorite books and a few items that represented those books!

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And this wedding cake by Chrissy Beanz Bakery out of Sacket's Harbor!!

Reception Dance Time!

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The Dessert Table!

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Longest Married Couple at the Wedding

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We were also able to get outside right as the sun was setting to get a few pictures on the river!

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One of my favorite things that I remember of Clayton as a child is the line of colorful Adirondack Chairs at Frink Park.  

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As we turned around to head back inside the hotel, we saw the moon!!!  One of my favorite shots of their day!

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Congratulations to Matt and Krissy!  We so enjoyed being a part of your wedding day and wish you the very best!

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1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton Wedding | Matt & Kristina