Amanda Gerardi and Joseph Bernard Jr. were wed on September 30, 2011 at Shepard’s Park in the village of Lake George surrounded by family and friends. “We were going for a romantic vintage wine-inspired theme,” Amanda said. “Our wedding colors were supposed to represent the colors of the wine grapes, champagne grape green, and dark merlot. We took most of our wedding pictures at the top of Prospect Mountain.”
The wedding invitations were provided by invitationcreations.com. The ceremony was at Shepard’s Park in the village of Lake George. The vows were officiated by the Brenda Jenks with a blessing from Father Joseph Ansulment, and music was performed by Richard Ortiz. Decorations were by Toadflax Nursery.
The reception was held at The Inn at Erlowest. Music was provided by DJ Grand Central Station. Guests enjoyed catering and a cake by The Inn at Erlowest. Some decorations were handmade and others were by Price Chopper Floral. Flowers for the wedding party were from Price Chopper.
The bride wore a gown designed by Sue Won. The bridesmaids wore dresses from the Pretty Maids line. Nails and hair were done by Tiffany and Amber Nieckarz, and makeup was by Shana Butto. The groom and groomsmen wore tuxedos from Men’s Warehouse. The rings were from Hannoush Jewelers.
The Rehearsal Dinner
The rehearsal dinner was at Dunham’s Bay Lodge.
All jewelry for the bride and bridesmaids were hand-crafted from vintage pieces and created by Bonnie Lee, owner of the company, TheFamiLee Jewels on Etsy. The photographer was Stephographie. As wedding favors, a Photobooth was provided by Holmes Photo Imaging. Guest accommodations were at The Inn at Erlowest, Suncastle Resort and the Georgian.
The couple took a three-week honeymoon, first stopping at Napa Valley, then Maui, Hawaii, then Kauai, Hawaii.