Come To Me | Andy & Jacqueline’s Pruyn House Wedding, Latham NY
“Today’s the day I’ll make you mine
So get me to the church on time
Take my hand in this empty room
You’re my girl, and I’m your groom” (Goo Goo Dolls, Come To Me)
Pruyn House is an 18th century estate in Latham NY, originally owned by one of the oldest Dutch families in New York, and provided a stunning backdrop to what unfolded into Andy and Jacqueline’s beautiful wedding day.
But let’s rewind.
7 years of dating
1 Olive the cat
4 years of living together in NYC
Those are the quick numbers that provide a brief glance into their history, which began in a dorm at the University of Buffalo, and culminated in a New York City Central Park proposal. He got down on one knee, overlooking the lake that was speckled with row boats, and had friends waiting nearby with champagne to celebrate.
Two seconds spent with them and you can tell he is the ying to her yang.
After graduating from University of Buffalo, Jacqueline moved to New York City to continue studying theater and has become an accomplished actor. In addition to her career in theater and film, she also co-founded a production company, which supports female artists and women’s issues.
The women got ready at The Desmond in Albany, while the men readied in the historic school house on the Pruyn Estate property.
Andy graduated with a Master’s from the University of Buffalo and joined Jacqueline in NYC where he works as an athletic trainer for local school districts in Manhattan and travels with several different US Olympic teams as their trainer.
Jacqueline is spirited and tenacious. Her friends and family described her during the reception as a girl who fearlessly chases her dreams and proclaimed early on that no one would get in the way of her – not even love. Andy is the perfect compliment to her, his calming presence and confident support of her disarmed and charmed her. True love, said their closest friends and family several times throughout their wedding day.
“Relationship advice I would give is to keep your individuality, maintain your friendships and your goals and dreams. Give each other permission to take time for yourselves while also making sure you have quality time as a couple. Tall order. But I think that’s what’s worked for us for the past almost eight years.” Jacqueline
Andy and Jacqueline decided to see each other before the ceremony. Usually I try to encourage that it be private and intimate, but they insisted on their friends and family being a part of it and I am so glad they were because it was such a beautiful moment shared in the gardens.
At this particular moment, Jacqueline’s sister had just finished telling everyone how when they were younger she used to hold her sister’s stuffed animals hostage and wouldn’t return them until Jacqueline paid ransom 🙂
“Andy has taught me his love is generous, understanding, and never judgmental. ” Jacqueline
Jacqueline and Andy, you guys made me laugh during your renditions of Brittany Spears, Moulin Rouge, and your dancing to Cotton-Eyed Joe. I was having so much fun that for a moment I had forgotten I was “at work“. I imagine *that* kind of fun you guys have together is not limited to that one day that I was a witness to and I wish nothing but an eternity of fun together for you guys as you embark on married life. Never stop entertaining each other.
Special thank you to the teams of people who helped bring their wedding day to life:
Venue: The Pruyn House
Rings: Michael Herman
Officiant: Garry Smith (long time family friend of the Wegman’s)
Baker: Eilleen Viele
Caterer: Nicole’s Special Events and Catering
DJ: University Mixing’s Own – Maurice Carpenter (email@example.com)
Florist: Price Chopper
Photographer: Kelley Elizabeth Photography
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