Shona and Alan's Wedding

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Our wedding was great! Getting married at the Aurora Inn was the best decision I could have made. Everyone appreciated the quiet, serene setting of Cayuga Lake. The Aurora Inn is a bit pricey but worth it. September in Upstate NY can be iffy. We lucked out with a sunny, high 70's day but the day before and day after were rainy so you never know. Wedding Mapper was a great resource to share with our guests. We'd highly recommend using it!

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Vendors & Venues Reviews

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Nik Lite (Nik Entertainment)
Manlius, NY
Bands/Live Entertainment

Maybe on a different day Nik Lite would have been good but unfortunately not on my wedding day. They were not very organized and played exactly what was on their playlist even though we requested that they include more current music (90's and 00's). The trombone player got drunk off our open bar and the lead singer had a cold (I think). Overall we were not impressed.


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One Swell Gal
Interlaken, NY
Jewelry/Accessories

Natasha created handmade custom clutches for my bridesmaids. They were beautiful crafted and Natasha was wonderful to work with.


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Littleflowers
Scranton, PA
Florists

We decided to create the arrangements ourselves and found Littleflowers at the Ithaca Farmers Market. Alison Wiley was very nice and grew the flowers I wanted. There was a little bit of confusion as to how many flowers we wanted but it was quickly figured out and we ended up with more flowers than we actually needed. She also created the bouquets and they came out beautifully.


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Clinton String Quartet
Syracuse, NY
Ceremony Musicians

The Clinton String Quartet located in Rochester, NY was amazing. Their music is beautiful and they are extremely professional. They had a wide variety of songs to choose from and could even play other songs that I requested (prior to the wedding). I highly recommend them!


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Bella Figura
Syracuse, NY
Invitations

Bella Figura located in Syracuse, NY produces the most beautiful invitations I have ever seen. As a lover of letterpress, type and graphic design this company was perfect. They worked with me to create my own design and print my invitations exactly the way I wanted them. I was in a time crunch because I took too long searching for the perfect company and they were able to get my invitations to me very fast with no hassles what so ever.


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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Syracuse, New York
Caterers

Dinosaur Bar-b-que located in Syracuse & Rochester, NY catered our rehearsal dinner. The food and service was outstanding. They arrived on time, set up and were ready to go with no problems. The servers were overly friendly and we even got a wedding gift of barbque sauces :-)


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Shai Eynav
Aurora, NY
Photographers

Shai Eynav located in Ithaca, NY was a great photographer the day of and his photos are absolutely gorgeous! The only issues had to do with his contract and the vague descriptions of what you are paying for. He is fairly expensive and for the money you really don't get much in way of an end product. However, he was very willing to work with me and in the end I received what I wanted.


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Kathy Jans-Duffy
Aurora, NY
Officiants

Justice Kathy Jans-Duffy is a judge in the town of Tyre, NY as well as the Manager of the Seneca Falls Historical Society. Kathy was very warm and friendly and a great choice for our wedding. She met with us and helped us choose our ceremony style. We were able to incorporate some readings of our own. All in all Kathy was wonderful!


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Aurora Inn
Aurora, NY
Ceremony & Reception

You can't beat the location for a wedding! The view is beautiful! The food is fantastic! The service was great the day of the wedding but we had some bumps just prior as my day-of coordinator had a family emergency and couldn't be available. Her replacement was really nice and tried her best but she was given too little info too late and I stepped in to run part of the show (not what a bride wants to do on her wedding day). Overall, the wedding came off great and everyone had a great time.

As for a Hotel, the Aurora Inn is incomparable (along with the EB Morgan House which is owned by the same group). The rooms are beautifully decorated and have all the upgrades and conveniences of any lush NYC hotel. It is definitely very luxurious.


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EB Morgan House
Aurora, NY
Hotels/Accommodations

We spent our first night as husband and wife here. It was fantastic! The rooms are beautifully decorated and have all the upgrades and conveniences of any lush NYC hotel. It is definitely very luxurious. The staff is friendly and the views are just spectacular!


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10 Fitch-Luxurious Romantic Inn
Auburn, NY
Hotels/Accommodations
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Inn at Finger Lakes
Auburn, NY
Hotels/Accommodations

Several of our guests stayed here and I received no complaints. Since I didn't stay here personally I can't quite rate it appropriately.


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Holiday Inn Auburn-Finger Lakes Region
Auburn, NY
Hotels/Accommodations

Several of our guests stayed here and I received no complaints. Since I didn't stay here personally I can't quite rate it appropriately.


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