Siobhan & Ryan’s Cooperstown Wedding at The Otesaga!

Central New York Weddings, Cooperstown Wedding

If you don’t have a smile on your face by the time you finish this blog post, we need to have a serious talk! Siobhan & Ryan’s beautiful and joy-filled Cooperstown wedding is sure to make you happy whether you know them or not!  The smiles are infectious!Cooperstown wedding reception at The OtesagaThe day began for both Siobhan & Ryan with getting ready at The Otesaga Resort where it was obvious that this was going to be a fun day for everyone involved! Siobhan and her bridesmaids were even playing a hilarious game of Billionaire Banshee (look it up)!bride having fun before wedding day while getting ready in the Four Winds Room at The Otesaga bridesmaid having fun before Cooperstown wedding bride's sister laughing while playing a game before the wedding Ryan sent over a little wedding day gift along with a letter to Siobhan.  It seems Ryan did a pretty good job writing that letter!bride wipes a tear while reading letter from the groom at The Otesaga Resort The funny part about this gift, as you see below, is that it’s an upgraded, new version of the very first gift that Ryan ever gave to Siobhan!bride opens a gift from the groom before their Cooperstown wedding mother of bride helps with the wedding dress at The Otesaga sister of bride makes sure that the necklace is perfect before the wedding Makeup and hair by Beautini by B.Lo father of bride helps with putting on her bracelet before the Cooperstown wedding Then it was time for the ceremony.  Once everyone was ready, we made the short trip from The Otesaga to St. Mary’s Church where friends and family had already gathered.bride and father wait outside of St. Mary's church wedding ceremony bride walks down the aisle at Cooperstown wedding Seriously, you have to be smiling by now. You are, right?wedding photo at Council Rock Park in Cooperstown After the ceremony we headed to a tiny little park that sits where the Susquehanna River meets Otsego Lake.  This point used to be used by Native American chiefs as a meeting point and is named Council Rock Park because of this history.  Council Rock Park also happens to be the place where Ryan first told Siobhan that he loved her.Cooperstown wedding photography at Council Rock Park wedding photography at The Otesaga Resort wedding portrait on the dock at Otesaga Resort Flowers by: Peony Design Studio of Poughkeepsiewinter wedding photos at The Otesaga Resort
Now, it’s time for the party to start and a party it definitely was!  There haven’t been many other times where it was as difficult for me to move around a dance floor because there were simply so many people enjoying the night to the fullest! Siobhan & Ryan brought the NY/NJ band Daddy Pop in to make sure that everyone had an amazing party time.  Daddy Pop performed that job perfectly.
The Otesaga is definitely a “must see” if you’re considering a Cooperstown wedding!


  1. Irene Cumberland

    Enjoyed watching this very much. Certainly looks like two young people very much in love and having a great time. Candid shots are awesome and a good photographer captured all. My best to the newlyweds.

    • Chris Szulwach

      Thanks so much Irene! It was a joy to be a part of the day and make photographs that will preserve memories well in to the future!

  2. Susan Reeves

    #BEST WEDDING EVER Siobhan looked absolutely beautiful, and Ryan my nephew was the handsomest groom ever. It was such an honor to be part of the wedding ceremony. love you both, love Aunt Susan xxx ooo

  3. Edna Reid

    Great wedding had a great time with old friends and making new friends with Siobhan’s family. Ryan and Siobhan wishing you all the best in your new life together love Edna

  4. Mary Fee

    Such an emotional day, secretly captured!