SWM FABULOUS WEDDING: Cristin & Michael’s Ultimate ‘Cuse Wedding
From the first time they met, to where they live, work and play; to where they were happily wed, Cristin Ruddy and Michael Manfredi are full of Syracuse soul! Cristin and Michael met at the Blue Tusk, located in Syracuse’s Armory Square, and their first date was at split between the downtown Sakanaya and Freedom Of Espresso. Now, the couple lives above Blue Tusk in Central Armory Condos, which makes for interesting guest entertainment. When guests come over, Cristin enjoys standing in the corner of their apartment and saying, “We met directly below where I am standing.” Cristin and Michael met in Armory Square and had their first date there. They live in Armory, the ring was made in Armory, the wedding dress was found in Armory and they wed in Syracuse on July 28, 2012. Take a look at (just a few, there’s so many!) the unique, hyper-local aspects of the Ruddy-Manfredi wedding!
All photography provided by James Bass Photography, an Armory Square photographer, of course!
WHAT TO WEAR &
THE LOOK ON YOUR WEDDING DAY
Cristin found her wedding gown, shoes, handmade hairpiece and veil all at Spybaby Bridal in Armory Square, and just around the corner she had her hair done at Industry Salon. Local makeup artist, Erica Abdo stopped by Cristin’s apartment to get her ready for her big day! The bride’s lingerie was purchased at Isadora, also in Armory Square. The groom’s tux was purchased from Koolakian and Manro Menswear in Hanover Square
WHERE THEY MET…
& THE RING SHOP JUST INCHES AWAY!
On their wedding day, Cristin and Michael were sure to walk alongside the Blue Tusk’s patio that’s only a few steps away from Kenn Kushner Designs. The Tusk is home to their first encounter and Kushner’s shop is where the couple bought their engagement and wedding bands.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
The wedding and reception were held at the historical and grand Landmark Theatre, located at 362 S. Salina St. in Syracuse. The rehearsal dinner took place at Empire Brewing Co., and the Sunday brunch and hotel of choice for guests was the Jefferson Clinton Hotel.
TASTY TREATS FOR THE BIG DAY
The Syracuse couple chose to have the Syracuse area Kandied Kernel’s caramel popcorn for their guests since the ceremony and reception were at the Landmark Theatre. The wedding cake (and flowers) was purchased at Wegmans. The guests’ Welcome Bag had Dinosaur Bar-B-Que chips, Wegmans bottled water, and candy from Sweet On Chocolate. Karen’s Catering provided the catering.
JAMES BASS PHOTOGRAPHY &
THE INFAMOUS PHOTOBOOTH
What wedding would be complete without capturing memories with numerous photos? In addition to making sure they were photographed in all their favorite Syracuse hot spots, the couple and their guests had a ball in the James Bass Photo Booth during the reception.