​ Ceremonies and Event Planning of the Finger Lakes has over 10 years of full-service experience creating memorable, meaningful events to fit our clients' personalities, tastes and visions.  We helped create weddings, rehearsals, B’nai Mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, reunions, graduation, retirement, receptions, cocktail parties and more - for clients who live in the Ithaca area, as well as for those who have made the Finger Lakes their event destination.​

As of 2019, we moved away from providing full-service coordination. However, we remain happy to help organize the logistics and planning details of your wedding weekend or other event.  Masters of the spread sheet, we can assist with overall monthly planning, day-of timelines, set up summaries, transportation plans and other details. 

We pride ourselves on our attention to the details and draw on our experience from having played a planning and/or coordination role in over 100 events.   We are meticulous in our up-front planning and believe that if we have done our job well, we can eliminate most, if not all, of the stress on your big day.

Vendor and venue selection and on-site coordination remain available on a very limited basis. 

Contact us to learn more.

Past Events

Click on the gallery below to see some of the events we helped plan and coordinate.

Photo by Rachel Philipson

Photo by Rachel Philipson

Tabletops again

Tabletops again

Group shot on campus

Group shot on campus

Barn at night with lit trees

Barn at night with lit trees

Newlywed game

Newlywed game

Cake pops - close up

Cake pops - close up

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IMG_3694

Amber and Ben - group shot on porch 2

Amber and Ben - group shot on porch 2

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JFOOTE_D130705_1440

Close up of flowers

Close up of flowers

Place setting - yacht club

Place setting - yacht club

Guests dining in tent

Guests dining in tent

Cookie station

Cookie station

Vanessa -table top FM

Vanessa -table top FM

Guests under tent and cupcake table - fr

Guests under tent and cupcake table - fr

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Meg and Chad - table top at F'bleau

Meg and Chad - table top at F'bleau

Flowers - close up

Flowers - close up

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JFOOTE_MD_D130705_0757

Dance around bride

Dance around bride

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Close up of Whitney and Nate

Close up of Whitney and Nate

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0307

Floral bouquet

Floral bouquet

Ithaca Trivia Game

Ithaca Trivia Game

buffet - greenstar

buffet - greenstar

Arch of trees - Marc and Jonathan

Arch of trees - Marc and Jonathan

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JFOOTE_D101203_0848

Table Top - luncheon 2

Table Top - luncheon 2

Cutting the Cake

Cutting the Cake

Bridal party jumping 3

Bridal party jumping 3

Shane and Elizabeth-pavillion set up 1

Shane and Elizabeth-pavillion set up 1

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Lisa and Justin outside - photo by Laura

Lisa and Justin outside - photo by Laura

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CatherineBasem08062016_-¬RachelPhilipson

Bride and groom with motorcycle

Bride and groom with motorcycle

Bob on chair during hora

Bob on chair during hora

AD White House

AD White House

Dessert table - Suzanne's Marc and Jonat

Dessert table - Suzanne's Marc and Jonat

Toasting close up - Josh and Kathryn -ph

Toasting close up - Josh and Kathryn -ph

Lauren and Matt's wedding reception at S

Lauren and Matt's wedding reception at S

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CatherineBasem08062016_-¬RachelPhilipson

Marc and Jonathan dancing

Marc and Jonathan dancing

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Appetizer table

Appetizer table

Wedding cake with elephant containers

Wedding cake with elephant containers

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CatherineBasem08062016_-¬RachelPhilipson

Dining table wcompostables

Dining table wcompostables

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CatherineBasem08062016_-¬RachelPhilipson

Memorial Room - Heights catering (2)

Memorial Room - Heights catering (2)

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CatherineBasem08062016_-¬CEK_RachelPhili

tables at Marc and Jonathan's wedding at

tables at Marc and Jonathan's wedding at

Dancing at end of ceremony

Dancing at end of ceremony

Tablescape - vertical

Tablescape - vertical

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JFOOTE_MD_D130705_1419

cupcakes

cupcakes

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JFOOTE_MD_D130705_0817

string quartet

string quartet

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Tablescape - Jessica and Ari - JJ Inn

Tablescape - Jessica and Ari - JJ Inn

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CatherineBasem08062016_-¬RachelPhilipson

violinist walking through trees

violinist walking through trees

Tabletop - cropped vertical

Tabletop - cropped vertical

Kit and Cara at cupcake table - from Lau

Kit and Cara at cupcake table - from Lau

Cornocopia String Quartet at Yacht Club

Cornocopia String Quartet at Yacht Club

Photo by John Sullivan

Photo by John Sullivan

Photo by Rachel Philipson

Photo by Rachel Philipson

Photo by Dave Robbins Photography

Photo by Dave Robbins Photography

Photo by Megan Dailor

Photo by Megan Dailor

Photo by Jeffrey Foote

Photo by Jeffrey Foote

Photo by Rachel Philipson

Photo by Rachel Philipson

Photo by Wrinkle in Time

Photo by Wrinkle in Time

Photo by Rachel Philipson

Photo by Rachel Philipson

Photo by Wrinkle in Time

Photo by Wrinkle in Time

Photo by Wrinkle in Time

Photo by Wrinkle in Time

Photo by Rachel Philipson

Photo by Rachel Philipson

Photo by Wrinkle in Time

Photo by Wrinkle in Time

Photo by Wrinkle in Time

Photo by Wrinkle in Time

Photo by Wrinkle in Time

Photo by Wrinkle in Time

Photo by Rachel Philipson

Photo by Rachel Philipson

Photo by Jeffrey Foote

Photo by Jeffrey Foote

Photo by Dave Robbins Photoraphy

Photo by Dave Robbins Photoraphy

Photo by CEP

Photo by CEP

Photo by John Sullivan

Photo by John Sullivan

Photo by John Sullivan

Photo by John Sullivan

Photo by Wrinkle in Time

Photo by Wrinkle in Time

Photo by Wrinkle in Time

Photo by Wrinkle in Time

Photo by Rachel Philipson

Photo by Rachel Philipson

Photo by Jeffrey Foote Photography

Photo by Jeffrey Foote Photography

Photp by CEP

Photp by CEP

Photo by John Sullivan

Photo by John Sullivan

Check out this video from a 2017 wedding that combined the groom's Egyptian heritage with the bride's Cincinnati roots. Two locations, dozens of vendors, lots of kids, and a very happy couple. Thanks to Catherine and Basem for allowing us to share the highlights of their day.  And kudos to Well Said Media for such terrific videography!

https://vimeo.com/189641496

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