How exciting! Saturday’s Wedding took me to a new location in Holley, NY where there was a HUGE secret waterfall! It was so powerful and we could feel the wind and mist coming off it which was SO refreshing ~ these guys were troopers smiling through the humidity!
I remember when I first saw the Waterfall in view as I came down the hill … ‘May This Be Love’ popped into my mind and I was humming it to myself as we did our portraits.
So…back to the Wedding, ahem!
When I first arrived at the church and went looking for Karrie…my excitement started to build up for seeing her. Just as I thought….as I turned the corner to her room…there she was; beaming with a beautiful happy smile!
All her girls were so sweet watching her get into her dress and veil
We took a few group shots of all the girls, and the moms, and then I headed out to the main part of the church to find the Groom…where he was hanging out with his Best Man, navigating the seas as Captain Jason - (There were a few props in the room and we couldn’t help but to play with them.)
Shortly after photographing the guys, the ceremony was about to begin…so much excitement! I quickly set up and was so happy to see my friend and videographer, Al King of Days Remembered Video. I love working with him!
Karrie had her brother walk her down the aisle…and much to my surprise, I knew him! We went to college together so it was really neat catching up with him for a bit. He was SO proud of her; I could feel it all night. And as I was standing there watching her come down the aisle…I heard Jason lean in to his best man and whisper; “She’s so beautiful”. ♥
It’s not often that I get to see the blushing veils anymore so it’s a treat when I do…there’s something really special about the act of lifting the veil.
As I was watching through my lens, I could sense Jason’s excitement as he patiently waited for the o.k. to kiss his wife…so cute!
Lots of Congratulations to be shared after the ceremony, and then bubbles….lots and lots of bubbles!
When we first arrived at the Waterfall, there was another Wedding party there, so we hung out for a little bit; and then made our way over to a beautiful bridge over a stream…what a pretty location!
Right in the middle of shooting, Jason see’s a bike and suddenly he’s running over there to ride it…LOL…a little wobbly at first..good thing it was down hill!
Lookin’ sharp guys!
And I thought I’d seen everything, but apparently not… these bridesmaids PICKED UP their Bride! Usually the guys pick up the Bride ~ now that’s girl power!
We took a bunch of photos in front of the Waterfall…they were having such a great time!
SO cute together. I love how Jason is a guy’s guy…but he has this amazing sweet side and you can feel the strength in his love for Karrie; he truly adores her and I felt really happy to be around them.
Ok, let’s get this party started! Off to the reception at Hickory Ridge Golf & Country Club
What I loved about it here was how comfortable I felt…everyone was relaxed and at ease and just enjoying their time together.
Cute little favors…and lots of chocolate too!
What a sweet cake! And p.s., I love daisies
It’s always neat to see people signing my guest books…I LOVE making them, and think they’re a great keepsake for my couples. You can see their Engagement session photos here
Took them out and about on the grounds for a little bit too…wow, what a beautiful location.
Such a sweet first dance…I can’t remember the song now, but I remember Jason singing to her on the dance floor (but don’t tell anybody)
What a beautiful fun and celebratory group of family and friends ~ I had an amazing time, and am so grateful to have been given a glimpse into the life of this couple. Enjoy every moment you two! ♥
Check back in a month or so for the viewing info; enjoy these for now!