Courtney and Brian reminded me of myself and my husband when I first met with them, and in photographing their Engagement portraits too. They were reserved, and a little shy in front of me, BUT to each other they had such an incredible chemistry, understanding of each other, respect for one another, and a deep love that could not be hidden. Once they began to feel more at ease, their smiles lit up and boy did they shine.
I was already excited to head out for their celebration on their Wedding Day because we’d be going to the Rabbit Room/Lower Mill in Honeoye Falls. A favorite of mine, and such a treat every time.
So when I pulled up to their family home out in Rush, I could see the tent setup in the back yard and I couldn’t wait to get inside to see Courtney and her girls, and all the details they’d put together. Her dress was exquisite and her smile was radiant ~ THIS was how I started my day:
Absolutely, positively stunning. ♥
And I just LOVE the details on this dress ~ beautifully vintage modern
The girls were bustling about getting ready, and when her mom walked out, she had such a huge smile on her face and you could tell how excited she was that it was finally the Wedding Day. She was such a sweetheart and the love that filled the room when she looked at Courtney was immeasurable.
And on to the ceremony! Their back yard was amazing complete with tents for shade, programs as fans, potted flowers, and a beautifully draped pergola for exchanging the vows. After the ceremony, the guests would mingle among the landscaping around the house, under the trees…such a beautiful setting!
Here comes the Bride!
Our Groom takes a deep relaxing exhale as he watches his Bride walk down the aisle ♥
Another beautiful ceremony performed by the one and only Pastor Jack Porcello!
A reading filled with love and wishes for their bright future ahead
Of all the Weddings I’ve seen, exchanging a ‘Promise Box’ is something new and I am going to do this with my Husband and family too. After they said their vows, they had an additional note already written, and they both placed them into a keepsake box. It will be opened together on one of their Anniversaries and I just LOVE this idea.
Courtney’s mom decorated everything in the courtyard SO beautifully…including the little treat of having Bride and Groom rubber ducks in the fountain!
After some mingling and family group photos, we were off to Mendon Ponds Nature Park for fun pictures with the Bridal Party!
What a cutie patootie! Smile D-Man!
And we’re off to the reception ~ sandals come off, and hello second pair of shoes!
We were in a little bit of a hurry at the park for portraits, so once things slowed down a little at the reception, we shared some sweet smiles outside on the beautiful grounds of the
Rabbit Room ♥
They’re SO cute! And I just LOVE the front porch of the mill. We’re not kidding when we tell you a Wedding day really IS the happiest day of your life. To be surrounded by so much love is incredibly overwhelming.
The reception was so relaxing…lots of mingling. Dinner was just an incredible treat. Every time I bite into something they make, I want to run back into the kitchen and hug them!
After dinner, they happily cut their cake, and made their way to the dance floor with their wonderful parents
Thanks to Scott of Go Sounds for the perfect set of music for our easy breezy couple
They preferred not to have any party/dancing photographs and as I was leaving they so sweetly thanked me for being so easy to work with and fun to have around. I know how uncomfortable it is to be in front of the camera so knowing that they were at ease while taking their Engagement portraits, and on their Wedding day makes me incredibly thankful.
Congratulations Courtney and Brian! Thank you so much for inviting me into your celebration ~ it was an incredible day!
Happy Honeymoon! ♥
Once their Wedding is complete, it will be posted for viewing at: www.seganphoto.com/Details/Order Gallery with their last name as the password.
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