Colgate Divinity School Wedding Photography

Colgate Divinity School: Heirloom Album

Before they'd even seen their wedding photographs, Ryan and Stephanie knew they wanted to remember their Rochester NY Wedding for generations to come. Even more importantly, they realized they would need a way to do that; one that held a greater value than a drive of digital files.

Cue their signature heirloom album. They will be able to feel the feelings of their wedding day over and over again within the pages of this album. Not just now, but years from now when they're sharing their experience with their theoretical children.

There is something special about physically holding your memories in your hands. It's an experience, and a feeling you cannot recreate with a thumb drive.

This classic slate grey album will be what they turn to on their tenth anniversary.

The story inside is uniquely theirs, and we are so grateful to be able to tell it the way it deserves to be shared.

~ Erin

INSIDE THE ALBUM


Colgate Divinty School, Rochester NY Wedding: Ryan and Stephanie

Lori and I photographed their Webster Park engagement session a year and a half ago. I remember that fall day so fondly, knowing that Stephanie and Ryan were perfect for each other. From the start, we blended together as though we'd known them for years. Funnily enough, now we have. ;)

No wedding is complete without a few hiccups along the journey. Steph and Ryan definitely had their fair share of hiccups. Thankfully, those hiccups didn't affect the day itself, because in the end, the cutest engaged couple ever became husband and wife.

A winter wedding can mean freezing cold temperatures and snow. But not this one. It was windy, but the temp was well above freezing for their much needed first look. You could visibly see them both relax the moment they saw each other for the first time.

They'd waited for this for so long, nothing could take the smiles off their faces as the day progressed. When time came for them to hit the dance floor, you better believe the whole party brought their A - game, all night long!

From the start, their day was smooth sailing thanks to their awesome planning, and an amazing team of vendors keeping it all together.

Special thanks go out to:
Christina Matiash Makeup, for their flawless looks
Heart to Heart Bridal, for Stephanie's gorgeous bridal gown
Flower City Nuptials, for their heartfelt ceremony
Colgate Divinity School and Special Events Catering, for all of their hard work
Something Delicious Bake Shop, for the yummy cookies and treats
Rich from Encore Events, who crushed it with entertainment all night long

Ryan and Stephanie, your love and positivity are inspiring. We're so grateful to have you in our lives and bring you these moments to cherish forever.

I've been waiting a very long time to write these words to you: Congratulations! All the best for a lifetime of love and laughter together!

~ Erin

Megan and Matthew: Colgate Divinity School Wedding Photography, Rochester NY

Matthew and Megan's wedding day was nothing short of amazing. They planned most of the wedding from Kansas, then from Pennsylvania, with help from family here in Rochester. Even though it was sometimes difficult to plan from long distance,  it couldn't have come together more perfectly for them. We arrived at the Colgate Divinity School as the final preparations were being put into place. Megan was dressing in the bride's room, and Matthew waited with the groomsmen for the ceremony to start. As Megan walked down the aisle, they looked at each other as if they'd been apart for months, not hours. There was so much love and joy on both of their faces.

I felt the love from their families throughout the day, but especially during the toasts. Emotions were overflowing in the room as many family members wanted to share and celebrate them. Nothing could stop the love being shared, not even a candle setting the blessing on fire - mid toast.  We felt like part of the party all day, especially when a few of the guests asked us to a dance later on in the night. Thank you to those gentlemen for the dance!

From the ceremony to the dance floor, Megan and Matthew soaked in every minute of the day with love in their hearts - and if I may say, some stellar moves on the dance floor.

They're the kind of couple that make you want to be a better person - clearly loved by all who know them and that love shines through them everywhere they go.

Enjoy this little preview of their day! ~ Erin

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There were a lot of great toasts, and candid moments to go along with them!

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See that little hole in her speech? Yep...just a little "mid toast" fire, nothing to worry about here.

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More toasts to the happy couple! I loved how so many people wanted to share their love for these two - they truly are wonderful!

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We snuck outside for a few moments of alone time... love it.

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Yes. That is a school bus which arrived to shuttle guests, and yes it was awesome.

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Their wedding bands are so unique!

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To Matthew and Megan: Thank you for inviting us to be a part of your family for the day, everyone was so welcoming and wonderful. Lori and I are blessed to have gotten to know you throughout the past year, and can't wait to see what the future holds for you together. Congratulations, and God bless you both!

Here's another great set of vendors!

The Venue: Colgate Divinity School, Rochester NY The Catering: Special Events Catering The Entertainment: Whirling Disc DJ The Flowers: Kittleberger Florist & Gifts The Cake: Designed Elegance Pastry Shoppe