winter weddings

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

Betsy & Frank : Chapel Hill, Radisson Riverside Rochester NY Wedding Photographers

There are many who use the day after Thanksgiving to hit the mall to shop the Black Friday sales. Lori and I were not among them – it's never really been on our "to do" list anyway. We'd much rather spend our day celebrating a fantastic couple in love, like Frank and Betsy. The same could definitely be said for their family and friends, who completely packed the church at Chapel Hill. It was standing room only! And while it was close to 10 degrees outside, it had no effect on Betsy's bubbly spirit as she walked down the aisle to her teary eyed groom. Frank has always been a little bit shy around us and the cameras – but when he saw Betsy for the first time that day, we truly saw the love in his eyes.

I believe it's safe to say that love from all around heaven and earth kept them warm all evening. Having the Skycoasters rock the dance floor at your wedding reception doesn't hurt either.

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Betsy and Frank, you are a beautiful couple, inside and out. We are so happy for you, and excited for the future you will now share together. Congratulations!! Thank you to these awesome vendors! The Ceremony: Chapel Hill, Rochester NY The Officiant: Terry Werth The Florist: Fiorvanti Florist The Reception: Radisson Riverside Hotel, Rochester NY The Band: The Skycoasters