Jon + Alyssa {Wedding: Part 2}

July 27, 2018  •  Leave a Comment


After formal portraits at Sunnyside Country Club, the bridal party and family headed to St. Edward's Catholic Church to prepare for the ceremony.  While the bridal party relaxed and grabbed some lunch, we worked on photographing Alyssa's gorgeous flowers and their rings.  Beautiful! 061618-357061618-357

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The ceremony began as Jon seated their grandparents, his parents, and Alyssa's mother.  I love the joy on Grandma's face in the photo below as they walk down the aisle.  Lovely! 061618-387061618-387 061618-393061618-393 061618-397061618-397 061618-428061618-428 061618-431061618-431 061618-435061618-435

Their ceremony was a simple, but beautiful Catholic service.  Their priest was wonderful, even cracking a few jokes during his homily.  It is lovely when the tone of the ceremony is light and joyful, a perfect beginning to their marriage. 061618-476061618-476 061618-477061618-477 061618-484061618-484 061618-495061618-495 061618-506061618-506 061618-568061618-568 061618-570061618-570

Before leaving St. Edward's, we took a few moments for some bridal party portraits in front of the church.  Did I mention how lovely this church is? Those columns and doors are simply beautiful!

061618-576061618-576 061618-591061618-591 While guests were enjoying cocktail hour, we were able to capture details in the reception room.  The gold votive holders, table runners, and table numbers paired beautifully with the blush napkins and florals.  061618-598061618-598

061618-605061618-605 A friend of the couple hand wrote all of the place cards in beautiful calligraphy.  Such a stunning and personal touch! 061618-638061618-638 Before entering the reception, the bridal party celebrated with Champagne on the golf course bridge and we stopped for a few more portraits of Jon and Alyssa.

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Their reception was filled with laughter, heartfelt toasts, great friends, and family.  Jon and Alyssa are simply surrounded by love and support.  Their guests were so happy to celebrate with them. 061618-685061618-685 061618-715061618-715 061618-725061618-725 061618-799061618-799 061618-800061618-800 061618-808061618-808 061618-813061618-813 061618-835061618-835 061618-846061618-846

Along the west wall of the reception hall were large windows that were beautifully lit as sunset approached.  I couldn't resist stealing the happy couple for a moment to get a few shots in front of them! 061618-954061618-954 061618-959061618-959 061618-965061618-965 061618-974061618-974 061618-977061618-977

We ended the evening on the course, with the sun setting behind the trees.  I love sunset portraits!  So beautiful in the soft, golden light.  Love!!! 061618-984061618-984 061618-992061618-992

Congratulations to the happy couple!  Thank you so much for allowing us to capture your gorgeous wedding day!  It was a joy!!

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Simply Coordinated


St. Edward Catholic Church



Sunnyside Country Club

Zach Hill (DJ/Band)

Ultimate Entertainment


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Kate & Co


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Allure Bridals


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Hope's Bridal

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