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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
A friend of the couple hand wrote all of the place cards in beautiful calligraphy. Such a stunning and personal touch! 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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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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