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#dreandlishitched15: A Spencerport Wedding at Plantation Party House

The weeks just seemed to fly by from the time we photographed Andre and Melissa's engagement session, and suddenly their Spencerport wedding day was upon us. As we headed down I-90 from Buffalo to Rochester, surrounded by sunshine and the deep green of mid-summer trees, we could see it was shaping up to be a beautiful day.

We caught up with Melissa just as she was finishing up hair and makeup.  The blue in her details and bridesmaids dresses were the perfect compliment to her blue eyes--and the bright summer sky!

Melissa had multiple sets of jewelry and was still undecided until the moment she got dressed. Just then, a family member volunteered her diamond studs, and everyone agreed it was the perfect "something borrowed" that she needed to complete her wedding day look!

Meanwhile down the hall, Andre and his groomsmen were all suited up, just waiting for the ceremony to begin. Love the purple and blue orchid boutonniere against Andre's grey suit.  Just sharp!

Just before the ceremony, Andre came to exchange a gift and private sentiments with his bride. Although they didn't see each other, this hand-hold around the door was definitely the next best thing!

Andre personally rolled out the "white carpet" for his bride's walk down the aisle. With that, the ceremony began. It was a beautiful sight to see Melissa's father escort her toward her groom as friends and family looked on.

Next stop, Spencerport's Plantation Party House, where first we captured a few portraits of the stunning bride, followed by some fun shots with the bridal party.

We had such a hard time narrowing down our favorite couple shots from this wedding. So we stopped narrowing. Enjoy! :)

Meanwhile inside the Party House, the guests were assembled and ready for the party to start!

We absolutely love the happy smiles on the faces the bride and groom's parents as they prepared to make their reception entrance. Everyone in the bridal party was ready to celebrate--but especially Melissa and Andre!

After speeches and dinner, the reception guests meandered along the grounds of the Plantation Party House, enjoying each other's company both indoors and out in the warm evening breeze. Since the newlyweds were soon to move to Hawaii, this day was all about having a good time with their friends and family...and that they did!

As the couple took their turns on the dance floor, first with each other, then with their parents, there was not a dry eye in the house. Such beautiful moments!

The dancing was just getting started, and once it did, it never stopped. This bunch nearly brought down the Party House!

The bride and groom couldn't have looked happier as they made a jovial exit to glow sticks!

And since we were all outside...why not get our final shots of the night alongside the couple's sweet wedding day ride?

Andre and Melissa - best wishes to the two of you as you begin your new life together in tropical Hawaii! So glad you chose us to capture your wedding-day send off from Western New York! Congratulations! Aloha! :)

Alex & Suzie's Beautiful Tews Falls Wedding

There was just something special about Alex & Suzie's Tews Falls wedding day. As we were editing images, it was like every photograph transported us back to remind us how perfect their day was (as you can see by this really, really long post). True, the weather cooperated completely and the late summer foliage at Hamilton's Tews Falls Park could not have been more scenic, but the most beautiful part about photographing their wedding day was the love and joy that beamed from their faces. True story.

We met Suzie at her friend's apartment, just as she was getting her final touches done on her makeup. Even while sporting big curlers, Suzie was still super cute!

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Suzie's tea-length dress was simple elegance at its best, accented with diamonds, pearls, bright coral shoes and rose bouquet, a 50s-style birdcage veil fascinator...and of course tequila shot glasses. Why not?

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Just a few zips, buttons, and one approving kiss later, Suzie's bridesmaids had her dressed and ready to go!

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Alex and Suzie decided on "first looks" before the wedding at Tews Falls Park. That's where we caught up with Alex and his groomsmen, relaxed and dressed sharp. Love the turquoise paisley neckties from The Tie Bar!

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Meanwhile, we took a few more photos of Suzie and her lovely ladies while she anticipated seeing her groom for the first time that day. Love these!

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We have to say as photographers, we LOVE first looks. It's so wonderful to have the latitude to capture the expressions of the bride and groom first seeing each other privately in a relaxed atmosphere before the wedding. First looks make for some absolutely stunning photos. Here, Suzie is subtly reminding us to "hush" as she heads over to tap her groom on the shoulder and see his face light up as he turns around! 

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Did we mention how much we love first looks? :)

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After a great time with the bridal party at Tews Falls Park, it was time to head over to the Kingdom Hall for their ceremony. The look on Alex's face as Suzie's father walked her down the aisle was equally matched by the expression on her face after she kissed her groom for the first time as his wife. So much love in the house! :)

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The bridal party asked to make one more stop on the way to the reception at Detour Roasters Coffee House in Dundas. It was a perfectly fine cafe to have a hot drink freshly brewed or a cold drink freshly tapped. Or to just be photographed.

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Finally, Alex and Suzie arrived at the Copetown Community Center to kick off the reception with their first dance. It was sweet and silly, as they danced and sang "opera style" to each other.

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After the parent dances, Alex and Suzie started the party off with a demonstration of the Virginia Reel, followed by a 15-minute rendition of it to the tune of "Cotton-Eye Joe." From that moment on, the dance floor was packed!

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Alex and Suzie - thanks for choosing us to photograph your day! We were glad to both capture it as your photographers, and celebrate it as your friends! We hope you enjoy reliving the moment for eons to come! :)

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Photography by:  Ascension Visionary Concepts

Bride and Bridesmaid Apparel:  Etsy.com

Bride's Makeup:  Holly Siddons

Bride's Hair:  Alana Goodwin

Groom's Ties:  The Tie Bar

Florist:  Young's Floral Market (bouquet by Mariann Dolina)

Photo Locations:  Tews Falls and Detour Roasters Coffee House 

Reception Hall:  Copetown Community Centre

Hayloft in the Grove: Ryan & Katy's East Aurora Wedding

On a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon, we had the pleasure of meeting up once more with Katy and Ryan, to photograph their gorgeous farm wedding at East Aurora's Hayloft in the Grove. It was not too long ago that these two were in front of our cameras for their engagement session, dong their best to brave the unusually cool weather. But now, we found ourselves relishing the warm summer sunshine as we photographed every perfect detail of their wedding day.

We met Katy at her aunt's home, surrounded by her bridesmaids and her family, smiling from ear to ear, and totally relaxed. Even though this day is typically all about the bride, Katy was busy helping everyone else get ready! 

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After Katy's mom completed the finishing touches on Katy's bow and veil, Katy's dad came in to see his baby girl...the pride and joy certainly showed on both parents' faces!

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Katy, you are so stunning! You made it so hard for us to choose our favorites! :)

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We next headed to the Hayloft to meet Ryan and his groomsmen. He was definitely a handsome compliment to his lovely bride-to-be.

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Without further adieu, we headed over to the Kingdom Hall for the ceremony. Just before entering, Katy took a pause to shush her straggling guests - no one was going to interrupt this moment! 

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Although we were fully aware the Hayloft would present endless photo ops, we couldn't resist taking a few portraits on the grounds of the Hall. Beautiful!

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The time had come to start celebrating over at the Hayloft! We absolutely loved all the rustic details of this barn venue. 

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Just before sunset, Ryan and Katy took a short break from the party so we could capture a few more images of them along the grounds of the Hayloft. Once again...hard to pick favorites...You two look simply amazing!

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Ryan and Katy, we could go on and on about how beautiful your day was, but our wish is that it is just an indicator of the beautiful life you two have ahead together. Cherish each other always! Thanks for letting us be a part of the celebration!

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