Alli and Brian’s late fall wedding was a day to remember, and not just because it made me feel like a fossil. I’ve known these two since they were wee little ones, and now they’re all grown up and tying the knot!
I grew up horseback riding with Alli and her family, and I grew up just down the road from Brian and his family. Seeing them both grow into two amazing adults and fall in love has been such a joy (and has also made me feel oh so old).
When Alli originally reached out about capturing their wedding day, I just knew it was going to be a day to remember forever. There’s one thing for sure about these two and their families – they know how to have fun and throw a heck of a party.
Before the Ceremony
The day started off a bit windy, but the fall colors were still hanging on just for their wedding day. It was almost as if Mother Nature knew these two were meant to be together and wanted to add a little extra magic to the day! While the ladies were getting ready inside Alli’s parents’ house, the guys were bonding over some tall tales in the shop. I’m not sure what those tales were, but I’m sure they were epic!
One of the most precious moments of the day was when Alli shared a first look with her dad outside. They both had tears in their eyes, and I casually pretended to have forgotten about the cut-up onion in my pocket that was making my eyes water. After that, it was time for Alli’s first look with Brian. We found the perfect spot under some beautiful tree cover, and it was like they were the only two people in the world.
After we finished up with the photos, we headed over to Seven Dolars Church in Albany for the ceremony. But before that, we made a quick stop next door at the Mother of Mercy nursing home to visit Brian’s grandmother. My heart melted when I saw the way Brian looked at his grandma – it was clear how much he loves her, and it was such a thoughtful and meaningful moment.
Ceremony and Reception
The ceremony was absolutely gorgeous, and Alli and Brian made their exit in style in Alli’s grandfather’s 1930s Model A. Then it was time for social hour, where the wedding party hit up the bar. And then there was the dance floor. Oh, the dance floor. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a group of people have so much fun in one place. It was like a scene out of Footloose – people were dancing like nobody was watching (even though I definitely was). My face still hurts from all the smiling and laughing!
All in all, it was a day to remember – full of love, laughter, and tall tales. I’m so grateful to have been a part of it, and I know that Alli and Brian will have a lifetime of happiness together. And who knows? Maybe they’ll even add a few more tall tales to their repertoire along the way!
Alli and Brian,
Thank you for sharing and trusting me to capture your wedding day.
I wish you years of love and laughter as husband and wife.
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