Late Fall Wedding in Albany

The Story

Alli and Brian have been a blip on my radar since childhood. I grew up horseback riding with Alli and her family and grew up just down the road from Brian and his family. Seeing them both grow into two amazing adults and fall in love together 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.

The Day

Their day began at Alli’s parents’ house in the Avon Hills. It was windy and the wind brought a little bit of a chill to the air, but the fall colors seemed to hang on just for their wedding day. While the ladies got ready inside the house, the guys bonded over telling tall tales while they got ready in the shop.

One of the most precious, tear-jerking moments was when Alli shared a first look with her dad outside. They both choked back their tears and embraced each other before we took off for Alli’s first look with Brian. Under the gorgeous tree cover and finally out of the wind, we captured their first look, their bridal portraits, some fun wedding party portraits (scroll on to see the fun we had with the leaves), and finally some family photos.

After the photos finished, we made our way back to Seven Dolars Church in Albany where we began to get ready for the ceremony. Before that started, though, we walked over to the Mother of Mercy nursing home next door to visit Brian’s grandmother – my heart melted in an instant!

The gorgeous ceremony at such a beautiful Catholic church made way for a getaway in Alli’s grandfather’s 1930s Model A, the wedding party hitting up the bar during social hour, and one of the most hyped dancefloors I’ve ever witnessed. My face still hurts from all of the fun, smiles, laughs, and amazing memories I’ll carry with me forever.

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.

Gracefully yours,
Samantha

Photography | Rule Creative Co.
Gown | Carrie Johnson Bridal
DJ | Rockin Robs
Reception Venue / Catering | Olde Coliseum
Rings | DJ Bitzan
Men’s Attire | Wedding + Tuxedo Connection

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