Jeremy & Jessica live in New York now, but came back home to Rochester to get married, and I’m glad they did! They chose Fairport’s Woodcliff Hotel & Spa for their wedding and I was very happy to photograph there again! The view for the ceremony site is pretty much unparalleled in this area, and the facilities are wonderful.
Jeremy gave his groomsmen each a tie, a bottle of bourbon, and a jar of Zweigle’s hot sauce (a Rochester area specialty).
Jeremy’s cousins took turns filming the entire day with a GoPro.
Downstairs in the Pittsford Room, Jessica’s sister, Jeremy’s sister, and Jessica’s mom helped her get ready.
Pinned into Jessica’s dress was a piece of her mom’s wedding gown, inside which were two pennies – one dated 1980 for the year Jessica’s parents got married, and one dated 2014 for Jessica’s wedding.
Jessica’s toes were her “something blue”!
We arranged their “first look” in the semi-private garden area behind the pool, with the beautiful pergola-lined walkway.
Jessica’s bouquet was GORGEOUS. Seriously. Gorgeous.
Jeremy & Jessica made each other laugh all day and I laughed along with them.
I also loved Jessica’s hair & hair comb, so I’m definitely guilty of posing her to show it off!
For the end of September, I was surprised to see so many yellow trees already, but we took advantage (in between cars coming in & out, as this is the main drive to the hotel!).
As I said, the cliff-side ceremony site is beautiful. Yes, it was a warm afternoon to stand/sit in the sun, but with the ceremony performed by Jeremy’s sister Sarah and his friend Dave, it was also perfect.
Sarah let her tears out both during & after the ceremony!
Once everyone was seated for dinner and the toasts were given, we sneaked back out for some cliff-side sunset photos. It wasn’t the most amazing sunset of the summer (that was the next evening, no joke) but it was still beautiful.
I have to cut the blog post off here because there are already over 40 images – if I decide tomorrow to venture into the dancefloor pictures (which I know are funny!!) I might consider expanding the post, so check back tomorrow night just to see… maybe there will be a few more photos!
Jeremy & Jessica – congratulations! You had a supremely gorgeous wedding and I’m honored you chose me to photograph it for you!!!