Dan & Molly got married at Spring Garden in East Aurora (some say it’s Marilla) and it was super beautiful.
Dan & his groomsmen got ready at Roycroft Inn in East Aurora but they were already fully dressed when I arrived so we did some photos on the lawn of the inn. Groomsmen pinning boutonnieres on each other is always a good photo.
Dan & his brother called their dad over for a photo even though he wasn’t ready for the wedding yet.
I left there and drove out to Strykersville to Molly’s parents’ house – her childhood home. I *loved* her bridesmaids’ choices of dresses, and hers was pretty enough on the hanger but once she put it on… stunning.
Her sister’s dog was so scared of my cameras, poor thing.
One of her sisters bought her these beautiful earrings.
This is the field behind their house – “We basically grew up back here,” Molly said.
Up at the Spring Garden Association, everyone was waiting in anticipation of Molly’s arrival. The ring bearer was so cute in his vest and bow tie!
Dan’s sister performed the ceremony – here she holds the reading cards while she waits.
Dan’s little spitfire nieces were the flower girls.
Molly’s dad cried as he walked her down the aisle. He has three daughters, and this was his third time walking down, this time with his youngest.
Dan & Molly’s moms gave this sweet, impromptu hug after they lit the unity candle.
Molly’s grandpa gave her a big hug after the ceremony. A little too big – “Did he just crush my hair?” she asked afterwards.
Sure, I made them do the sweet kissing pictures, but this seemed more their speed. This is Molly with Dan & all his siblings.
I’m not exactly sure what she was doing here, but she looked very pleased with herself.
It was a sweaty first dance on a humid day in a non-air conditioned room, but it was every bit as beautiful.
I couldn’t stop taking pictures of the back of her dress.
“Look at each other,” I said. They did, and almost immediately started laughing. “Who looks at each other from this close?! This is weird,” they said.
I knew they couldn’t do any sort of traditional pose showing off their rings, so I had them flex. Sorry Dan, I know flexing that way was not normal or comfortable, but we had to show your ring!
Guests enjoyed the dancefloor despite the heat and thankfully when the sun went down so did the temperature and humidity.
I’m so glad you guys hired me for your super fun wedding – it was great to work with you and nice to be back at Spring Garden again! Congratulations on everything!