I met Molly last fall when she was a bridesmaid in another wedding I photographed, and in June I drove to Brockport to take her engagement pictures with Joe and their dog Violet. This past Saturday I photographed their wedding on a cold but beautiful fall day!
I started the day at Molly’s sister’s house, where she lives with her husband Jarod, who also happens to be Joe’s best friend! Very convenient how that worked out!! While I was taking pictures of the wedding rings on the kitchen table, their cat decided to come lie down right next to the rings. Like RIGHT next to them. Haha.
Molly had a specific picture from her grandmother’s wedding that she wanted to recreate. Family & tradition were obviously very important at this wedding!
Of course we can’t leave out Violet!
They got married at a small parish church called Holy Ghost. I love when I have balcony access!
We stopped at Genesee Valley Park, where Molly & Joe had located this old bridge with lovely fall foliage all around, and Mount Hope Cemetery to take photos in front of an old building & fountain. It was cold, and actually started sprinkling while we were out there. Molly apologized repeatedly for the temperature, but I’m pretty sure everyone realized she didn’t actually control the weather.
Then we drove on to Harro East Ballroom where we found this gorgeous brick wall with climbing ivy. Very nice.
The dining room was set up beautifully, and the fact that the place was flooded with so much natural light was particularly delightful to me!
During Joe & Molly’s first dance, Molly’s family members came out and wrapped them with streamers like a maypole! They said it’s a family tradition.
Molly & her dad and Joe & his mom had very different dances. Molly’s was straightforward. Joe’s was a mix of several different songs – he & his mom did Gangnam Style among other things!
When open dancing started, everyone was bummed that Harro East doesn’t allow drinks on the dancefloor, but it didn’t seem to really stop anyone from busting their moves!
Then I got called outside for “a few special photos.” When you step outside at 10pm and see this, you know to just crank the ISO and shoot away!
I can only imagine how much more fun was had after I left… I hope everyone made it home or to a hotel safely that night and didn’t have to get up too early the next morning!!!! Congrats, and best wishes for warmer days on your honeymoon!