Gabriella’s Manor was the perfect place for Madison and Jordan to celebrate their wedding because dancing is officially allowed! I’ve been excited for this wedding ever since I photographed these two in October of last year for their engagement session. They are so much fun to be around and are constantly laughing with each other! Little did I know that they actually got married a few months earlier during a small intimate ceremony at their church. Which made this day even more special because they were finally able to celebrate with all their friends and family! Even if it was 84 degrees and humid at the end of May!
When I got to Madison’s house in the morning, all the girls were just about ready and relaxing in their custom silk robes! Anyone else love matching outfits while getting ready for a wedding?! Even her nieces wore robes to match the rest of the ladies! Bailey and Harlow, Madison and Jordan’s beautiful golden doodles, were stars of the morning. They kept a close eye on me from outside the window as I photographed all of the details that morning!
Rather than seeing each other before their ceremony, their first glance at each other was in the aisle of the church as Madison’s father gave her away. Right before she walked down the aisle, her two flower girls made their way down. As one of them tossed the flowers while the other one walked behind her and picked up each one as her sister dropped them. It was hilarious! Then Bailey and Harlow made their appearance as ring bearers! Once everyone was in place, Madison and Jordan got married, AGAIN!
It was off to Gabriella’s Manor to for portraits before we really kicked off the celebration! I think everyone was grateful that it was overcast when it was time for portraits. It was definitely a hot and humid day to get married but everyone was such champs about it! We got bridal party photos done as quick as possible, spent a little time going bride and groom portraits and then introductions were about to begin!
I was thrilled to walk through the reception doors to find Ryan of Ryan Bombard Entertainment ready to start the party! He is one of my favorite DJs/Master of Ceremonies in the Souther Tier. Yet again, he didn’t disappoint by keeping the dance floor packed and the celebration going all night long!
Even though there wasn’t a golden sunset, we still managed to head outside one more time for a few more portraits! This is always one of my favorite parts of the day. When the couple has finally a chance to be alone, well… alone with me, and we get those dreamy portraits that will be displayed on their walls for years to come! These were definitely some of my favorite photos from the whole day!
I can’t forget to mention that in addition to a fantastic DJ, they also had Gabriella’s Cakes create their wedding cake! It was like a dream vendor scenario AND Frank’s Italian Restaurant catered the event. Oh and how could I forget that gorgeous dress from Ever After Bridal?! Throw in an incredible couple, golden doodles, kids with killer dance moves and you’ve got yourself one fabulous wedding day!
What a way to kick off the 2021 wedding season! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Smith!!