It feels like just yesterday that I was going Skiing with Kelsey with our sisters and dads and going to super bowl party at her parent's house. now we are both grown up and Kelsey is married to her beautiful bride, Christa!
The day was picture perfect, even though it didn't look like it was going to be for awhile. With all the rain the day before the grounds were flooded! But soon the clouds broke and the sun came out and just like in the itsy bitsy spider, "it dried up all the rain!"
We started off early for Christa's hair appointment at River Day Spa & Salon in Clayton, NY. Everyone came out looking fabulous! We were able to get a group shot right outside.
From there it was back to the house where everyone was putting the last touches together in the tent. The flowers were on point and took advantage of the time I had to get some photos of them.
things started to move quickly as Kelsey and her Bridesmaids started up some 90's jams while they got their hair and makeup done.
Christa snuck back into the house, so Kelsey and other guest wouldn't see her. This was an emotional time for her and her mother who started to tear up. It was a touching moment that I was happy to be there to capture it. The dress was finally put on with help from the bridal party! It was then time for the cutest first look session with her son. He had such an adorable reaction giving his mom a thumbs and a butterfly kiss.
It was now time for the ceremony with the most gorgeous backdrop of Lake Ontario with Canada close enough to swim to, family and friends all gathered around. Kesey and Christa said their vows they wrote and where pronounced married!
We went straight into formal photos and then proceeded back to the tent to be introduced. Funny and heart-felt speeches where made by their friends and family. The dinner was fabulous, but time constraints made me eat quickly, so quickly I miss judged the horseradish for potatoes and put a whole spoonful in my mouth! The dinner was so yummy the horse radish didn't stop me from eating the rest of my meal. Seriously one of the best wedding foods I have ever had!
Before long , everyone was out on the dance floor! And for as long as I have know them this group has always been partiers. This didn't change that night. There wasn't many times where there wasn't anyone out there dancing and singing a long! The love of Kelsey and Christa spread all around.
Thank you both for a phenomenal first wedding to photograph! I wish you both a life time of happiness!