This wedding was such a special one because I have known Mike and Justine, and Mike's family for a few years and they are such wonderful people! I love photographing weddings for friends, because it is such and honor, and it is always so much fun.
Mike and Justine got married at The Cracker Factory in Geneva, New York on a cold cold early April day. The cold never bothered us anyway, though, because of the sheer joy that these two shared.
I could probably go on and on forever about their amazing wedding day, but here's some highlights:
Mike's mom gave Justine a necklace that her husband and Mike's dad gave to her on her first wedding day. She decided then that if she really love Mike's future wife, she would give it to her. And she did! How beautiful is that?!
I never had to say a single word to these two while doing their bride and groom portraits because they were secret pros.
They had everyone get in a selfie at the beginning of their ceremony and then had everyone put their phones away, which I thought was an amazing idea!
They had a 6 minute long choreographed fist dance which was definitely the best one I've ever seen.
Enjoy this look back at their day and make sure you get all the way to the bottom so you can also see their vendors!
Photographer: Captured by Alyssa
Venue: The Cracker Factory
Florist: In Bloom
Desserts: Cake Baby LLC
Cake: Groom's Sister Kaeli!
Band: Silver Arrow Band
Hair: Caitlin Maxwell
Makeup: Beth Miller
Catering: Chef's Catering
Gown: Ivy & Aster
Bridesmaids Gowns: BHLDN
Headpiece & Earrings: Ellen Hunter
Engagement Ring: Selah Vie Jewelry
Transportation: Elite Limousine and Corporate Transportation, Inc