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I love that my brides are so adventurous. My normal concept of a bridal portrait was something that was pretty stiff and normally taken indoors. Not really my style. So when my brides are excited to go adventuring in their wedding gowns BEFORE their wedding, I know that I’ve got a pretty cool bride who is going to ROCK IT!

Surprise, surprise, that’s exactly what Hannah did at her gorgeous bridal portrait session! I ventured out to Asheboro, NC to her parents home and man oh man did we have some fun! There were ATVs that we got to ride around in, cows that ran away from us, an AMAZING bouquet by Abba Design, and gorgeous buttery light that makes me swoon every time! Pop in a bride who sure knows how to work the camera, aka Hannah, and you have magic!

Bridal portraits make my heart so happy and they’re ridiculously fun, what girl doesn’t want to feel gorgeous in her wedding dress as many times as possible? Seriously Hannah, you’re incredibly beautiful inside and out! Thanks for going on an adventure with me and creating some gorgeous art!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

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Cazenovia is a romantic little town.  Though I grew up near there, did theatre there, and even cleaned those big romantic houses as a teenager, I had yet to shoot a wedding right in the village. Cazenovia (or Caz) has this feeling of being hidden away from the rest of the world, stuck in time and yet still current. I feel like I’m writing a Dr. Who episode here, but it’s true. Cazenovia is unique in a very special way, as are my bride and groom! (YES! Perfect segway! Nailed it!)

Jocelyn & Bryan oh Jocelyn & Bryan! If you don’t know these two already, I really hope you get a chance to meet them at some point in your life! They’re incredible sweet, generous, and talented people. They’ll make you laugh until you cry and love you from the moment they meet you. I think it’s pretty evident in their pictures how compassionate and fun they are! The day wasn’t about them persè, yes they were the focus, but both of them took extra care to ensure that everyone was well taken care of.  Add on that they’re just as geeky and silly as I am, and you’ve got the dreamiest of couples!

Jocelyn & Bryan both got ready at the Lincklaen House and then ventured over to Lakeland Park for the ceremony. The light was soft and beautiful and I loved every minute of it! We then wandered back to the Lincklaen house where Ormond Entertainment threw a ROCKIN’ party! Oh how this crew loves to dance and oh how I love to capture it!

I have to say, this was a difficult wedding to blog because I had a really hard time narrowing down what photos to share. If I had my way, It would be 100 photos or more just because there were THAT MANY amazing moments!

Thank you so much Jocelyn & Bryan for allowing me to document your day. It was so incredible and I can’t wait to share everything else with you and maybe watch an episode or two of Dr. Who? 😉

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

 Jocelyn’s lace dress was incredible and the Lincklaen House has plenty of reflective surfaces to make me happy!

Jocelyn's lace dress was incredible and the Lincklaen House has plenty of reflective surfaces to make me happySweet vintage shoes to go with a sweet lace dress. Perfect for a sweet bride like Jocelyn!Thank you Kayley Brim for providing these drool worthy floral bouquets! I was in love!I love the contrast of the mint green and red in the getting ready room at the Lincklaen house in CazenoviaGetting ready has to be one of my favorite times to take pictures. There's something so special about those moments before the ceremony.

Bryan’s little sister was soaking up every moment of the wedding day. I could just see her imagining her own day in the future.

This flower girl was soaking up every moment of the wedding day. I could just see her imagining her own wedding dayJocelyn's fake eyelashes were poppin! I love how everything else is so soft and then BAM! Gorgeous eyes!

That moment when everything becomes real!

That moment when everything becomes real! Captured by Mabyn Ludke Photography

Gah! Look at how INCREDIBLE Jocelyn looks!

Jocelyn is a stunning bride and I was a little obsessed with that corner and chair!Bryan looking dapper right before seeing Jocelyn for the first time!

I love that we did the first look session right in front of the Lincklaen House! It added another element to their story.

I love that we did the first look session right in front of the Lincklaen House! It added another element to their story. Bryan's first look was pure delight!Jocelyn's father daughter first look was incredible sweet. It almost made me cry too!A bride and her father right before her wedding ceremonyJocelyn picked the perfect little details for her wedding. I love the pastel colors and the sweet vintage flairJocelyn's invitations & programs were beautiful!Lakeland Park in Cazenovia is a gorgeous backdrop for a wedding ceremony!

I love for subtle sweet moments like this one between a father and his daughter before he gives her away.

I love for subtle sweet moments like this one between a father and his daughter before he gives her away. By Mabyn Ludke PhotographyJocelyn couldn't help but adore Bryan when he said his tearful & hearfelt vows

Can every groom show his heart like Bryan did on his wedding day? It was so beautiful!

Can every groom show his heart like Bryan did on his wedding day? It was so beautiful! Captured by MabynLakeland Park  had some incredible willow tree's! We made the most of them! Thanks Cazenovia!

Emily Elizabeth Studios completely nailed this double exposure at Jocelyn & Bryan’s wedding! I’m so proud of my bestie!

Emily Elizabeth Studios completely nailed this double exposure at Jocelyn & Bryan's wedding! I'm so proud of my bestie!

Doesn’t it look like Jocelyn & Bryan are in a movie? There needs to be a sunset with epic music and the roll the credits!

The bride and groom walking together feels so cinematic! This couple definitely should be in the movies!Lakeside love is always beautiful at Lakeland park in CazenoviaJocelyn & her mom created the sweetest vintage table displays & center pieces and the Lincklaen House provided the perfect backdrop!Skeleton keys as place cards? How incredibly clever and beautiful!Can you believe Jocelyn & Bryan's cake came from Wegmans? I "loved" their little wire topper too. Simple and beautiful!

Jocelyn’s book of poetry was a perfect spot for the wedding rings. Who knew that little book would get so much use!

Jocelyn's book of poetry was a perfect spot for the wedding rings. Who knew that little book would get so much use!Jocelyn was so blissfully happy during her first dance as a wifey

I would expect nothing less from this goofy and wonderful couple!

I would expect nothing less from this goofy and wonderful couple! Smashing the cake is my favorite!The mother son dance can be just as emotional as the father daughter dance. Bryan! You're killing me!

IT’S REAL!

Jocelyn showing off her wedding rings at her reception at the Lincklaen House

Get your groove on Gina!

As always Ormond Entertainment threw an incredible party. This group sure loves to dance!The flower girl is Bryan's little sister and they had a brother & sister high five dance party!Thank you Ormond Entertainment for getting everyone onto that tiny dance floor!Guests at Jocelyn & Bryan's wedding had an amazing time dancing the night away at the Lincklaen House in Cazenovia

This photo makes me laugh! There are so many elements going on at once!

This photo makes me laugh every time! There are so many fantastic things going on at once. You never know what you're going to get at a wedding reception!This little flower girl knows how to party!

I love you all so much!

Not only was this an incredible couple, but some pretty incredible friends as well! I always love shooting with this crew!Mabyn Ludke Photography as officially combined my two favorite things; night pictures & reflections! LOOK HOW COOL IT IS!Cazenovia NY is a beautiful spot for night time wedding portraits. By Mabyn Ludke Photography

– Tell me a bit about the planning process for your wedding:
The process as a whole was so overwhelming, to tell the truth!
Thankfully the venue presented itself at just the right time, I had been searching and contacting people only to hear that everything I liked was booked into the fall. Now, I go to a chiropractor in Caz, so I knew the Lincklaen was there, and on a whim I suggested to Bryan that we stop there for dinner… I immediately loved the character of the place! I’m a vintage/Parisian/chic kind of girl, so it pleased that side of me 🙂
After the venue, there were big things that fell into place easily, like photography, dj, ceremony venue, dress, suits, etc… The little things were the painful part! I went through and back through so many ideas until I just decided(with the help of my mom and Bryan), that whatever I put together would be beautiful, but wouldn’t matter as much as the day itself and being married! So, I stuck with my favorite color scheme(mints, corals, pinks and other pastels) and I’m so happy with how everything fell into place. God is good.

– What was the most memorable moment(s) of your day?
Without a doubt my favorite part of the day was our ceremony. My daddy walking me down the aisle to Bryan was surreal.
Our vows were very special to us, and just the crazy realization that we finally were husband and wife was so overwhelmingly wonderful! It was the most beautiful moment of my life.

– Funniest memory from your wedding day?
I don’t remember any one thing that was really funny… Probably just all the little things that went awry. I forgot my veil(which I didn’t want to wear anyway), Reika(3 yr old flower girl) walked down the aisle with the “Hear Comes the Bride” sign backwards, the best man didn’t think he had to make a speech til a few moments before, etc!

– If you had to do it all over again would you change anything?
I think Bryan and I would both say that we would have taken more time for everything and enjoyed our guests more.

– Any advice for future bride & grooms?
Just don’t over think the little things! The most important moment is standing up there and pledging your lives to each other, everything else will eventually be forgotten.

– What was your biggest fear before hiring me? Did it come true, and if not, what happened instead?
No fears, Mabyn! We knew you and we knew we could trust you to capture our memories! 🙂

– What, specifically, was your favorite part of working with Mabyn Ludke Photography and why?
The way Mabyn made us feel like we could totally be ourselves in front of the camera. Plus the geeky things we have in common with both Mabyn and Emily! Makes it all the more fun!

– If you were to recommend Mabyn Ludke Photography to your best friend, what would you say?

I would absolutely recommend Mabyn! I would say that she’s a creative and extremely talented artist. She captures the emotions with her lens, and that’s beautiful! I would also say how she is FUN and makes the whole experience stress-free and comfortable. We love her, and would hire her again in a heartbeat!

Hair: Dawn Snow – Shear Forte // Makeup Artist: Christina Samuels  // Dress Designer & Store Location: NY Bride & Groom, North Syracuse Nee York // Shoes: Crown Vintage // Bridesmaids Dresses: Etsy // Grooms Attire: JF Ferrar  // Ceremony Venue: Lakeland Park Cazenovia, NY // Reception Venue: The Lincklaen House // Additional photo venue: Cazenovia // Florist: Kayley Brim // DJ: Ormond Entertainment // Caterer: The Lincklaen House // Cake: Wegmans – decor by my Mother 🙂 

Lincklaen House Wedding – Jocelyn & Bryan