Her smile was as bright as the sun that day! It was glued to her face from the moment I stepped foot in the room to the hugs we gave in our goodbyes. Leah’s smile could not be subdued! Matt’s continual long looks in his bride’s direction showed just how much he adored that smile and the gorgeous woman behind it! The whole day was surrounded by love, their friends and family just poured it out on them! I can’t tell you how many times I had to wipe tears from my eyes! From Dad’s reaction when he first saw Leah, to Matt’s sweet adoration, to the tears of happiness Mom cried while helping Leah put on her dress. Oh! So sweet!
To be able to witness and capture this day was such an honor! I only wish I had more blog space to share with you every genuine, sweet, & funny moment! Thank you so much Leah & Matt! I wish you weren’t so far away in Florida! Next time you visit NY you’d better look me up!
Hair: Lee from Lasting Impressions Salon in Geneva
Makeup Artist: Gwen from the Belhurst’s Isabella Spa
Dress: Alfred Angelo
Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo in the color Indigo
Tuxes: Pin-striped, double-vented, suit-style tuxes from Men’s Warehouse
Venue: St. Stephen’s Church for the ceremony, and Belhurst Castle for the reception
Florist: Stella’s out of Canandaigua
Transportation: Park Place Limo
Band — Nic and the Nice Guys Lite (they were awesome!)
Caterer: Belhurst prepared the food
Cake: An array of cheesecakes from Cheesy Eddie’s in Rochester
Wedding Planner: My amazing Mother and Sister (Delaine and Alissha, respectively)
First Dance: “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Callait
Father/Daughter: “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw
Mother/Son: “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
Introductions: We surprised our family and friends and played a 30-second clip of a song that has significant meaning between us and each of our grandparents, parents, and bridal party for the introductions into the reception. It was quite a hit!
About the day:
Bride & Groom:
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
It’s so hard to pick just one, but Matt and I agree that me walking down the aisle was the most amazing moment.
What was your favorite detail?
Again, tough to choose just one, but either my headband from my mom, or the surprise silver hearts that my sister had engraved with our nicknames for each other and tied to our toasting flutes.
Any advice for future bride & grooms?
Be sure to steal little moments with each other throughout the day, and don’t be sad when it’s over — be happy that is was the most incredible day of your life and you’ll have phenomenal photos to enjoy for your life together (and others to enjoy beyond that!).
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Ahh! Too many! Each person’s reaction to “their song” during the intros, my sister saying that our family doesn’t like cops during her speech with tables full of them, and/or the Groomsman Rusty putting on my veil at the end of the night.
If you had to do it all over, would you change anything?
Nothing. Not a thing. It was perfect.
What was your favorite wedding purchase?
No brainer — The photographers!!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We are going to Hawaii for 2 weeks in March – I can’t wait!