Lisa and Mike became husband & wife last Friday, and there was clearly not a doubt in their minds or hearts that they were each saying their I do’s to the right person. They're a great couple – both of them are kind, fun, and obviously care deeply about their families and friends. Speaking of family, they have started one of their own – they have an adorable little boy named Anthony, who made an excellent ring bearer as he rode down the aisle in a wagon with a sign “Daddy, here comes mommy!”
Lisa and her bridesmaids got ready for the big day at the Strathallan, a favorite hotel in downtown Rochester. It’s a great spot, and the girl’s room on the top floor had some beautiful views of the city. After taking lots of bridal party and family photos there, everyone made their way to Mario’s in Pittsford for the wedding ceremony and reception.
The ceremony was short and sweet, beginning with Mike absolutely beaming as he first saw Lisa walking down the aisle. I’ve seen lots of neat ways that brides and grooms incorporate something symbolic and unique into their wedding ceremony, and Lisa and Mike were the first I’ve photographed to do a wine and chocolate ceremony. You might be thinking what I was thinking – why doesn’t everyone make wine and chocolate part of their wedding ceremony!? It was meant to symbolize how love will be both bitter and sweet, with triumphs and tragedies, and how the newlyweds will stick together through it all. After that and some beautifully heartfelt vows, it was time for cocktail hour, then the reception. It was a really special event, and Lisa and Mike made sure to honor their loved ones – both present and passed away. There weren’t many dry eyes in the room as Lisa shared a dance with her grandmother. There were also some hilarious speeches, and lot’s of excellent moves on the dance floor after dinner was finished.
Lisa and Mike, I hope you’re enjoying newlywed life and still basking in the joy of your wonderful wedding celebration! Thank you so much for letting me play a role in your big day. All the happiness in the world to you both, and Anthony!
Enjoy the photos!