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My life has been full of fun and easy going couples lately.  Jennifer and Steve are not excluded.  The whole vibe of the day was awesome.  I heard there was some nervousness that morning (about walking down the aisle, not about getting married 🙂 ), but by the time they got there – it was completely gone.  You can see the love between these two and how much fun they have together.  Congratulations, Jennifer & Steve and thank you for including us in your day!  It was honor to be there to capture it for you.

 

There’s way more sweetness in the video, so be sure to take a couple minutes and check it out!

http://animoto.com/play/SWDvbsOFq1Pl5fGrvJIeBg?utm_content=challenger

Ceremony | First Baptist Church

Reception | The New Englander

Dress | David’s Bridal

Cake | Ligo’s Cakes

Flowers | David Jones

Entertainment | DJ Spidey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright: Michelle Galazia | 2011

 

Winter weddings.  Cold?  Yes.  Beautiful?  Absolutely.  Emily was stunning and her bridesmaids’ dresses (on seven gorgeous bridesmaids) were definitely my very favorite of the year.  The guys were equally gorgeous and fun – which made our job so easy.  Emily & Gino are two super sweet and thoughtful people.  They didn’t want their bridal party to get cold, so we had some fun inside with the group at the Poland Library and then heated things up outside with Emily and Gino by themselves.  These images were well worth bearing the cold and I think I could say I loved every single one of them.  It wasn’t just the atmosphere or the beautiful architecture.  It’s the way these two look at each other.  They are so in love and it couldn’t be more obvious.

An awesome party afterward at The Lake Club (seriously, the best place for a reception – I love shooting there) with Rudy and the Professionals.  Couldn’t have ended the year any better.  🙂

Emily's niece was the flower girl and so adorable.

Emily's dress was breath-taking.

 

 

Posing for grandma.

 

Grandpa saved the day on helping the littlest one down the aisle. How cute are they? 🙂

One of my favorites.

Gino's dad is a singer and sang their first dance. Such a beautiful moment.

A serenade from Rudy. 🙂

The parent dances were very sweet.

Congratulations and thanks so much, Emily & Gino!  It was an honor to be a part of your day.

Succop Conservancy pronounced – suck-up – yes, that is how you say it.  It’s a family name.  The property is far more elegant and beautiful than the name it was given.  🙂  A gorgeous old home, guest house, two lakes, a barn and acres upon acres of amazing foliage.  Given it was an outdoor wedding at the end of October, I kept praying for the weather to hold out.  Lots of people must have been, because Johanna and Patrick were blessed with the best weather possible for this time of year.  Perfect for “The Reveal” on the patio, perfect for saying their vows to each other under the blue skies, perfect for dancing in the pavilion with the night surrounding them and later a bonfire to cuddle up to.  Really an awesome day.  One of my favorite shots of the year came from this day and I got to witness one of the greatest toasts ever – Johanna’s friends wrote and sang a song for her and Patrick.  The song was beautiful and so were there voices.  These two were surrounded by awesome friends and family and it was so fun to be a part of it.

Check out some of their images below, but to see more of Johanna & Patrick’s day…click on the video.

Pat & Johanna chose to see each other prior the ceremony, so we did The Reveal on the patio.

...and then we strolled around the property for a few shots.

"Mazel Tov!"

The light here was to die for and this was my favorite image of the day, if not the year.

http://animoto.com/play/0TskHlMRz9vuffvWJ73aGQ

(view this video in high-resolution here)

Congratulations, Johanna & Patrick!  Thanks so much for allowing us to be there to capture your day.

Collett is actually a senior from Wilmington Area High School (of which I am an alumni).  But even though she comes from the country, she’s a city girl through and through.  A total sweetheart and up for whatever I suggested, we really ended up with some amazing images.  I found out she is a huge Pirates fan, so we incorporated the stadium into our shoot and below are just a few of my favorites from the day.

Thanks so much, Collett!  I had a great time roaming through the city with you guys!

Here’s a couple that I know all too well.  Joey is, in fact, my brother-in-law and to our satisfaction (and surprise) – Leigh has agreed to marry him.  🙂  They will be wed next Fall and so decided that a pumpkin farm would be the perfect place for their e-session.  We headed out to Portersville where the skies were blue, but the pumpkin patch was a little picked over.  No worries.  There were plenty of great spots to choose from.  Here a few of my favorites from their session.

Loved the paper lanterns on the ceiling of the barn.