This was another wedding we had been looking forward to for a very long time. Melissa & Joe booked us it seems like forever ago and we had so much fun with them at their engagement session that we just knew their wedding would be crazy awesome. And we were right! They have been together since high school and when you are near them their happiness and excitement is infectious. First, Melissa let her girls all pick out their own purple cocktail dresses and the result was absolute perfection. Each girl had a shade and style that reflected them and everyone all together looked AMAZING. I seriously loved it and loved her bravery and faith in her girls. So Yay Melissa. You rock. And for Melissa herself…WOW she looked unbelievable. Her dress was gorgeous and she went with some killer blue shoes for her something blue. Again…loved it. Her make-up was flawless thanks to the talent of none other than one of our favorite make-up artists Tina Barbato from Flawless by Tina and hair was perfectly done by Bree and Stacey from Kylie & Co. The guys were so fun and we would expect no less as Joe is such a nice guy, of course his family and friends are too! We also have to give a shout-out to Greg the groomsman for being in three weddings we photographed in the past few months. He is a professional at this point so if any of you brides and grooms out there are short a groomsman give him a call : ) Melissa & Joe had a bit of a baseball theme because Joe plays professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles… which meant personalized custom bats for the groomsman. How cool is that? And a super cool baseball groom’s cake done by Melissa at our favorite cake shop Make Me A Cake…Next Door. After the ceremony in Troy we headed out to Saratoga National to get the party started. Its always fun to get to drive the golf carts around too so while the cocktail hour got started we cruised around the course and had some fun. The love between these two is so complete and so real that we have no doubt this day was just the first day of forever.
I LOVE getting ready shots. Its that part of the day that is so filled with excitement and anticipation and yet its also a sort of calm moment.
This is the shot that every girl dreams of. The moment these two saw each other was so emotional. This is why i LOVE weddings!
I think this is my favorite of the day. Pat suggested Joe dip Melissa and he just picked her right up and pretended to throw her over the bridge…but not before a kiss. I love the shoes, the kiss, the light, the bridge, the wind. LOVE it!
How cool is this groom’s cake?