Just a week before Andy and Sara's wedding, the weather forecast was threatening rain to shower their outdoor wedding ceremony.  But the day of their wedding the skies were blue and clouds were slowly breezing by, as if they were on vacation from the rain and enjoying the lightness of their composition.

The bride wore a beautiful straight cut dress with a peek-a-boo slit down the front.  She also wore the most comfortable heels  I have ever seen in my career as a wedding guest and wedding photographer.  Not to mention, they are cute but also practical enough to use in countless future occasions.

The Groom wore a full white suit, complete with a white top hat and patent leather shoes--the perfect outfit for a grand entrance to his ceremony, cued by a bit of funk music followed by a run down the aisle and a selfie.

It was indeed a family affair with their daughter as the flower girl and Andy's brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces falling into some role of their wedding party.  

A really cute idea: glass bottles covered with chalk paint and chalk for guests to write messages to the bride and groom.

 

The reception was packed in with the usual events, including the typical dances.  What struck me most about the dancing was their version of the chicken dance in which ALL guests participated  and danced in concentric circles around the bride a groom, much like the Jewish Hora dance sans chairs.

They made their grand exit out of the park in a shower of birdseed--how environmentally thoughtful is this couple!?

Thank you Andy and Sara for including me on this very special day.  I'm wishing you and your families all the best in your very bright future ahead!

Venue: Whetstone Park of Roses
Dress: David's Bridal
Suit: Men's Wearhouse
Catering: Catering by Scott
DJ: JT Burcham
Flowers: Connells Maple Lee in Grove City
Photography: Photography by Donna May
 

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