Zach and Mindy are one of the many couples who have faced so many challenges in planning their dream wedding amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. They decided to hold to their original date and scale down. They traded their big tent reception with dancing, to a small, intimate family dinner. Mindy did her own makeup. There were so many changes for them. But the incredible thing was you could never tell there were any disappointments in the planning process when you were with them. They were so joyful and they just rolled with the punches – even when 15 minutes before their ceremony the skies opened up into a downpour and didn’t stop until evening. They moved their ceremony from in front of the falls to under a tight porch space and smiled through the whole thing. I couldn’t have been more proud of the way they handled the day and how they chose to not let a single thing hold them back from loving every minute.
Right before I left, we ventured down to the falls in the rain to grab a few portraits. And even though we all got really wet, it was totally worth it.
Zach and Mindy, if you guys can go through all you did to get to your wedding day, have a rain storm during your ceremony, and being soaking wet for your portraits, all while smiling and laughing through it… you have what it takes to make it through life together forever. Hold onto that. It was an absolute joy working with you. I wish you all the best!
Saturday I had the privilege of spending the day with Chris and Jen as they tied the knot at the beautiful Glen Iris Inn at Letchworth Park. Jen looked amazingly beautiful and so did all her girls. Shoutout to Jamie and Santa for doing an incredible job on the hair and makeup!
Chris and Jen are so laid-back, easy going kind of people – they make you feel welcome and are simply fun to be around. They had beautiful weather and the most gorgeous backdrop on their wedding day. I loved watching Chris during the ceremony. He had a big smile on his face most of the time and clearly was pumped to be marrying the girl of his dreams. The looks that Jen gave Chris made it obvious that she adores him. I just loved capturing their love.
There were so many personal touches to this wedding. The bride grew the flowers used to line the aisle. The groom made the lawn games. And goodness were the flowers that they got from ErieWay Flowers beautiful! I may have been a little obsessed with them. Sorry, not sorry if you get sick of all the flowers in this post.
Chris and Jen – I hope you both live out your married days laughing with each other and lavishing love on one another. You guys are perfect together and I wish you the best!
- Venue: Glen Iris Inn, Letchworth State Park
- Live Band: Something Else Band
- Hair Stylist: Jaime Cheveaux
- Makeup Artist: Santa McKenna
- Second Photographer: Stacy Ludwig
- Florist: ErieWay Flowers
- Cake: The Cake Place