Snowstorm, below freezing temperatures, and an outdoor wedding... three things we would never have wanted to mix. That was until we had the privilege of bearing witness to, and capturing the sweetest wedding ceremony ever with the sweetest of couples! Dave and Darla had put much thought into their winter wonderland wedding. Their ceremony took place in downtown Rochester at St Joseph's, the city's oldest Catholic church. The only catch is that this church had been destroyed by fire in 1975 and all that is left are the beautiful stone walls, arches and high bell tower. No walls, but lots of love from about 100 guests and a wonderfully large and fun wedding party, would keep them warm. Lots of little surprises through out the day, including Darla showing up to her first look with Dave with no warm winter robe on, just her beautiful, trumpet style dress... BRRRRR.... and then walking down the isle to Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne while friends and family clapped in rhythm! Hundreds of friends and family showed up at the Italian American Community Center to help them celebrate. Beautiful setting, wonderful food, a great 80's band called Hall Pass and lots and lots of love made for a most perfect reception! Be sure to scroll through all the images to see all the different things they had for their day and then be sure to leave them a note of love in the comments. "Many" years ago Jeff and I were married on the same date and we loved the idea of celebrating our anniversary with helping these two start their journey to their very own "many years" of love. Thank you Dave and Darla for allowing us to share in your most amazing day! We could not have found a better way to celebrate our own anniversary!
HHandsome tuxes were from Incognito Great shoes that help to showcase this grooms unique personality and style. And LOVED these boots! Her ring was a family heirloom and that cute material is her baby blanket which was put into a beautiful box and made part of the ceremony. Wedding rings were from Burke and Bannayan. Dave and Darla give this company a 5 star for service!
Darla found this frog a few months prior to meeting Dave and the card that came with it said she would meet her prince charming in the coming year. Guess it was right :) And the small ring was a family heirloom as well in which she wore on her pinky finger. This amazing dress was from Katherine Patricia's It was such a cold day and yet Darla had wanted to go without her pretty warm robe so that she would be wearing something different down the isle. Could not believe it when she came in with bear arms.... So pretty! Gotta show him those boots! And of course, Dave could not stand to see her bare arms in the cold and as any good gentleman would do, he gave her his coat. And here comes the bride! Remember that crazy train was her "wedding march" :) Darla's cousin Kayla officiated the wedding. And the ring warming ceremony was so sentimental. The rings were passed around so each person in the wedding party and the parents could hold them and give a blessing or a wish for the couple over them. LOVED this idea! Upon exiting the ceremony the news was there to interview them. Their story has made the news, the papers and the radio :) Large wedding parties are not always easy but this group was fabulous to work with!! After a quick outdoor picture of cold wedding party we were able to move indoors to the beautiful Monroe County Office Building.
Amazing architecture. Each table was set with a unique tea cup with chocolate kisses. Very unique bride and groom glasses. Dave and Darla, we cannot thank you enough for allowing us to be part of your most amazing day! It was awesome from beginning to end! We wish you a lifetime of love and laughter!
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