Couple: Mike and Rachel
Wedding Date: May 11, 2013
Ceremony: St. Cyril’s Catholic Church
Reception: Riveredge Resort, Alexandria Bay, NY
Mike & Rachel have quite a story of love that led up to the day they finally exchanged rings with a promise to love one another forever. I could not do their story justice if I even tried. So, with that said, after 7 years of being apart Mike and Rachel fell in love again. This time it led them to this beautiful day in May.
I often tell my brides that with all the detailed planning and praying for a perfect day, sometimes things do go wrong. We’ve seen bridesmaids faint, cakes melt, and on May 11, 2013 we witnessed all of Alex Bay’s power go out. Yes, you heard me right…all of Alex Bay’s power went out. There were discussions of ceremony relocation, or candlelight, needing guest food lists because the venue’s could not be located in the outage. So you may ask, “How did the bride react?” With grace. Rachel stayed calm and made the decisions she needed to. We pulled back the drapes and put on smiles, with iPhone flashlights in tow we braved the stairwell. Love and life went on. Wouldn’t you know that right before Mike and Rachel had their first look of one another, the power came on! Yay!
The ceremony was full of beautiful music and loving smiles. Afterwards guests enjoyed ice cream “Dilly Bars”, and then fun was had at the park taking photos. Mike and Rachel created a relaxed atmosphere for their guests and created enough time during their planning to really enjoy their guests. At the end of the night after all of the tears of joy and fun, Mike and Rachel ran down a gauntlet of sparklers to embark on a boat tour of the bay. Enjoy the photos of the love and joy this couple shared on their wedding day! Oh, and did I mention they had the first ring “bear” I’ve ever encountered?! Enjoy!