When Amy of Amy Rizzuto Photography asked me to help her Second Shoot a wedding, I was elated. I had third shot with Amy + Mekina back in February, (which I will post in the colder months because it's a snowy wonderland...) but these two are an amazing team, and I knew it would be hard to fill Mekina's really cute shoes - but I was excited nonetheless! Especially when Amy filled me in on how great Amanda + Kevin were, and how lovely the Brooklake Country Club was. For the early hours of the wedding day, I got to hang with Kevin and his groomsmen before Amanda + Kevin's first look, and it was a blast!
I had to include that last one - does this not look like a slow motion scene out of a movie like "hangover" but even more awesome? I think so. This was when the guys headed upstairs to get ready for the first look. It's always a big moment when the Bride and Groom see each other for the first time!
So sweet, right? They couldn't stop laughing and kissing...giddy from nerves of the day and the excitement of the ceremony that was quickly approaching. But before that would happen, it was time for a few portraits around the gorgeous grounds of the Brooklake Country Club.
Below is the stunning ceremony location along with Amanda's dad walking her down the aisle towards Kevin...I don't want to give all the moments from the ceremony away, but let's just say that all of the guests blew bubbles as they kissed for the first time as husband and wife!
The following images are some of my favorite that I took from the day. I am a sucker for these springtime blooms on the trees and the romantic vibe of the entire day!
Ugh, that last one is my favorite! Okay, time to celebrate! Amanda chose pretty lanterns surrounded by springtime flowers and a cake adorned with pink peonies. There was so much food, dancing and fun! The couple had a Grand Exit lined with guests holding sparklers - we all wished them well as they headed off to their Hawaiian honeymoon!
It was such an honor and pleasure to be a part of Amanda + Kevin's special day filled with love & lots and lots of light. The day was impeccable! Thank you, thank you Amy for entrusting me to capture this day with you - I loved every second of it! xo, Jess
(to see more of Amanda + Kevin's love story, visit Amy's blog here. )