Stephanie and Dean’s wedding at Gratitude and Grace in Ithaca New York was an unforgettable day and would have been any wedding photographer’s dream to capture. Stephanie and Dean had scheduled a ton of photo-time into their day with everything from a first look and portraits at Cornell University (where they first met each other and half of their bridal party) to post-ceremony portraits of her and Dean with a chaise lounge and sunset photos later that evening. Beyond the portrait time, it was the the sweet glances they shared throughout the night and the look on Dean’s face as he danced with his wife for the first time that made me feel what an honor it was both to witness and to capture every special moment of their wedding day.
After you’ve seen their pictures, it hardly warrants saying that Stephanie and Dean’s wedding was a blast. Not only was every detail of their wedding fun, creative, and personalized, but they also had tons of activities to keep the guests entertained throughout the evening including a watercolor guest book, a personalized cornhole toss, bocce ball and a photo-booth. Stephanie and Dean kicked off the dance floor with an amazing display of what one year of dance lessons could do. To my untrained eyes at least, they looked like they could stand a chance on Dancing with the Stars!
Stephanie and Dean, I wish you all the best as you enjoy your new lives together in Chicago as husband and wife with your mischievous kitty!
Thank you to Julieanne and Alex for your help throughout the day. I’ll never forget how much fun we had all day at the wedding and afterwards discovering Julieanne’s prodigious drum skills.