Rachael & Jon are Married!!

On November 5, 2011 Rachael Zelinski & Jon Joyce were married !!  I was thrilled when they asked me to photograph their wedding!!  I used to be a co worker of Brenda’s (Rachael’s mom) and they are just the nicest people around!

The day was simply gorgeous and I was so happy for them.  November can definitely be a month where the weather can go either way but it was sunny beautiful skies all day long.  Me and my talented second shooter, Ernst Jacobsen, start with the getting ready shots.  I was with the girls at Rachael’s house and Ernst was at the hotel with the guys.  We got some great preparation photos before heading off to Bobak’s Signature Events where both the outdoor ceremony and the reception were held.  I love the grounds at Bobak’s.  We got some pre-ceremony family portraits done and had some fun with the bridal party before the ceremony.  The ceremony was held under the beautiful canopy outside which made for great photos.  The ceremony was lovely!

After the ceremony we spend some time getting bridal party shots and then I focused on getting some great shots of Rachael & Jon by themselves.  Bobak’s has a cobblestone walkway and nice stone bench that we had fun with.  Rachael & Jon also wanted to do a thank you card for their guests so we took some shots of them with the cards.  After the formal portraits under the canopy we headed inside for cocktail hour and the reception.

Everyone was having a great time at the reception.  Dinner was delicious and they had a really cool tower of desserts instead of a traditional cake which I thought was great!  Everything tasted great!  The guests enjoyed dancing all night long and the dance floor was pretty packed all night.  Later in the evening Jon was visited by some of his co-workers and we got a couple funny shots of Rachael & Jon in handcuffs!!  The night ended with the guys hanging out outside with some cigars.  What a blast!

Rachael & Jon I wish you so much joy and happiness in your new marriage!  You are both really wonderful and I couldn’t be happier for you!  Thank you for entrusting me with taking photos of your incredibly special day!!  Here are some of the highlights!  Enjoy!!!

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