Maggie and Zack tied the knot two weeks ago! These two did not let the rainy day dampen their joy as they celebrated with their friends and family!
Maggie and Zack started their day with a beautiful marriage ceremony and mass at the Franciscan Church of the Assumption. Their ceremony was both traditional, but also incorporated so many personal elements! Maggie had worked with the officiating priest, Father Jerry at Syracuse University doing campus ministry, so it was fun to listen to the stories he had to tell. Whether or not all of those tales were true is another story! From the readings to communion, it was clear how much Maggie and Zack wanted to include their family and friends in their big day. I loved seeing how many people were able to play an active role in the ceremony itself!
After the ceremony and family photos, we headed up to the Stone Thrower’s Monument in Tipperary Hill. Both Maggie and Zack are Irish and they wanted to make sure to include their heritage in the story of their day (take a look at the Irish Coffee Bar they created!). Their bridal party was so fun to work with and we managed to finish their photos just in time before it started to downpour! Thankfully, when we arrived at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo for the reception, the rain stopped just enough for us to grab some bride and groom portraits! It couldn’t have worked out any better!
I love seeing how each of my couples incorporate their personalities into their day. Maggie and Zack included so many personal touches, it was hard to keep track! Maggie baked all of the favors (snicker-doodle blondie bars, which were DELICIOUS!), and Zack cut all of the wood for the centerpieces. Above all, you could tell that throughout the day their highest priority was their guests. When I asked why they chose the Zoo as their reception location, they said they wanted their guests to have something to do during cocktail hour. How sweet and thoughtful is that?!
It was such an honor to celebrate with Maggie and Zack! Here are my favorite images from their rainy wedding day!
Church: Franciscan Church of the Assumption
Reception Venue: Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Caterer: Catering at the Zoo
DJ/Entertainment: Jones Tones (Jack Jones)
Florals: Melanie Daly
Bride’s Dress: Essence of Australia, New York Bride
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Weddington Way
Groom’s & Groomsmens’ Tux: Macy’s
Favors: Hand-made by the Bride!