Suzy and Derek's 8/1/2020 wedding was truly kismet. In just a week they managed to get engaged, book a venue, get an officiant, book me on my one available day for 2 weeks, book a videographer in 2 days, and it was all an absolute BREEZE of a day. Truly meant to be.
We started out in front of the chapel at Marist College where Derek saw Suzy in her wedding dress for the first time. He was looking real snazzy in the light-colored suit and she looked stunning in her dress!
After their first look we walked around the beautiful campus to take some photos in the greenery.
Marist is right on the Hudson River and there's a gorgeous walkway behind the campus that goes right down to it. It was a perfect spot to finish up before these two tied the knot.
We made our way to Cosimo's where the family & close friends awaited the happy couple. It was time to get hitched!
Derek & Suzy each wrote their own vows, speaking about how they met and how deep their love is for each other & is engrained through their shared beliefs.
As they exchanged rings, the sun came out from behind a cloud and shined right down on us from behind Derek and illuminated them. I couldn't have asked for a better pop of light at this perfect moment.
After a blessing, it was time for Derek to lift the veil and kiss his new bride for the first time!
We went inside quickly to sign the certificates, & came back out for some family/group photos & we were lucky to have the sun stay out and give us some beautiful lighting.
After family photos we went inside and some family and close friends gave heart-warming toasts that drew some tears around the room but there were tons of laughs. This was such a fun-filled group of people.
Dinner was excellent (I had chicken parm, mmm) and it was now time for the newlyweds to cut the cake together.
While dessert was getting prepped Derek and Suzy had their first dance as husband and wife. They showed off their skills with some dips and spins!
Suzy threw the bouquet to her friends, and then they finished the night dancing and having fun.
From being booked to shooting the wedding in less than a week was quite an incredible experience to be a part of. Suzy and Derek are a wonderful couple who are meant to be and capturing their wedding was a true pleasure. Congratulations to the bride and groom!