HILTON GARDEN INN WEDDING | TROY, NY | TONYA + MIKE

There is so much I could say about this couple and their wedding, but I'll try to pick out a few of my favorite things. Tonya and Mike are so sweet to each other and to everyone around them. They are an easy-going couple who take a no stress approach to life, and that carried over into the whole atmosphere of their wedding day. As a photographer, I appreciated how calm and organized they were during the planning process and also on the day of their wedding. I also noted how they treated all of their vendors and guests with respect and love, and that stood out to me.

The ceremony was unique to Tonya and Mike, and the service was tailored really to them. The pastor spoke many special words directly to Tonya and Mike and it was obvious that the three of them had a special relationship and that this church is important to them as a couple. Tonya was recently baptized into this faith and prayer and religion is something that ties Tonya and Mike together as a strong couple.

Following the service we had fun driving around in a classic car (fully decked out with tin cans dangling off the back - thanks, Melissa!) and creating some portraits, while trying to race the rain! We hit Sage Park in downtown Troy and then ventured over to Oakwood Cemetery. The cemetery has gorgeous architecture and Tonya told me that ever since she was little she dreamed of having bridal portraits created under the arches, so I made that happened! I'm really grateful to this couple for allowing me to document their wedding day and happy to share some of my favorite images that we created together!

Wedding Planner | April Rounds
Ceremony | Community Church of Grafton
Reception | Hilton Garden Inn, Troy
Makeup | Rumors Spa and Salon | Chloe
Hair | Rumors Spa and Salon | Diane
Music | JENT Music and Events
Flowers | Poppytree Floral Designs
Cake | Cakes by Grace and Girls, LLC
Transportation | Mac (personal friend)
Rings | Glennpeter Jewelers
Dresses | David's Bridal

Tuxedos | Men's Wearhouse
Gown Alterations | Lynn Kopka, Troy

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