Mackenzie and I met in 2000 at Mercyhurst College, now Mercyhurst University
. She was a sophomore and I a lowly freshman. Below is just one of the many pictures of the great times we had which graced my scrapbook for the rest of my college career. I can't seem to remember who won that battle... maybe because I lost? :)
I was beyond excited when Mackenzie told me that she and Brad were getting married in Gatlinburg, and they wanted me to shoot their wedding! There are no words to describe how beautiful their location and day were!
Can you tell that the junior bridesmaid and one of the flower girls are related?
Break out the toe separators; we all need to get ready!
And while the women are busy getting ready, the men managed to sneak in a toast at the bar.
The ring bearer was not about to be left behind as he ran down the aisle to catch up
with his Aunt & Uncle!
These are for Becca, who was excited to see them...
I know I said this before, but Mackenzie, you look like a stunning classic Hollywood actress!
Brad's sister was super woman that day! Not only was she a bridesmaid but she made the cake and did the flowers too!
My next assistant in full training.
I can honestly say that I have never been so entertained by taking photos of other people dancing
than I was at this reception.
One of our first wedding couples, AJ & Preston, getting down with their bad selves... yes please!
New York, New York Kickline
The matron of honor performing the most epic Thriller dance I've ever witnessed!
Yes, she scared away the flower girls... multiple times.
Mackenzie and Brad, we wish you a lifetime of laughter, love, and your own personal ballet performances!
Original Hometowns; Mackenzie: Cortland, NY Brad: Mount Carmel, TN
Officiant: Richard Willis
DJ: Gary Hagerman of Air Force One Mobile Disc Jockey
Wedding Coordinator at The Park Vista: Christine
Florist, Cake and Super Bridesmaid: Rebecca Smith
Brad's Favorite Moment of the Day: When Mackenzie walked down the aisle!
Mackenzie's Favorite Moment of the Day: The whole day, the ceremony, the reception and her sister's thriller dance.
Mackenzie and Brad's Advice to future brides and grooms: "We say start planning as soon as possible. We had a year and it turned out to be enough time, but still very stressful. So get as much done as soon as possible because there will always be last minute things to deal with and they add a lot of stress. Try not to be stressed! Be flexible and don't sweat the small stuff. Enjoy the time with family and friends."