Wow, what an insanely awesome celebration to kick off my 2011 wedding season back in the US! A few days after I touched down in pollen-strucken NJ, battling jet lag with an economy pack of 5 hour energies driving all over the tri-state area, Brandon and I headed up to Kerhonkson, NY to meet with Jenn and Mike the next day at Soyuzivka. It's a Ukranian resort nestled in the Catskill Mountains of NY, overlooking some mountain ranges and surrounded by natural beauty. I've got to give it to these guys, they were absolute troopers. The photos you see below couldn't have been made if Jenn (in heels and custom made dress) and Mike didn't want to trek into the woods, jump over muddy streams, dodge sporadic rain showers, walk down wooded hills covered in rotting leaves, and get down and a little dirty BEFORE the ceremony. Big props to this awesome couple again. Enough talking, the pictures should speak for themselves :) Enjoy your honeymoon in a couple weeks guys!
all that forest trekking paid off :)
two amazingly awesome rings. yes, that's a wooden inlay in Mike's
jenn's crazy cool shoes
and the shoes and ring together... she coordinated her outfit to match her ring to her shoes! (haha just kidding)
beautiful bride to be. AWESOME when brides get their make-up and hair done outside on a covered deck.
mike getting ready in his room
their first look at each other
cool brick archway with some nice light
the "love shack" as it's dubbed.
cool little detail.
shed in the woods
brandon shot this one, just to show you what jenn wanted to do for photos. amazing!
another awesome shot by brandon
how awesome was this ceremony location?!
also on a side note, i'm not this tall in real life
some details from the day
a couple shots from the crazy party!
loving the speeches
so much insane dancing going on the whole night
and one last little detail, having some fun experimenting with my new flash gear