Cody & Allison – Holy Cross Lutheran Church – Sunnybrook Country Club
High School Sweethearts Wed
Cody and Allison dated in high school. Went to separate colleges but remained friends, then came back together as a couple, realizing that they were made for each other.
Their day started off a tad gray and we wondered if they skies were going to pour down rain at any moment. But shortly before the ceremony the sun peeked through the clouds and shown through the stained glass of Holy Cross Lutheran church, lighting a wonderful colored display at the front of the sanctuary.
Donning her Converse sneakers, Allison made her way down the aisle on her own (more on that later) to her awaiting husband. Yes, I said husband. Cody is in the USAF (hence the uniform) and the two eloped several months before to make the transition into married military life a bit easier. The wedding was to allow family and friends to celebrate their marriage with them before heading off across country.
After the ceremony, we went out to a lovely park that Allison had picked. It was dotted with the loveliest of purplish flowers and make a perfect setting for their portraits. Though, while we were there, the skies became more and more threatening and we even heard a rumble of thunder or two. On the way to the reception the sky became darker and darker but held off letting go of the buckets of rain until after the bridal party was able to make their grand entrance…phew!
Lots of fun was had at the reception with the shoe game, cake cutting, bouquet & garter tosses, bride & groom first dance and mother/son dance. The bride also danced with each of her two brothers who stood in for her father. That part made this photographer cry like a baby and I was very honored to be able to capture it. During the general dancing the dance floor was overflowing the ENTIRE night!
We stepped outside for a brief few moments in the sprinkling rain and came up with their lovely final portrait for the evening and then back inside for more dancing. The night finished with a sparkler exit in which about half way down, Cody grabbed Allison and pulled her into a huge dip and kiss. It was epic!
Thank you Cody & Allison for letting me be part of your day!
Church: Holy Cross Lutheran
Reception: Sunnybrook Country Club
Dress: David’s Bridal
Flowers: GVL Floral
DJ: Motive Music