Emily and Curtis are Married on the Shores of Lake Erie

April 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Today I'm revisiting the wedding of Emily and Curtis that I photographed last summer.

You may remember Emily and Curtis from their engagement session that I talked about here.

The wedding and reception took place at Shorewood Country Club on the shores of Lake Erie just a little west of Dunkirk, New York.  I had been there a few times before but never for a wedding.  The view of the lake is beautiful and I thought we would have an opportunity to get some nice shots.

The day started out kind of windy and chilly and I was worried that the weather might put a damper on the outdoor service.  By the time the ceremony began, however, it had warmed up and turned into a beautiful day.

In the reception area they had this huge table filled with just about every kind of candy you could think of.  Now you might think that would be a good thing, but having walked past it numerous times and of course trying something different each time, yeah, not so much.  They also had tons of decorations that were made mostly by Emily and Curtis' families.  They looked nice, but by the looks of it, somebody spent a lot of time with the glue gun.  The cake was one of the nicer ones I've ever had the pleasure of devouring.  It was made up mostly of cupcakes, which isn't all that unusual, but the thing about it was there were like five or six different flavors of cupcakes, and, of course, not wanting to be rude, I felt that I should try more than just one flavor.... or two.....or.... okay, whatever, they were yummy (don't judge).

As the sun was setting on the lake I hurriedly grabbed Emily and Curtis and dragged them outside to do some quick sunset shots.  The shots looked really good so I started grabbing anybody else that was nearby for some photos against the sunset.   By the time I was done I had a bunch of pictures of people that looked like they had just been on a cruise and gotten one of those complimentary photos against a fake sunset backdrop.  (I'm still trying to figure out if that's a good or bad thing.)

Once the sun finally set a lot of folks went outside for the ever popular Chinese lantern lighting.  They really do look pretty once you get a bunch of them going and every now and then one of them catches on fire or drops out of the sky before it's gone very far which always keeps things interesting.

This wedding was a little different in that I knew a lot of the people there, having been friends with Emily's parents since elementary school.  It was really nice.  It was kind of like a little reunion.  I got to see and talk to people I hadn't seen in years.

All in all I had a great time and by the looks of it so did everyone else.  Below are some images from the day.

 


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