Seating charts are a funny thing. They are usually a detail left last minute, finished with difficultly after a late night conferencing at least a few members of the family and bridal party. However occasionally they offer an opportunity, to give people a chance to talk and meet. Matt was attending his cousin’s wedding and Eliza was at the wedding of one her closest friends and they were seated strategically. Sparks flew and their story began.
Happiness has a way of becoming immediately visible, contagious and inviting. It’s hard to contain or suppress, but thankfully there’s no need to do that on a wedding day. It can spill out and spread and gain momentum. That’s exactly what Eliza and Matt’s wedding was like. They invited family and friends to join them in Ithaca and celebrate as they tied the knot and pledged their lives to each other.
I had an easy job capturing the events of the day with so much joy all around. It was beautiful, worry free, and I invite you to take a look and enjoy!
Eliza’s dress was two layers that were oh so delicate and lovely. The bridesmaids wore similar shades of pink with lots of variety in style to suit their taste. It was perfect.
A little gift from Matt before the day started was a pair of pearl earrings. Eliza put them on with the help of her bridesmaids and her ensemble was complete.
After a first look at Buttermilk Falls, and some help tying all of the bow ties the bridal party was ready, a great looking group.
They said their “I do’s” outside the barn with guests standing around them in the beautiful sun and bright green grass.
The party barn was decorated with simple and beautiful details: delicate flowers and mason jars , burlap and lace. On site bbq was brought in for a fresh and simple meal everyone loved.
Later in the evening Brick-N-Motor showed up to provide late night hor d’oeuvres and dessert. Their “crack” ice cream sandwich cookies were a huge hit and the perfect snack in between some serious dancing!
I don’t think more fun could have been had on the dance floor, and the sparklers were a perfect send off to end the night. Thank you so much for inviting me to document everything and I wish you so many years of happiness Eliza + Matt!!