Finger Lakes Wedding: Elyse and Zach

Elyse and Zach celebrated their marriage on what turned out to be the most perfect late September day. Down to the tiniest details, these two thought of EVERYTHING. Their whole day went incredibly smoothly- Elyse is a wedding planner herself, and so many friends and family members came together to make it a success! Her family even built a spectacular new party barn on the property to house the food and drinks for the reception, which turned out beautifully. Crazily enough, the barn and house even matched the wedding colors!

Elyse and her bridesmaids got ready right in the house she grew up in, while Zach was right next door at her brother’s house with the groomsmen. Elyse’s mom was in charge of everyone’s stunning hairstyles, and Shaina did a wonderful job with makeup. Weeks later, we are still obsessed with the florals, arranged by Blush Floral & Wedding Design in Newark. SO PERFECT!

 Elyse and Zach were married under the enormous branches of two trees that had grown into one, right in Elyse’s parents’ backyard. Friends and family (including the family dog) gathered to watch as they officially became husband and wife and kicked off an evening of celebration. Guests were met at their seats with unbelievable cookies made by Audrey at Cake Baby, while Smokin’ Hots BBQ provided a delicious dinner. Before their introductions, we snuck away with Elyse and Zach for a sunset session which they KILLED. The light was perfect, the rain was still holding off, and they looked like they’d just stepped out of a magazine!

Afterwards, the bridal party danced into the reception, and Elyse and Zach shared their first dance while friends and family cheered and celebrated. The maids of honor and best men gave amazing speeches that had everyone laughing- especially when one maid of honor (and Harry Potter fan) asked everyone to raise a wand to the newlyweds, as she pulled one from her dress.

Following dinner, Elyse and Zach cut their gorgeous wedding cake, baked by Elyse’s aunt and topped with flowers provided by Blush Floral. Rain poured down the whole rest of the night, but Eric at Finger Lakes Entertainment kept everyone too busy dancing to even notice. The dance floor was still full as we were leaving, and we’re told the celebration lasted far into the night.

Elyse and Zach, congratulations again! We couldn’t have asked for anyone more fun to spend the day with!

WeddingChelsea Cullen