carley & bobby: franklin plaza
OK next up is Carley & Bobby’s wedding! Man oh man! SNOW in October? Word. Who would have thought we’d get snow on Saturday October 29? Not me! I hope this isn’t a sign of whats ahead for our long winter. Anyway we showed up at the hotel and there really wasn’t much talk at all about weather. Carley was as cool, calm and collect as they come. She was also looking fabulous thanks to Amy and Sue of Make Me Fabulous. She was ready to become Mrs Digeser! But first we headed outside across the street from the hotel and took some pics of Carley and her ladies. All the girls were so pretty and photogenic as were the flowers from Ambiance Florals and Events. Then it was off to St Thomas in Delmar for the ceremony. Bobby was a little antsy greeting almost every guest who showed up. Usually grooms chill in the back of the church but I think he was so excited for the wedding he couldn’t sit still. While the ceremony took place the snow began to start. After the ceremony I asked Carley and Bobby if they were cool shooting in the snow. Without skipping a beat they were like “yeah!”. So we wrapped up the family photos in the church then headed to Troy.
Now we’re heading to Troy and on the way there I noticed what was large pretty snowflakes in Delmar began to change to more of a wet snow consistency. Whatever. We went for it. I think their limo driver thought we were all completely nuts. As did some of the residents on the street we were shooting on. One even let us use his foyer. What a nice guy huh? Hayden commented many times throughout the day how awesome Carley and Bobby were by never complaining at all about the weather. They took what mother nature gave them and embraced it. So what if the dress might have gotten wet? So what if it wasn’t a blue sky fall day? I think the images we got are way more interesting and romantic than the usual predictable stuff. This why I love what I do. You never know what your going to get and every wedding is different. After we got back and they all dried off I noticed the iconic alleyway at Franklin Plaza looked incredible so I asked Carley and Bobby for one more shot. I knew I would regret it if I didn’t so thank god we went back out. It’s hands down my favorite image from the day and pretty much sums it up for me. After that it was officially party time. Franklin Plaza served the food, Elite Sounds played the music and Hayden held down the Elario photo booth. Carley and Bobby, I can’t thank you enough for everything. You both rock for braving the elements! We really enjoyed working with you both! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We’ll set it off with some bling..
Carley, complete with her Mrs Digeser starter kit. 😉
Who doesn’t love being made fabulous? Sue put the finishing touches on our stunning bride.
Getting ready.. we all loved her gown..
I like this little smile given by Dad..
How many cans of that hairspray you think MMF goes through a year?
You look great girl!
Working it in the freezing cold..
Is it me or do we get spoiled over here with these beautiful brides?
One more.. her blue eyes really pop here.
St Thomas Church..
I love this moment with Dad and Carley.. fixing her veil before they head down the aisle.
The happiness is awesome.
Mr & Mrs..
Mad props to you all for braving this wacky weather..
Halfway working this spot we had to move because the people came home and had groceries in their hands. Wups!!
I love all the images from this little series…
Now and fall in the same photo.. I just thought that was so cool.
The gentleman who lives in “185” was awesome. He saw us out on the street getting drenched and let us use his foyer for a few images. People can be so nice!
I love this one..
Ah the color.. this one is another favorite of mine..
A little Elario configuration in the wet snow. Why not?
As I was taking this image a girl came up and snapped this. Then she told me she was a blog stalker and apparently a friend of mine on facebook too because within minutes a notification came on my phone and told me Jona tagged me in a photo with this caption “look who I found out playing in the snow! congrats to the beautiful bride and groom” Jona, thanks for snapping this and for following the blog! You rock! Ok can we just chuckle for a minute at Hayden’s get up? Nice Hayden!
As I mentioned in my write up. This image sums the day up for me. Carley and Bob were there to get married and nothing was going to stop them. They were oblivious to the weather.. I love this and thats why it was my facebook teaser.
The Franklin Plaza..
Entering the room!
Partying like crazy!
Carley and her twin sister Marke
Oh you look familiar?
How cute are they?
Did Hayden tell you act like bunnies or something?
Yup, its official! Congrats guys!!