2014 Favorite Ceremony Moments / Jessica Painter Photography / Albany Wedding Photographer
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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I love wedding ceremonies. Whether they are 10 minutes long or one hour long, each one is so very special! More than just words, it's that moment when you officially bound yourself to another person, promising them a lifetime commitment of love, happiness, tears and well, everything!

I have so many favorite moments during a ceremony! A wedding ceremony doesn't have to be a stuffy affair, and I can honestly say that I can't remember the last wedding I went to that was. Our couples are relaxed, happy, they laugh with each other and everything is just so perfect, even with the imperfect moments!

I'm going to tell you a few of the favorites from my own wedding ceremony. The first one was having my dad walk me down the aisle, there was a moment when we looked at each other, didn't say anything, but it just was so special. There is a great shot in our own wedding blog where I am looking at my dad and he has this sweet smile on his face. Check it out.  Then I looked up and saw Ed, and there were tears in his eyes. Wow! I was blown away! Such an amazing feeling seeing how happy and excited he was to be marrying me! Who knew I could be so blessed and lucky!? Both moments are something I will never forget. :) 

I'm sure from that little story, you can guess that one of my favorite moments of a ceremony is when the bride is coming down the aisle. The room is quiet, guests are standing, and the groom is watching in awe. And I'm trying to take photos and not tear up!! 

Another favorite? The moment just before the first kiss. The looks of excitement and aniticapation as a couple is announced husband and wife; ahhh! Just love it! 

More favorites: everything in between! :)

This blog is going to feature some of my favorite moments from our 2014 ceremonies. There were so many it was hard to narrow down! 

These first two images are from Ashley and Paolo's wedding - just love that they are taking the time to look at each other and enjoy this special moment. 
bride looking at groom during ceremony

groom looking at bride during ceremony

ring exchange during ceremony

Because everyone needs a carrot while the vows are being read...Such a great moment during Josh and Amanda's wedding and a fun story while Josh read his vows to Amanda!
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fun candid ceremony moments

Great first kiss!!amazing first kiss moment

Another favorite...that look just before they walk down the aisle as husband and wife.albany wedding photographer

This was a great moment from Carissa and Tyler's wedding... realizing they forgot the rings!!
fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

Luckily they weren't too far away, and thanks to Marty from The Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake, there was nothing to worry about!!fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

Then came the loud clap of thunder. Someone was done listening to the officiant. :)fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

Another favorite moment - just before the first kiss!! Yes!fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

One of my all time favorites of a groom seeing his bride for the first time was this moment at Ben and Lynn's wedding. These two are the epitome of love and this moment just blew me away. It still does!
first look with groom during ceremony

So many great moments during their ceremony - I love the laughter!fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

Even the guests were having fun! Lynn and Ben had their rings passed to all their guests during the ceremony so each person could give the rings good wishes. This shot was just perfect. :)fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

Here it is again! That moment just before the first kiss.... LOVE!amazing first kiss at wedding

I love how excited Chris is to see Katie as she arrived at the front of the aisle at their wedding. He has such a great smile!first look during wedding ceremony

Katie putting the ring on Chris; of course he is happy - she is an amazing woman!!! :)fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

Just after the ceremony Chris and his son shared this moment. Love it. fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

Up next is Colleen and Stephen's wedding. Colleen, amidst her father and bridesmaids had this moment as she collected herself before coming down the aisle. Glad I was there to catch it. 
emotional bridal ceremony moment

This was right as the priest was announcing them as husband and wife - such a happy moment!fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

amazing first kiss moment

Amber had her mom walk her down the aisle at her Lake Placid wedding with Christian. Such a great moment as mom takes it all in, adoring her beautiful daughter!mom walking bride down aisle

Hats off for this amazing first kiss moment!amazing wedding first kiss moment

Yay, married! And so happy! :)fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

A proud dad moment before walking his beautiful dauther Jenn down the aisle to Brandon at their Appel Inn wedding.
fun candid photo of dad and bride

Oh that moment before the first kiss gets me again!!amazing first kiss moment at wedding

Love this one - another all time favorite. Look how happy they are coming down the aisle as husband and wife. Such a great love story, one that started out as high school sweethearts. Oh these two!! :)fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

How adorable are these little munchkins as they prepare to walk down the aisle at Katie and Matt's wedding?! Kids are a great addition to weddings.adorable flower girl and ring bearer

Another great dad/daughter moment.great father daughter moment at ceremony

aerial view of wedding ceremony crooked lake

I think they are happy! :) fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

Sarah and Tim had a beautiful wedding at The Mansion Inn. I love ceremonies like this one! 
fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

Seriously, how great is this shot! Just as they were announced husband and wife!! Sarah is so sweet! Love it.fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

Yep, we did it! Congrats you two. :)fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

So much love in this moment between Catherine and her dad just before she arrives at the aisle to greet Stephen at their Century House wedding.beautiful father daughter photo during ceremony

Another shot that has so much love in it. I'll never forget this moment!groom seeing bride for first time at ceremony

fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

Yay! Married! Love it.fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

Such joy and happiness as they walk out of the ceremony! Love these two!fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

That's one proud dad walking his daughter Ginny down to her future husband Rob at their Point O' Pines wedding.fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

Awe .... :)fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

Ginny and Rob's dog had a few words to say after they shared their first kiss as husband and wife! You may not be able to see Ryder that well, but you can certainly hear him! :)fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

This was awesome!fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

Such a great moment as Todd watches Stacy come down the aisle to him during their River Stone Manor ceremony.
groom seeing bride for first time at ceremony

Even Joy, their officiant, is touched by their ceremony! Who wouldn't be?! It was so great!fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

Love this series during their first kiss as husband and wife!!fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

fun candid ceremony moments albany wedding photographer

We had an amazing 2014 wedding season, each couple was so wonderful and unique! I can't wait to see what our 2015 season brings. Stay tuned! xo

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