Wedding photos at the Lower Mill and Rabbit Room

Vintage MP Spotlight: Heather and Brad’s LDS Wedding and Rabbit Room Reception

LDS Mormon wedding with reception at the Rabbit Room

Before Kate Middleton brought lace sleeves en vogue and DIY weddings were hot on Pinterest, Heather and Brad created the perfect classic – yet artistically designed – LDS wedding in Palmyra NY.

LDS Mormon wedding with reception at the Rabbit Room

The wedding ceremony was held at the Church of Latter Day Saints temple in Palmyra and the reception was held in the Lower Mill’s Rabbit Room. It was a challenge capturing a wedding ceremony that occurred inside a building that I was not allowed inside!

LDS Mormon wedding with reception at the Rabbit Room

LDS Mormon wedding with reception at the Rabbit Room

There were so many things that I loved about this 2007 wedding, so I won’t bore you with the details (except that Heather made everything!).

This Latter Day Saints (LDS) wedding was way before it’s time and our collaboration garnered me a pretty nifty international award from the WPJA (Wedding Photo Journalist Association) for this image of ‘found details’:

WPJA award winning wedding photographer in Rochester McKay's Photography

At the time, a few things that I remembered specifically about the wedding was how amazing everyone’s teeth were. Seriously … Every single person had celebrity quality teeth. As someone who never got braces as a kid, I’m envious of their epic smiles.

LDS Mormon wedding with reception at the Rabbit Room

Behind the scenes, I had a terrible assistant photographer. Ugh. She took over 300 pictures of just the little kids, was never anywhere I needed her, went inside the temple to go to the bathroom (where we weren’t allowed!) and was so busy talking about her boyfriend troubles on the drive, we got lost. This is a major reason I’ve always worked alone. Distracting. I felt like I was babysitting all day.

Their wedding was still a lot of fun and many of these images are still favorites of mine to this day!

WPJA award winning wedding photographer in Rochester McKay's Photography

LDS Mormon wedding with reception at the Rabbit Room

LDS Mormon wedding with reception at the Rabbit Room

LDS Mormon wedding with reception at the Rabbit Room

LDS wedding photographer in Palmyra

Fun fact, I hired Heather’s father to remodel my bathroom in 2010 and install my tankless hot water tank! He had used his company van to transport everything to the reception and I noticed it when I was leaving for the night. Ya see…. I love when money goes in a circle!

Heather has since gone on to get a degree in art (she made all of the details for their wedding) and they now are enjoying the early stages of parenthood and thriving near Dallas. Check out their gorgeous maternity photos by Tamra Horner here. I was actually SO impressed with her work. Heather and Brad are stunners for sure and I’m sure little Azure Grace will be the same.

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