June 23, 2015

Rochester Wedding at Ravenwood Golf Club: Jordan + Alison

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Ravenwood Golf Club wedding photos by McKay's Photography

Jordan and Alison’s Jewish wedding was held at the gorgeous Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor NY, with a perfectly sunny day, just as I promised. It was a lovely ceremony and even their little toddler made an appearance at the ceremony. Adorable Isaac stole the show and kept everyone running. Perfectly fitting for Father’s Day!

candid Ravenwood Golf Club wedding photos by McKay's Photography

We all got ready at the Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, including Jordan who had the tough task of bathing, feeding and dressing 2 year old Isaac as well as himself. Nothing says Happy Father’s Day like having to do it solo on your own wedding day ūüėČ

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With a lot of organizing and family help, everyone was actually ready right on time and Jordan and Alison were able to do a ‘First Look’ at Ravenwood as planned. We quickly photographed all of the family formal portraits as well as the Bridal Party, signed the marriage license and Ketubah and were ready to roll. We even squeezed in their actual ceremony rehearsal just as all the guests were showing up!

This traditional Jewish ceremony was touching and poignant and perfect.

Ravenwood Golf Club wedding photos by McKay's Photography

All week, the weather forecast was for 80% chance of rain and thunderstorms. Alison was quite nervous and very upset, so she emailed me on Saturday to settle her nerves. I sent her a 6 paragraph explanation detailing the ins and outs of why I recommend you NEVER look at the weather report for your wedding day. In the end, there is zero we can do about the weather. Also, the Rochester weather forecasters are 100% wrong, 100% of the time.

Plus, I loathe the sun at weddings (it’s terrible for photos and everyone is a pile of sweat), therefore I’m cursed with always having hot, sunny wedding days. My clients joke that it is my ‘sunny day guarantee’…. Ironically, I’m the¬†only¬†one that was caught in a thunderstorm that day! It was¬†pouring¬†when I showed up to the hotel. At least this day I received beautiful puffy white clouds with the sunshine…

Ravenwood Golf Club wedding photos by McKay's Photography

After the ceremony, Alison and Jordan enjoyed a few minutes alone to drink champagne and eat brie before we commandeered a golf cart and travelled the grounds for a few more pictures. Once we made it back inside, Alison had me cut off the tule under her wedding dress! WHAT? EEK! That’s a first!!

{Here’s a tip for you upcoming Brides: make the under layer removable or skip the tule all together for summer weddings. The dress was heavy, hot and Alison kept tripping on it.}

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The rest of the evening was beautiful and the reception was vibrant, casual¬†and full of dancing. I took a few minutes at the end of the day to catch up with my 2009 wedding couple, Ginny and Marco, who referred me to Alison and Jordan! It was sooooo lovely to see you two again!! There aren’t enough Thank Yous to properly express my appreciation for your continued support over the years.

rochester wedding photographer Heather McKay

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads that spent the day celebrating this fun loving couple’s journey together at¬†their Ravenwood Golf¬†Club wedding!

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photographer: Heather McKay  //  band: Prime Time Funk  //  florist: friend of the couple, Amy  //  Shuttle services: Golden Memories  //  Dance Lessons: Fred Astaire Studio  // wedding location: Ravenwood Golf Club  //  Hair & Makeup: Woodcliff Spa

 

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These photos are remarkable! You do amazing work! Congrats :)
Heather 14:26 July 1, 2015
Thank you Elizabeth!! So sweet to hear from a fellow photographer.

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