First up is this super sweet DIY bicycle themed wedding that was almost moved indoors because of rain. But lucky for this adorable couple, the rain clouds cleared and allowed for a beautiful mist covered ceremony in which all the maids cycled down the aisle. Mabyn Ludke Photography captured it all and you can see the rest of the homemade DIY goodness right here in the full gallery.
From Mabyn Ludke Photography: When I pulled up to the Frog Pond Bed & Breakfast in Skateateles it was pouring rain, but that didn’t stop Elaine’s sunny disposition! Today was the day she got to marry her other half, her puzzle piece, her Michael! Even though person after person kept asking to move things inside, Elaine & Mike had faith that their wedding would still go on as planned. Their faith proved founded as the pouring rain turned into a drizzle which then turned into a fine mist. Good enough! People pulled out chairs & umbrella’s and got ready! During all of the rain hullabaloo, Elaine and Mike opted to see each other before the wedding. We set up the “First Look” session on the front porch of the Frog Pond. I felt so privileged to be the one behind the camera, to witness their love, and document their tears of joy. My heart went to mush right then and there! Their ceremony essentially took place in a cloud! Mist hovered around the tree tops as the bridesmaids bicycled down the aisle! Their ceremony was so beautiful & full of emotion from their hand written vows to the foot washing, I was practically tearing up the whole time! As they took their first kiss the sun broke through the clouds like we were at the epic conclusion of a movie! It was such a confirmation of their union! They celebrated by journeying down the isle together on a tandem bicycle while their wedding party joyfully skipped behind them! The sun stayed out in celebration as the rest of the day consisted of photo shoots, amazing home made food, & a rockin’ dance party! My eyes and heart couldn’t get enough of this glorious day. Everything was unique, beautiful, and heart felt. A truly beautiful love story!
Photography: Mabyn Ludke Photography / Hair: Mckenzie Macko / Makeup Artist: Bride's Mother / Dress: David’s Bridal / Jewelry: Etsy and Ann Taylor / Ring: Bride's Mother / Veil: Bride's cousin / Flower in Hair: Target / Shoes: Lord and Taylor and DSW / Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Sung / Grooms Hat: Calvin Klein /Groom's Shirt: JcPenny / Groom's Tie and Suspenders: Macy’s / Groom's Pants: Banana Republic / Groom's Shoes: DSW / Ceremony Venue: Frog Pond / Reception Venue: Restored Barn at the Frog Pond / Florist: Bride's Aunt / DJ: Friend / Caterer: Family / Cake: Family / Event Designer: Bride / Wedding Coordinator: Family / Invitations & Stationary: Bride