Wedding celebrations are uniquely special when the couple has been together for a while – that is how Janine and Will’s story began. Meeting freshman year of high school and later becoming official a few months before prom, this high school sweetheart story was one to be celebrated.
As the bridal parties gathered the morning of the wedding, the weather was questionable at best. However, as I say to most couples, “if it is going to rain on the day of your wedding, hope that it rains in the morning and then clears up for pictures.” This way you get the ‘rain on your wedding day is good luck’, AND you also get gorgeous photos to commemorate your day. This is exactly how it happened on Janine and Will’s big day. As the bridesmaids and groomsmen were getting prepared, the skies opened up and poured, unfortunately forcing the ceremony to be moved indoors. But when the skies cleared, it was a beautiful evening for portraits.
Choosing not to do a first look, Will was most excited to see Janine for the first time that day as she walked down the aisle. I don’t think he took his eyes off of her once while she gracefully walked towards him arm-in-arm with her father. This wedding was nearly a decade in the making and the anticipation for this day did not disappoint.
We enjoyed seeing the photos they shared exploring Europe over the course of a couple of weeks, stopping in locations such as Amsterdam, Belgium, London, and Ireland. We know this is just the beginning of your travels as a team – as husband and wife and always best friends. Congratulations Janine and Will – your day was beautiful but will never be outshined by the love you have for each other.
A special thanks to all the vendors who made Janine & Will’s day beautiful.
Reception Venue: Carriage Green Country Club
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Alia Rose Salon
Officiant: Sue Detterman
Bridal Dress Shop: Wolsfelts Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: The Crystal Bride
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Dessy Group
Groomsmen Attire: JoS.A.Bank Clothiers
Florist: Phillip’s Flowers
Invitations & Papergoods: Zola and Rachel Schuttler Andrejko
Bakery: Sylvia’s Bakery
Jeweler: Mari Lou’s Fine Jewelry