Danica and Matthew are both from my hometown. Whenever I work with people that have the same experiences that I do with my hometown and schools, I can’t help but have a bit a soft spot for them. From understanding what it’s like to know every single person (yes, it is that small) to which teachers impacted my life growing up to being just as confused as I am that our high school mascot is a Magician. A Magician? Yes, quite intimidating! So from my first meeting with Danica and Matt I was excited to work with them and of course see what familiar faces I would run into at their wedding. Which there was many!
Not only did Danica and Matthew live in the same town, they were high school sweethearts! And I’ve said this before but I will say it again, I admire that so much. For two young hearts to be able to stay strong and grow together is amazing. That love made it through years of change and distance and now marriage! It’s a beautiful thing. And it was a true honor to be able to spend the first day as husband and wife with them.
Danica and Matthew got ready for their wedding day at The Sheraton at Syracuse University. I’ve never been there before and I’m so glad that I did because the lobby is a splendor for detail shots. I walked into a room of giggling girls and beautiful flowers arranged by Wegmans, one of my favorite places in the world! The flowers of deep reds and purples were filling the room! As their hair and makeup was done throwbacks played as the tunage and Danica got excited to tie the knot.
The ceremony took place at one of my favorite chapels, Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University. This gigantic chapel has an entrance like royalty and ivy hugging every single wall. Talk about an ambiance of romance, right? Tears were shed, vows were said, and new husband and wife strolled down the isle! I loved seeing Danica and Matthews joy right after their marriage. I know that feeling, shock, excitement, LOVE! And after greeting their guests we took photos around the campus and took advantage of the perfect day.
The beautiful day turned into a colorful sunset and then a warm night. The wedding party and newly weds were introduced and the dance floor opened. I think all their guests were prepared for dancing the moment they awoke from their beds because it got crazy! Danica and Matthew’s wedding was such a fun day and I’m so glad I was able to be a part of it. They honeymooned in Vancouver and I’m soon jealous! Congratulations to Danica and Matthew!!!
Florist – Wegmans https://www.wegmans.com/
Jewelry – Boom Babies http://boombabies.biz/
Hair & Makeup – Hair n There http://www.hairanthere.com/
Chapel – Hendricks Chapel http://hendricks.syr.edu/
Reception – Sheraton at SU http://www.sheratonsyracuse.com/
Photography – Janelle Rodriguez Photography http://janelleshootsphotos.com/
Photography Assistant – Sara Hulse