Isabella & Riley’s Wintergarden by Monroe’s wedding really couldn’t have been more amazing. These two sweethearts tied the knot in April and oh my was it perfect. The weather was perfect – for Rochester standards – and a fully blue sky and warm for April.
Isabella started her day surrounded by her parents and all her favorite ladies. Mom helped her get ready to have four special first looks, one with her grandma, one with dad – who helped her get her shoes on – one with her grandpa – also known as colonel – and last but not least her bridesmaids. Riley chilled with his boys, messed around and shared a lot of laughs.
These two are high school sweethearts – I know can you believe how freaking sweet that is?! – they started dating junior year and even long distance for college. No matter what these two have each others back and tons of laughs, even when Isabella had to go to Albany for work for a few weeks, Riley was there to root her on. Riley opening up his own restaurant (Chick Magnet in Penfield) – Which by the way makes the BEST chicken sandwiches I’ve had in a LONG time, try the Smokey Chick! – was a “hell yes” from Isabella.
Isabella and Riley were surrounded by their friends in family to celebrate these two tying the knot. With the sun high and the weather in the 60s made for the perfect day! After these two tied the knot Isabella’s mom surprised the two of them with a horse drawn carriage! I mean come on, you cannot get any more perfect than that. After a quick ride around and a few pictures at Riley’s restaurant we all headed over to Wintergarden by Monroes to start this party right! While the cocktail hour started Isabella, Riley and I went to the top of the parking garage and got some amazing shots before heading over to enjoy the rest of cocktail hour.
After a few round of toasts, some sweet words that totally had everyone else but me crying – I swear I got dust in my eyes – the DJ opened up the dance floor and these two along with the most amazing wedding party ever had it filled up all night long! Isabella and Riley along with the DJ also did something totally kick ass and ran from table to table to get a picture with each one to use as thank you cards!! Now how freaking sweet is that! To say that this wedding was epic, would be a huge understatement!
Venue: Wintergarden by Monroe’s
Photographer: Joelle M Photography
Live Painter: Corrine at CAF Creations
Hair: Trendz Hair Salon
Makeup: Trendz Hair Salon
DJ: Rick from Marquee DJ