As I drove to Albany the morning of Jena and Erik’s wedding my heart sank a little because it was raining. For most of the drive it was just sprinkling then about 20 minutes outside of Albany it started coming down even harder. I knew Jena and Erik wanted to have an outdoor ceremony so I kept my fingers crossed it would stop. I arrived at Albany Country Club, unloaded my equipment in the rain, then went inside to meet Jena and her bridesmaids. The ladies were getting hair and makeup done and were as content as could be! The country club had chairs set up inside and outside…ready for the ceremony to be in either spot. The amazing thing about ACC is that the ceremony room is beautiful, so either way, the ceremony would have been gorgeous. After an hour of getting ready and detail shots, the skies started to clear up. Kim at ACC asked Jena and Erik if they wanted the ceremony inside or outside. The rain had completely stopped (yes!!) and they decided to have it outside. The wonderful crew at ACC cleaned off the chairs and patio so it could go off without a hitch. The ceremony photos are some of my favorite from the day. I love the shots of Erik watching Jena walk down the aisle. They were both full of emotion and happiness. The patio was the perfect setting and the colors outside were gorgeous!
I was so excited Jena and Erik got to have the outdoor ceremony they wanted. I know that no couple prefers rain on their wedding day. But, the truth is, rain or shine, their big day would have been absolutely perfect. I knew from the beginning their photos would be wonderful because they are such an amazing couple!! And trust me when I say NO amount of rain could have come close to touching their happiness! Jena was a stunning, classic bride and Erik had so much style! They had beautiful details throughout – including lace and soft pinks, peaches, and champagne colors. Between Jena’s dress and rings, the table settings, flowers, and cake…there was a whole lot of pretty everywhere!
The overcast weather set the mood for romantic bride and groom shots! We traveled around the grounds so we could use their favorite spots. An employee at the country club saw us taking photos and offered us golf carts. The videographers and I hopped in one cart and Jena and Erik in the other. I’m so glad we ventured down to the water because it was such a pretty spot! Albany Country Club is one of those venues with a ton of locations for photos!! Each time I’m there, I find something new to fall in love with!
Enjoy the photos from this amazing wedding! Jena and Erik, I’m so glad I could be there to capture your day. I couldn’t be more excited for the two of you!
Ceremony / Albany Country Club
Reception / Albany Country Club
Dress / Angela’s Bridal
Bridesmaids / Angela’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup / Pin Ups Blow Bar
Entertainment / Chris Johnston, Love of Music
Cake / J & S Watkins
Catering / Albany Country Club