It was Debbie and Rich’s big day. Right off the bat, a special guest hopped out to wish them well.
Debbie was thrilled to see him. She’s an animal lover! Remember her engagement session? Big animal lover!
The frog went on his way so Debbie could finish getting ready.
Her sister and nephew were there watching her get ready.
Her sister was getting a little teary-eyed seeing all of the kids dressed up for the big day.
This is Elisabeth Barton. She helped plan the wedding and is a really good friend of Debbie’s. Things went off without a hitch with Elisabeth in charge.
Debbie’s daughter and her boyfriend were ready to celebrate…in a tree.
Debbie’s flower girl was all smiles.
Meanwhile, Rich and the guys were hanging out before the ceremony.
The stiff formal portraits are always the worst.
Here’s Rich, sharing a laugh with the groomsmen.
One last thing to do before the ceremony…
The ceremony and reception were held at Montifiori’s gorgeous gardens. Here Debbie makes her way to the ceremony.
Rich watches as his bride approaches.
Debbie’s uncle, whom she’s very close to, walked her to the altar.
Her daughter choked up a bit when she saw her mom.
One of their nephews gave a reading. They had all of their nieces and nephews on hand to take part in the ceremony.
Rich’s mom, giving me the stank eye. Ouch!
The crowd cheers as the couple is pronounced man and wife.
They were surrounded by lots of loving friends and family.
That’s a great look!
Double-fisting it already!?!
Missing groomsmen. Check!
There were so many great things to photograph around the park grounds.
The ceremony site was awesome!
And lots of great details.
Like these table markers that featured the couple’s dogs. We took these during their engagement session.
The inside of their reception tent.
Debbie’s daughter strikes a pose while holding one of the beautiful bouquets designed by David Michael.
This guy showed off his loose tooth that was about ready to fall out.
He was still able to give a great speech, though!
The best man gave a toast to the newlyweds.
And then a table side speech.
Debbie’s daughter gave the couple a hug after her speech.
Debbie danced with her uncle whom she is very close to.
Rich shared a dance with his mom.
And then the real party got started! Rich kicked it off in a major way!
This girl was crazy. I loved her.
Peter Oprisko and The Southside Connection Band kept them all dancing!
Whew! What a party!
It was a wonderful day. I was glad to be able to share it with you, Debbie and Rich!