Jessica & David - Sherwood Inn Wedding

Jessica and David's wedding day started out bleak with heavy downpours all morning but as Jessica stepped into the church to exchange her vows with David the sun came out and shined brightly for the remainder of the day, providing another glittering day for wedding photography in Skaneateles! David and Jessica had a lovely reception at the Sherwood Inn but before we got there I flagged down their limo en route to the reception when I spotted a roadside patch of vibrant wildflowers...I was worried they would be annoyed but Jessica and David were so excited because they had been eyeing the flowers as well!  It is so rewarding when couples allow you the time and flexibility to be spontaneous on their wedding day, I believe the greatest moments are unexpected and unscripted...the small "in-between" moments prove over and over again to be the stand-out images of wedding. When you allow your photographer time to observe and flex their artistic muscles you get a much richer set of images than if you have busied them with extensive "must have" shot lists. I owe a huge thanks to Jessica and David for being up for anything and just delightful to work with, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post to see their lantern launch (I hope to see more of these at weddings in the future)!

 Couple stop to enjoy the wild flowers at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple stop to enjoy the wild flowers at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple's wedding program on top of lavender plants and a close up shot of the groom's boutonniere at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple's wedding program on top of lavender plants and a close up shot of the groom's boutonniere at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Bride's and bridesmaid's reflection in the mirror at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Bride's and bridesmaid's reflection in the mirror at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Plants capture the raindrops at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Plants capture the raindrops at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Bride puts on her wedding shoes at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Bride puts on her wedding shoes at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 A friend puts on the bride's wedding veil at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

A friend puts on the bride's wedding veil at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Close up shot of the beautiful bouquet at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Close up shot of the beautiful bouquet at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Bride and her bridesmaids clown around in front of the mirror at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Bride and her bridesmaids clown around in front of the mirror at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 A man holds an umbrella over a bridesmaid as she steps out in the rain at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

A man holds an umbrella over a bridesmaid as she steps out in the rain at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Close up shot of the beautiful bride at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Close up shot of the beautiful bride at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Bride with bouquet poses in the garden at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Bride with bouquet poses in the garden at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Stained glass window silently proclaims the name of the church at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Stained glass window silently proclaims the name of the church at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Bride and her father prepare to enter the church at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Bride and her father prepare to enter the church at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 The wedding party face the priest in front of the altar at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

The wedding party face the priest in front of the altar at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Detail of the bride's wedding gown and the couple at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Detail of the bride's wedding gown and the couple at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Long shot of the couple in front of the altar at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Long shot of the couple in front of the altar at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Happy priest faces the couple in front of the altar at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Happy priest faces the couple in front of the altar at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Groom looks amused in this black and white shot at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Groom looks amused in this black and white shot at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple leave the church as guests look on at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple leave the church as guests look on at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple share a romantic moment in the garden at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple share a romantic moment in the garden at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple face each other in the garden at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple face each other in the garden at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple stroll in the garden at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple stroll in the garden at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple share a tender moment by the lake at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple share a tender moment by the lake at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 The wedding party stand in front of the lake at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

The wedding party stand in front of the lake at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple get romantic by the lake at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple get romantic by the lake at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple hold hands in front of the lake at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple hold hands in front of the lake at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Facade of the wedding venue at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Facade of the wedding venue at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Escort cards for guests at the wedding venue at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Escort cards for guests at the wedding venue at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Numbered table with flowers at the wedding venue and dark skies at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Numbered table with flowers at the wedding venue and dark skies at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Cheese and fruits for guests at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Cheese and fruits for guests at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple dance in front of guests at the wedding venue at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple dance in front of guests at the wedding venue at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple get romantic on the dance floor at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple get romantic on the dance floor at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple share a happy moment at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple share a happy moment at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple pose in front of the lake at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple pose in front of the lake at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple embrace in the garden at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple embrace in the garden at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple enjoy their moment together by the lake at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple enjoy their moment together by the lake at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 The stem of a flower makes a perfect stand for the couple's wedding rings at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

The stem of a flower makes a perfect stand for the couple's wedding rings at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Guests clown around on the dance floor at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Guests clown around on the dance floor at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Bride and her father dance at the wedding venue at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Bride and her father dance at the wedding venue at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Guest shows his dance moves at the wedding venue at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Guest shows his dance moves at the wedding venue at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple and their guests show their dance moves at the wedding venue at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple and their guests show their dance moves at the wedding venue at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple have a good time on the dance floor at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple have a good time on the dance floor at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple prepare to release a paper lantern at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple prepare to release a paper lantern at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

 Couple hold up a paper lantern at the Sherwood Inn Wedding

Couple hold up a paper lantern at the Sherwood Inn Wedding