Kate & Alex - Inns of Aurora Wedding

Kate and Alex did not have the perfect wedding...what they had was beautiful despite heartache. Kate was suffering the tremendous loss of her very dear step-father who had suddenly passed just prior to their wedding. The perfect wedding would have had him escorting her down the aisle and she would have danced with him rather than her mother for the parent dances. He would have been present for the clever toasts and loving words shared by her maid of honor and Alex's best man. I have never witnessed such strength and grace in the midst of grief, she was a rock. Alex you are terribly lucky to have found such a kind and resilient person to share your life with, I suspect that she draws from you those qualities I so admired in her on your wedding day. You both are such lovely people and I can only image a wonderful future for you as you grow old together. Thank you for reminding me that although life is sometimes painful, if you can muster the strength to look past the turmoil, there is always beauty around us...as long as you choose to see it. Inns of Aurora you have done it again, a lovely backdrop to a beautiful celebration.

 Couple stroll on the dock at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple stroll on the dock at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Close up shot of bride's shoes and brooch at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Close up shot of bride's shoes and brooch at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Bride gets a makeover at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Bride gets a makeover at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Groom fixes his tie in front of the mirror at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Groom fixes his tie in front of the mirror at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Bride and bridesmaids prepare for the big day at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Bride and bridesmaids prepare for the big day at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Brides get a little help from her bridesmaids who fix her dress at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Brides get a little help from her bridesmaids who fix her dress at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Two different shots of the happy bride at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Two different shots of the happy bride at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple share a happy moment at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple share a happy moment at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple in a great black and white shot at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple in a great black and white shot at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple embrace on the porch at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple embrace on the porch at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Bride is captured in two beautiful shots at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Bride is captured in two beautiful shots at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Happy bride with bouquet on the porch at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Happy bride with bouquet on the porch at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple kiss and stand by the window at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple kiss and stand by the window at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Close up shot of couple by the window at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Close up shot of couple by the window at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Flower girls and ring bearer walk down the aisle at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Flower girls and ring bearer walk down the aisle at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Bride and friend walk down the aisle at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Bride and friend walk down the aisle at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple hold hands in front of the priest at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple hold hands in front of the priest at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple face the priest in front of the altar at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple face the priest in front of the altar at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple kiss before they leave the church at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple kiss before they leave the church at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple stand on the church doorway at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple stand on the church doorway at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Long shot of couple kissing by the church doorway at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Long shot of couple kissing by the church doorway at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple pose by the brick wall of the church at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple pose by the brick wall of the church at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Photo of flower girls at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Photo of flower girls at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple's wedding cake on the table at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple's wedding cake on the table at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Flowers decorate the tables at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Flowers decorate the tables at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Close up shot of bouquet at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Close up shot of bouquet at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Flower girls play on the lawn at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Flower girls play on the lawn at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Bouquets of flowers liven up the ceremony at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Bouquets of flowers liven up the ceremony at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple on the lawn in front of one of the structures at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple on the lawn in front of one of the structures at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Bride poses in front of one of the ruins at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Bride poses in front of one of the ruins at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple stand in front of a stone wall at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple stand in front of a stone wall at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple stroll in one of the ruins at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple stroll in one of the ruins at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple in dramatic black and white shot near the lake at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple in dramatic black and white shot near the lake at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple catch the sun's rays near the lake at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple catch the sun's rays near the lake at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple kiss by the lake at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple kiss by the lake at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple stroll in the garden at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple stroll in the garden at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Beautiful sunset is captured in this shot at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Beautiful sunset is captured in this shot at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple dance as guests look on in the wedding tent at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple dance as guests look on in the wedding tent at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Close up shot of bride's wedding ring at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Close up shot of bride's wedding ring at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Bide dances with her mother at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Bide dances with her mother at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple show their dancing skills to guests at the reception at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple show their dancing skills to guests at the reception at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple enjoying the party at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple enjoying the party at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple have a great time on the dance floor at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple have a great time on the dance floor at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

 Couple kiss in front of an old wall at the Inns of Aurora Wedding

Couple kiss in front of an old wall at the Inns of Aurora Wedding