Isabel + Mike || West Point Cadet Chapel
We had an incredible time photographing Isabel + Mike’s afternoon wedding celebration this past weekend.
With the autumn weather upon us, we couldn’t have asked for better weather. Crisp morning air, soft sunlight, and beautiful blue skies provided us with the perfect weekend to document their wedding. Coupled with the fact that our newlyweds were as low-maintenance and low-stress as could be, we couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Weddings like these make us wish we recorded audio on the wedding day. Hearing about this couple’s story throughout Saturday– how they met at church in Hawaii, how they reconnected later on, how they spurred each other on in their faith, how they dated long-distance– was both inspirational + encouraging to witness. Not often do we admit that “our photos don’t do any justice to their love story,” but this would be one of those moments.
We started off in the early morning hours as they prepped for their big day. Their “first look” was setup at Trophy Point, a tourist attraction on campus with a stunning view of the Hudson Valley. Their ceremony took place at the West Point Cadet Chapel, followed by a relaxing afternoon reception at the Herbert Hall Alumni Center. The rest of the day was full of much celebration– from guests in attendance from all over the globe to delicious asian-style catering– we’re thrilled to share with you the images below. Two of our favorite moments? When the best man was wrapping up his (very bromantic) speech, the guests began clinking their drinking glasses. Also, the pyebaek korean tea ceremony was a wonderful mix of tradition and humor… especially when Mike’s mom threw the figs just a little short of her goal. (Thankfully, she was given a 2nd chance).
Some vendors we’d like to give a special mention to:
Catering by Fresh Company (Chelsea – chelseacarlton@freshcompany.
Reception AOG Herbert Hall at West Point (Leslie – Leslie.Rose@wpaog.org)
Flowers by Harrington Park Florist (Douglas – firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ceremony at the Cadet Chapel (Marie – email@example.com)
Korean Tea Ceremony by Jangmi su-ae (201-585-0303)
We hope you enjoy our latest set of images, and we want to give a special congratulations to our newlyweds, Mike + Isabel!
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