Michele and Alyssa were married on November 05, 2016 with their ceremony and reception at the Red Barn at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.
Michele's brother was Alyssa's best friend in college and from there it was a match made in heaven. When planning the proposal, Alyssa created a dog collar for Michele's dog, Tigger. After a romantic walk, Tigger helped pop the question!
Michele and her mom had been out shopping for a wedding dress quite a bit. While Michele desperately wanted to be done shopping for a dress and was ready to settle, they found Modern Bride and Formal Shop. When Michele put on her dress she immediately wanted to take it off because she knew if she left it on a second longer she would burst into tears all over the dress. It was very clear she wasn't settling for a dress but had truly found the perfect one. The proof is in the pictures. She looks absolutely stunning in every one.
Michele and Alyssa chose to do a first look before the ceremony because they knew it would help ease their nerves. They both appreciated that time together without any distractions. We made sure that they had our time to quietly speak their personal vows to each other and take a moment to simply be themselves.
Their first dance as a married couple was to Zac Brown Band’s “Whatever It Is” and the couple was all smiles. Their love lit up the room. The wedding was such a fun and exciting day. Michele and Alyssa said that there were so many moments when they would pause and know that they were surrounded by love and pure happiness.
They also had some advice to share:
“Our advice to other couples about photography is to hire Four Wings Photography! Ryan and Ian made our day so enjoyable with their upbeat, down-to-earth personalities. We trusted them with not only taking the perfect pictures but also all advice on what other vendors to work with and how to make the day run smoothly, it was the best choice we could have made. When planning your wedding, relax and know that everything will come together. Just have fun with it!”
We’re so thankful for their endorsement. Michele and Alyssa, it was so much fun to capture your wedding. Thank you for letting us be a part of it and we wish you a lifetime of happiness!