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Monica and Derek {Maneeley’s Lodge Wedding – Sneak Peek}

Monica and Derek had their wedding at the Lodge at Maneeley’s on a perfect summer day.  Their day was filled with love, laughter, friends, family, and all the summer weathers possible!  I had such a hard time narrowing down this sneak peek to actually be only a sneak peek!  I love all of their images.

Their ceremony was awesome!  I’m not showing it now, but make sure you come back for the full blog post in a few weeks.  The look of love and excitement on Monica’s face when her mother was walking her down the aisle was simply beautiful.  She caught her groom’s eye and her entire face just gleamed with love.  Chaz kept the family and friends laughing.  Their young nephew even did a reading and it was super adorable!!

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When it was time for portraits, we had the beautiful sun until the very, very end.  It was as if on cue.  As we got close to the lodge, it started to lightly sprinkle.  But then, oh yes, shortly after that, we got a rainbow!  And then, a couple hours after that, we got the most gorgeous red sky sunset.

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And oh- this reception was something else!  Dave had guests on the dance floor for the whole entire night.  Monica and Derek’s friends and family sure can move and dance they did!


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Bride’s gown: In White
Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal
Men’s suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Cousin of the bride and bridesmaid, Katie Ulrich
Jewelry: DiLustro Jewelry
Hair: Beautiful Transitions
Makeup: Vanessa Marandino at Makeup by V
DJ: Dave at Mike Connolly Sounds
Justice of the Peace: Chaz Zezulka
Cake: Modern Pastry

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  • MichaelJuly 9, 2019 - 8:41 am

    adorable! These photos are wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • JeanneJuly 10, 2019 - 9:06 am

    Mel, these photos are stunning! ReplyCancel

  • SandyJuly 10, 2019 - 12:40 pm

    Beautiful !!! Thank you for Sharing with us ReplyCancel

  • MaureenJuly 10, 2019 - 2:41 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! What a great day. ❤️❤️ReplyCancel

  • Roberta A KinerJuly 15, 2019 - 7:04 am

    Mel, these are absolutely gorgeous!  ReplyCancel

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