From the first few emails with Wendy almost a year ago, I knew they were something special. Liane and Wendy have stood by each others’ sides for the past fourteen years. They had long ago decided to be partners in every way, this day was a celebration of their love.
Their proposal is one of the sweetest ones I have heard, they both planned to propose to one another. So on a vacation trip to Vermont, they both carried the rings around the entire time before Liane started asking, and Wendy finished. Every single person deserves to be looked at the way that they look at each other, their engagement session was truly magical.
We started the day at The Doubletree, right by Rochester Institute of Technology, where they met all of those years ago as students and continued their love while working as administrators. They chose to prepare separately, surrounded by family — both the ones they were born with and the ones they have created for themselves. The amount of love, anticipation, and support in those two rooms was simply an honor to witness. Liane and Wendy are so clearly adored by every single person in their lives.
We had a first look and portrait session planned for Mendon Ponds, where Wendy and Liane often go for walks, but mother nature had another idea. Through buckets of rain, we made our way over the the second floor at Village Gate. Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling light boxes and the artwork that makes their beloved Rochester so special, Wendy made her way over to Liane for a moving first look.
Their absolutely hilarious bridal party, made up of their family and fellow RIT Alum (go tigers!) joined us for a stroll around the rest of the Gate before heading over to The Rabbit Room for their ceremony and reception. After an emotional ceremony performed by a dear friend, we cried and laughed to beautiful toasts by their best men, dined on incredible vegan fare, and danced the night away to the fabulous skills of Showcase Sound.
Wendy, Liane, and their loved ones – I do not have any more words but thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for not holding back your emotions one bit, and for entrusting us with your momentous day. I hope this is only the start of happiness for the rest of your lives, you are both truly extraordinary human beings. Congratulations on this next step in your journey!