Everything about Justin and Amy is pretty extraordinary. Justin is a fireman at the Albany fire department (his dream job – Ladder 4, Albany) and Amy is currently in school to become a nurse. Along with them, is Mikey – the cutest kid with blue eyes you’ll ever meet. He’s going to be a heartbreaker! Together they’re JustAmy. All the details of their wedding were thought out, sentimental and meaningful in a way that doesn’t really need an explanation. Their beautiful story is below.
Hair & Make-Up: Micaela of Strut Spalontique and Zen Hair Studio
Venue: The Gazebo Room at Holiday Inn Express, Latham
Flowers: Rizzo’s House of Flowers
Cake: Jay and Rachel Rourke
Band: The Schmooze Band
DJ: Vinny Vin of Nonstopmusic
Videography: Jim Chiefari of Simply Beautiful Wedding Videography
Photo Magnets: FotoMagic
Transportation: Today’s Limousine
Click your heels three times and you will have your wish! Hints of red to symbolize love and passion were in everything from Amy’s shoes to her beautiful rose bouquet. Around the bouquet we wrapped around a very special necklace with Amy’s mom’s fingerprint, as a reminder that she will always be here.
The wedding dress of soon to be Mrs. Gershon!
Amy hugs Mikey before he goes off to get dressed.
Mikey’s uncles, Lee and Eddie, help him get dressed for church.
Amy glances in the mirror before heading into the next room to into her wedding dress.
Amy’s godmother looks on as the bridesmaids begin to help Amy to get into her dress.
Sarah, Amy’s maid of honor, helps tie the wedding dress corset.
The corset ribbons were a little long, so Sarah cut them and roasted them a little to prevent fraying. Planning ahead is always good!
Sarah puts on Amy’s something blue, a gift from her.
A little perfume is a girl’s other best friend!
Sarah helps pin a pendant with a picture of Amy’s sister and mom to the back of her dress. Amy’s dad, Dennis, hugs her after he sees her for the first time in her wedding dress.
Usually, it’s the father daughter moment that gets me at weddings. This time, it was Amy and her mom. <3
Justin’s jacket is ready!
Justin’s best man helps him with the tie.
Justin reads a little note from Amy – the one about his surprise gift from her!
Justin walks outside and sees the vintage firetruck Amy arranged to pick up the guys at the house! Perfect!
Everyone is ready at church.
Justin waits to see Amy walk down the aisle with her dad.
First he sees Mikey with a warning sign – that Amy is coming!
St. Francis of Assisi is also where Amy’s parents got married years ago.
Meet the new Mr. & Mrs! And let the party BEGIN!
Congratulations to you JustAmy! You are as sweet as all the cupcakes and chocolate covered strawberries combined! I wish you years of happy goofiness and laughter!