It’s easy to see why Yancy & Arlen chose to have a Cherry Island wedding at Casa Blanca, it’s an amazingly beautiful location in the heart of the Thousand Islands!  This wedding is a tough one for me to describe as I usually do though!  Typically I try to walk away from each wedding with a one word description in mind to sum up the wedding day.  This time though, with Yancy & Arlen, the day ran the gamut from elegant to off the wall, from sentimental to the completely unexpected… as you’ll soon see!

The wedding day began with a boat ride to Casa Blanca on Cherry Island where Yancy and the bridesmaids were taken care of with makeup by their good friend who travelled from Florida for the wedding!creative wedding photography while bride is getting ready bride getting ready for cherry island wedding Of course, while the ladies were busy with hair and makeup prep for the big day, the men were busy getting ready too… groomsmen having fun before casablanca cherry island wedding groomsmen get ready for thousand islands wedding with swim in the river The guys made sure that Arlen was well taken care of with full body massage as well as keeping him cool!groomsmen taking care of the groom on the wedding day at casa blanca cherry island bride helps her mother with makeup on the wedding day bride gets dress on for Thousand Islands river wedding on Cherry Island mother of bride helps bride with her dress on wedding at casa blanca Yancy’s shoes had SIX straps so she needed all four of her bridesmaids to help!bridesmaids help bride with shoes In order to make the most of their time with their wedding guests on the day, Yancy & Arlen decided to take advantage of the wedding day first look.  This way they got to enjoy the intimate moment of seeing each other for the first time on the wedding day but they also spent time on some portraits of just the two of them before the ceremony so they could maximize the time with friends and family during the cocktail hour and reception.wedding day first look on cherry island at casa blanca groom sees bride for the first time on the wedding day at casa blanca wedding photography on cherry island cherry island wedding photography in Alexandria Bay thousand islands wedding photography at St. Lawrence river wedding casa blanca on Cherry Island wedding photography I couldn’t pass up this little moment where Arlen went down to help Yancy with her dress as I was preparing to make a portrait of Yancy alone!groom helping bride get ready for wedding day portrait candid wedding photography in Alexandria Bay on Cherry Island bride walks with father to wedding ceremony on Cherry Island groom watches bride walk down the aisle at casa blanca on Cherry Island outdoor wedding ceremony on Cherry Island The gazebo at Casa Blanca on Cherry Island is a perfect wedding ceremony location!wedding ceremony at the gazebo on cherry island wedding photography at casa blanca on cherry island groom gets choked up during wedding on cherry island at casa blanca bride holds back tears as groom says his vows at cherry island wedding beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony on Cherry Island casa blanca on cherry island wedding ceremony at stone gazebo bridesmaid celebrates at the end of the wedding ceremony at casa blanca Earlier in the day I had overheard Yancy mention that Arlen had proposed to her on Heart Island, the home of Boldt Castle!  So, as soon as the ceremony was over I had to create a quick photo of the newly married couple with Boldt Castle!wedding day portrait with Boldt Castle in the background creative thousand islands wedding photography wedding first dance with cartier love ring thousand islands tent wedding first dance bride and groom enjoy first dance at outdoor thousand islands wedding bride wipes a tear from the groom's face during the best man speach thousand islands river wedding photography sunset wedding photography on Cherry Island thousand islands sunset wedding photography on cherry island groomsmen surprise the groom with panda masks panda bridesmaids wedding guests enjoy the party at casa blanca on cherry island wedding breakdancing wedding guest bridesmaids party at cherry island wedding fun wedding reception at casa blanca on cherry island bride and groom enjoy a wedding guest singing for them thousand islands wedding reception fun What a way to end a perfect wedding day at Casa Blanca on Cherry Island!bridesmaid jumps in the river at the end of the wedding day

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