Picture Perfect Wedding at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel | Brittany & Allister

Most people imagine their wedding day as picture perfect, or at least hope it will be. But no matter how careful the planning is, the weather is always one variable that just cannot be controlled.  As a wedding photographer and lifelong resident of Erie, PA, I’m very familiar with anything the local weather might do. I know how to make sure the day is picture perfect, even if the weather doesn’t cooperate. And that’s just what happened at Brittany Bateman and Allister Tronchin’s wedding at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel.

bride and groom walk the skybridge during first look photos at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel Erie, PA

Brittany and Allister’s Love Story

Our happy couple met right here in Erie at one of the Metropolitan nightclub’s College Nights. Allister noticed Brittany hanging out with her group of girlfriends. Undaunted, he approached the group and asked her to dance. According to them, “one song led to the next and before we knew it the club was closing”. Though the night of dancing was over, their lives together were just beginning. Allister and Brittany exchanged phone numbers, and they had their first official date the following weekend. The rest, as they say, is history.

bride and groom embrace during first look photos at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel Erie, PA

A Stormy Day

Brittany and Allister’s wedding at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel is connected to the Convention Center by the Skybridge, which they chose for their First Look shoot. But for the bridal photos, they originally decided to have an outdoor shoot. Here was where mother nature decided to disagree and started up a winter storm. So, we stayed inside using the beautiful views of the Bicentennial Tower as a backdrop.

bride, groom and wedding party on skybridge for wedding at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel in Erie, PA

bride and groom hold hands during first look before wedding at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel Erie, PA

 

Erie, PA bride and groom holding hands during first look photo at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel

groom reacts to seeing his bride during first look photos at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel

bride and groom during first look at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel wedding in Erie, PA

bride and groom kiss while wedding party looks on in shock at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel Erie, PA

Personal Details and a Wicked Sense of Humor

At every wedding, I look for the small details that showcase each couple’s personality. Brittany and Allister’s wedding at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel was no different. When we met for our final details meeting, we learned that Brittany works in a medical research lab and Allister is an attorney. So, it wasn’t surprising to see the elements seating chart, beaker vases and the scales of justice holding flower petals.

elements seating chart for wedding at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel in Erie, PA

beaker used as flower vase for wedding at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel Erie, PA

scales of justice holding flower petals for wedding at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel

cake table for wedding at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel in Erie, PA

Just because it was rainy and gloomy outside doesn’t mean we were all serious inside. My favorite candid moment of the day happened while Allister and his groomsmen were getting ready. Per tradition, Allister handed the rings for safekeeping to the best man, Alfonso Perez, his best friend of nearly a decade. Swept up in the moment, Alfonso dropped to his knee and proposed . . . to Allister. While all the guys laughed, I was able to capture the entire sequence.

best man jokingly proposes to groom in Erie, PA at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel

Although the weather did not behave as planned, Brittany and Allister were still able to have a picture perfect wedding day.

bride walking down the aisle with her father during wedding at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel Erie, PA

couple exchanging wedding vows at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel Erie, PA

couple's first kiss during wedding at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel in Erie, PA

bride and groom during recessional after their wedding at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel Erie, PA

bride and groom during first dance at their wedding at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel

bride, groom and guest smiling and waving during wedding at Sheraton Bayfront Hotel Erie, PA

My style of wedding photography is not only a record of a single day. It also captures the rollercoaster of emotions happening throughout the day, and transfer it into a form you can hold onto and cherish forever. Whether you have an engagement, a wedding, or would like family portraits, contact us to discuss how we can create photos that truly capture your special moments and relationships.

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