An Enchanted Garden Wedding at Shadow Lake - Rochester, NY Photographer - Brittany & Tanis

As you might guess by the name, Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club in Penfield is an enchanting and utterly gorgeous location for a wedding. Overlooking Shadow Lake, it offers a stunning backdrop for ‘I Do’s’, and its magical setting suited Brittany and Tanis’ love story perfectly.


Brittany and Tanis met during an online college course they both took, and their connection quickly grew. After a brief courtship, Brittany left to study abroad in Ireland for three months. Despite biking AN HOUR each way every few days to find a locale with WiFi so they could Skype, Brittany wasn’t entirely sure how long their relationship might last. For Tanis, however, it was a no-brainer- after an incredible day spent together in Niagara Falls prior to Brittany’s departure for Ireland, he knew she was the one for him. Fondly recalling that day, Tanis says ‘We had such an amazing time and seeing the joy in her eyes, I knew I wanted to spend my days making her happy.” Excuse me while I grab a tissue!!


But wait, their engagement story gets even more magical! During a trip to Disney World in January 2019 (hello, most magical place on Earth!), Brittany and Tanis spent a beautiful evening enjoying dinner at the Polynesian Resort. Following dinner, Tanis escorted Brittany to the beach where they continued their perfect evening and after a short while, Tanis dropped to one knee and popped the question! Of course Brittany said yes and, as if on cue, the renowned Magic Kingdom fireworks show began right after! Guys, I cannot make this stuff up!!!


Brittany and Tanis’ wedding day was filled to the brim with enchantment and beauty. From hand made pieces by Brittany’s father, herself and Tanis, to the gorgeous woodland feel surrounded by Shadow Lake’s serene scenery, their day was utterly perfect.


The couple’s original wedding plans were greatly minimized because of the Covid pandemic; however, you’d never know that based on their stunning wedding day. We wish Brittany and Tanis a lifetime of love, happiness and health. And we sincerely hope that their original plans to tour Australia for two months together can become a reality sooner than later. Congratulations Brittany and Tanis and thank you for letting me be a part of your day!


Venue: Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club (https://www.shadowlakegolf.com/)

Videographer: Westernwide Films (https://www.westernwidefilms.com/)

Florist: Phoebe’s Garden (https://phoebesgarden.us/)

Officiant: J. Costello Officiants (https://jcostello6.wixsite.com/wedding-officiant)

DJ: Charismatic Entertainment (https://charismaticentertainment.com/)

Bakery: Cheesy Eddies Bakery ((https://shopcheesyeddies.com/)

Dresses: Katherine Patricia (https://katherinepatricia.com/)

Suits: Incognito Menswear ((https://incognitomenswear.com/)

Bridal Party Hair: J’aime Cheveux (https://www.facebook.com/iLovehairr/)

Dance Lessons: Fred Astaire Studios (https://www.fredastaire.com/rochester-ny/)

Shuttle: S & S Limousines (https://www.sslimousine.com/)









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