What. A. Day. Holy Smokes! Literally. Where do we even begin!? We were all set with an absolutely charismatic couple, super sweet loving families and stunning views and then were surprised by the forest fires at the Everglades National Park a day before the wedding that covered the entire sky and rain on the wedding day!

The couple planned a beautiful wedding at the Marco Ocean Beach Resort. But everything you can imagine was pretty much thrown at these two love birds on their very special and long awaited day. It rained through the entire ceremony right after the couple saw each other for the first time as Mr. & Mrs. Truchel to-be.

Michelle & Jake are close to our hearts and we were very sad to see the weather work against them in every possible way imaginable! Safe to say, this sweet bride probably desired for a colorful sunset of Marco Island as her wedding backdrop and one which she truly deserved, but Mother Nature had her own desire to shower blessings on these newlyweds. And this is exactly why we LOVE photographing weddings!

The energy, love & emotions between these two high school sweethearts made the inclement weather a negligible concern. Check it out for yourself! The pictures below are just some of our few favorites! Huge props to our bride and groom! Not only were they troopers, they seriously made photographing them a breeze and we can't thank them enough! If you haven't checked out their engagement shoot in Brooklyn, NY, you totally should. You can find it here.

Also, a special shout out to the maid of Honor, Nicole who is Michelle's sister. Nicole, you did a FANTASTIC job and perhaps the best maid of honor we've come across so far! Thank you for being so proactive and helping Michelle run the day smoothly. You're the best!

Michelle & Jake - Thank you! Thank you for making us part of your celebrations and trusting us. Thank you for always keeping that energy up. Your vows & that beautiful wedding ceremony struck a chord with our hearts. It was a gentle and a sweet reminder that marriage requires a lot of work and all of it is always worth it. Your relationship was especially tested on your wedding day, but the glow of your love, warmth and that dazzling chemistry trumped even the brightest star in the sky. We loved every minute of your wedding. We thank you and we love you guys!

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Photographer: Ishan Fotografi | Venue: Marco Beach Ocean Resort | Wedding Gown: Stella York | Bridesmaids Dresses: Sorella Vita | Make up & Hair: Duality Artistrydual | Band: 30 Vice Entertainment | Cake: Kakes by Karen | Flowers: Kaleidoscope Floral |

Marco Beach Ocean Resort wedding by NJ wedding photographer Ishan Fotografi.

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Ishan Fotografi is a professional NJ wedding photographer based out of Clifton, NJ. Our wedding photography can be described as intimate, natural and documentary. We have been a NJ wedding photographer specializing in wedding and event photography. Photographing weddings around New Jersey, New York, Hamptons, Long Island, Pennsylvania and destination weddings has given us tremendous experience photographing weddings from a variety of different religions and cultures including Catholic weddingsIndian weddings, Chinese weddings, Jewish weddings, Greek weddings, Turkish weddings to name a few. Being in New Jersey, we have had the opportunity to be in and around New York City and photographing some of the most beautiful weddings. We love photographing engagement shoots around Hoboken, NJ and Brooklyn, NY.

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