Barrington Golf Club Wedding with Stephanie and Matthew

Bride and Groom dip after wedding at the Cleveland Art Museum

Wow.  Where do I even start with this gorgeous wedding at Barrington Golf Club with Stephanie and Matthew?  It was SUCH a great day from beginning to end with such fun people.  I already knew I’d love them after our engagement session the winter before but their wedding day was even more magical.

The weather on their wedding day was super rainy but we managed to dodge almost all the raindrops while outside at the Cleveland Museum of Art for their photos which was magical because it was pouring everywhere but there!  Their reception layout had to be a bit shifted around due to the rain but everything worked out and Stephanie and Matthew never batted an eye and just rolled with it.

The big bonus was that my husband got to be my second and it’s been a while so it was nice to work with him again!

Thanks to Stephanie and Matthew for trusting me to capture your beautiful day!  I had so much fun with you!

Bridal Gown: Matthew Christopher Bridal via Matina’s Bridal / Cake: White Flower Cake Shoppe / Ceremony: Church of the Gesu / DJ: Selective Sound Entertainment / Florist: The Urban Orchid / Hair & Makeup: Lindsay London / Reception: Barrington Golf Club / Wedding Planner: Heart 2 Heart Occasions

As I usually do I started my day out with photographing the wedding dress and details.  I instantly fell in love with Stephanie’s gorgeous gown.  Isn’t this stunning?

I then photographed her beautiful heels and veil.  Of course as the way things go, Stephanie ended up having to swap shoes with her sister because the rhinestones on the strap kept grabbing the lining of her gown.  For those of you yet to get married, always be cautious when choosing shoes with rhinestones.  They are beautiful but often the teeth ‘grab’ the lining of your gown when walking and make moving around a pain in the rear.   Give whatever shoes that you want a test run – literally – and walk around with them on with your gown before deciding on the shoes.

Stephanie’s niece was her flower girl and SHE WAS SO DARN CUTE.

I am obsessed with Stephanie’s entire look!

Meanwhile Chris was over with the guys who decided to kill some time before the ceremony by shooting some hoops.

Soon enough it was time for the wedding ceremony and I LOVED this smile on Matt’s face when he was Stephanie!

How cute does Stephanie and her Dad look?  BIG smiles are the best.

Cathedral length veils are always amazing but they really need to come with a hazard sign, almost every single time someone trips or steps on it and it’s usually the groom.  This whole series was hilarious and luckily it was just a few laughs to break the tension and the veil didn’t come out.

Groom stepping on bride's veil

Within minutes they were able to recompose themselves and concentrate on the ceremony.

Wedding ceremony at Church of the Gesu in Cleveland

Church of the Gesu is SUCH a beautiful space!  I love the balcony here.

Wedding ceremony at Church of the Gesu in Cleveland

The exchange of the rings.

Wedding ceremony at Church of the Gesu in Cleveland

They do!

Wedding ceremony at Church of the Gesu in Cleveland

Once we got through the family formals we rushed over to the Cleveland Museum of Art.  EVERYWHERE else it was raining but we managed to sneak in the only rainless hole in Northeast Ohio.

Wedding portrait at the Cleveland Museum of Art

This was a candid moment between poses but I loved the image so much of Stephanie looking at her beautiful bouquet from the Urban Orchid.

Bride wearing Matthew Christopher Bridal Gown

I loved this group of guys in their blue tuxes!

Groom and Groomsman at Cleveland Museum of Art

I also dug their look without the jackets too – there’s something so dapper about suspenders!

Groom and Groomsman at Cleveland Museum of Art

I am still months later obsessed with this gorgeous look of the bridesmaids.  From the gorgeous green color of the gowns, to the elegant style of the gowns, and finally to the way they were all pulled together with the perfect bouquets – they were stunning!

Bride and bridesmaids in green dresses

Aren’t these bouquets beautiful?

Pink and White Floral Bouquets by Urban Orchid

I love a casual portrait.  They are classic for a reason.

Wedding portrait at Cleveland Museum of Art

You still need to have a few candids though!

Wedding portrait at Cleveland Museum of Art

You know I love a classic black and white “groomal”

Black and white photo of the groom in Cleveland

This path is one of my favorites to have my couples walk back and forth on and man, these two WORKED IT.  There’s a lot more from this space but I had to narrow it down to these.

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There was another wedding party down near the fountain so I was trying to use this area as much as I could so we wouldn’t be wasting any rainless time outside.  I loved this stairs and plan to use them more in the future!

Bridal part for wedding at Cleveland Museum of Art

This started out as Matthew just waiting for me to do a few photos with Stephanie but I loved the look of how he was leaning on the railing and decided to use it.  This may be the favorite from the day.

Cleveland Museum of Art Wedding Portrait

I loved this one too!

Cleveland Museum of Art Wedding Portrait

Oh and this.  Yeah, I loved it all.  These two are so darn photogenic.

Cleveland Museum of Art Wedding Portrait

See what I mean?

Cleveland Museum of Art Wedding Portrait

Such a gorgeous group, right?

Wedding Bridal Party in Green and Blue

This was their first attempt to dip and their laughs made me giggle.  Their second attempt is up top and man, they were pros!

Cleveland Museum of Art Wedding Portrait

A few more photos were in the trees before we left as the rain began to sneak into the area.

Cleveland Museum of Art Wedding Portrait

Originally the plan was to do more photos at Barrington Golf Club but it was an absolute downpour so we did a few on the porch and the bridal party just relaxed and snacked while they waited for the reception to start.  Meanwhile I was able to capture a bunch of detail photos as everything came together in the reception rooms!

Rain at Barrington Golf Club Wedding

How perfect is this hand drawn sign for their signature cocktails?  I still giggle at “The Matt”

Hand Drawn Signature Cocktail Wedding Menu

I love, love, loved these centerpieces outside on the porch – the pop of pink really made these centerpieces stand out!

Pink and gold wedding reception decor

I also loved all of the geometric details – especially the table numbers!

Pink and gold wedding reception decor

The geometric theme was even carried through onto the beautiful cake from White Flower Cake Shoppe!

Geometric Gold Wedding Cake

The evening kicked off with their fist dance outside on Barrington’s covered dance floor.  It was perfect!

Barrington Golf Club Wedding Reception

Next Stephanie’s Dad gave his welcome toast to everyone which made everyone laugh!

Barrington Golf Club Wedding Reception

Everyone moved inside for dinner and the final toasts took place there and everyone was giggling through them.

Barrington Golf Club Wedding Reception

I am always impressed when couples feed each other at the same time and do so without a mess!

Barrington Golf Club Wedding Reception

After dinner the dancing continued with the parent dances before the dance floor opened for everyone.

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Selective Sound did an amazing job keeping the dance floor packed and everyone was having a blast all night long!

Barrington Golf Club Wedding Reception

Of course I had to play with the rings on one of the fun placemats!

Wedding Rings on Gold