Genesis Conference and Party Center Wedding with Cassie and Nathan

Cassie and Nathan came to me from a referral from a dear friend of mine that happens to be a wonderful photographer.  As she was a guest for this wedding, I had the joy of working with these two lovebirds.  They had an early ceremony but a later reception which meant that we had lots of time between point a and point b not only for photos but they also got a break to eat, relax and ENJOY the day.  I was lucky enough to have my faithful minion (said in the lovingest of terms) with me this day and we both agreed that it was just a magical day from beginning to end but the break in the middle – that’s what made the day extra awesome.  There was no “ok I have 50 minutes for EVERY.SINGLE.PICTURE” rush, there was no “everyone is hangry” obstacle to overcome.  It was just a smooth, lovely day.  Of course the top of the list was just how lovely these two looked.  I’m still agog at how GORGEOUS Cassie’s dress was!!!

I would keep going on about this wedding but trust me, you would much rather see these images!  Um… there’s a lot.  Fair warning!

Wedding Vendors

Cake: Buehlers
Ceremony:  Our Lady Help of Christians Parish
DJ: Midnight Music DJ
Florist:  Seville Flowers
Reception:  Genesis Conference and Party Center

We started our day with Nathan at his parents house.  This house is one of the most unique and ADORABLE houses I’ve ever been in.

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The bonus was a gorgeous living area with amazing window light!  Nathan’s brothers helped make sure he was looking perfect.

grooms brothers helping him get ready for wedding

Nathan’s Dad came in as well and may have got a bit misty eyed.  I adored this family!

grooms father helping him get ready for the wedding

Soon it was time to scoot off over to Cassie and her parents house where her dress was hanging and it was SMASHING!

brides dress hanging up in window

I love, love, love the back detail.

bride getting zipped into wedding gown in seville ohio

Cassie’s Mom had a mirror that was perfect!

bride looking in mirror  of her wedding dress

We all headed off to the church and I loved the ribbon wands they had set out for the exit.

ribbon wands for exit from wedding

The ceremony began and Nathan was a bit teary seeing Cassie for the first time.  So was his Dad.

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She was beautiful!

bride walking up aisle in seville ohio

The ceremony was perfect.

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I loved their little cheer after being pronounced man and wife!

bride and groom cheering after wedding ceremony

Another kiss?  YAY!

catholic wedding ceremony in seville ohio

After the ceremony we headed to The Oaks where their rehearsal was held the night before and where they had done part of their engagement session with Katie.  I LOVE this place!

bridesmaids with short purple dresses

I am kind of obsessed with Cassie’s gown.  So beautiful!

bride portrat at the oaks lodge in chippewa lake

These guys were so much fun all day.  I love when family is the bridal party – makes for a great time!

groomsman giving groom a hard time

groom showing pocket watch

Nathan looked pretty dapper!

groom portrait at the oaks lodge in chippewa lake

Cassie’s hair was so awesome, I love when ladies with shorter hair style it beautifully.

wedding portrait in chippewa lake

How beautiful is this location?  The leaves had just started changing and the views were beautiful.

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See what I mean?  Beautiful!

wedding portrait on chippewa lake in ohio

Someday I think we’ll have to head out to eat at The Oaks, this setting is spectacular.

bride and groom walking towards the oaks restaurant in chippewa lake ohio

We headed towards Cassie’s parents house and stopped at a local park and the light was beautiful coming in through the trees.

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This little bridge was perfect!

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I am so glad we had ample time for photographs because these two are seriously photogenic.

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This is one of my favorites from the day!

bride and groom on bridge in seville ohio

Cassie’s niece and nephew were such a hoot!

bride with ring bearer and flower girl

groom and ring bearer

We finished the photos up at Cassie’s parents house before everyone took a break for some food and downtime before the reception.

This bridal party was so lovely and wonderful to work with!


The field behind her parents house was BEAUTIFUL!!!

bride and groom in field in ohio

After we had a few slices of pizza (THANK YOU!) we headed over to capture images of the reception before the guests arrived.  The Moms had a huge hand in all of the decor and it was so beautiful!  I especially loved the books on the centerpieces along with the pumpkins!

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These centerpieces were perfect for October!

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Dancing Queen entrance!!!  Hilarious!

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The new Mr & Mrs!

bride and groom wedding  entrance

They started off the formalities with Cassie’s Dad welcoming everyone with a toast.

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At the end of the toast he told a story about how Nathan and Cassie drank a rare wine that he’d been saving during a party at their house.  They both felt terrible about it.

Her Dad bought another bottle and brought out glasses for them during his toast.  Everyone was tearing up!

bride crying during father's toast

Toasting with the wine!  I love when people are able to bring in personal touches to toasts.

father toasting bride and groom at wedding

Cassie’s sister gave a lovely Matron of Honor toast.

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Nathan’s brothers were comedic with their co-toast.

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After dinner I was able to nab the rings to play with and I love this image of the rings on the centerpiece leaf detail.

wedding ring with autumn leaves

The cake cutting started off nice…

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…but it ended a bit messy!  They were laughing though so it was all in good fun!

cake cutting at genesis party center wedding in creston ohio

Their first dance was quite romantic.

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The father daughter dance was sweet and sentimental.

father daughter dance during wedding reception in creston ohio

The mother son dance was another misty event for the night but was also lovely.

groom crying while dancing with his mom at wedding reception

I love Cassie’s face when tossing the bouquet.  She missed the lights, whew!


Her friend caught it and was quite excited, to say the least!  LOL!

bouquet catch during wedding reception

The garter was removed with care…

garter removal

The ring bearer was doing cartwheels while waiting for it to be removed.

ring bearer dancing during wedding reception

The guys didn’t run!  WAHOO!

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Finally the dance floor was open and these two shared a romantic dance before shaking their tailfeathers with their friends the rest of the evening!


Thank you both for trusting me with your wedding day.  It was a perfect day!!

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