Wedding • Ashley and Jeremy • Portage Country Club

•  This wedding was all about timing, much like their engagement session was!

•  The weather was daunting and luckily Ashley and Jeremy had decided to see each other before the wedding to get all of their pictures done so that they didn’t have to leave their guests after the ceremony.  I love this whenever everything is at one venue because often it’s awkward to leave your guests to do a photo session while they are watching and waiting for you to be done.  Originally the ceremony was to be outside with the reception indoors but JUST as we finished up the bridal party and bride and groom portraits there were sirens on the golf course signaling thunder nearby.  We were able to squeeze in some family formals with the ceremony setup outdoors and quite literally just as we finished the rain started to come down – and didn’t stop until the reception began.  If they had waited to do pictures after the ceremony, they would have missed out on the beautiful grounds that Portage Country Club has to offer!

•  The sunset this night, due to the storms, was a-maz-ing.  I was watching it during dinner and was trying to decide if Ashley and Jeremy would be OK with me interrupting their dinner when they came to get me to take pictures outside, perfect timing (again!).

•  However, with the good, comes the bad timing.  Bad timing bit me about 10 minutes before I left when I was photographing the dance floor and a guest slammed into me while I was taking photos and broke my nose.  Yes, for those that have been here a while, this is the second broken nose at a wedding.  Who knew it was a contact sport?  LOL

Wedding Vendors

Cupcakes:  Cupcake Bliss
DJ:  Tom Meekins
Florist:  Cox Flowers
Officiant:  Phil and Linda Marcin (can I just say they were ADORABLE!?)
Photo Booth:  Capture This! Entertainment
Violinist:  Cathy Miller
Venue:  Portage Country Club

 

first look on stairs of bride and groom before wedding ceremony

Since it was quite sunny outside, we opted to do their first look in a shaded stairwell and it worked out perfectly!

orange and green bridal party outside in akron ohio

I loved the look of this bridal party, green and orange really look great outside!

bridesmaids with green dresses and orange flower bouquets

Such pretty ladies!  You should know that I am a HUGE fan when everyone coordinates but doesn’t have the same dress, makes the bridesmaids more comfortable AND the pictures a bit more interesting.

groomsman with ringbearer outside in september at portage country club

These guys look so dapper!

black and white portrait of bride and groom before wedding at portage country club

These two!!  SO STINKIN CUTE!

bride laughing during portraits outside on golf course

Ashley’s bouquet was impressive… and big.  SO gorgeous but this may be the largest bouquet I’ve ever seen.  Here we’re finding out JUST how big it is.

Bride and groom black and white portrait with bouquet

I love that these guys can go from laughing to nailing out this series pose in a second!

bride laughing about something during wedding

Then they were able to start laughing again.  This entire series makes me smile.

father of the bride kissing the bride when giving her away during wedding ceremony

The storms came in quickly and the staff moved like lightning to get the ceremony moved inside.  When everything was inside and set up, the ceremony started and there were few dry eyes in the house.  I love this image of Ashley’s Dad kissing her as he gives her away.

wedding ceremony at portage country club in akron ohio

The ceremony was full of tears and laughs and many smiles.

Groom raising fist during first kiss in wedding ceremony

This may be one of my favorite first kiss images ever.  I think Jeremy is excited?

bride and groom cheer during entrance into wedding reception at portage country club

Bouquet and beer.  I like how they entered their reception!

bride and groom during cake cutting at wedding reception

I love how he’s secretly getting her with some icing as she’s kissing the icing she got him with off his nose.

bride and groom hushing their son

Ashley’s son was talking during the blessing and they were quick to shh him, love!

bride and groom silhouette portrait during sunset

This picture makes me all kinds of happy.  I love how the sun pics up on her hair!

wedding rings with gummy bears

I love this ring shot so much!  LOL

groom and groomsman doing a shot during wedding reception at portage country club

Jeremy had a blast with his friends!

flower girls dancing on the dance floor at a wedding reception

These girls were the first to hit the dance floor and were still rocking out when I left.  Loved them!

first dance at wedding reception in akron ohio

The first dance was lovely and sweet!

bride and father dance during wedding reception

Love!

mother son dance during wedding reception at portage country club

So sweet!

silver glittered bridal chuck taylors

Ashley changed into custom glittered bridal Chuck Taylors for the reception.  I can’t tell you how awesome this was!

bride and baby daughter during wedding reception

Finally an adorable image of Ashley and her daughter as they hit the dance floor before I left.  The baby slept for most of the day so it was fun to finally see her awake and having fun!

Thanks to you both for having me along on your fun day!!!

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