Wedding | Chris and Heather | Springlake Party Center

•  This was yet another hot July day but luckily not quite as humid as the wedding the week before, whew!

•  I haven’t been to this venue before but ironically early in my career I used to shoot the Roller Derby girls in the skating rink that is adjacent to it.

•  Springlake Party Center literally has the neatest displays for their fruit and veggies of anywhere I’ve ever seen.  It was literally a masterpiece!

•  This group loved to dance and took advantage of one of the largest dance floors around all night.  It was really fun capturing images of everyone having such a great time shaking their tailfeathers!

•  Chris and Heather were so crazy easy going.  Heather definitely qualifies as one of my most relaxed brides ever.

Wedding Vendors

Cake:  Cakes by LaVonda
Catering, Ceremony and Reception:  Springlake Party Center
DJ:  DJ Bill Fritz

Springlake Party Center gazebo

When I arrived everyone was still buzzing about getting things set up so I went outside and captured a few images of the ceremony site.  Isn’t this so pretty?  Normally I am not a huge gazebo fan (the shadows can be awful!) but this one was lovely!


bride putting gown on in springfield ohio

I love this image of Heather getting into her gown!


bride with bridesmaids in pink dresses outside

I love the way the pink dresses pop against the lush green forest behind them!

PS. I am also in LOVE with these bridesmaid dresses.  I also love the shade.  I’ve had a lot of hot pink bridesmaid dresses this year and I love it!


bride and groom first look in a gazebo

Chris was pretty much speechless when he saw Heather for the first time.  Awww.


bride and groom outdoors in ohio

I returned to the shaded nook I’d found on the grounds at Springlake Party Center because the light here was just fantastic.


bride and groom almost kissing in ohio

I love the almost kiss!


bride and groom in springfield ohio

Another picture I love, I think this one is my favorite!


groomsman outside at springlake party center

I told the guys to do a group hug… this is the result.  Hilarious!


groom laughing

This definitely is one of my favorite groomsman group pictures ever.


pink and green bridal party in ohio

I love the way everything ties in together, even the landscape!


sunbeam and clouds

While we were waiting for the ceremony to start I saw this amazing cloud with beams shooting out so I had to capture it.


ceremony in gazebo at springlake party center

The ring exchange was beautiful!


rose petal toss during processional

I love when rose petals are tossed!  Even more so during the processional!


bride and groom twirl during first dance at springlake party center

I loved their first dance, not quite choreographed but they didn’t just stand and sway.  Fun!


couple on dancefloor cuddling

I absolutely adore this image of one of the bridesmaids and her husband during the first slow dance of the night.


groom counting jumps during casper slide

Chris is counting the jumps for the Cha Cha Slide, hilarious!


flower girl twirling on the dancefloor in ohio

During the day this lille girl was very shy but she sure lit up the dance floor once it got dark!


bride and groom sunset portrait at springlake party center

One thing Heather really wanted was an image on the lake at sunset.  I think that I accomplished that 😉 LOVE the way this turned out!


group hug at the end of the night at springlake party center in ohio

The final dance was a slow song and everyone ended up in one big group hug!


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