Brookside Country Club Wedding with Natalie and John

Bride and Groom at Brookside Country Club in Canton Ohio on their wedding day

Natalie and John were another couple who intended to wed in 2020 but due to the restrictions placed at the end of the year they opted to have a small wedding ceremony near their home with close family and then do a bigger celebration a year later. I loved seeing how different couples embraced the curveball that the pandemic threw at them and these two definitely did.

Natalie’s whole ensemble is one of the most stunning I’ve ever photographed. Just wait until you see it. SO elegant and chic!  I’m still a bit sad we couldn’t take photos outside but the winds were CRAZY that day and the rains were even worse. It was just such an Ohio day that it wasn’t worth risking ruining hair/makeup/dresses for but it all worked out ok!

As with all Greek weddings, their dance floor was packed all night long!

These two were so much fun to work with (and I got to photograph them again this year with their newest addition!) and I’m so glad that they were finally able to have the big celebration!

Ceremony: St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church / DJ: Billy Mannos / Hair: AW Salon / Reception: Brookside Country Club

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Winter Rivercrest Farm Wedding with Keihen and Craig

Bride and Groom at the hilltop at Rivercrest Farm on their wedding day.

I have long wanted to photograph a wedding at Rivercrest Farm and I was so delighted to finally be able to do so with Keihen and Craig!! They had a December wedding that was cool but not miserable which meant that we also got to go outside and do some photos before the sun set. Thankfully they did a first look so we could take advantage of the light and location!

I adore when my clients don’t feel forced to stick to gendered sides for a bridal party and it was so fun to have bridesmen alongside the bridesmaids! This whole bridal party was an absolute hoot and it was also my first time having some Petal Dudes and they LIVED IT UP.

The whole day was just a joy and it was so much fun. Thank you both for trusting me to be your photographer!

Ceremony & Reception: Rivercrest Farm / Bridal Gown: Lavender Bridal Salon / Bridesmaids Gowns: David’s Bridal / Cake: Jes McConville / Catering: City BBQ / DJ: On the Mic Entertainment / Florist: Paper Twigs / Hair & Makeup: Rig & Co / Menswear: Adam’s Mens Clothier

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Prestwick Country Club Wedding with Melissa and Seth

Bride and Groom posing outside in November during their wedding at Prestwick Country Club

Covid really messed up a lot of weddings and wedding planning. While no one wanted a pandemic, it’s been really neat to see how wedding traditions and events have changed in the past 4 years. One of the ways is like the wedding on the blog today with Melissa and Seth.

Melissa and Seth said I Do a year prior with just a small gathering of people in a place that they loved. One year later they got dressed back up in their wedding finery and played the video from their ceremony for their friends and family at Prestwick Country Club in Uniontown, Ohio and then entered and celebrated their union with all of their loved ones. While this was a rare event for me to work pre-2020, since then it’s become more and more popular since then.

It was a brisk November day for their wedding but I’m glad the rain held off and that there were still just a few leaves left blazing a bright orange on the golf course for there to be some color in their photos outside. Melissa’s dress and shoes NEEDED some daylight to show off properly!! Seth’s dapper outfit also looked splendid with the fall colors! Indoors I loved their fun placemats they had to keep their guests busy when there was downtime through the evening.

Prestwick Country Club has a great setup for weddings – the dance floor is separated from the dining room so that guests were able to (and did) drift back and forth depending on if they wanted to watch the dancing or sit at a table and catch up with people they haven’t seen in a while. They also have seating and tables in the dance room so you can do both!! Since this wedding was in 2021 it was fun to see the smiles of people getting to see each other again and everyone was eager to find a cozy corner to catch up and weren’t always tearing up the dance floor. This is another trend I’ve seen continue as well – while there are always going to be the dancers more and more people are connecting while drinking coffee and watching the events take place.

Congratulations to you both – it was a joy working with you!

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