“Do a dip pose!” one of the bridesmaids shouted. “You want to do a dip one?” I asked. They sure did. So perfect.
In December 2013, Alex emailed me after seeing the photos I took at her friend Jill’s wedding in August of that year. After a couple months of figuring out the best date for their wedding, they settled on July 11, 2015 at Timberlodge Banquet Facility at Arrowhead Golf Club in Akron. It’s a gorgeous setting for people wanting an all-in-one ceremony & reception location!
Alex & her bridesmaids got ready along with her mom & grandma at her mom’s house in East Amherst. The light in the house was gorgeous! I loved that we were able to hang the dresses from the loft railing.
Her bouquet was SO BEAUTIFUL. I took a lot of pictures of it, haha.
After all the girls were dressed, I drove to Timberlodge to meet Matt & the groomsmen for some photos of them before Alex’s arrival – Matt & Alex did not want to accidentally see each other before the ceremony so we had to plan to get all of Matt’s photos done before Alex got there.
Never assume that guys know how to pin a boutonniere. Don’t worry, I fixed it after we had a laugh.
Matt & the guys went inside to hide and Alex & the girls did their pictures outside next to the pond.
Matt & Alex (I’m guessing mostly Alex) handmade this custom aisle runner for their ceremony with the timeline of their relationship.
When the pastor asked, “Who presents this woman to be married to this man?” Alex’s brother Jason, who walked her down the aisle, stepped forward and said, “Alex presents herself. And I approve.” Then he shook Matt’s hand.
After the ceremony was over, we took golf carts out to the back of the course to the wooden walkway through the woods. Holy mosquitos! Everyone had a good time though, no one crashed a golf cart (that I saw) and only a few liquids of various kinds were spilled.
The dining room at Timberlodge is so beautiful for couples looking for something refined-rustic. I like it when couples bring in their colors to make it their own.
With such beautiful weather, the dance floor was outside on the patio and I loved how much Matt & Alex laughed through their first dance, Brad Paisley’s “Then.”
Alex rocked that keyhole back.
Matt got some big smiles out of his mom during their turn on the dancefloor too.
If you haven’t seen “the shoe game” it goes like this – the bride & groom sit back to back, each holding one of each person’s shoes. The DJ asks questions where the answer is either the bride or the groom (sometimes it’s fact, sometimes it’s opinion) and the bride & groom each hold up a shoe representing which person the question is about. Sometimes the difference in their answers is funny! I don’t remember which question made Matt stand up to emphasize his answer, but he was really sure about it.
I ended the night with a shot of the two of them out on the lawn… it was a gorgeous end to a pretty perfect day!
Congratulations, thank you so much for hiring me, and best of luck with your new house & all that’s coming your way!