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Matthew & Alex – July 11, 2015 | Timberlodge at Arrowhead Golf Club | Buffalo Wedding Photography

“Do a dip pose!” one of the bridesmaids shouted. “You want to do a dip one?” I asked. They sure did. So perfect.
Bride and Groom kissing on wooden walkway at Timberlodge at Arrowhead | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

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.
Bride's details at her mother's house | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride with bridesmaids before getting ready | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride's jewelry and shoes | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Her bouquet was SO BEAUTIFUL. I took a lot of pictures of it, haha.
Bride's bouquet with roses, sunflowers, hydrangea, and greenery, wrapped in leftover lace from a bridesmaid's dress | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride getting dressed | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyThe three rings on burlap | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

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.
Timberlodge at Arrowhead wedding reception details | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom's dad sitting in the dining room before the ceremony | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom and groomsmen wearing gray tuxedos and sunglasses | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Never assume that guys know how to pin a boutonniere. Don’t worry, I fixed it after we had a laugh.
Groom laughing at the groomsmen's attempt to pin boutonnieres | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBoutonniere pinned incorrectly | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Matt & the guys went inside to hide and Alex & the girls did their pictures outside next to the pond.
Bride with bridesmaids at Timberlodge pond | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride with bridesmaids with keyhole back dresses, and gorgeous bouquet | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Matt & Alex (I’m guessing mostly Alex) handmade this custom aisle runner for their ceremony with the timeline of their relationship.
Timberlodge at Arrowhead ceremony site with custom hand made aisle runner | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride smiling at groom during outdoor wedding ceremony | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom smiling at bride during outdoor wedding ceremony | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

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.
Groom shaking the bride's brother's hand as part of the ceremony | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyOutdoor patio wedding ceremony at Timberlodge at Arrowhead | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

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.
Wedding Party in golf carts and taking photos at Timberlodge at Arrowhead | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom smiling at each other on wooden boardwalk at Timberlodge at Arrowhead | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride and Groom with wedding party in the background at Timberlodge at Arrowhead | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom walking together on wooden walkway at Timberlodge at Arrowhead | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

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.
Dining room set for navy and yellow wedding reception at Timberlodge at Arrowhead | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyStag and doe dressed as groom and bride cake topper | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyToasts before dinner at Timberlodge | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom laughing during Best Man's toast | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

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.”
Bride & Groom laughing during first dance on outdoor patio at Timberlodge at Arrowhead | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom dancing on outdoor patio at Timberlodge at Arrowhead | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Alex rocked that keyhole back.
Bride & Groom dancing on outdoor patio at Timberlodge at Arrowhead | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom dancing on outdoor patio at Timberlodge at Arrowhead | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Matt got some big smiles out of his mom during their turn on the dancefloor too.
Groom's mom laughing as she dances with her son at Timberlodge at Arrowhead | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyWedding guests dancing on outdoor patio at Timberlodge at Arrowhead | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom outside Timberlodge at Arrowhead | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

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.
Bride & Groom playing "the shoe game" | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

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!
Bride & Groom at the end of the night outside Timberlodge Banquet Facility | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Congratulations, thank you so much for hiring me, and best of luck with your new house & all that’s coming your way!

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