Throughout their engagement session, I just kept feeling more and more excited for their wedding! Kelly and Scott were married at the lovely Mansion at Oak Hill on a typical Midwestern summer day. One of those days where a mix of clouds and sun and humidity can make for some serious rain storms. However, Kelly and Scott had luck on their side! A few rain drops fell as the groom and his groomsmen made their way to the front of the ceremony. As soon as the bride’s proud father walked her down the steps to make her way to her soon-to-be husband, we were left with soft and sweet light that danced through the tall trees. And they had a beautifully perfect ceremony, officiated by a close family friend, witnessed by the ones they loved most in this world, and looked down upon with great favor by those who have passed on. Kelly and Scott, thank you so much for choosing me to photograph such a special time in your lives! You are truly blessed with sweet and witty friends and warm and welcoming family members. I hope that you had an amazing time in the Dominican Republic for your honeymoon! And now for some favorites from your wonderful wedding day! Friends and family can view the entire online gallery here.
Kelly’s stunning gown and bridal details were so much fun to photograph!
Scott was cool, calm, collected…and so excited to see his bride!
His groomsmen were easy-going and a breeze to work with! Thank you, guys!
Meanwhile, Kelly and her bridesmaids finished getting ready.
Ohhhhh, Kelly! You were such a gorgeous bride!
Kelly’s sister and friends just adore her!
The outdoor ceremony space was beautiful, nestled among the tall trees.
Kelly and her father were all smiles as they entered the ceremony!
I spotted this handsome little fellow in the crowd! Look at those blue eyes!
Aren’t they a gorgeous couple?! Favorite!
As guests made their way to cocktail hour, it was portrait time for the newly minted couple!
It was insanely adorable to watch these two during their portraits.
Scott just couldn’t take his eyes off his new bride!
You two made my job so easy and so incredibly fun! Love both of these!
The Mansion at Oak Hill has bright and cheerful blooms at every corner. I loved photographing this venue and can’t wait to go back next month!
Their pink and blue theme carried throughout their reception details…and especially their with their unique cake! More on that in a moment…
I loved how excited the entire bridal party was during their introductions!
And now back to their cake! The colors and detail were just amazing! And how cute are those owls!
Heartfelt toasts were given by the Matron of Honor and best friend of the bride, Kristen.
And Charlie, the Best Man and brother of the groom, moved everyone in the room to tears, as he toasted to loved ones they dearly missed and to his hero and role model, Scott.
The end of the night came so quickly!
Guests cheered for their favorite couple as they waved sparklers in the air.
Kelly and Scott, what a beautiful wedding day you had! And what an honor it was for me
and my husband to document it for you both! Wishing you a lifetime of joy and happiness, just like you shared on your special day! Can’t wait to see you soon and hear all about the DR!
Baker: Friend of the Bride and Groom
Makeup/Hair: Dubonnet Dransfield (friend and bridesmaid) from Strandz
So BEAUTIFUL … the couple, the colors and the place …!!! The idea with the sparklers really looks like a lot of FUN!!! Another FANTASTIC job, Stephanie!!!