The anticipation was building when I arrived at the Lakeside Cabin at Geneva Center to photograph Jessica and the girls having their hair styled. Emotions weren't easy to hide as the girls readied to celebrate the first of their friends to tie the knot. Once Jessica's hair was complete, she and a few of her bridesmaids went to have a peek in the mirror. I followed them in to find big smiles and happy tears streaming for all of them.
After the girls were complete, I proceeded down to photograph Kyle and the guys, and then guided Kyle over to the first look location in front of the reflecting pond. Jessica approached from behind escorted by her maids on the golf cart, and when she tapped her groom's shoulder the reactions were priceless. Kyle and Jessica embraced in a heartfelt hug, truly blissful to be marrying their best friend. After the two had some time to themselves, we began their portraits together. I had to tease the couple just a bit because before we began they claimed that they had never taken good pictures. "You're sure fooling me!" I told them. Kyle replied with, "Well, I'll bet we're taking good ones today because we're so happy."
The hugs and happy tears continued through the ceremony when the couple shared their vows and wed under the pavilion with their friends and family looking on. Everyone traveled to Akron to the Community Center to celebrate their reception which was beautifully decorated with lights intertwined with outdoor elements such as natural logs, succulents and ferns. Everything on their wedding day was perfect for this couple, as it should be for two people as sweet as them. Enjoy this peek into their big day.
Ceremony Venue: Geneva Center
Reception Venue: Akron Community Center
Catering and Decorations: Roseburg Event Center
Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Rochester Greenhouse
Hair: Morgan Campbell & Sofie Boganwright
Dress: The Bride to Be
Pies: Moore's Pies
Specialty Wines: Schnabeltier
Ceremony Music: Sam Adams
Reception Music: Rick's DJ Service