Every time I meet with a couple, I just KNOW they're destined to be together. When I met Tracey and Aaron, it was clear as can be. Their love just radiated every time they looked at each other, which made my job even more fun! I could photograph starry eyed brides and grooms every day :P For their wedding, I knew it'd be a big celebration and also very intimate for them, as they had friends and family from all over the country flying in to watch them say "I do".
The ceremony and reception both took place at Tiffany's Banquet Center in Brookfield, Ohio and we started the day with the girls as they got their hair and makeup done. The whole vibe was relaxed and I could tell everyone was just so excited for the wedding! The guys arrived to the hall a little bit later to get in their tuxes.
Before the ceremony, Tracey and Aaron wanted to exchange gifts and say a prayer. They chose to not do a First Look, so instead, we found a quiet corner in the building and just watched the tears fall as they read letters from each other. I love special, private moments like that!! It was just so sweet.
The ceremony was short and sweet, as Aaron's brother-in-law officiated - making the ceremony a little extra personal!
It was cold and rainy, but we powered through for the bridal party portraits at Buhl Park. My absolute favorite part was when Tracey and Aaron brought along their puppy for some photos! His name is Winston and he came fully dressed in a little puppy tux! I couldn't even handle all that cuteness.
We wrapped up the bridal party portraits with shots of just Tracey and Aaron overlooking the lake at Buhl. It was cold, but the Fall colors were peaking their way into the world. Those oranges and yellows made everything feel a bit warmer!
The night wrapped up back at Tiffany's Banquet, where friends and family were there, ready to celebrate! There were a lot of dancing, laughter and good times! I was cracking up during the bouquet and garter toss. One of the bridesmaids caught the bouquet, and Tracey's brother caught the garter. When he went to put the garter on her, Aaron decided to blind fold him and pull the ole' one two switcheroo, replacing the bouquet catcher with someone else. Tracey's son ended up in the chair to get the garter put on HIM without Tracey's brother knowing. His reaction once he took off the blind fold was PRICELESS!
Thanks to all of the lovely vendors that made this day possible:
Venue: Tiffany's Banquet Hall
Dress: Bling Bridal
DJ: DJ Dave
Florals: A Dream Comes True Floral
Cake: The Cake Boutique
Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Allison at The New You Salon
Makeup: Carol at The New You Salon
Stationary: David's Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal