Corey and Andrew tied the knot on a warm, sunny fall afternoon at First United Methodist Church of Hubbard. It was everything that you imagine a rustic Ohio wedding would be: a beautiful ivory lace wedding gown, cowboy boots, mason jars, babies breath, burlap, lace, sunflowers, and colorful autumn leaves. Instead of matching dresses, the bridesmaids wore a variety of burnt orange, yellow, navy blue, and burgundy. The groomsmen's coordinating shirts and dark jeans created a more casual look for this beautiful church wedding. The bridal party got ready in the church, which kept the morning simple and relaxed before a big afternoon and evening of celebrating.
Under Corey's lace wedding dress were these brown cowgirl boots. The embroidered details and studs made the bride's footwear stand out from the rest.
I love the timeless elegance of a strand of pearls and matching earrings. Pearls look beautiful with nearly every bridal style I've seen.
Andrew was happy to see his bride walk down the aisle as the wedding ceremony began.
I love how sunlight pours into stained glass windows on a sunny afternoon.
Traditionally, we've seen many unity candles and sand ceremonies, but Corey and Andrew chose a unique symbol of unity in their new family. The tree planting unity ceremony included the bride and groom and their girls.
We will be delivering the real kiss shot in the final gallery, but I had to show off this "almost kiss" shot here! Some of my favorite photos are the moment just before the kiss!
After the wedding ceremony, we went to nearby Harding Park in Hubbard, Ohio for bridal party portraits. One of the bridesmaids recently gave birth to a perfect baby girl, so Corey was able to sneak in some baby cuddles!
The ring bearer looked so cute with his jeans and boots to match his uncle!
And how he looks at his aunt! Corey was a beautiful bride and deserved all the love and admiration she received on her wedding day!
It was a bright and sunny day, so we were able to take advantage of the shaded woods behind the creek.
Their wedding reception in the barn at Chestnut Ridge Park and Campground was full of perfectly coordinated details. The cupcakes looked too pretty to eat! I also have to give a shout out to Barry Dyngles for catering some of the best barbecue around!
When I photographed Corey and Andrew's Mosquito Lake engagement session, they brought along their tackle boxes and fishing poles because they love fishing together. Their wedding cake represented their love for the outdoors. I can't get over the detail of the campfire on the cake, and the "hooked for life" sign is a sweet touch to top it off!
"Get Smitten Not Bitten" was a great idea for a rustic barn wedding. The insect repellent was just one of the many thoughtful details I saw throughout the day.
The guests will think of Corey and Andrew every time they are enjoying a cold drink with their personalized camo beer koozies. As wedding photographers, it's fun to see all the unique guest favor ideas at every wedding we photograph.
Instead of a guest book, the bride and groom displayed a wooden guest board for everyone to sign.
I'd highly recommend this warning be displayed at every bar at every wedding we photograph! It gave me a good laugh, but sometimes an open bar makes some guests forget the power of a camera!
The flower boy and bride's younger nephew cooled down outside of the barn before the party got started! I can imagine our son doing the same thing!
There are two kinds of bridal couples in this world: those who gently feed their new spouse a sweet bite of cake, and the brides and grooms who walk away with icing everywhere!
Best wishes to the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Goist! Thanks for inviting us to document the precious memories of your wedding day!