I’ve been looking forward to photographing Matthew and Gina’s wedding FOREVER. Well, at least since December 2013, when I had the honor of photographing their amazing and beautiful surprise proposal. They really are the perfect couple–they’re sweet, polite, funny, and obviously madly in love. Pretty much a wedding photographer’s dream! Added bonus: they chose a gorgeous venue, Brookside Farms, for the ceremony and reception.
In case you missed that, this is Charlie. (Look for him in the ceremony later.)
The girls had way too much fun getting ready. 🙂
I think the guys did too, although they didn’t have the matching tank tops.
The Rev. Catherine Daniels (the “Ohio Wedding Lady”!) officiated the ceremony, which was absolutely gorgeous. They cried, I cried, I tried to hold my camera steady while I cried some more. Matthew and Gina are so adorable and so in love and they bring out the big sap in me. 🙂
So, yeah, gorgeous.
By the time the ceremony was over, the skies were getting pretty grey, but we trekked across the grounds of the farm to find some beautiful spots for photos. And yes, the rain held out until we were done with the outdoor photos.
The bride and groom and their families:
The whole beautiful wedding party:
And photos with the maid of honor and best man!
And then some photos of the lovely couple, who walked a really long way in the mud so we could get the perfect photos.
And then it was on to the reception in the gorgeous barn at Brookside. Love the lighting in there!
It had started raining by the time we got to the sparkler exit, but was that going to stop this group? You can probably guess that answer.
I had to drag Gina and Matthew out in the rain for just a couple more photos. Such a beautiful day. Congratulations, Matthew and Gina! Wishing you a lifetime of love.