Sabrina and Mason had a cloudy, misty and cool morning turn into a spectacular fall wedding day with sunshine and ideal temperatures. We couldn’t get the sun to stick around until sunset, but it was nice to have its warmth during the afternoon so Kara could take off her winter coat while shooting, since it was 75 degrees after all.
After the girls had hair and makeup done at Flip Salon, we started the day with everyone getting dressed at the Celebration Farm, where the reception was held later that night. Despite it being cloudy and there not being a ton of windows in the DoubleRound barn, I love the dramatic light and shadow we were able to capture with those shots. From there, Sabrina had the opportunity to impress the two most important men in her life—first her dad, and then her soon-to-be husband. They were emotional and beautiful moments, and it’s at that time that things really start to sink in. As she embraced the man she was about to marry for the first time that day, she said, “I think I might cry!” It’s okay, and in fact, during moments like that, it’s probably right to do so. You are tremendously blessed, and life will never be the same, really after that moment. Before we let things get too heavy, we can talk about a special guest that visited the happy couple to wish them well on their wedding day—their dog, Lucy. We got about 2-3 minutes with her before they thought it was best to send her on her way so she didn’t jump in and have a swim in the pond behind the arches.
It was probably a blessing that it was cloudy for the first part of the day because we were able to shoot anywhere on the property over the noon hour, when the sun would generally have been at its most harsh angle, straight overhead. As we began shooting family photos at the Farm’s signature amphitheater arches, the sun started to shine through and we had to move locations. So again, probably a blessing that we were able to shoot in front of the arches at all with those clouds!
After the sun’s arrival, we traveled to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon for the wedding ceremony. It was time seal the deal and make everything official. Immediately after the ceremony, all the guests gathered outside for a bubble exit as the newly married couple made their way to the limo. Generally those exits make for some really sweet photos, and this day was no different—super cool! Not to mention, it’s clear that all the grown-ups still love blowing bubbles, as no one could wait for them to actually make an exit before testing their bubble blower many, many times.
We drove to the close by Lake Macbride for a few wedding party photos and then they all got a chance to cruise for a bit while everyone else headed back to the Celebration Farm for the wedding reception. As everyone ate dinner and toasted newlyweds, clouds started to envelop the sun again at the end of the evening. That said, we didn’t get a full blown sunset, but cloudy skies still create beautiful and dramatic evening photos that I am a really big fan of.
Mason and Sabrina, thank you guys for choosing to have us be part of your big day! We wish you guys all the best and look forward to sharing the rest of the photos with you!
Hair/Makeup – Flip Salon (Aubrey)
Flowers – E’s Floral
DJ – DJ Big Sky
Video – Video Center Media
Dress – Pure Bridal
Photobooth – ASEDJ
Photographers – Carter Photography