The church was quiet when we entered. A faint bustling could be heard in the adjacent halls, but the sanctuary was peacefully void of noise. The girls were hanging out in a nearby room, their dresses hanging up and their bags spilling over with shoes, accessories, and makeup. There were sandwiches and snacks to munch on and Bridget, the bride, was calm and happy as she waited.
Bridget & Jason opted for a first look, which meant we could photograph all of the family photos before the ceremony as well. It was a great way to break up the photos (I shot the bridal party afterwards) and maximize the time.
This shot below left was right after the priest warned Jason that sometime in the future, Bridget WILL become her mother.
Just down the street from the church was this beautiful brick road, which not only provided a beautiful backdrop, but also some much-needed shade relief from the hot August sun.
I did not tell them to can-can, they said, “Hey, let’s all stand on one foot.” Okay!
Bridget & Jason’s reception was held at the Riverside Casino & Golf Resort. And while the reception itself was lovely, of course, one of my favorite parts of the night was taking Bridget & Jason out on the golf course for some extra photos.
Inside, the dance floor stayed hopping and the guests were having a great time.
Bridget & Jason, thank you so much for allowing me into your lives on the first day of your marriage. What a true honor and I’m just so thrilled to have been able to document your wedding for you. Xo!
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Photography: Emily Crall Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. James Catholic Church
Reception Venue & Catering: Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Florals: Wolf Floral
Decor: Dixie Singbeil
Cake Artist: Ann Lewis
Makeup & Hair: Serenity Salon
Bridal Gown: Hope’s Bridal
Maids’ Gowns: David’s Bridal
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations & Paper Goods: Abby Smith
Musicians: Heather Greiner & Matt Greiner