I love shooting weddings, but it is especially wonderful capturing memories for my dearest of friends. When you know you’ll get to spend all day with your friends, seeing everything that goes on behind the scenes, knowing you’ll have the greatest time! Sure, I work my butt off, but it couldn’t be more fulfilling. That’s why spending all day with Becca + Jacob shooting their November wedding at NorthPointe Conference Center was such a joy!!
It was a sunny day, but a cool one as you might expect in mid-November. Becca and Jacob had all their wedding events at North Pointe Conference Center in Lewis Center, OH, just north of Columbus. The day was sweet and carefree, just like the couple. Yes, I am aware of how cheesy that sounds, but Becca and Jacob’s friends and family would tell you the same. Their details incorporated the rustic fall theme, complimented by NorthPointe’s modern and homey style. I especially loved their subtle rainbow color scheme! An attendant on each side represented a different color, with flowers, bow ties, shoes and Lego cufflinks!
Their day started with preparation right on-site – North Pointe is so convenient for this with an entire hotel right on site! We had the first look, just the two of them, in the main courtyard. After a bunch of wedding party pictures, the three of us headed across the street to High Banks Metro Park for some couples portraits. Though most of the leaves were gone from the trees by now, I found the bare branches, coupled with the beautiful light, to make for beautiful pictures. Becca kept warm with a white coat, borrowed from her older sister Wendy, who also wore it as a bride in her own wedding. As much as fall colors can be beautiful, there is something to be said for the simplicity of bare branches that really allow a couple to stand out! Not to mention, Becca and Jacob already had plenty of color incorporated in their look. Becca and Jacob really enjoyed their alone time together at High Banks, a nice little calm before the craziness that would ensue!
Back at NorthPointe, we began the festivities with a ketubah signing facilitated by Rabbi Benjy Bar-Lev, followed by their ceremony in the Edgewater Room. My favorite moment was when they recited their own vows to each other. I struggled to keep it together! There was so much love in the room. Once announced, they skipped down the aisle, which was a good indication of the lively celebrating ahead. Dinner was followed by a hora that could have gone all night. The Element Band out of Cleveland kept the dance floor rockin’ for the rest of the evening. I even put my camera down for a few songs!
Mazel Tov to Becca and Jacob!!