It was Pride weekend! And honestly, I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than shooting a gorgeous wedding with two brides. Kasi and Brenda live in California, where they met, but returned to Kasi’s hometown of Newark, OH for their nuptials. We had the opportunity to meet when they made a trip out here last October, between that and our Skype meetings and lots of emailing, I had the pleasure of getting to know these two and what wonderful people they are. I couldn’t be more honored to photograph their wedding day!
This was my first wedding at the Trout Club in Newark, and I have to say I was blown away. Their grounds are beautiful – quite natural for a golf course – and the venue took care of us to make sure we got all the pictures we wanted. I even got my own golf cart! And the indoor spaces, recently renovated, were beautiful. In particular, their reception space was held in an open air glass pavilion which let in lots of air and light – something that the couple felt brought the west coast to the midwest for their celebration.
The brides helped each other get ready, but then dressed separately, with their first look staged just outside the pavilion. Aftewards we got into several golf carts and visited several portrait locations around the course. There was a moment where we thought it might rain, but it held off!
After their outdoor ceremony, guests gathered at the pavilion for appetizers and cocktails – these drinks were some of the nicest drinks I’ve ever seen at a wedding! Then toasts, dinner, their first dance, cake cutting and bouquet toss followed. (The rain came during dinner, perfect timing!) After some open dancing, the couple surprised their guests with a fireworks show, followed by a late night snack of donuts!
Congratulations to Kasi + Brenda!