October 3, 2018

Acacia Wedding of Kevin & Melissa

Kevin and Melissa’s wedding day was so fun to photograph at the naturally beautiful Acacia Reservation.  This location was once a golf course, but Metro Parks took it over  and  is letting it naturally grow into a beautiful place for walking, events and especially weddings!  With wildflowers and rolling hills, it was perfect for capturing these two’s sweet relationship!

Melissa’s preparations began at her parent’s home.  Even their sweet pups were dressed for the day! Eye Do Beauty came to their home to do the hair and makeup of the all the girls.  This is always so nice for the start of a wedding day!  Meanwhile, Kevin and the guys made their way to Acacia.  They have a great “locker room” space for the guys to get ready for the day and a large beautiful lobby that is great for pictures I might add!

Once the girls were at Acacia, Melissa and Kevin opted to have a “first look”.   With just the two of them, they greeted each other and had a few moments and pictures, with just them.  After about 15 mins.  the wedding party joined us for some group shots and a few family pictures as well.  The wedding ceremony began shortly and was held under the covered patio overlooking the natural elements all around them.   The  flower adorned trellis was a nice addition to the already beautiful setting.

More family portraits were taken after the ceremony, while an abundant display of food and drinks was served at cocktail hour. It was so nice that the guest had the option to meander out on the patio and lawn, enjoying their drinks and appetizers, while we photographed the families and some fun candid moments as well.  The reception followed with great toast to the couple, dancing and a huge cookie table that was as fun to look at, as it was to eat!

It really was a pretty day.  The winds were a bit strong but the temperature was perfect and we had a nice variety of clouds and sunshine!  Just perfect for a wedding! Congratulations Melissa and Kevin, it was so nice working with you for both your engagement and wedding!

Makeup -Suzie at Eye Do Beauty

Hair-Noelle at Eye Do Beauty

Dress Shoppe- The Wedding Shoppe

Florist-Joanne at Bleils Secret Garden

Bakery-Elmwood Bakery

Wedding Venue-Acacia Reservation

DJ-Jack Helbig

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