September 24, 2022
Michelle & Michael: The Gish Barn
It was a beautiful early fall day for the wedding of this wonderful couple! Tim met up with the guys at the groom's house for a few getting ready pictures and to capture the group enjoying a few drinks and playing a few games of cornhole while I met up with the girls for their hair & makeup pictures at The Gish Barn.
Unbeknownst to the Michael, Michelle had planned for a "fake" first look with her brother in a wedding dress! His surprise, confusion, and laughter made for some great pictures and I think it also helped him to relax a bit. After Michelle was ready, she did a first look with her bridesmaids and her father. Then it was finally time for the real first look between Michael & Michelle! After that we took all the group wedding pictures, some of the bride & groom, and some family pictures.
The ceremony was outdoors in a beautiful section of the property surrounded by trees. The officiant was a good friend of Michelle's and he elicited laughs and tears from those in attendance. After the ceremony, we finished the family pictures and then took a few more of the bride and groom.
They were introduced into the reception shortly after where they went right into their first dance immediately followed by the cake cutting, toasts, and a prayer. A delicious dinner followed. It had been cloudy most of the day, so I wasn't expecting a sunset but lo and behold they had a beautiful one! After a few sunset pictures, it was time for the father daughter & mother son dance. The bouquet and garter toss followed. The rest of the night was spent dancing and having fun!
Congratulations Michelle & Michael! I had so much fun photographing your engagement and amazing wedding! I wish you both a lifetime full of happiness and love! Here are just a few of the images they will receive.
Photography: Sara Foss Photography LLC
Second Photographer: Tim Beiber
Venue: The Gish Barn
Caterer: Famous Dave's Catering
Baker: Marissa Lane
Bar Services: Bowman Beverage
DJ/Photobooth: The DJ Crew
Florist: Petal Place (table centerpieces) & Bride (rest of the flowers/bouquets)
Wedding Planner: Sandy Jackson
Officiant: Anthony Ritosa
Hair: Heather Knight
Makeup: Alyssa Brown
Transportation: CLE Royale (groomsmen bus); Peterman (Shuttle)
Bride's Dress: Formality Resale