Rachel and Nick met while students at Oberlin College. They are such a loving couple and I was so excited to photograph their engagement session and then their wedding.
After getting their hair and makeup done at Adeva Salo and Spa in downtown Oberlin, they bride and her wedding party drove out to Riverdog Retreat where they were staying for the weekend. The grounds of this bed and breakfast are nothing short of spectacular. When everyone was ready, we drove up the road to Vermilion Valley Vineyards for a lovely ceremony under their Outdoor Pavilion. As with their engagement session, their dog, Rosie played a big part in their wedding, serving as their flower girl. After the emotional and intimate ceremony, we took formal portraits and then headed up to Vermilion on the Lake Clubhouse to get the party started. The decor was magical with quotes from favorite authors and paper confetti. Rachel has a natural connection with animals and it surprised no one when a random cat wandered in during the couples’ cake cutting and created a one of a kind moment.
I have so much love and respect for the two of you. Wishing you all the happiness in the world.