When I first met with Kelsey and Ali, we discovered that we shared a love for our alma mater, Ohio University! Right out of the gate, I knew this would be a fun couple to work with. It was a heartfelt wedding day full of smiles, a few happy tears, plenty of laughs, and some serious dance moves. All this set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Golf Club of Dublin and rustic and romantic floral decor from Madison House Designs.

fancy rhinestone bridal shoes on a light blue velvet backdrop

close up of a bridesmaid's bouquet of white and pale pink flowers

bride toasting with her bridesmaids on her wedding day

candid group photo of a bridal party toasting with champagne

candid photo of groomsmen laughing

I absolutely loved these gray bridesmaid dresses from La Jeune Mariee Maids in the Short North!

A bride with her bridesmaids holding neutral colored bouquets in front of the Golf Club of Dublin

A groom with his groomsmen wearing light gray suits standing in front of the Golf Club of Dublin

candid natural photo of a bride smiling

close up detail shot of a wedding cake and bridal bouquet

The mint and gray color palette was perfect for their down to earth and relaxed rustic vibe of the decor.

close up of rustic floral decor at a Golf Club of Columbus wedding

close up detail of a succulent and silver lantern used as wedding decor

I loved these dark wood planter boxes with the lush greenery and pale roses.

close up detail of rustic floral centerpieces with succulents and peach roses and a table number

close up of a bride holding her bouquet made up of white flowers and lush greenery by Madison House Designs

mother of the bride being escorted to her seat during an outdoor wedding ceremony at the Golf Club of Dublin

mother of the groom being escorted to her seat during an outdoor wedding ceremony at the Golf Club of Dublin

candid image of a groom smiling and watching his bride walk down the aisle

How sweet is this groom wiping a tear as he watches his gorgeous bride walk down the aisle!

a groom wiping tears from his eyes as he watches his bride walk down the aisle

a father hugs his daughter during a wedding ceremony

wide angle shot of an outdoor wedding ceremony at the Golf Club of Dublin on a bright sunny day

a bride smiling looking at her husband during an outdoor wedding ceremony at the Golf Club of Dublin

a groom smiling and listening to his wife speak her vows during a wedding ceremony

a candid profile shot of a bride against a bright white background

a groom saying his vows during a wedding ceremony

wide angle shot of an outdoor tented wedding at the Golf Club of Dublin

candid shot of groomsmen laughing during an outdoor wedding ceremony

parents of the bride watching their daughter get married

a bride smiles at her groom during an outdoor wedding ceremony

bride and groom exchanging rings

a bride and groom exchange their first kiss as husband and wife

a newly wedded bride and groom enjoy a quiet moment right after their ceremony as the groom kisses her cheek

a bride and groom kiss on a getaway golf cart with a Just Married sign on the back

bridesmaids carrying wine glasses cheers to the new couple

group shot of a large bridal party wearing light gray suits and dresses in front of the Golf Club of Dublin at sunset

couple kissing on their wedding day outside at the Golf Club of Dublin

close up portrait of a bride at sunset with wisps of hair blowing

bride and groom walking together at sunset at the Golf Club of Dublin

a bride kisses her groom on the cheek at sunset in front of willow trees

bride and groom leaning against a white brick wall looking at each other smiling

wedding couple embrace in front of the doors at the Golf Club of Dublin

Ok, it’s time to get the party started!

candid shot of a bridesmaid and groomsman smiling and entering the wedding reception of the Golf Club of Dublin

candid shot of a bridesmaid and groomsman laughing while entering the wedding reception of the Golf Club of Dublin

bride and groom enter their wedding reception at the Golf Club of Dublin

close up of a bride and groom sharing their first dance

a bride and groom get cozy while sharing their first dance

bride and groom sharing a first dance during sunset

dramatic black and white image of a bride and groom sharing their first dance

wide angle sunset at the Golf Club of Dublin

After some toasts and first dances, we stepped outside to catch a few remaining moments of golden light from the gorgeous sunset.

bride and groom kissing outside at sunset at the Golf Club of Dublin

As much as I love shooting romantic portraits of the bride and groom, I equally love capturing all the unscripted FUN and energy of an awesome reception. The guests left it all on the dance floor! A wedding day is one of the few (and likely only) occasions in your life where all the people you love from different stages of your life will come together in one place – and all to celebrate two people falling in love! For this reason I always like to capture as many candids of all the faces that surrounded you on your big day. It just goes by so fast!

guests dancing and having fun at a wedding reception

guests dancing and having fun at a wedding reception

the groom dancing and having fun at a wedding reception

groom dancing and making his bride laugh during their wedding reception

guests dancing and laughing at a wedding reception

the maid of honor and best man singing a funny duet at a wedding reception

a groom laughs and shares a dance with his mom

guests at a wedding laughing and dancing

guests at a wedding reception laughing and dancing

guests at a wedding reception laughing and dancing

And who doesn’t love a room full of Ohio University Bobcats? I love this photo!

large group photo of Ohio University graduates at a wedding reception

A sweet and romantic end to an amazing day!

Venue: Golf Club of Dublin
Florist: Madison House Designs
Photography: Kimberly Potterf Photography