bride and groom walking down a hillside on a bright sunny day with white puffy clouds in the sky

I loved everything about this beautiful and laid-back early fall wedding at one of my favorite venues in the Columbus, Ohio area, Brookside Golf and Country Club in Worthington. The details were simple and elegant with just a touch of rustic charm.

Brookside Golf and Country Club in Worthington Ohio

Brookside offers a nice pretty space for brides and their wedding day crew to hang out and get ready.

a bride and her bridesmaids laughing in a dressing room
a bride smiles as she watches her bridesmaids steam her wedding gown

A girl’s gotta have her besties with her on the big day!

Can’t forgot about the groom either!

Love this shot of Sarah right before she heads out to go see her guy for their first look under the willow trees!

Such a perfect spot for a quiet and private moment for their first look.

wide angle shot of a bride and groom greeting each other on their wedding day under a large willow tree
wide angle shot of a bride and groom greeting each other on their wedding day under a large willow tree

Could the sun shining through the top of this huge willow tree be any more perfect?

wide angle shot of a bride and groom kissing under a large willow tree

Let’s talk about these florals for a minute. For starters, this color palette is fall perfection! The dark reds, burgundy and pale pinks work so well together.

close-up detail images of a bridal bouquet and groom's bouttiniere of dark red and burgundy flowers

 

I just love the back of Sarah’s gown too. Sleek, elegant and sophisticated.

bride wearing a low back wedding gown posing under a large willow tree

bride wearing a low back wedding gown posing with her groom under a large willow tree


close-up detail shot of a bride's bouquet of dark red and pink flowers

Brookside has a seemingly unending number of awesome places to create stunning portraits.

candid image of a groom holding his bride's dress as they walk through a field of grass

My favorites though are almost always the little moments between the posed portraits.

Happy wedding day crew!

These raspberry colored dresses were beautiful with the classic gray suits and lush bouquets by Flowerman Columbus.


This crew truly brought the party! It’s all fun and games when an awesome couple gets hitched!


Have I mentioned yet how much I loved the flowers?

gorgeous bouquet of light and dark pink flowers

 

The floral crowns for the flower girls turned out perfect as well.

a bride smiles and poses with her two flower girls wearing red and pink flower crowns

 

This gorgeous rustic handmade wooden sign greeted guests as they arrived for the ceremony under the huge oak tree.

close-up image of a hand painted wooden sign at an outdoor wedding ceremony

I love this shot of the groom and his parents. They couldn’t  be happier or more proud!





The bride and her father smiling as they get ready to walk down the aisle!

A tearful and happy mama about to watch her son get married!


This might be one of my favorite images from the day. The bride looks so genuinely happy and relaxed as her father looks on, she’s got her eye on her future husband!


wide angle shot from the back as a bride and her father walk down the aisle during an outdoor wedding ceremony under a large tree
a groom has tears in his eyes as he sees his bride walking down the aisle at their wedding ceremony



What a perfect spot for an outdoor wedding!





wide angle shot of an outdoor wedding ceremony taking place under a large tree

You may kiss your bride!



Could these parents be any happier for their kids? I love this moment and all their expressions.

the parents of the bride and groom linking arms and smiling as they walk down the aisle of an outdoor wedding ceremony
candid shot of a recently married bride and groom linking arms and sharing a celebratory beer

Selfie time!

happy wedding guests laugh while taking a selfie

A job well done, flower girls!


Now it’s time to party!

I think this gang is ready to party!

More beautiful rustic wedding details.

I love this playful take on the classic bride and groom cake topper.

As a photographer, I always enjoy shooting the toasts as they kick off the reception and create opportunity for some natural expressions in the moment.

Time to cut the cake! I love the “high five” bride and groom cake topper!






Time to step out for a few quiet sunset portraits!


The golden light sparkling through the trees in the distance is so pretty! Again, Brookside is so full of gorgeous backdrops.


There was no shortage of guests busting a move on the dance floor. Way to go Chris Ortleib of Premier Entertainment! It was full ALL NIGHT LONG!


candid black and white images of guests dancing at a wedding

And I can’t imagine a better image to end the day! Congrats again to Seth and Sarah for trusting me with your amazing heartfelt and fun day!

groom lifting up his bride on the dance floor with guests laughing and cheering