Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mark & Janeen {Wedding: Part 1}

 On June 21, I headed out to the countryside north of Solon where Sts. Peter & Paul Church is located to capture Mark and Janeen's wedding day.  Despite the clouds looking rather ominous in the morning, it turned out to be a gorgeous day and we had a blast working with Mark and Janeen, as well as their wonderful friends and families.

We began the day capturing details of the dress before Janeen put it on.  I love her hanger she had custom made for the day.  It's so much fun when brides add the little extra personal touches to their weddings. 

Mark is a sheriff, so naturally his handcuffs played into the details for the day.  I love this image of their rings sitting in the handcuffs.

After getting her finishing touches ready, Mark and Janeen had a beautiful first look outside of the church.  I love it when we can move the first look to a beautiful setting, not that the sanctuary of a church isn't lovely.  I just feel like couples seem a bit more relaxed and more natural when we move away from the church for the moment of the first look.

If you remember Mark and Janeen's engagement session, Janeen's dog, Bentley, joined in since he's such a big part of their lives.  It was fun to see him again on the wedding day.  He even came dressed in a little tux! 

We were worried the skies would decide to open up, so we headed out to the beautiful countryside and gravel road near the church for a few outdoor portraits.  Thankfully the weather decided to cooperate, so we were able to go out again after the ceremony.  I do love the clouds in the picture above though.

Sts. Peter and Paul's had lots of beautiful architecture even though it is a pretty small church.  The stairway that leads from the sanctuary area to the fellowship hall is gorgeous and filled with beautiful natural lighting.

Their ceremony was lovely.  In attendance were close friends and family.  I have been to several weddings officiated by Ron Lashmit, their officiant, and he always does a beautiful job.

Check back later for the rest of Mark and Janeen's wedding day!

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