Chelsea & Cori // Cabo, Mexico Destination Beach Wedding

Chelsea & Cori // Cabo, Mexico Destination Beach Wedding

Chelsea and Cori are married! From getting to know these girls at their engagement session last winter to seeing them tie the knot on the gorgeous beaches of Mexico, we loved every part of working with these two! Chelsea and Cori chose the beautiful Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas as the location for their destination wedding. Infinite pools, gorgeous views of the ocean, hot sunny days – this location could not have been more awesome! Before we get too far into the details of Chelsea and Cori’s big day, you have to check out their engagement session! Click here to see all of those chilly, winter engagement photos (CLICK ME)!

We loved getting to know these two in paradise! This was our first time shooting a wedding on the pacific side of the continent – It was fantastic. This resort was incredible! Enough gushing about the resort, let’s talk about how amazing Chelsea and Cori looked! Each of them channeled their unique styles in their dresses. The day started with family and friends close by, each of them getting ready with their friends, sisters, and mom’s! After hair and makeup, these two got dressed and headed to the beach for an epic first look! You can just imagine… oh wait, you can see it! You can just SEE how sweet it was! Also, could these two have looked more beautiful? Nope!

After some photos on the beach, it was time for their intimate beach ceremony with family. Behind them was a gorgeous backdrop of teal-colored oceans and the beautiful playa el medano cliffs. It was seriously the most beautiful scene you could ever imagine! One of our favorite parts of Chelsea and Cori’s wedding day, aside from the atmosphere and witnessing these two tie the knot, was how they handled the heat! It was HOT out, but they didn’t let it bother them one bit – It was awesome.

The morning before their wedding, we did a sunrise session on the beach! The waves were pretty intense in the morning, so we stuck to taking pictures on the beach and the resort, including the awesome infinite pools. This session went so beautifully and we were so happy to capture these two in paradise.

After the wedding ceremony, we did some portraits on the beach with family and friends! Cori’s dad tried to get them both to ride a horse. Let’s just say that didn’t go over too well, but hey, we still got some pictures and captured MANY laughs from these two.

We had so much capturing Chelsea and Cori say “I do” in paradise. We are so excited for you both and hope that you enjoy the memories from your wedding for years to come. Enjoy married life! It’s awesome!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

Alexis & Matt // Cleveland Wedding

Alexis & Matt // Cleveland Wedding

We had so much at Alexis and Matt’s Cleveland wedding! We love our job. When we get to travel for our couples, we have even more fun. Cleveland was absolutely gorgeous too. Check out all the photos here (CLICK ME)! These two met at Purdue University. She was in a sorority; He was in a fraternity. The rest is history! Now they reside in Cleveland Ohio together.

Alexis spent the morning getting ready with her girls where there was champagne, laughter, and lots of love spread all around. Alexis put on her beautiful, strapless lace gown with her mom in the other room. She then walked out to her bridesmaids where they all oooh’d and ahh’d at their beautiful friend on her big day! The bridesmaids wore long, powder blue gowns, all slightly different styles, and the groomsmen wore fitted navy suits. Needless to say, everyone looked awesome! Alexis then had a first look with her father where there was some sweet selfie action and some gift exchanging!

Alexis and Matt got married at the gorgeous Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Cleveland. After the ceremony, all of their guests lined up on the steps outside the church. They cheered for the newlyweds as they walked hand-in-hand together as husband and wife. After the ceremony, Alexis, Matt and their awesome bridal party (along with their awesome photographers) left to take some photos! We went over by the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland for some pictures by the water. We then traveled to the Italian Cultural Gardens for more photos – it was beautiful! There were so many flowers and fun colors. Not to mention the weather was perfect. Not too warm, not too cool.

The reception was at the gorgeous Shoreby Club in Cleveland. The venue overlooked Lake Eerie where there was a stunning rocky coastline – looked like it was straight out of a volcano. These guys went all out too! Everything was beautiful, from the table settings to the venue tent itself! After toasts, cake cutting, and some awesome dancing, we took Alexis and Matt out for some epic sunset pictures. We’re not joking when we say it looked like we were on the coast of Hawaii! That rocky coastline was absolutely breathtaking.

We loved our trip out to Cleveland and the opportunity to take pictures of Alexis and Matt’s big day. Thanks for the fun day! Hope we captured your wedding day exactly how you hoped!

See all wedding photos here (CLICK ME)! Check out their engagement session here (CLICK ME)!

Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn

Emerald & Nick // Clear Lake Wedding

Emerald & Nick // Clear Lake Wedding

Oh, we are SO excited to share this one with you. Presenting Emerald and Nick, two of our newest newlyweds! We couldn’t wait for this Clear lake wedding, just like we couldn’t wait for their Clear Lake engagement session (CLICK ME)! This lake house wedding was to die for! Just look at the photos. We were Nick’s sisters’ wedding photographers too, so when we got the opportunity to take pictures at Emerald and Nick’s wedding, we were thrilled! We love when we get to see families again and work with awesome people.

Before we get in their awesome wedding, we’ve got to brag about our bride and groom really quick… These two know how to dress, as they are both passionate about fashion. It’s always so cool when our grooms wear something outside of the box. Nick had probably the coolest suit I had ever seen – Just look at it! It had a floral design on top of an already well designed navy suit – We’re kind of obsessed with his look! Of course though, no groom (or really awesome suit) can outshine the beauty of a bride on the wedding day! Emerald wore a beautiful satin and tulle mermaid gown with a deep, sweetheart neckline. It had a dainty jeweled belt with matching jeweled shoulder straps and a three tiered skirt bottom – She had custom touches added to her gown to make her dress perfect for their big day. These guys had a slam dunk for wardrobe. Needless to say, we loved it!

Nick and his groomsmen arrived by boat before the ceremony. Emerald and her bridesmaids spent the entire morning getting ready at Nick’s Family’s Clear Lake home, where the ceremony would later take place. As everyone was finishing up getting ready, Nick and his groomsmen arrived by boat to his family home. We took some family pictures outside and then it was ceremony time!

The ceremony was so beautiful! Since it was at Nick’s family lake home, the ceremony was right by the beach on their property: guests had a view of the beautiful couple and the beautiful lake. Nick hand made the wooden arch arbor used during the ceremony – it was so cool! Something really special about Emerald and Nick’s ceremony were their ring bearers… there were two of them, and they were dogs! Even they got to feel pretty on their owners’ big day – they wore floral rings around their necks. It was adorable! The two exchanged vows, kissed, and were married! We loved this Clear Lake wedding.

After taking some family portraits and getting group shots of the whole bridal party, we all hopped on their pontoon boat to head to the reception across the lake! It was kind of scary though because we had a lot of people on the boat – almost sunk! The reception was at the Clear Lake Yacht club, where everyone danced the night away! We even got to hear one of Nick’s own songs! We so enjoyed being a part of your wedding, Emerald and Nick. We hope you enjoy your photos for the years to come!

Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn

To view all their wedding photos, click here (CLICK ME)!

To read about Emerald & Nick’s engagement session and view their pictures, click here (CLICK ME)!

To view other lake session, whether engagement or wedding, click the links below!

Jane & Jim – Big Long Lake

Tosha & Jim – Lake Wawasee

Olivia & Austin – Clear Lake

Lily & Jace – Lake Freeman