Kristen and Michael were married on September 24, 2011 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fremont, OH.
My day began by taking photos of the church decorations and the Bride’s dress and accessories. Then a few photos of the bride and groom getting ready.
Once everyone was ready, we started taking some of the formal photos with the bride and her bridesmaids.
Before we knew it, it was time for the wedding to begin.
After the ceremony, everyone left the church and headed outside for the Balloon and Dove release.
After the dove and balloon release, the newlyweds made a quick toast to their guests.
We headed back into the church for the rest of the formal shots of the bride and groom, wedding party and their family photos.
We did a few quick pics outside the church and then walked across the street for some more “urban” looking photos.
After all of the photos were taken at the church, the wedding party hopped on the party bus and headed to their favorite stop, The Depot for some pizza!
We then headed to the Reception at the American Legion, but on the way, we stopped on the suspension bridge for some unique photos.
Once we arrived at the reception location, I ran inside to take some photos of the decorations Kristen and Michael used to personalize their wedding.
It was finally time for the bridal party’s grand entrance into the reception.
After the bride finally got a look at her beautiful cake, it was time for dinner.
The groomsmen’s dates must have been famous models because they didn’t eat a thing and everyone kept watching them and taking pictures.
Kristen and Michael even had an activity table for the kids at the reception.
After dinner, it was time for the Maid of Honor and Best Man’s toasts to the newlyweds.
Then it was time for the dancing to begin starting with the Bride and Groom’s first dance, the bridal party dance, then the father-daughter and mother-son dance.
Next on the itinerary was the cutting of the wedding cake!
After cleaning up from their cake fight, it was time for more dancing and fun.
The bouquet and garter toss came next and the groom was very creative when getting the garter off the bride’s leg.
Here are the catchers of the bouquet and garter.
Kristen and Michael even had candy for the kids to catch.
Back to more dancing and wedding shenanigans.
Instead of doing a long ‘dollar dance’, the bride and groom chose to do a Dash for Cash. This is where the wedding party runs through the crowd collecting money for the bride and groom in a short amount of time.
I don’t usually post so many candid photos from weddings in my blog, but Kristen and Michael had so many good ideas and funny things going on that I just had to post them. Of course, there were a few that I couldn’t post also!
I have seen many drinking games and ideas at weddings, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen this.
DJ Rusty Sleek kept the party going with lots of dancing.
And what wedding would be complete without the men in the bridal party dancing to the YMCA in their underwear and singing to the crowd!
After the reception was over, the wedding party hopped back onto the party bus and headed to their favorite watering hole for one last group photo opportunity.
Congratulations Kristen and Michael from Kurt Nielsen Photography! May you celebrate many happy years together!
For more information on Kurt Nielsen Wedding Photography, please visit my website at www.kurtnphoto.com or call me at the studio at (419) 885-7153.