Kelly and Brandon’s Fall Country Club Wedding in Toledo

October Wedding at Tamaron Country Club Toledo
Brandon met Kelly through an online dating service.  They both were ready to end their memberships to the dating website, but decided to give it one more try.  Their first date was an outing to the Joe Louis Arena for a Detroit Redwings game with another couple that was friends with Brandon.  That date went well and Brandon and Kelly continued getting to know one another.  With their different work schedules and Brandon’s school schedule, it was not easy to coordinate their time together, but somehow they managed to find ways to make dates happen.  Soon they began falling in love and two years after that first date, Brandon popped the question.

I’ve known Brandon for many years.  At one point in time, he was even my roommate so when he asked me to photograph his wedding with Kelly, I was truly honored.  I have never seen him happier than he has been since Kelly came into his life.  On October 22, 2011 in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Tamaron Country Club, Brandon and Kelly were married.  Brandon’s Grandfather performed the ceremony.

When I arrived at Tamaron, I began taking photographs of the Main Dining Room where the groom and the males in the family and bridal party were gathered.
Tamaron Country Club Main Dining Room

Reception Chair Covers with Bows

Long Head Table for Reception

Centerpieces with Floating Flowers

Reserved for Family Signs for Tables
Then I went upstairs to the Bridal Suite to say hello to Kelly and take a few photos of the girls getting ready.  When Kelly was in High School, her family hosted an exchange student from Japan who flew in for the wedding.  She also helped the girls get ready.
Wraps for Bridesmaids Dresses

Bride's Shoes and Garters Photos

Toss away Garter and One to Keep

Something Old, Something New

Decorated Flower Girl Basket

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Mother of the Bride with the Bride
After a few photographs, I headed downstairs to see what guys were doing and grab a few more shots.
Waiting for the Wedding to begin

Family Photos before the ceremony

Red Rose Boutonnieres for groomsmen

Groom's Mother Pinning on Boutonniere

Groom's Red Rose Boutonniere

Wedding Programs "From this day forward"

Sign in board using engagement photos

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Flowers for Hair for Flower Girls

Wedding Cigars

Outside Wedding at Tamaron Country Club in the Fall

Sand Pouring Unity Ceremony

3 tier wedding cake with real flowers

Sports Themed Grooms Cake

Box for Wedding Cards
Then it was back upstairs to check on the bride’s progress.
Helping the Bride get ready

Putting on the Wedding Garter

Two Wedding Garters

Finishing Touches to Wedding Gown

Flowers by Jackie Nelson, Wedding Coordinator
Once everyone was finally ready, we headed outside for some pre-wedding photographs of the wedding party, starting with the bride.
Red Bridesmaids Dresses and Wraps from David's Bridal

Bride and Bridesmaids Portraits

Outside Bridal Portraits

Photos of the Bride with the Groomsmen

Cute picture of flower girl and ring bearer
Then it was time to hide the bride away and bring out the groom for more pictures.
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Groom with Family in Pictures

Funny poses for groom

Funny Wedding Photos
Before we knew it, the guests began to arrive and the guitarist, Tim Oehlers, began to play.
Guitarist Tim Oehlers

Photos of guests arriving at wedding
The groom was anxiously awaiting his bride.
The moment everyone was waiting for arrived and the ceremony began.
Father giving away the bride

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Photos of the Ring Exchange

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Photos of the Wedding Kiss

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After going through the receiving line, the wedding guests went inside the country club for cocktail hour, while the bridal party and their families headed to the front nine for formal photos.
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After all of the group shots were taken, the bridal party went back to their hidden hang out while the newlyweds and I took a walk to capture some more romantic images.
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It quickly became time for the happy newlywed’s grand entrance into the reception.
Junior Bridesmaid and Groomsmen

Fun Wedding Entrances

Bridal Party Grand Entrance

Grand Entrance of Bride and Groom
When the bridal party got settled into their seats, Chad from Premiere Karaoke got the party started with the toasts to the happy couple from the Maid of Honor and the Best Man, followed by a prayer from Rev. Shearman before dinner was served.
Champagne for Wedding Toasts

Premiere Karaoke Toledo DJ Chad

Maid of Honor Toast to the Bride

Best Man toast for the Groom

Dinner Prayer at Wedding

Posing for a wedding toast
During dinner, Kelly’s 14 year old cousin performed a beautiful song for the couple.
Marry Me by Bruno Mars
While the guests were finishing their dinners, I was able to capture a few candid shots before the rest of the festivities began.
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After dinner, it was time to cut the cake.
Posing for Cake photos

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Wedding Cake Photos
It was now time for dancing, beginning with the bride and groom, then Father-Daughter Dance followed by the Mother-Son dance and then the Anniversary Dance.
Bride and Groom Dance Photos

Candid Photos of Bride and Groom Dancing

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Bride Dancing with her Father at wedding

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After the formal dances were out of the way, Kelly had a bit of a surprise for Brandon and the wedding guests…a belly dancer from the dance group she is in.  The crowd went wild!
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Father of the Groom Special Dance

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Then the guys had to show the crowd their dancing skills, which quickly led to the dollar dance.
Brothers of the Groom dancing at wedding

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Wedding Dollar Dance

Show me the money
Everybody dance!
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Ok, not everyone wanted to dance, but they found ways to entertain themselves.
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Of course the bride and groom tossed the bouquet and garter.
Tossing the bridal bouquet

Searching for the Bride's Garter
After all the formalities were out of the way, the bride and groom were finally able to enjoy their wedding reception.
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mingling with the guests

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As the night was winding down, I took the opportunity to take a few final photos before saying goodbye to Kelly and Brandon as they were leaving for their hotel room in Detroit.
Bride's Bouquet of Red Roses and White Daisies

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Congratulations Brandon and Kelly!  May you have many more special occasions to celebrate together!
Wedding Album
For more information on wedding photography for your wedding, please contact me at:

Kurt Nielsen Photography
5431 Schultz Drive
Sylvania, OH 43560
419 885 7153