Toledo Wedding Photographer | Janelle and Alex | Sylvania Country Club

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Janelle and Alex were married on what was probably the hottest day of the year!  It was over 100 degrees by the time their late afternoon outdoor wedding ceremony took place at Sylvania Country Club on July 7, 2012.  This was also the first weekend after a massive storm went through the area and took down trees and knocked out power all over Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  Luckily, Sylvania Country Club did not lose power and everything was on for Janelle and Alex’s special day.  Here is their wedding story.
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I arrived at La Luna Salon and Spa in Sylvania at 11am for the pre-wedding photos of the bride and her ladies getting the finishing touches on their hair and make-up.
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From there it was on to Cleland’s Outdoor World for some fun shots of the groom and his gang relaxing before the wedding.  We were a little bummed when we found out I couldn’t take photos into the range for some real action shots.
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I arrived at Sylvania Country Club around 2:30 and while I was waiting for everyone else to arrive, I got some photos of all of the flowers from Keith Brooks Florist and the other details used for the wedding.
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When the bridal party arrived, I took a few photos of their attire and accessories and a few photos of them getting ready in the locker rooms at the country club.
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Once all of the ladies were fully dressed, it was time for some formal photos so we can have her hidden away when the guests arrive.
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Then it was time to shoe away the bride and bring out the guys.
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We had a little time to go back inside to cool off before the wedding started.
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Balcony at Sylvania Country Club

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Finally, it was time for the ceremony to begin.
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Luckily for all of us, it was a quick ceremony and there were no major problems with the heat.  After the ceremony, the guests went inside to the lounge for cocktail hour while the bridal party and family members stayed outside for the formal portraits on the grounds of the golf course.
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The bride and groom chose to have their receiving line inside while the guests were entering the main dining room after cocktail hour.
Wedding Receiving Line

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When all of the guests were seated, the wedding party made their grand entrance and went right into the speeches.
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The bride wanted table shots (photos of all of the guests sitting at each table) of all of the guests, so during the dinner service, I went around the room and got most of them, and a few of the bride and groom mingling with their guests and some more of the detail shots.
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After dinner, it was time to cut the beautiful cake from Eston’s Bakery.
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Then they moved right into their first dance followed by the father-daughter dance and the mother-son dance.
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When all of the formal parts of the wedding reception were finished, Josh from Decorative Sound opened the dance floor to everyone to dance the night away.
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Congratulations Janelle and Alex.  May you celebrate many more special occasions together.
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For more information on Kurt Nielsen Wedding Photography, including pricing, please visit my website at:

To contact me to schedule your FREE wedding consultation, please call me at:

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

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Toledo Wedding Photographer | Lori and Dan | Moline Ohio

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Lori and Dan were married on June 23, 2012 in a small ceremony surrounded by their family and friends at Glass City Boardwalk in Moline, OH.  The reception was held immediately following their ceremony at the hall.  This is the story of their wedding day.
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I got to the hall before anyone else had arrived so I began by taking some of the detail shots.  When the bride arrived, I took photos of her dress and accessories.
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Before they knew it, it was time for the ceremony to begin.
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After the ceremony, we had a little bit of time for the formal family and bridal party photos while the hall was finishing setting up for the reception.
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They went right into the dinner and the maid of honor and best man toasts, followed by the first dance, the father/daughter dance and the mother/son dance.
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DJ Dawg opened up the dance floor for everyone to have a good time.
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Then it was time to cut the cake….they were gentle on each other because we still needed to go outside and get some romantic photos of the couple.  We went across the street to through the field to the abandoned railroad tracks.
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When we came back in, it was time to do the bouquet toss and the garter toss.  Those were the last formalities of the evening and it was time for everyone to enjoy the celebration.
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mingling with the guests
One thing Lori really wanted on her wedding day was my Kurt’s Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth that she had seen before at another wedding.  All of the guests had a great time with the images we created just for them.
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Congratulations Lori and Dan on your wedding!
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For more information on Kurt Nielsen Wedding Photography, including pricing, please visit my website at:

To contact me to schedule your FREE wedding consultation, please call me at:

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

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