Woodland Wedding at Oak Openings

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I first met Aaron and Ainsley (lovingly referred to as A2) back at a wedding show in winter 2019. I instantly enjoyed meeting them and later did an in-person meeting with them at a local coffee shop and we just talked and talked. They are so cute together and so easy to talk to. I instantly felt like we were friends and I was thrilled when they chose me to capture the wedding day! We met up that summer to do their engagement photos at Maumee Bay during sunset and the fun just continued from there. Unfortunately, their wedding had to be rescheduled from May to July, but I was so happy they were finally able to tie the knot! Their wedding featured woodland/garden, lilac/lavender, natural greens, light gray, and some peach/pink/orange/yellow tones to the bouquets. 

Aaron knew Ainsley was the one after their second date together. Aaron said he knew because Ainsley laughed at his corny jokes and the pair shared similar interests. I have to mention….he also thought she was smoking hot! Ainsley said she knew Aaron was the one after their third date together. Aaron was sweet and such a gentleman.

For the proposal, Aaron invited Ainsley out to Oak Openings close to sunset with him and his sister and brother-in-law. He said that they were doing time-lapse videos of nature for their slides for church on Sunday mornings. They walked around and took photos of each other, just because it’s a gorgeous location known as “The Spot” to many people. Aaron’s brother-in-law asked Ainsley to stand with her back facing the sun and pose for some photos. Little did she know that he was actually taking a video, Aaron walked up behind her and as his shadow grew bigger so did the grin on Ainsley’s face. Aaron got down on one knee and proposed, Ainsley said yes!

Their wedding was absolutely beautiful. I just loved their day and I can’t wait to share below – congrats A2! You guys did it!

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Hair Stylist: Alyse Island at Alchemist Salon and Spa
Officiant: Josh Plasaince
Florist: Gardenview Flowers
Reception Venue: The Franciscan Center at Lourdes University
Ceremony Venue: The Dwelling Place Holland Campus
Videographer: HGIG LLC
Caterer: Michael’s
Dj and uplighting: DJTomTom
Cake: Cake Art
Invitations: Shutterfly
Wedding Dress: Forevermore Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal
Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Photo Booth: Funkytown Photo Booth