Monica & Adam // Wedding Day // The Lodge at Autumn Lake // Sunbury, OH
July 6, 2019
Monica & Adam // Wedding Day at The Lodge at Autumn Lakes
I remember talking to Monica about her wedding and being thrilled when she mentioned it being at a KOA. I was raised on a campground and COULDN’T wait to check this place out. Daniel and I showed up early so we could wander around before everyone arrived. IT IS SO COOL! Bambi has done such an amazing job with the KOA and wedding venue. So, if you have a free weekend make sure to check out Autumn Lakes!!!
While wandering around we kept getting sneak peak after sneak peak of the wedding day and I’ll just say I was a little bit excited when Monica’s lovely ladies started filing out of the bus with flower crowns and cute robes! These ladies were STUNNING…and then Monica stepped out. OH MY GOODNESS. Just wait until you see her. Her wedding made all my dreams come true.
Let’s also talk about how our timing was perfect the entire time. We missed the rain by SECONDS and had fireworks and glow sticks to end the night. What a great end to an amazing 4th of July weekend.
FIRST LOOK FUN
When you have an idea for where you’d like to get the photos so you climb a jungle gym. We are giant kids at heart so this wedding was a dream. Who doesn’t love wandering around a campground all day????
Adam was a little nervous about what Monica's parents would say when he asked for Monica's hand, so he decided to fall back on an insurance policy that has worked since the days of Rome, invite himself over and bring pizza. Adam expressed each year he had spent with Monica had been better than the year before, and he didn't see any reason why this trend wouldn't continue forever. They had grown up together and supported each other through tough times and fun victories. They shared 7 years of laughter, love, fun, high school graduations, moving out on their own, a few college major changes, college graduations, new jobs, big decisions, many different hair styles (and in Adam's case, body types), and all kinds of adventures together. To Adam's delight, Buster and Nicole gave their blessing to Adam for their daughter's hand. Phew! The hard part was over, he just needed one more yes...
November 16, 2018: Adam fastened the most beautiful ring on Dudley's collar and waited for Monica to get home from school. Adam pretended to go upstairs to get something and asked Monica to get Dudley ready for a walk. Adam's knees were shaking, minutes felt like hours waiting in anticipation of a jubilant scream. Monica ended up not noticing the shiny, sparkling diamond ring dangling from Dudley's dull, red collar. Adam came downstairs, got down on one knee and showed Monica where the ring was, attached to his dog, in his parents laundry room, just like in the movies. Monica and Adam wouldn't have had it any other way. He put the ring on Monica’s finger and she said YES! He surprised her with dinner with their parents to celebrate a new life of love, laughs and adventure!
I can’t even tell you how much I loved this couple! They jumped on the bounce pad and I can’t even!! Then, Monica ran into the storm even though it was definitely coming our way. We made it to shelter just in time for it to start raining. The day was PERFECTION!
For everyone wondering how we got this epic dress shot…Daniel…Daniel is the reason!!
IT’S TIME TO PARTY
When the power goes out during the reception and dad pulls off the speak of a lifetime…IN THE DARK. But, then the lights blink on just as he says they will. EPIC!
AND THEN THERE WERE FIREWORKS…
Dress: Wendys Bridal
Venue: The Lodge at Autumn Lakes
Flowers: Borrowed and Blooms
DJ: Josh Staley Productions // DJ Dustin
Caterers: Family Friend
Coordinator: Anna Hanson // Friend
Photo Booth: Pix Perfect Booths
Photographers: Bear Creative Co.
Videographer: Family Member
Bear Creative Co. // www.bearcreativeco.com