The Oaks Lakeside | Jessica & Eric | Mak Rabbitt Photography

 

 

Creating images for Jessica & Eric’s wedding at The Oaks Lakeside in Medina, Ohio was so much fun. The lakeside venue made it possible for some beautiful shots- even though the threat of rain loomed over us right up until the time Jessica was ready to walk down the aisle! Mother Nature gave us a break and the couple was able to say their vows just in the nick of time!  A downpour of rain started immediately following our final shot. 

Jessica and Eric were referred to us by Myra and Fernando, a couple who we had the privilege of photographing a couple of years ago.  Eric and Fernando have been best friends since grade school and they have had the honor of supporting each other as Best Men in one another’s weddings. 

The Wedding Day

 

Getting Ready at The Oaks Lakeside

Sara had the pleasure to work with the ladies in the bridal suite at The Oaks Lakeside capturing some beautiful images of the gown and Jessica using the available window lighting.  Jessica’s beautiful wedding gown was made by Casablanca and was purchased from Dora's Bridal (which is now closed, unfortunately). The dress looked absolutely amazing on her!

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I was lucky to get to work with the guys in "the Coop," which is a separate house located at The Oaks Lakeside for guests to stay in during their visit.  I helped the guys get their roses pinned on and took a few shots of everyone getting ready and doing their hair! 

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While we were waiting to see what the weather was or was not going to do, I took Eric to the bar for a few quick shots and to calm those nerves a little bit.

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Ceremony

The Oaks Lakeside provides a beautiful area for wedding ceremonies. The outdoor area is spacious, beautiful and offers a fantastic view of the the lake. The ceremony was held under a picturesque pergola. The rain held off as the bridal party and bride walked down the long aisle.

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After the "I Do's," we took some quick photos of the entire bridal party before the sky opened up. The wisteria walkway offered a beautiful canopy for pictures (and raindrops).

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We excused the bridal party and worked with Jessica and Eric for some romantic shots of them together as husband and wife. 

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Reception

When we started to feel rain drops, it was time to go in and get the party started!  Jessica and Eric shared a beautiful first dance, then they danced with their respective parents for the traditional wedding dances.  Following the formalities, the DJ cranked it up and it was a non stop party! 

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Made Possible By

Here is a list of some of the amazing vendors that helped make Jessica and Eric's wedding extremely special:

VenueThe Oaks Lakeside

Photography: Mak Rabbitt Photography

D.J.: Soundproof entertainment

Florist: N/A

Cake: Rito's Bakery & Deli

Wedding Gown: Dora's Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Dora's Bridal

Men’s Formal Wear: Men's Wearhouse

 

Columbus Wedding Photographers Mak Rabbitt Photography are a husband and wife team dedicated to creating lasting memories for their clients while providing them with outstanding customer service.  With over 20 years professional photography experience dedicated to weddings, the Moment Artists at Mak Rabbitt Photography consistently deliver amazing images to their clients.  For more information about reserving the Mak Rabbitt duo for your wedding or event, click HERE.