Catawba Island on a sunny and warm Saturday is a magical place. The breeze kept us cool and refreshed as we spent the day photographing the most adorable couple, Emily and Phil. The lovebirds currently live in Washington, DC but as Ohio natives wanted to have their wedding on Lake Erie. Catawba Island Club is one of our favorite Lake Erie venues, overlooking, not only the water, but the cliffs that give that area so much character.

The couple chose to do a First Look, which was our favorite part of the day. Phil was smiling the biggest smile as he walked toward Emily! They were able to soak in the afternoon together, have quiet moments to themselves and take in every ounce of that day.

We suggest that our couples who do a First Look, part for a little while before the ceremony. This helps the anticipation build back up but without all the nerves. The ceremony was set against the water, and personalized with moments that brought tears to our eyes. Emily was walked down the aisle by her father and they both beamed. Emily and Phil exchanged handwritten vows, and dropped prayers on soluble paper into the lake. It was such a lovely moment to witness and we love the perspective of the images.

The night ended with a glowing tent off of Lake Erie with guests dancing inside. We love that CIC lends itself so well to allow guests to mingle on the patio while still being able to hear the music inside. The sunset was hazy so while we didn’t get a glowing orange sun we made magic happen with purple pastel sky at twilight.

I can’t say enough about Emily and Phil. They were such a joy to be around, and so clearly in love! It truly was a special day.
Photography: Rachel
Ceremony & Reception: Catawba Island Club, Port Clinton, Ohio
Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: Salon 53
Florist: Otto and Urban
DJ: Book That DJ

Catawba Island Club Wedding Photo

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