Sarah and Mark’s backyard Tudor House Wedding on Portage Lakes, although the perfect “lake-side celebration”, was not what they originally planned.
This couple initially had their nuptials planned for Columbus. After a little pandemic, change of venue, the addition of a family member (you better scroll to see their rockstar kid), and a few other various maneuvers, they finally were able to celebrate their day!
Let me initially say that a summer wedding on Portage Lakes never disappoints! The Tudor House is an old, historic lake house with the perfect grounds to watch a sunset with your friends. If you want, you can even dock your boat right on the lake to take out. Sarah and Mark enhanced their backyard lake wedding experience with a beautiful tent, dance floor, and even a serenade by the bride’s brother!
In conclusion, I give you the ultimate magical sign: a rainbow in the sky! I did not photoshop it, I promise! It was 100% real!
To add though, these are two of my favorite human beings, hands down. I could list a thousand descriptive words, but just know that my husband and I don’t “attempt to fix” a coffee pot for just anyone ;). Side note: we did not fix it, we actually made it worse, and is probably the number one reason why you should also hire a wedding planner or at least someone who can read directions on setting up a large industrial coffee machine! Nevertheless, Woody and I constantly find ourselves reminiscing on how perfect their day was for their love story, and we cannot wait to watch their family adventures grow!
Scroll on down before I get mushy! // xo
Sarah & Mark’s Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Marissa Decker Photography
Wedding Day Venue: Tudor House on Portage Lakes
Makeup: Morgan Nicole Beauty
Hair: Jackie Foster
Florist: Pam’s Posies
Bridal Dress: Nora Naviano, Valentino’s Bridal & Tailoring
Bridal Accessories: Shoes: Nordstrom, Earrings: Etsy, Veil: Etsy
Bridesmaids Attire: Kennedy Blue & Lulu’s
Grooms + Groomsmen Tux: The Suit Shop
Grooms Accessories: Ties: Kennedy Blue, Socks: The Tie Bar
Engagement Ring: Brilliant Earth & His/Hers Wedding Bands: Diamond Cellar
Catering: Mission BBQ
Dessert: Ann’s Pastry Shop
DJ: Hats Off Entertainment, Donny Schenz
Invitations: Virtual – GreenVelope
Rentals: Sully’s Tool & Party Rental
Alcohol Provider: Corkscrew Johnny’s
Table Flowers: Ling’s Moment