Wedding Photography at the Succop Conservancy

Wedding photography at the Succop Conservancy is always a pleasure. It was the perfect place for friends and family from all over the world to gather to celebrate Casey and Stéphane’s wedding.

Bride and groom stand in a field of flowers as the summer sunshine rims them

I grew up less than 10 miles from the place, so it’s definitely home turf for me. It’s one of those places that invites people to relax and be happy in one another’s company. I think it appealed to Casey and Steph because the elegant Civil War-era Marcraig House kind of looks like a French country villa. Which makes sense because Steph is from France.

Here are some details.

details from a wedding include a lace dress, a sign with bride and groom on bicycle with balloons a vintage suitcase with stickers from foreign ports and a beautiful pair of shoes amongst chinese pottery

Getting Ready

My favorite hair and makeup artist Justine Lynn made sure that Casey looked fantastic. Having a hair and makeup person come to you is one of the smartest things a bride can do to keep her wedding day stress level low.

makeup artist Justine Lynn applies blush to a bride before a wedding

Meanwhile just across the hall, Steph fixes his hair (Lisa’s photo)

a groom looks in a mirror as he fixes his hair

Sometimes getting into the dress isn’t as easy as it ought to be. Even with the help of bridesmaids.

a bride makes a funny face as she puts her dress on while her bridesmaids help

Steph and his best man, Arthur share a laugh as they get dressed (Lisa’s photo).

a groom and his best man laugh as they get dressed before a wedding

Casey made a stunning bride. So elegant and lovely.

a beautiful bride reclines on a sofa softly lit by sunshine coming through a window

The ring bearer, Alek, closes the door so that the guys don’t see what’s going on over on the other side of the upstairs hall.

a little boy dashes through an old house before a wedding

Casey and flower girl Ava.

a bride smiles while talking to her flower girl prior to her wedding

Ceremony on the Front Drive

Casey’s dad Tom walks her down the aisle in front of the house (Lisa’s photo).

bride is escorted by her father in front of a beautiful old mansion where the wedding ceremony will take place

Exchanging rings.

bride and groom laugh as she puts the wedding ring on his finger during their ceremonywedding ceremony in the shade outside of the Marcraig House at Succop Conservancy in Butler County

A wedding always seems to remind those who have been married a long time how it was on their wedding day.

a wedding guest reaches back to hold the hand of her husband as they watch a wedding ceremony

Casey and Steph planted a tree in a pot that they’d later transplant at their new home.

bride and groom plant a tree as part of their wedding ceremony bride and groom raise their hands together as they are introduced as husband and wife

Portraits on the Grounds of the Succop Conservancy

While the guests enjoyed cocktails, the couple and I wandered the grounds together.

portrait of a bride and groom in the cool shade of a tree as seen through leavessilhouette of a bride and groom in the many paned window of an old house

Casey and her grandfather Don after the ceremony.

bride embraces her grandfather after her wedding ceremony

Good friends.

bridesmaids in light green dresses hug a bride after her weddingblack and white portrait of a bride and groom. closeup as she looks at him and he looks at her.

The Reception

Some more details. Mostly Lisa’s photos because she’s really good at them.

detail photos of a wedding including french pastries, flip-flops for the dance floor, flowers and ice water with raspberries

guests at a wedding grab french pastries from a serving dish

First dance. Lisa’s photo, because she’s really good at that sort of thing, too 😀

bride and groom share their first dance in an outdoor pavilion on a warm summer afternoon

Many tears flowed as Casey’s maid of honor Anna toasted the couple. She’s very sweet.

bride and maid of honor hold hands as the maid of honor offers a toast to the couple

A kiss after the cake cutting.

bride and groom kiss after cutting their wedding cake during their outdoor reception

Bridesmaids Sara and Kate with a little guy on the dance floor.

a bridesmaid makes funny faces at a little baby wearing a helmet to shape his head during a wedding reception

No dimly-lit dance floor for these folks. They packed the floor even though it was bright out.

a bride and her friends dance a funny dance together during the wedding receptionan older lady smiles and rests her head as she dances with her son during a wedding receptionbride and groom dance together beneath the roof of an outdoor pavilion where they summertime wedding reception was held