Rhea and Nick’s Lake Erie Wedding in Port Clinton, Ohio

June 22, 2019

Rhea and Nick have spent quite a bit of time together along the shores of Lake Erie in Port Clinton, Ohio. Their family has a lake cottage very close to Camp Perry, an Army and Air National Guard base. In fact, the highly recognizable water tower on base is a landmark which elicits many happy memories for the couple. It only seemed fitting that they plan they wedding celebration at that special venue.  

It was a warm, sunny day in Northwest Ohio. There was a lovely light breeze with the scent of the beach in the air. Rhea and her bride squad gathered at a newly built 3-bedroom cottage near the water. Nick would meet her there for their First Look shortly before the ceremony. The ceremony was officiated by a friend who also served as Best Man … and he was sure to add his own personal stories before they said their vows.  🙂 

Following the ceremony, the bridal party gathered for some formal portraits … and some special guests joined them, as well – the couple’s three dogs!  Rhea and Nick are animal lovers, so they were sure to get some “family” photos with their littles … including a little puppy who was quite fond of the groom’s boutonniere. In one of my favorite choices of fashions for bridesmaids, each wore a floor-length gown in varying shades of blush and hints of bling, complimented by florals created by the mother of the groom. The gentleman wore classic white button-downs with long neck ties in varied shades of gray. 

The reception was held at the Camp Perry Clubhouse, with a picturesque view of Lake Erie and a most gorgeous sunset! Naturally, this was a perfect opportunity to capture some lovely images of the couple along the water as the sun was going down. After a fully catered feast, guests dined on cake for dessert which was adorned with an heirloom topper.

Rhea and Nick … many congratulations on the start of your life together! What a glorious celebration! 

Photography: Amy Simkus Photography
Venue: Camp Perry Chapel and Clubhouse, Port Clinton, Ohio
Music: DJ Crown
Caterer: Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed

Selecting Amy Simkus as our photographer was honestly one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! She is very easy to work and communicate with. While taking pictures, she is a such a hype woman!!


- abigail