When Alex and Cort first reached out, I think my jaw hit on the ground for a full calendar day.
I'll be honest, I didn't know how iconic Muirfield Village Golf Club was until I asked my husband (who loves to share that he has had two hole in ones throughout his lifetime so far, take that Tiger Woods). Located in an elegant pocket of Dublin, Ohio, this tournament course is known for hosting annual golf events, and champion golfers every season. On occasion, they'll also host a wedding or two each year by invitation only for exclusive members of the club.
This day, just so happened to be one of the rare few weddings to take place at Muirfield Village the whole year.
From start to finish, the day was a masterpiece.
The couple got ready separately, before coming together for their first look. The bride, at her mother-in-law's house, which was styled straight out of an Architectural Digest magazine.
The groom, at a cozy Airbnb, in charming German village, Ohio.
After their first look, the entire bridal party joined us for some summer portraits around Schiller Park in German Village.
They had a party bus to transport them to Muirfield Village Golf Club, in Dublin, Ohio. The warm sun made everything glow in a whimsical sort of way.
Event planners (Sarah Straty Events) had the ceremony space set up to perfection with white flowerers surrounding the altar space. As guests arrived, bubbling chilled champagne was waiting for them before they took their seat in the August sun.
Live music (Columbus Musicians) accompanied the bridal party as the recessional proceeded.
After the outdoor ceremony, guests were excused to cocktail hour, which overlooks the iconic course.
The reception began beautifully, and guests were able to watch the sunset over the rolling hills as they enjoy their (insanely delicious) meals.
After the dances and keep cutting, I got to enjoy some time on the dance floor (thanks to the Josh Staley Productions for the epic DJ party, as always) and observed the guests being entertained all night long.
Please join me in wishing The Essigs the happiest marriage.
venue: muirfield village golf club
event design & planners: @sarahstratyevents (team: Sarah, Ashley & Jenna)