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Congrats Shelley and David!

Category: Weddings | January 16th, 2015

Our 2014 was a busy year with weddings. And I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to photograph Shelley and David’s wedding on December 28th. One of my favorite moments was when Shelley’s sister walked into the dressing room and saw the bride for the first time.  What a beautiful moment.  On a funnier note I loved one guest’s speech! He said that the marriage was based on for better and for worse and that David could do no better and Shelley could do no worse!  When talking about the reception Shelley always mention that she wanted her guests to have fun and dance the night away. From the funky party hats and mustaches to tons of upbeat music from the band – it was an incredible night! Congratulations Shelley and David we wish you two all the very best!

Ceremony and Reception: Drees Pavilion
Caterer: Elegant Fare
Makeup: Karina, Makeup by Karina
Hair: Monte Gates
Band: Greg Lee/The Chuck Taylors

Jeweler: Markus Jewelers
Flowers: Mt. Washington Florists
Cake: Cakes by Marilyn
Favors: Emily Dallam
Officiant: the Honorable John Paul Moore (uncle of the Groom)

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A winter wedding is the perfect time to snuggle a little bit closer and to be romantic. Jenna and Michael had an afternoon wedding at the beautiful Immaculate Heart of Mary church. Then we headed to the park for some photos with just the couple. I loved that Jenna switched shoes and they both were adventurous to go to the best spots in the park for photos. Then we headed to their fun reception! My favorite part of the reception had to be watching six women helping to bustle Jenna’s dress. They all pitched in and made her bustle look great. I think I know what the kids at the reception enjoyed the most (and the kids at heart) – singing along to the song “Let it Go.” What a wonderful day for a great couple! Jenna and Michael I wish you two all the very best in life.

Ceremony: Immaculate Heart of Mary
Park:
Woodland Mound
Reception:
The Marquise Event Center
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses:
David’s Bridal
Makeup: Mary Kay
Hair: Shawna McCoy
Tuxes:
President Tuxedo
Officiant: Tom Kreidler
Jewelry:
The Shane Company and Jared
Flowers and Décor:
The Secret Garden
Cake:
McHale’s Events and Catering
Caterer: McHale’s Events and Catering
DJ: Jammin’ Jason

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These two are always so much fun together. They truly light up when they see each other! After getting to know them both at our meetings and the engagement session I just knew their wedding day was going to be so memorable. Seeing Lindsay getting dressed into her beautiful ball gown with her bridesmaids all helping reminded me of Cinderella. And when she stood in the hall with the glass doors and the light streaming in – she really looked incredible. The ceremony was emotional and seeing their big grins at the end of the ceremony through my viewfinder had me start to tear up. The best part of the day had to be spending time with the couple at the church and the park. These two probably wouldn’t have noticed if I walked away for 20 minutes! It was fun to watch them relax together and enjoy a few quiet moments. The reception at 20th Century Theatre was so great! I loved their dances with the twinkle lights in the background. The day ended with a few photos outside with the marquise. Lindsay and David – what an incredible day. Thank you for always being so much fun to work with. You two are the best! And to their wonderful family and friends – thank you for being so helpful throughout the day. It really made our jobs so fun!

Ceremony and Getting Ready: St. Aloysius Chapel, Dawn
Officiant: The Most Rev. Charles E. Smith O.S.F.
Park:
Ault Park
Reception: 20th Century Theatre
Wedding Dress: Wendy’s Bridal

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What is a day after session? It’s a great chance to photograph a couple without having to rush to get to the reception. It takes place the day after the wedding and the couple gets to dress up in their wedding attire again. It’s also a fun way to include a location that was too far from the ceremony and reception venues. I love that we were able to incorporate the beautiful farm where Andrew works into photos. These two love to be outside. Plus with the fall colors and unique buildings there was inspiration everywhere we turned. Thanks for sharing this special location with me! It was so much fun to chat more about the wedding day and to take our time taking photos together.

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The Newport Aquarium has to be one of my favorite venues in Cincinnati. It is such a unique venue and the guests always love exploring during the cocktail hour. And when the giant shark tank is the background for the night – even better! Vanessa and Brad planned most of the wedding from out of town and everything turned out so wonderfully! From the flowers to the reception linens to her amazing dress – everything was stunning.  My favorite part of the night had to be the sentimental speeches. Brad’s Dad welcomed Vanessa into the family and it was a tear jerker. The first dance was such a joyful moment and even Brad’s niece approved. Vanessa and Brad we wish you two all the happiness in the world. Your wedding was incredible and thank you for inviting us to document your day! And a special thank you for their top notch vendors who made everything so inspiring to photograph!

Ceremony and Reception: The Newport Aquarium
Caterer: Funky’s Catering
Wedding Dress: Chic Parisian
Tux: Jos. A Bank
Makeup and Hair: Bajon Salon
Ceremony: Pro Art Music
Jeweler: Grogan Jewelers
Flowers and Décor: Piepmeier Florist and Prime Time Party Rental
Cake: Servatii
Favors: FavorFavor.com
DJ: Cincy Wedding Services

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