This was such an amazing day to end the wedding season. I knew it was going to be a great day from all of the planning the couple did ahead of time. Plus The Bell Event Centre is one of my favorite locations especially when they are decorated for the holidays. This couple loves the arts and Amy works at the art museum – so when we were chatting about photo locations we loved having the first look at the 21C Museum Hotel.Which is also the perfect place to be photobombed by a penguin. Starting with the details with the girls included a broach borrowed from a bridesmaid’s Grandmother who was married a long time. So sweet! And thank goodness for Liz who helped dry the veil after it had a quick mimosa shower. But at least that meant we had our little hiccup out of the way. After some fun photos downtown we headed to Smale Park for some photos with the Roebling Bridge in the background. This special spot is also where Stoff proposed. The ceremony at The Bell was beautiful from the Mother of the Bride officiating to the sweet Little Prince reading. But the most surprising part had to be the fun music from Star Wars and Lord of the Rings! The reception included a Smore’s Bar, elegant white decor and lots of dancing. The Swedish toast by the Groom, Father of the Groom and the Best Man really helped open the dance floor! Amy and Stoff, thank you for inviting us to document all of the fun. We wish you two all the very best! And a big thank you to their friends and family who made this day a blast! It was one for the books!

A big thank you to the wedding professional who made this day so beautiful!
Ceremony and Reception: The Bell Event Centre
Getting Ready: 21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati
Wedding Dress: Belle Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Menswear: Jos A Bank
Makeup and Hair: Alba
Jeweler: Wellings
Officiant: Mother of the Bride
Flowers and Decor: Una Floral
Cake: Haven Bakery
Favors: Cookies by the maid of honor
DJ: CSC Events, Jimmy

It has been so much fun getting to know these two over the past year! From a Kate Spade inspired 30th birthday photo session to their engagement including their adorable dog Gadget to having Sarah help with hair behind the scenes – it has been so fun to become friends. I couldn’t be happier for these two. They both are dedicated to what they do and their family and friends. And if you couldn’t tell Brandon is a fireman – don’t you just love his cake cutter? Sarah put so much time into planning the wedding (with a lot of Hobby Lobby trips) so I was excited to see everything come together. Don’t you just love the colors! One of my favorite parts of the day was when we were walking over from the hotel to the aquarium. It wasn’t raining (which if you know this couple – it always rains when they go camping or plan their engagement session) but it was a little chilly. So Sarah just picked up her skirt to keep her warm. That is exactly the spirit of Sarah – she makes it work and has fun! During the ceremony I loved seeing Brandon’s face! I think he was trying really hard to keep it together! I know I was trying not to cry. And my favorite part of the reception was icing the groom during the garter toss (for those unfamiliar with the term, icing it is when you hide a Smirnoff ice somewhere and the person, upon discovering it, has to chug it then and there on one knee). What a fun surprise. Sarah and Brandon thank you for picking us to document your incredible celebration. It has been so much fun and I am so glad to know you both! We hope you will enjoy your sneak peek!

A big thanks to all those behind the scenes who made this day the best!
Ceremony and Reception: The Newport Aquarium, Dee and her awesome team!
Getting Ready: A Loft hotel Wedding
Dress: Wendy’s
Bridesmaids Dresses:
Menswear: Men’s Warehouse
Makeup: Trina from Pout Studio
Hair: Elizabeth from Salon Concepts
Flowers and Decor: The Flowerman and Hobby Lobby
Cake: Tres Belle
DJ: Chris the Barber Invitations: Zazzle

Gift Certificate Sale

Category: Favorites | December 6th, 2017

Are you still looking for the perfect holiday gift for someone special? Give the gift of beautiful memories. Or if you know you want to book a session next year and you want extra photos to hang on your walls – this is a great deal for you! With every $125 portrait gift certificate purchased you will receive a $25 print credit to use yourself or give away.* The sale ends December 13, 2017.

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