Monday, September 26, 2011

Carol & Tom at The Bell Centre

I know you hear us say how much fun we have at all our weddings, and you're probably thinking that we are stretching the truth; however, Carol and Tom's wedding was no exception! We drove around with them and the wedding party on their party bus all over downtown Cincy before the wedding, and laughed till our sides hurt. What a fun group of friends and family!

We really got to know Tom and Carol throughout their engagement and relished in how much planning and thought they put into their special day....even for those people who couldn't attend the wedding! Carol's sister is eight months pregnant and lives in Australia. She couldn't fly this close to her delivery date, but Carol and Tom brought the wedding to her. Rick (from Tres Chic Events) was the official Skper that day making sure that she could see Carol get ready, see the ceremony and the major events at the reception. Carol also added a stuffed kangaroo to shots throughout the day so that her sister was still included in photos.

Carol and Tom are big history buffs and the Bell centre provided plenty historic flavor. Their centerpieces and decor elements all played off of a Roman theme with classic sculptures, Chianti bottles, candles galore and vibrant reds. The twist to it all....Tom is a huge classic rock fan so they walked up the isle to some great headbanging tunes as well as throughout cocktail hour.

We wish the happy newlyweds all the best! Feel free to leave them messages below or view/tag more images on the studio's Facebook page. You can also view their engagement session here.

Carol and Tom had some amazing sure to check them out. You'll be glad you did ;)
Tres Chic Event Planning, Courtenay Lambert Floral, Bell Event Centre

Friday, September 23, 2011

Christine and Justin at Country Club of the North

Christine and Justin are both into competitive cheer and dance (in fact that's how they met...Justin was her stunt coach), and we couldn't have asked for a more fun and vibrant couple to photograph! We had a blast hanging out with their friends and family and laughed our way through the entire day. We also got to see a lot of familiar faces from previous weddings we've done. It's always fun to catch up with people!

Country Club of the North was the perfect setting for a perfect fall day. The temperature was just right for their beautiful outdoor ceremony and for dancing under the stars on the back patio. Their classic color scheme of white, silver and red looked wonderful at CCN and on the wedding party. The band had the dance floor jumping all night and guests certainly had a great time!

The newlyweds are too busy (they are in their competition season right now) to go on a honeymoon right now, but plan to pick a nice tropical spot once they win all the top awards this season ;) Feel free to leave messages for the happy couple below or see and tag more images on the studio's Facebook page. In case you missed their engagement session, you can also see it here. Go team McKeever!

Christine and Justin had some great wedding vendors. Be sure to check them out...Country Club of the North, Unique Designs Floral, Prime Time Rental, Clyde Brown Band, Lillian's Bridal

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Beverly and Dale at The Manor House

Beverly and Dale are a super sweet couple, and the moment you meet them you know that they are meant to be together. In fact, Dale was so anxious to propose to Beverly that he first popped the question in a butcher shop, and Beverly said, "No, because I don't want this to be our engagement story." Later that weekend in a more romantic spot, Dale re-asked the question and got the "Yes!"

The two planned their dream wedding together with lots of beautiful details. Their color scheme of deep reds, gold and brown looked perfect for a fall wedding. The ceremony was very touching and had all the guests crying and laughing right along with Dale and Beverly. The day provided for many inspiration photographic moments too. I just love the sepia image above of Dale's family sneaking a peak at the ceremony before they started their walk down the isle. The image of Beverly and her Mom holding the bouquet with her Father's photograph is also touching.

The wedding party consisted of family members and very close long term friendships. It was fun getting to hear about all the fun stories that they have all compiled together. It's very evident that Beverly and Dale have many very special people in their lives! Feel free to leave messages for the newlyweds below or see and tag more images on the studio's Facebook page. Happy Honeymooning and Congrats!

Check out some of Beverly and Dale's great wedding vendors: Manor House, Your Personal Florist, Butterfly Productions Video, JD Hughes Entertainment

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Elizabeth and Brad at Drees Pavilion

Elizabeth and Brad said that they picked us to photograph their wedding because we could 'do funky, elegant and everything in between.' Well, I think they got their wish because we literally went from urban locations to parks to the church and covered all the bases.

Summer had decided to give us one more near 100 degree day, but the heat didn't slow us down any. We had a great time laughing with the wedding party and getting to know Elizabeth and Brad's wonderful family. Elizabeth and Brad had dated for over fourteen years so many people had waited a long time for their special day.

Elizabeth and Brad made sure the party got off to a great start with a fun choreographed first dance. Elizabeth and her dad then did the best father daughter dance ever by doing the dance scene from the end of the Napoleon Dynamite movie. Everyone was in stitches! The dance floor was packed all night and Elizabeth looked lovely in her second gown as well!

Feel free to leave messages for the newlyweds below in Comments or view more images on the studio's Facebook page. We hope that Elizabeth and Brad are having an awesome time in Jamaica this week. Congrats!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Shannon and Jeff's Columbus Wedding

Shannon and Jeff planned a beautiful vintage inspired wedding with lots of wonderful details. What they hadn't planned on was the rain that came last Sunday; however, we lucked out and managed to dodge the rain showers just long enough to get photographs done outdoors. The moment we stepped inside for cocktail hour it started to pour. Talk about timing!

The wedding was held in the beautiful chapel of Jeff's former catholic high school. The priest was visiting from Ireland. With the gothic architecture of the chapel and the priest's wonderful accent, the ceremony had a very old world feeling to it. Shannon and Jeff also added many unique and thoughtful touches to their event. Shannon's bouquet was made of vintage broaches, pins and costume jewelry. Many of the broaches were from family members and had a lot of sentimental value. The bridesmaids wore dresses from White House Black Market and carried clutches instead of floral bouquets. The groomsmen all had boutonnieres made of peacock feathers and whimsical socks.

The reception was decorated with collectibles, books and other fun items that Shannon and Jeff had scouted for. Shannon has a love of fine cuisine and they carefully selected the menu for the different themed food stations. The Loft at Smith Brother's was the perfect spot to host their event. The exposed beams and brick walls complimented the vintage decor perfectly.

We had a wonderful time with all of Shannon and Jeff's friends and family and its evident that they are surrounded by love! Shannon and Jeff are now honeymooning in jealous! Feel free to leave well wishes for the newlyweds below in Comments. You can also see more images on the studio's Facebook page as well. We'll have their slide show posted later this evening so be sure to check back. Congratulazioni!