Friday, May 25, 2012

Melissa & Craig at Courthouse Square

Melissa and Craig had the perfect day in May for their wedding in downtown Dayton.  The day started out with getting ready photos at the hotel and then the two had their first glance in front of the old Dayton Daily News building where Craig used to work.  The wedding party soon joined us as we photographed in and around Courthouse Square giving us some great locations all within a block or two of each other.

Many people don't know that the historic Courthouse is available for events, but it is a unique and fun venue for special occasions.  Melissa put her design skills to use and made almost everything for the wedding herself (although she had lots of help from family and friends).  Melissa used paper for much of the wedding's personal touches.  She made all the signs, place cards, programs and even the centerpieces were made from tissue paper.  The cake pop favors they made were also a big hit...especially for the kids.

I give Melissa a lot of credit for all her DIY projects.  For those who haven't tackled those type of projects they are a lot more work and stress than you think, and Melissa did a beautiful job with them.  All their hard work made for a memorable day for everyone involved.  Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs!

PS. Don't forget that you can see more images from Melissa and Craig's wedding on the studio's Facebook page.  Be sure to hit the 'Like' button on the top of the page and then you can tag yourself in images. Enjoy!
Here are some of the great vendors who helped make their day complete:
Furst Florist
Prime Time Party Rental
Queen City DJs
Ritter's Frozen Custard
Courthouse Square

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Amanda & Myles at Schindler Center

Amanda and Myles are the sweetest couple and we were thrilled to photograph their wedding.  We had worked with Amanda's family before when we photographed her sister's wedding five years ago, and nothing makes us happier than working with such a wonderful family.

The bride and groom picked a fun and unique color palette for their event.  Instead of the typical pastel colors that you see a lot this time of year, they opted for a more 'organic' look.  Taking their inspiration from nature, they used moss, birch, and even herbs mixed in with their flowers and centerpieces.  The end result was beautiful, chic and fun!  The Flower Shoppe did a fantastic job.

The reception was at Schindler Banquet Center, which we love for it's beautiful available light.  Everything is so bright and cheery and gives us photographers lots to play with.  Guests cheered Amanda and Myles through their super cute first dance before joining them on the dance floor, which stayed hop'n all night!

Their day had many personal touches that tied in with their faith and family, including having her brother help perform the ceremony.  Amanda and Myles are blessed to have such wonderful friends and family to surround them as they start their new lives together.

We wish Amanda and Myles all the best!  Feel free to leave them messages below or tag and see more of their images on the studio's Facebook page.  Congrats!