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Isabella + Luke – An Intimate Wedding in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Isabella emailed me in August – the day after Luke proposed. They knew they were in love and they knew they wanted to get married ASAP.

Everything else would get figured out along the way. I already knew we’d be great together.

We found a Sunday evening I was available. They found a venue they loved. And on October 4, in front of their closest friends and family, Isabella + Luke became husband and wife. Isabella slipped into her perfect dress as I was getting there, then she walked barefoot down the aisle to Luke. Their vows were honest + some of the most beautiful I’ve heard. Her dad officiated. They washed each others’ feet and walked back up that aisle as The Christophers. It rained the rest of the evening, but once everyone was inside that perfect little barn, nothing else mattered. They ate, they danced, and spent the evening with only the people they love most.

I could spend every Sunday this way.

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Venue | Hines Hill, CVNP
Bride | Abbott’s Bridal
Groom |Jos A. Bank
Hair + Makeup | Vivo Beauty
Florals | Fogle Farm
Catering |Nosh

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Brittny + Josh | An Intimate Backyard Wedding in Southwestern Ohio

I’m generally pretty good at seeing the best in any situation – even in 2020.

This year has been all about the pivot. Weddings couldn’t look like they once did. Guest lists shrunk. Venues closed. Invitations were rescinded. So much has changed. In the middle of the mess, I’ve noticed one shift in particular that so many of my couples have made that I would like to stick around forever.

Couples are letting the things that don’t matter fall away and they’re focusing on each other + the people who do.

Brittny + Josh did just that.

They got engaged this summer and didn’t want to wait to become husband + wife, so they didn’t. They called me, drove to Cleveland for their engagement session, and we chose a Sunday evening I was available to make the trip to Middletown, Ohio where they would get married.

Every moment of this day was filled with peace, love, and intention. I still can’t believe I got to be a part of it.

I spent the afternoon with them as they got ready next to their favorite people. I got to watch Josh see Brittny for the first time in her dress, and while her sweet little boy peaked around the corner. When their guests arrived, they were taken up the hill to their ceremony site in a golf cart. Somehow we picked the most perfect fall day. The leaves quietly rustled as they said their vows with only the people closest to them. After their ceremony, we took a photo of everyone together. They entered their reception with only sparkler light, and they danced on an old rug in their front yard while their guests watched from their tables. I listened to their friends talk about the kind of people they are – the ones who drop everything for you. Somehow I already knew that. We ate dinner, cut the cake, and celebrated two lives becoming one.

A wedding that’s all about your love lets you enjoy every moment without worrying about the details.

Stories were told across the table. There was no agenda. No one to impress.

Just the most perfect wedding day I can imagine.

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