The last couple weeks have been unbelievably busy! Between weddings and consultations, I haven’t had the chance to write blogs!
I finally got the chance to button up Holly & Ian’s gallery and I’m so excited to share these photos!
We started the day at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert, OH. This church is beautiful! Holly, her sisters and her mom decorated the church with lots of eucalyptus (my favorite). The decorations at the church were very simple, but this church didn’t need more. It was so pretty on it’s own!
Holly and her dad decided to do one of my favorite things, they did a father-daughter first look! I never pressure my couples to do a first look. I totally understand the benefits, and if that’s something you want to do, I recommend it! I didn’t do a first look with Aaron, so I’m not able to share my experience with a first look, but I can tell you, the minute the church doors opened to my soon-to-be husband, it was an amazing feeling. I wouldn’t trade that for the world. However, I can appreciate the intimacy of a first look.
Father-Daughter first looks are such a sweet moment. I wish I did one with my dad on my wedding day. I cry every time I shoot one.
After the ceremony, we headed over to one of my favorite portrait locations, Central Insurance Companies in Van Wert, and we also stopped at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds for a few portraits before heading back to the reception. I think I’m going to add the Van Wert County Fairgrounds to my favorite locations. It’s such a unique location and I love it! I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before!
Holly & Ian’s reception was at the Willow Bend Country Club. Holly and her sisters decorated the tables with rose gold bird cages, candles, roses, eucalyptus, and babies breath. Each table had a unique centerpiece! It was so cute!
These two had the most fun guests! This reception was so fun and I didn’t want to leave!
Congratulations again to Holly & Ian!
Ceremony: St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
Reception: Willow Bend Country Club
Florals: Floral Reflections
Dresses: Brides & Beyond
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Louie’s Tuxedo
Photobooth: LuckTech Photo Booths
Hair: Christie Larger at Impressions Salon
Makeup: Olivia Brown