It's so hard to describe the feeling the bride gets right before she walks down the isle. It's nerves, excitement, an extreme elation, a little bit of anxiousness, a little bit of calm, and a lot of butterflies. But until you've been there, or until you've been at the other end of the isle, waiting for your beloved, it's impossible to really know what it feels like. But this film, from Studio Z Films, comes pretty stinkin' close. The closest I've ever seen. Consisting of little moments throughout the big day of this lovely Cincinnati wedding, the film gives you that feeling - waiting to walk out into the isle and start the rest of your lives together. You'll love it. But first, a few beautiful stills from Neysa Ruhl Photography, to wet your palette. Click here for more!
Jim and I wanted our entire wedding themed around friendship and Cincinnati, which is how our love story all began. Jim and I met at work and quickly became good friends. Our shared interest in sports, Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, friends and living life to it’s fullest was hard to ignore and our friendship quickly blossomed into a love story.
As soon as we began planning our wedding we knew it had to be around the city we love and our friends. Our invitations played a large part in informing our guest about our wedding weekend events and our passions. Our custom made save the dates featured us on Cincinnati Reds Diamond Club seats and our custom made invites featured the skyline of Cincinnati. We also wanted our rehearsal dinner to be intimate and promote our beautiful city - it couldn't have been any better when we found our perfect rehearsal venue, Friendship Park.
We wanted a wedding weekend that was unique and special to us. Our venues were extremely important. We decided to get married in an old Cathedral that has since been converted to a venue to host events. The beautiful floor to head stained glass windows, delicately painted ceilings, and collective bell towers decorated the interior and provided a warming touch. Lush flower pots filled the red brick patio where guest had the chance to enjoy post ceremony cocktails. As soon as the doors opened guest were wowed by the amount of candles we lined the church with. With such a beautiful ceremony location the simple floral arrangements added a fresh scent and burst of purples, greens, and white.
We wrote our own vows and created a ceremony that was unique to each of us. Embedded in my wedding bouquet was a locket with my Father’s picture so he was with me on my special day. Our programs gave shout outs to friends and family, featured our aspirations as a couple, and even acknowledged our best canine friend Chili.
Our day was amazing, our wedding video was even more amazing. It captures how special and unique our day was to us and our family. It captures the love that was in that room, how much fun Jim and I have together, and the overall theme of our lives – friendship.
Photography: Neysa Ruhl Photography / Makeup: BRIDEface / Floral Design: The Tulip Tree / Venue: The Bell Event Center / Cinematography: Studio Z Films