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Cincinnati Wedding Photo Shoot by Marti’s Floral Designs

Up next is a photo shoot with so much style I want to crawl into it and call it my real life. Or at least pretend it’s mine for one day. The mod stationery by Five Dot Design, the succulent-infused florals by Marti’s Floral Designs and all the details in between curated by Blue Dahlia Events make me want to grab one of those delicious cocktails and toast to all the images by Nathan Peel Photography. And toast I shall, because the gallery is just that good.

From Marti’s Floral DesignsFor this evening affair, inspiration came from all around. The venue. The couple. The style. All three blended together to create a scene that was contemporary yet romantic, modern yet classic. Following their afternoon nuptials, Ava and James strolled over to the Rookwood Restaurant and Bar for their evening celebration. Former home of the 1800’s Rookwood Pottery factory, this historic venue is now home to a hip, urban eatery known for its distinct space (Who wouldn’t love to eat in a kiln!?) and legendary eats and drinks (Don’t pass up the hanky panky starter and tailored misfit cocktail!).

From its exposed brick interior to laid-back, outdoor patio, the Rookwood offered the perfect backdrop for all of the couple’s portraits. They enjoyed cocktails on the deck, snuggled by the fire, and eventually made their way to the main event – their dinner table tucked in one of the kilns. As Ava checked out her wedding spread, she took in each and every detail. The chalkboard place cards, Patron and shot glass favors (paired with lime and salt, of course!), succulent and floral centerpiece arrangement, signature cocktails at each place setting and those comfy ikat pillows on each chair. After dining, who can pass up their final touches – an ice cream bar and cake room! Jeni’s Ice Cream was paired with Bullet bourbon for this liquor-inspired ice cream bar. And there was no question where they would showcase their cake! The couple topped of their night with one more snuggle in the lounge kiln, along side their trendy cake.

Photography: Nathan Peel Photography / Photo Shoot Venue: The Rookwood Restaurant & Bar in Cincinnati, Ohio / Floral Design: Marti’s Floral Designs / Event Planning: Blue Dahlia Events / Paper Goods: Five Dot Design / Wedding Cake: Maribelle Cakery / Ice Cream: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams / Liquor: Patron / Rentals: Adora Event Rentals / Clutch: Shelter Protects You / Makeup: Cincy Makeup

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Romantic Cincinnati Wedding from Kourtnee Kate Photography

We all know that our wedding day is going to be up there amongst the top five days of our entire lives. Probably number one. When a bride is so radiantly beautiful because of her gorgeous smile, we can see that she is fully enjoying what is the most amazing, special, romantic, and monumental day in her entire life. And that, my friends, is why I love my job. Spending my days visiting the BEST days of our sweet couples’ lives. Kourtnee Kate Photography captured this smiling beauty and her fabulous day. And we are ever grateful that she has filled a gallery full of images to make your afternoon a bit toothier.

When we saw that Studio Z Films had a Same Day Edit to share from this stunning soiree, we just had to pass it along to you…

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The most important thing I wanted in my wedding day was an amazing venue. Greenacres Arts Center was just that. Greenacres provided a back drop that took everyone’s breath away as they entered the old historic estate. The guest drove in on a mile drive that was lined on both sides with trees. Guests were then escorted into the gardens where the romance began.When you enter the gardens the old trees provide romance that makes you feel lost in your love.

The ceremony took place in the gardens. While the water from the fountains was trickling in the background and the violins were playing the moment of “I Do” was enchanting. There was a peace and ease about that day. After the ceremony the guests were directed towards cocktail hour were fun, flavorful and different h’orderves were served. I wanted to serve things that people had never tried before. One of my favorite parts of cocktail hour was our live acoustic guitar player. His sound and songs were so unique allowing the cocktail hour to break up the event.

Throughout the whole event I wanted to tell a story. I wanted people to take a journey through our love. It is so pure, patient, and gentle. From the emotional and romance setting to livening up the mood with cocktail hour. When it was time for the guest to head to the reception area, the curtains were opened and each guest was provided a table mirror as their escort card. The guests were then shown the way down a large stair case to the beautifully decorated reception site.

When the reception started, it was time to party! We all had a great time dancing the night away enjoying our close friends and family. The wedding was all about details! As you can see in the pictures, the whole event was done in exquisite detail. Our wedding had a lot of personal touches that made it so special and romantic. 

Photography: Kortnee Kate Photography / Ceremony: Greenacres Arts Center / Event Planner: Cecilia Rose, Eventurous / Catering: Funky’s Catering / Videographer: Studio Z Films / Florist: Ford-Ellington Wedding Design

Cincinnati Wedding at Coney Island by Shelby Street Photography

Shelby Street Photography is pretty much the coolest photography team in Cincinnati and they definitely have the coolest clients.  Case in point: this creative cutie couple who crafted their incredible Coney Island wedding from start to finish.  It is a hearty dose of inspiration, starting with the super fun paper goods all the way to sweet and simple vintage-inspired details.  See the entire day in all its gorgeous glory in the full gallery!

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From the Bride… Ben and I met in college. We went to different schools but had mutual friends. I was so pleased when I met him because he was a breath of fresh air: sensitive, kind and a great sense of humor. We hit it off instantly, staying up late quoting our favorite movies and laughing about anything that came to mind. He was perfect. A great guy from Cincinnati with a big heart and amazing family. I knew I had found my match.

Our wedding was focused around DIY and family as much as possible! I designed and handmade our save-the-dates, invitations and programs. With some help from Hobby Lobby, Kinko and friends and family, they turned out better than I could ever imagine. Our cake was made as a gift from Ben’s aunt, Margie Conners. She has her own local cake business — I believe is called AmaZing Grace Cakes. She’s the most creative person I know. Our flowers blew me away. They were arranged by Kim Wilson of Event Florals of Mariemont. Our DJ was Zach of All Trades. My dress was by Watters, and I got it at Bridal and Formal for a great deal. I got my shoes online at Zappos — the brand is Me Too. The bridesmaids dresses were from J.Crew, and a couple girls altered them to be more unique! They all wore nude pumps, and I picked up coordinating necklaces at Forever 21 for all of us.

My favorite photo is us with the balloons, standing side by side and looking at each other with a smirk. I love it because it sums up our emotions that day: There was so much going on around us, we were dressed up and fancy, nervous, all eyes on us, but all we needed to do was focus on each other to stay calm. I was glowing the whole day, and I think the picture shows it was all because of Ben. Black and white or color, they’re both amazing!

Wedding Photography: Shelby Street Photography / Wedding Venue: Coney Island in Cincinnati, Ohio / Floral Design: Kim Wilson, Cincinnati, OH / Wedding Invitations, Save-the-Dates + Programs: DIY / Wedding Cake: Margie Conners of AmaZing Grace Cakes, The Groom’s Aunt /  DJ: Zach of All Trades / Wedding Dress: Watters via Bridal and Formal / Bride’s Shoes: Me Too via Zappos / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew / Jewelry: Forever 21

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