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Cozy + Sweet Engagement Session in Columbus, Ohio

Kathleen & Kyle just get me. Why? Uhm, probably because their engagement session from the lens of Henry Photography was primarily focused on two very important things: donuts and wine. Add in a splash of their seriously sweet love and you’ve got yourself a gallery that is as adorable as a basket full of puppies. See it all in THE VAULT!

From Henry PhotographyKathleen & Kyle live in the most adorable part of Columbus, German Village. Surrounded by brick roads, swanky restaurants, a fabulous park and lots of gorgeous homes. When they told me they wanted a cozy engagement session with some of their favorites in the park, I was so excited. Kathleen gave me some serious hair envy and wore the most adorable kate spade boots while Kyle had on plaid and brought his favorite donuts. Cheese, wine and donuts in the park was exactly what this couple loves. We walked around their neighborhood at all their favorite spots and we chased the sun until it was setting. Capturing their joy and laughter was more of a gift to me, they were completely smitten with eachother.

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Photography: Henry Photography | Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints

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Marriage Matters: One Year Anniversary Shoot

You know why we love weddings? Because weddings lead to beautiful marriages, and you know we’re all about that. Take Book and Chet and their one year anniversary as example. For the goal of their one year anniversary session was so that these two could relieve the magic that they felt just a year prior, and we happen to think they nailed every darn detail. With Julie Paisley behind the lens this is one celebration you’ve got to see, waiting for you in THE VAULT!

From Julie PaisleyA wedding day can be rushed. So many emotions, timelines, and trying to please everyone sometimes leaves little time for many pictures of the bride and groom. But, what if you get back dressed up on your one year anniversary and relive all those moments again? You spend so much money on the perfect dress, isn’t it fun to wear it again? That is exactly what Brooke and Chet did. We had amazing time “recreating” their day and celebrating that first year of being husband and wife.

From The Couple…Our relationship started off as very good friends and blossomed into something very special. We seemed almost drawn to one another from the start. We found that we had very similar beliefs about life and found that we had many things in common. Early on in our relationship we faced the tragic losses of parents and grandparents. This time was unspeakably hard. We leaned on each other for support and in this time became a closer and more connected couple because of it.

Five years later we were planning a wedding. We had so much fun planning our big day. The day was so surreal, unique and special. We loved celebrating our love and being surrounding by our loved ones. Having the opportunity to get dressed back up in our wedding attire and model for Julie Paisley’s workshop was amazing. It brought back so many fond memories of our big day. We are thankful to Julie for giving us the opportunity to relive the memories of our wedding day with this shoot.

Our first year of marriage has flown by right before our eyes. Little has changed in our relationship since becoming husband and wife but the fact is our connection has only become stronger. It is a connection that words fail to express but is very real to us. Our first year of marriage has been partly spent supporting each other in starting and growing our own businesses. One of the pillars of our relationship from the beginning has been supporting one another. When we were not working we spend time planning trips as we have a passion for travel. We make seeing new and exciting places together a priority in our relationship. Having these adventures with the person you love the most in the world makes every adventure that much more special. We also adopted a little white fur ball named Lynxie. This little cat has been the perfect addition to our family of three and has enriched our lives.

Our first year of marriage has been full of excitement, support, love and adventure. We cannot wait to see what our future holds.

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Photography: Julie Paisley | Floral Design: The Farmers Florist | Venue: Schultz Mansion

Colorful + Romantic Elegant Garden Wedding

classically elegant spring wedding but add in bright pops of pretty pink and yellow, and the whole celebration takes on a chic twist. I have a feeling these pics by Lauren Gabrielle are going to be popping up all over Pinterest within minutes (my boards might have already gotten a boost of beauty themselves). Join me in the treasure chest of our VAULT right this way!

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From the Bride… I’ll always remember that first date. I hadn’t been that nervous since I was a teenager. I slowly walked up to the sushi restaurant and took a deep breath. There he was. Handsome, smiling ear to ear and standing to pull out my chair. When dinner was over, we headed next door for yogurt where we sat on the patio, talking and laughing for hours. I’ll never forget when Kevin ran into a little Greek restaurant next door and bought grape leaves; which I thought was a little odd, but moved past it quickly. He later told me he had watched the owner looking out the window with no customers and felt compelled to give him a little business. I was already falling in love with this man.

Kevin later asked me, “When did you know?” I told him, “Date two.” On date two, I was even more nervous than that first date. My heart raced as I approached him, but there was something so calming about his demeanor and presence. Our cheeks hurt so much from laughing so hard for hours on end. As the restaurant was closing and he walked me to my car, we made plans for the next night. From that moment on, we both knew something magical was happening.

Eight months later, on our way home from a family vacation, Kevin stopped at Tiffany & Co., saying we should look at rings. That day was just as I would’ve imagined. Kevin’s challenge in a proposal was that I just wanted to be surprised. 11 months into our relationship, I arrived at Kevin’s for an ordinary Saturday night of dinner and a movie. He had a beautiful bouquet and box of truffles waiting for me; which didn’t strike me as odd; he’s no stranger to romantic gestures. As usual, he asked if we could have a chocolate before dinner. I opened the box to find he had already eaten a truffle…and replaced it with a stunning engagement ring. Completely surprised, I turned to find him on one knee.

11 months later, all of our planning came together in a beautiful, flawless, incredibly happy day. There may have been flaws or mishaps, but if there were, we never knew. From the intimate garden ceremony to the cocktail hour behind a beautiful, historic mansion to the tented reception… everything was perfect to us. Our team of vendors had come together to create a fairytale wedding including personal touches. Our favors were jams brought in from my favorite Santa Barbara farmer’s market from my time living there, sushi appetizers reminiscent of our first date, truffles to remind us of our engagement and surprise groom’s cupcakes with words Kevin’s friends and family used to describe him were just a few of the personal touches. And this begins our story…

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Photography: Lauren Gabrielle Photography | Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Event Planning: Merren Events | Floral Design: Molly Taylor & Co. | Wedding Dress: Augusta Jones | Rings: Tiffany & Co. | Catering: A Taste Of Excellence | Makeup: MKleinman Artistry | Hair: Jackie Renee Salon | Band: Bruno Music Group | Groomsmen Ties: Louis Vuitton | Venue: Stan Hywet Hall And Gardens | Cake + Cupcakes: White Flower Cake Shop | Chandeliers: All Occasions | Chocolate Truffles: Honadle's | Jam: Mama's Preserves | Linen Rentals: L'nique Linens | Tent Rentals: Everything Tented

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