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December 20, 2017

Strongwater Wedding- Austin and Alannah

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Saturday was such a great day! Austin and Alannah were married, and I loved being there to capture it all!

Alannah wasn’t sure we’d be able to do the first look in Strongwater’s courtyard, but it worked out and we had just enough time before the next event started setting up! After Austin and Alannah saw each other for the first time and had a few romantic photos taken, we all piled in the party bus and made our way downtown along the Scioto River. The bridal party were super easy to work with and a lot of fun!

During photos with just the bride and groom, I was super excited to tell them a new joke I had learned. I’m not even kidding when I say I practiced memorizing it and couldn’t wait to try it out on them. Guys. The joke bombed. I hyped it up and it wasn’t even funny. Bet you’ll be able to pick out which photos were snapped the second after I told that awful joke. But you know what? I tried. And the golden light was spot on amazing, so there’s that.

I’m not normally someone who likes seeing other people cry, but I was so glad that Austin shed some tears as his bride walked down the aisle! I think some couples assume that they’ll lose the emotion out of the ceremony if they do a first look. The ceremony was beautiful! Austin and Alannah wrote their own vows, and it was touching to hear them promise their lives to each other.

The rest of the night was a whirlwind of laughter, tears, and partying!

Austin and Alannah, thank you from the bottom of my heart for having Bana and I with you to celebrate and share your special day!

And a huge thank you to all the vendors who worked so hard to make this a gorgeous wedding!

Venue: Strongwater Food and Spirits  //  Bridal gown: Wendy’s Bridal  //  Hair: Nurtur Salon  //  Makeup: Brooke at Blush Columbus  //  Groom and groomsmen’s suits: Joseph A. Bank  //  Groom and groomsmen’s ties: Express  //  Flowers: The Flowerman  //  Cake and cupcakes: Alice’s Piece of Cake  //  DJ: Buckeye Entertainment  //  Videographer: Andy Robinson Productions  //  Transportation: Night and Day Express

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