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The Steam Plant | Dayton Wedding | Ciara + Nate

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Cox Arboretum Wedding - Dayton Wedding Photographer

From it’s old world charm to the mile-high windows and ceilings to it’s outdoor courtyard space, The Steam Plant is a beautiful all-in-one venue to celebrate any wedding! But in Ciara and Nate’s case, their love easily outshone even this beautiful venue. These two high school sweethearts got engaged in Charleston last year and started planning their dream wedding. And then… COVID-19 hit. They went back and forth and considered postponing multiple times. But in the end, they decided that the most important thing was getting married and celebrating their love. So on the most perfect 80 degree sunny day in September, Ciara and Nate promised to love each other for the rest of their lives. In spite of guests having to wear masks. In spite of social distancing. In spite of missing buttons and broken boutonnieres and malfunctioning bustles.

What mattered was their bridal party dancing so hard that the bus was literally shaking as we drove behind it. What mattered were the hilarious speeches from their siblings and laughing with their families. What mattered was the way she fit into his arms and the way he makes her smile like no one else can. What mattered was their love for each other.

Ciara and Nate, I know it wasn’t what you originally planned. I know it was a million times more stressful than normal wedding planning. I also know it was a beautiful part of your story. Love is not cancelled. You have the most AMAZING years ahead of you. And I’m so glad that one day you’ll get to tell your babies that even a global pandemic couldn’t keep you two from getting married. You two can take on anything together. Congratulations – we are so happy for you both!

The Steam Plant Dayton Wedding Photographer

The Steam Plant Wedding Details - Blue Badgley Mischka Shoes

Wedding Rings on Vow Books at The Steam Plant Dayton

Wedding Dress and Flowers at The Steam Plant Dayton

Personalized Bridal Hanger at The Steam Plant Dayton

Bride Getting into Dress at The Steam Plant Dayton

Bride Getting Ready at The Steam Plant Dayton

Groom Getting Ready at The Steam Plant

Groom Getting Ready at The Steam Plant Dayton

Groom Getting Ready at The Steam Plant Dayton

St. Joseph Church - Dayton Wedding Photographers

St. Joseph Dayton Wedding

St. Joseph Dayton First Look

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Catholic Wedding in Dayton - Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

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Bridal Party at The Steam Plant Dayton

Bouquet Toss at Cox Arboretum

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Groom at The Steam Plant Dayton

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Bridal Party Flowers at The Steam Plant

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Cox Arboretum Bride - Dayton Wedding Photographers

Bridal Portraits at The Steam Plant Dayton

The Steam Plant Wedding Photographers Dayton Ohio

Dayton Wedding Photographers - Cox Arboretum

Cox Arboretum Wedding - Dayton Wedding Photographers

Bride and Groom Wedding Rings at The Steam Plant Dayton

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Cox Arboretum Dayton Wedding Photographer

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Veil Drop at Cox Arboretum - Dayton Wedding Photographer at The Steam Plant

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Outside of The Steam Plant

The Steam Plant

Wedding Reception at The Steam Plant Dayton

Head Table at The Steam Plant

Wedding Cake at The Steam Plant Dayton

The Steam Plant Wedding Reception Details

The Steam Plant Reception

Dessert Table at The Steam Plant

Seating Chart at The Steam Plant Dayton

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Bride and Groom Introduced at The Steam Plant

Bride and Groom Introduced at The Steam Plant Reception

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First Dance at The Steam Plant Dayton

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First Dance at The Steam Plant Dayton

Bride and Groom First Dance at The Steam Plant Dayton

First Dance at The Steam Plant Dayton

Best Man Speech at The Steam Plant

Maid of Honor Toast at The Steam Plant

Toasts at The Steam Plant Dayton

The Steam Plant Dayton Wedding Reception

Mother Groom Dance at The Steam Plant

Mother Son Dance at The Steam Plant Dayton

Father Daughter Dance at The Steam Plant Dayton

Father Daughter Dance at The Steam Plant

Bride and Groom Walking in Alley at The Steam Plant Dayton

Bride and Groom Outside The Steam Plant

Bride and Groom Outside The Steam Plant Dayton

Bride and Groom Outside of The Steam Plant Dayton

Bride and Groom Kissing in The Steam Plant Courtyard

Sparkler Exit at The Steam Plant Dayton - Ohio Wedding Photographers

Bride and Groom Sparkler Exit at The Steam Plant Dayton

Sparkler Exit at The Steam Plant Dayton

Did you enjoy this wedding day at The Steam Plant Dayton? Check out Emma and Andrew’s Cincinnati Club wedding!

Do you still need a wedding photographer? Reach out to see if we are available on your wedding date!

Vendors:
Planner – Hannah with Vintage Bliss Events
Venue – The Steam Plant Dayton
Church – St. Joseph Church
Florist – Flowers by Des
DJ – Amplified Digital Entertainment
Makeup – Makeup by January
Hair Stylist – Meghan Ritter with Wild Flower Salon
Dress Boutique – Bridal and Formal
Dress Designer – Randy Fanoli
Linens – Prime Time Party Rental
Cake – Frosted
Invitations – Posh Paper

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  1. Ciara Hemmert says:

    Thank you so much for this beautiful post, it definitely made me cry! Thank you beyond words for all you have done.

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