For a winter wedding in January, we got so lucky with the weather for Bridget and Phillip’s big day! Their whirlwind romance began in September 2019 when they met at church. After talking in the parking lot that evening for nearly two hours, it became clear that they enjoyed each other’s company. It wasn’t until New Year’s Eve 2019 that they began to consider dating, and by mid-January they had made it official. They knew early on that they had something special, and after a sunny summer morning of strawberry picking, Phillip popped the question!
Their faith-filled celebration took place at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, and it was a beautiful start to their forever. Even with a limited guest list, there was joy overflowing all day from the low key getting ready time in the morning to the intimate mini reception for a small group of family and friends. They decided to postpone their large celebration but were able to reserve a private room at the Hofbrauhaus in Newport, Kentucky. They filled that time with good food, great company, and a sweet slideshow of their memories together for everyone to enjoy.
Bridget and Phil, we are so thankful to know you two! You were troopers in the cold, remained joyful getting married in a pandemic, and stayed focused on what matters most – building a marriage rooted in faith and love. We loved every minute of celebrating with you both and know you have many wonderful years ahead of you. Congratulations!
Did you enjoy this Catholic winter wedding? Check out Mallory and Shane’s January wedding at The Center Cincinnati!
Riverside Drive in Covington, KY is one of our most requested photo locations! With it’s historic homes, cobblestone streets, and killer city views, George Rogers Clark Park has a lot of charm and character going for it. But in Abby and Nate’s case, this area of town is even more special. Nate actually proposed to Abby here with views of the Roebling Bridge behind them. What a perfect place to capture this season of engagement – right where she said “YES!” To top it all off, they had unseasonably warm weather for the end of November and the most beautiful cloudy day to capture the Cincinnati skyline.
Abby and Nate are high school sweethearts. They both went to college together at the University of Cincinnati, and now they are planning their wedding in the city where they met and fell in love! These two are super laid back and fun, and they were up for anything I threw at them during their session. We made friends with a guy whose yard had the last bit of gorgeous fall color and enjoyed admiring everyone’s beautiful holiday decor as we explored historic Covington together. And they couldn’t even look at each other without smiling or bursting into laughter!
Nate and Abby, I had so much fun getting to laugh with you two and see the love that you share. You two are so sweet together! We can’t wait to celebrate with you two at The Cincinnati Club in September!
Alms Park is always beautiful, but on a sunny day like this one? It’s absolute perfection. Olivia and Michael lucked out with an absolutely gorgeous November day for engagement pictures! And even though everyone else in Cincinnati also wanted to be out at Alms Park to enjoy it, we managed to avoid the crowds to capture some absolutely beautiful memories of this season of engagement for them.
These two are the absolute SWEETEST together. They were a little nervous at the start of their session (isn’t everyone?!), but you’d never know it by how natural they are together! They were up for anything – even dancing in the park. And does Olivia not have the BEST smile you’ve ever seen?
These two just recently bought a house, and Michael decided to ask her to marry him there. I love that idea that she said yes right where they plan to build their lives together. The start of their forever. It’s so good to remember in these crazy times that simple isn’t bad. Sometimes the simplest things are the most perfect.
Olivia and Michael, you two are so well matched. You clearly have so much fun together, and it is impossible not to love being around you! You have the most infectious laughter, and you absolutely CRUSHED your engagement session. We can’t wait to celebrate with you two this summer! Congratulations!
If you loved this Alms Park engagement session, you’ll love the other Premier Parks Event venues, too. Check out Katie and Riley’s Ault Park wedding reception if you want to see more of their pretty parks!
Melody and Hisashi first met playing kickball, and most of their games were on the great lawn at Washington Park. It was perfectly fitting that they said I do at Music Hall in Cincinnati overlooking the spot where so many of their first memories together took place!
These two compliment each other so beautifully. There’s no denying Sashi would do anything for his beautiful bride – as his best man (and random college roommate) said, he couldn’t get Sashi to go outside to get to class if it was under 40 degrees outside, but Melody convinced him to trek across Iceland with her. And Melody has the most adorable crinkled nose smile that comes out when she looks at her man. As the realization that she was Hisashi’s WIFE hit her on the walk back down the aisle after their first kiss, Melody was overwhelmed with the sweetest happy tears that just said it all.
Melody’s man of honor, Sean, gave our first ever toast incorporating a cooler of cheese, but we just LOVED it! In describing Melody (who apparently really likes cheese), he said she was like several cheeses – Brie (soft and sweet), Parmesan (strong), and Goat (stubborn). But our favorite was Sashi’s cheese. Sean said Hisashi was Sharp Cheddar for the very simple reason that he is Melody’s favorite. Can a cheese speech make you cry? It turns out it can. 🙂
Melody and Sashi, we are so thankful to know you both. You already have such a beautiful love story, and you’re just at the very beginning. You handled all of the challenges of wedding planning in a pandemic with so much grace, and you had an absolutely beautiful (and COVID safe!) wedding. We couldn’t love you two more. CONGRATULATIONS!
Melody and Sashi did a beautiful job remembering his mom, Rosemary, on their wedding day. They displayed this touching piece by Hisashi’s dad on the legacy table with several photographs, and it brought tears to my eyes to read of the hope for the future and joy that Melody brought to their family in such a hard time.
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