COVID-19 has brought on a strange season to be a Cincinnati wedding photographer. Many of our couples have postponed their ceremonies due to extreme restrictions placed on them in an effort to keep everyone as safe as possible. It’s created a whirlwind of rescheduling, replanning, and rethinking. We’ve spent a lot of time checking in with our 2020 couples, trying to determine the best course of action for them. From our first conversations with Katie and Riley, they were clear – they wanted to get married on May 2nd no matter what that looked like.
Fast forward to their wedding day. Even though they had to limit their ceremony to less than ten people, meaning even their full bridal party couldn’t be present, they had one of the most beautiful celebrations we have ever witnessed. The day showcased not just how much they love each other, but how loved they ARE. Katie and Riley’s bridal party surprised them with a beautiful video of their day, a gorgeous homemade floral bouquet from her bridesmaid, Monica, of Rose and Jane Floral, and a bubble exit at the church post ceremony.
But the best surprise of all was the parade they orchestrated full of the guests who were originally planning to celebrate with the newlyweds. Katie and Riley had no idea that when they exited the church, friends would have come from several hours away just for the chance to drive by with homemade signs and cheer from their car windows. It was one of the most emotional, happy-tear-filled moments of our careers.
Katie and Riley, we are so thankful for you. You two are so so good together, and you have the best support system walking by your sides. We are SO glad we get to celebrate you all over again at Ault Park this fall for your reception! CONGRATULATIONS Mr. and Mrs. Quinn!!!
Want to see the second half of Katie and Riley’s celebration? Click here for their Ault Park Reception a few months later! And if you want another love story, check out Kelsey + Nick’s Catholic Wedding!