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