*photos by Jenn Manor
our wedding day was surreal. i remember waking up feeling giddy with excitement that i was GETTING MARRIED! after 5 years of dating, a move to downtown cincinnati, an engagement, and 9 busy months of diy wedding planning, i couldn’t wait to finally marry the man that i’m crazy about and who makes me a better person. he really makes life so much more fun and i’m so, so grateful for him!
everyone says “your wedding day goes by so fast” (and it really does), so i was determined to savor all of the special moments. getting ready with my bridesmaids was one of my favorite parts of the day. being surrounded by my best friends before one of the biggest moments of my life meant so much to me and i’m so glad i have these photos to always remember that morning. it was so special to have some of my family from the west coast to be there to celebrate with me. and a huge shoutout to my amazing mom and dad for hustling to make that day as calm and smooth for me as possible.
nate and i chose to do a first look shoot and i’m so glad we did! i definitely got butterflies before i walked up to him (like the kind i had when we went on our first few dates..those days were so fun!) and we just hugged each other and laughed and smiled and shared what we did that morning. kinda cheeseball, but after all, it was our wedding day!!
more photos of the ceremony and reception will be posted soon!