I’m so excited that the 2021 wedding season is well underway and to be sharing this heartfelt wedding day! Mikki and Kit got married in April and had a beautiful reception at Strongwater Events near Downtown Columbus.
I’ll dive more into the cool and unique aesthetic offered at Strongwater later in this pos , but first I wanted to share a peek into their wedding day story which started at the Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel downtown. The bride and groom spent some time with friends and family getting ready for the big day. I just loved all of these beautiful feminine bridal details – especially these shoes and intricately beaded clutch.
I love this series of black and white images of the bride and groom getting ready for the day.
Well now it’s time to get this show on the road and head to the church! Hopping on the trolley to calm the nerves and laugh for a bit with the girls before the ceremony.
Gooooin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get marrrrrried! The big moment!
St. Andrew’s in Upper Arlington is such a beautiful church! All this gorgeous woodwork and stained glass windows in just stunning. “I now pronounce you husband and wife!” I think it’s safe to say that they are really excited!
These first few moments as husband and wife – love these images so much!
One thing that I couldn’t help but notice all throughout this day was how incredibly sweet these two are with one another. Their smiles and glances with one another were just so genuine and you could see the love between them!
Now some time to celebrate with their wedding party! We drive around a bit and made a pitstop to the Rich Street Bridge downtown for some photos before heading onto Strongwater. Pretty sure this crew is ready to party!
This spot overlooking the Scioto Mile and Downtown Columbus is definitely one of the most popular spots for photos, but it’s easy to understand why! Bonus is that it’s just a skip away from Strongwater in Franklinton.
I have to take a moment to recognize how beautiful these flowers from Blooms by Amanda were! I just loved the overall color palette and this bouquet was sooo pretty!
It’s always a good time to pop some bubbly – even if it is just for a photo op! 😉
Another popular spot at Strongwater, and for good reason! I just loved how beautiful this textured wall looks with the flowers too.
Mikki couldn’t possibly have been more beautiful on her wedding day!
Getting in a few more snuggles before getting ready to head into their reception.
Could they be any cuter?? I just love watching couples have the best time on their long awaited special days!
After some introductions they went right into their first dance together – love these images so much! I also love this unique industrial space with different pockets of beautiful light. The string lights add a nice little touch too!
Remember earlier in the post when I mentioned all their sweet expressions with one another? This was one of my favorite series of images for that reason. They were like this all day long – so sweet and endearing!
This mother and son dance was so fun to watch! They definitely took it up a notch!
So after some partying with friends on the dance floor, they decided to step away for a few moments together for some more portraits. It was getting dark, and it was definitely raining but they were totally up for heading outside and I’m so glad they did! I mean, is there anything more romantic than cuddling and smooching in the rain?
Thank you again to Mikki and Kit for trusting me with capturing your special day!
VENDOR TEAM + CREDITS
Ceremony: St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Upper Arlington, Ohio
Reception Venue: Strongwater Events | www.strongwatercolumbus.com
Music: Premier Entertainment | https://www.prement.com
Florist: Blooms by Amanda | https://www.bloomsbyamanda.net