Karly & Gavin
Her photographer had been capturing her image since she was born. In September 2021 she would capture one of the most magical days of Karly’s life in a perfectly executed day that had guests saying, “this is the best wedding I’ve ever been.”
Karly and Gavin opted for a Friday afternoon rehearsal followed by an onsite, elegant candlelight dinner catered by the Winchester and serviced by WH staff.
Saturday began with early morning hair and makeup for Karly and her seven bridesmaids with fresh baked goods, mimosas and childhood stories being shared. After a relaxing morning, it was time for a few emotional first looks including one with her gentle giant father who is also battling cancer. Tears of joy were replaced with laughter as the spirited wedding party was ready for the church departing in style renting the WH Mercedes Presidential Sprinter Van.
The Jenkins opted for an all-outdoor wedding reception that was festive and comfortable for their 150 + guests with an early fall backdrop that included cocktail and appetizer hour and a surprise entrance followed by dinner service, dancing and a chauffeured exit.
The couple honeymooned in the Maldives.
Autumn and Ryan
Planning a wedding can be stressful enough, but planning while finishing up a Ph.D at Ohio State requires a whole new level of stamina not to mention a job transfer of your new husband to Dallas following your nuptials. Autumn and Ryan are the epitome of roll with the punches and any onlooker would be none the wiser as their July 2021 wedding was nothing short of perfection with an outdoor lawn ceremony and indoor reception that ended up migrating outdoors with a gorgeous summer evening. Autumn’s ultra-chic modern style and Ryan’s request to friends to deck out for the occasion gave the event a lively cocktail party vibe as family and college friends from her Ohio State and his University of Oklahoma celebrated their union. The couple honeymooned in Asheville, N.C. and are splitting their time between Columbus and Dallas until Autumn wraps up her dissertation.
Melissa and Jamie
From the moment Jamie and Melissa toured, it was obvious they had a relationship built on trust and commitment. It was tickets to a Pittsburgh Steeler’s game that led to the two meeting when Jamie posted them up for grabs on Facebook giving a whole new meaning to clickbait. A reserved Melissa noted they had mutual friends on the social medium and reached out. Melissa may have lost out on the tickets already snagged, but they both scored as a new romance budded. Soon there would be a new team, Team Ferguson complete with Jamie’s two daughters. The couple were married May 23rd 2021 in an elegant spring garden ceremony to the sound of a stringed trio among closest family members and a number of children serving as the wedding party.
Bergen and Paul
A military romance is full of twists and turns and Paul and Bergen could have their story penned. Their tale has all the romantic elements from the angst of a long-distant relationship spanning two years and 2400 miles to his heroic action of saving her life after a horrific accident and her braving her first flight alone to attend his Marine Corps Ball. Paul and Bergen found their way to the altar on a beautiful late winter day that allowed for an outdoor ceremony and cabin reception, March 6, 2021. Bergen and her mother Kim were prepared to plan the wedding in five weeks when Paul’s deployment orders changed and it was planned in less than four.
Sara & John
Like so many 2020 couples, Sara and John were challenged with postponements and uncertainties. They decided on a “Big Apple” elopement 12-12-2020 to close the year on a most bright note. A week before, they traded the plan in on a close-to-elopement exchanging vows among close family and friends in a candlelight cabin just before Christmas. It was a scene straight from a Hallmark Christmas movie.