I am still trying to catch up on wedding recaps from last year. This particular wedding was last June and it sparked my memory as I was sorting through images in iPhoto earlier today. I apologize for the poor quality of these images… they are all either from my iPhone or stills captured off of my Flip. Anyway…. on to the recap.
Lindsey and Chris had a beautiful, intimate wedding last summer starting with a ceremony at Kumler Chapel on the campus of Miami University. Kumler Chapel is one of my all-time favorite ceremony spots. It is gorgeous inside and out, and can accommodate up to 235 guests. The chapel is open to all, although a small advantage in booking time is given to “Miami Mergers” like Lindsey and Chris. Despite its large capacity, the chapel is also great for smaller weddings – Lindsey and Chris had fifty guests in attendance for their ceremony. Rebecca Bromwell provided their ceremony music and Reverend Judy Burroughs officiated the ceremony. After the ceremony, Lindsey and Chris rode off in a horse-drawn carriage before arriving at their reception venue, the ballroom at the Oxford Community Arts Center.
Prior to their wedding, I had never seen the Arts Center, and I was so glad that Lindsey had brought it to my attention. It is a beautiful building and the ballroom is stunning — high ceilings and walls of tall windows. Lindsey rented table cloths and chairs from All Occasions Event Rental, and Courtenay Lambert created the centerpieces for the tables (in addition, of course, to the beautiful bouquet Lindsey carried down the aisle). Lindsey and Chris provided candle centerpieces for half of the tables, and I loved the alternating effect.
During the cocktail hour, a piano player and saxophonist played jazz music for the guests while Savor Catering finalized the dinner. Through the dinner and reception, DJ Randy Weaver (half of the earlier sax/piano duo) kept everyone entertained. Just before Lindsey and Christopher’s first dance, they cut the cake. Their cake display was one of my favorites from all of 2009. Rather than have one large cake with multiple layers in different flavors, they had four mini-cakes from Patricia’s. Each mini cake had two tiny tiers of its own flavor, and in total was just the right amount for their small guest count.
A quick run down of some of the other vendors who made their wedding day complete: I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Cathy at Rose Ann’s Bridal in Madeira totally saved the day when Lindsey had a last-minute dress crisis and needed quick alterations. Also, Nancy of Brideface and Jen Nally, Hairstylist, gave Lindsey the star treatment prior to the ceremony and Lindsey’s aunt, Patricia, photographed the entire event. It is only now that I’m realizing I never connected with her to see the photographs…. Aunt Patricia, if you’re out there, I would love to see the images you captured! :)