Archive for July, 2010

This past weekend, Emily and Bo were married at St. Augustine in Covington, with a reception following at the Hilton Netherland Plaza’s Hall of Mirrors. It was a HOT day, but Father Schmidt was kind and kept the (un-air-conditioned) ceremony short so that everyone could quickly get to the much cooler confines of the Hilton. Below as always is a sneak peek of the day via my iPhone… from left to right: The ceremony in progress, one of the gorgeous centerpieces by Jones the Florist, the cake by Fantasy in Frosting, and the personalized bottles of wine that were given to guests as favors at the end of the night.

A Summer Wedding in Cincinnati

Earlier this summer, Olivia and Michael were married at the Ault Park Rose Garden. There were many special touches to the day, from the programs that Olivia made herself, to the fact that the ceremony was officiated by her brother. It was an absolutely gorgeous day for a park wedding and Olivia and her bridesmaids took advantage of the sunshine by getting in a few photos at Eden Park prior to the ceremony.

Summer Wedding in Cincinnati

The flowers for both the ceremony and reception were created by Ruttle and Neltner Florist, and the soft shades of ivory, pink and peach looked beautiful against the bridesmaids’ chocolate brown dresses. The flowers lining the ceremony aisle were later taken to the reception site and re-purposed in vases throughout the room.

Wedding Ceremony at Ault Park Rose Garden

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Metropolitan Club in Covington, Kentucky. The Club’s ballroom has a stunning panoramic view of the Ohio River and downtown Cincinnati, and was the perfect setting for dinner and toasts. In an adjacent room, guests watched Olivia and Michael cut their delicious wedding cake from A Spoon Fulla Sugar (and of course enjoyed some themselves) and then danced the night away!

Wedding Reception at Metropolitan Club, Covington

All photos © White Lotus Studios

May Wedding at Collier Chapel
When Lindsay first contacted me, she was just six weeks away from her wedding day. She and her mom had planned everything, but as the day got closer they were starting to stress about the final details and decided to hire a wedding coordinator. I was so excited that we still had her date available, and were able to take that extra stress away. We helped pull together the weekend timeline, took care of confirming all of the vendors (including the last-minute addition of a videographer) and helped to create a seating plan for their 270 guests (a never fun task made much easier by our seating plan software). With all of the loose ends tied up, it was time for Lindsay and Chris to get married and celebrate with their friends and family!

Purple Bridesmaids Dresses

Lindsay has impeccable style and it was clear that purple is her favorite color. From the bridesmaids’ and flower girls’ dresses to the floral arrangements and the table numbers/menus (created by Lindsay’s mom, Holly), all of the various shades of purple tied in together to create a beautiful, vintage look and feel. The ceremony took place at Collier Chapel, located on The Legacy Campus in Xenia, Ohio. The addition of a simple fabric curtain at the back of the chapel was all that was needed to create a perfect and dreamy look for the ceremony.

Wedding Ceremony at Collier Chapel in Xenia Ohio

The Legacy Campus is home to many gorgeous spots that photographers Sandra and Shad of Sandra Reed Photography took advantage of for capturing portraits of Lindsay, Chris, their wedding party and families. Lindsay and Chris chose to have their “first look” earlier in the day before the ceremony, so that they would have more than enough time for photos and would not have to miss much of the beginning of their reception for post-ceremony photos.

Wedding Portraits by Sandra Reed Photography

The reception took place at Schindler Banquet Center, also located on The Legacy Campus. The Banquet Center is a gorgeous room filled with tall windows, and Lindsay chose beautiful ivory and champagne linens to continue the vintage look. Her cake table and escort card table were accented with purple/gold linens that tied in beautifully with all of the details of the day. All of the floral arrangements and personal flowers were created by Mark at The Flower Shoppe, and the delicious 6-tier cake was designed and baked by Melissa at Frosted.

Wedding Reception at Schindler Banquet Center in Xenia Ohio

The reception included an Italian Soda bar where guests could choose their own flavors, and a photobooth from Shutterbooth. After dancing through the evening to music played by Scott of Party Pleasers, Lindsay and Chris exited through a line of sparklers for a picture-perfect send off!

Wedding Send Off Photos Cincinnati Ohio

For more of Chris and Lindsay’s wedding day, check out the trailer below by Lifetime Films. (Click on the icon in the lower right corner to view in full-screen).

All photographs © Sandra Reed Photography

This past weekend, Lindsay and Zach were married at the historic Hilton Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati. Utilizing two of the hotel’s ballrooms and with floral/event design by Ford-Ellington, it was an absolutely beautiful evening for an incredibly sweet couple. Below, left to right: The ceremony took place in the Continental Room, the beautiful reception setup in the Pavilion Ballroom, Lindsay and Zach’s first dance, a first taste of the gorgeous cake by Maribelle Cakery.

Wedding at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Pavilion Ballroom

This past weekend, Veena and Ryan were married at Keeneland in Lexington, KY. From the mehndi party to the garba raas to the ceremony to the reception, there were many so many special touches, and I can’t wait to give a full recap of the weekend! In the meantime, in an attempt to make my “sneak peeks” slightly prettier, I used the Hipstamatic app on my phone to capture some of the details of the weekend. From left to right, top to bottom: Keene Barn, just about completely set for the rehearsal dinner, postcard escort cards created by Poeme for Saturday night, beautiful statue greeting guests at the entrance, statues of Ganesh at the center of the dance floor, Sunday’s escort cards, each table at Sunday’s reception was named for a Derby-winning horse, the Keeneland Entertainment Center set for the reception, Simply Irresistible performed a non-stop show on Sunday night, and lastly, ceremony parasols came in handy for dancing to Rihanna’s “Umbrella” at the reception!

Images from a July wedding at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky

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