I first met Kelly and Dan in August 2020 during their engagement session at Scioto Audubon Metro Park. They had recently moved to Columbus after Dan’s epic, winery proposal in New Jersey and were planning their September wedding at Brookshire to celebrate with out of town family and friends.
With most guests from out of town, wedding celebrations began on Friday and ending on Sunday at Brookshire. After two days of celebrating, their wedding day arrived with Dan’s close friend ready to marry the couple. Although Ohio weather gets a bad rep (rightfully so most of the time), I could not have hand picked a more beautiful day for Kelly and Dan to begin their marriage. Andrew, Dan’s close friend, married the couple in an evening ceremony under the shade of Brookshire’s mature trees with their closest family and friends.
An indoor / outdoor cocktail hour awaited guests after the ceremony while Kelly, Dan and I headed to Husband and Wife portraits! The field next to Brookshire never disappoints but the sunset was icing on the cake!
It was finally time for the newlyweds to join their guests to celebrate…and their guests did not disappoint! Rick kicked off the warm wishes for the couple. His heartwarming speech set the bar high as he spoke about Kelly’s journey that led her to Dan and watching her grow up from a young teenager to a young bride. Kelly’s twin sister, Colleen, joked about the irony of her mom always wanting a boy because she loved the name “Dan”. And…now she finally has the son “Dan” that she always wanted!
Rachel, Dan’s sister, closed out the speeches reliving the memories of the times Dan and her were there for each other. From driving the get-away-car during high school pranks to helping each other during birthday celebrations and now in their newest roles of supporting each other in their marriages.
Aside from the funny stories that are always fun to relive, the common thread across all speeches was the display Kelly and Dan’s character. Ranging from determination to thoughtfulness to generosity, it is clear Kelly and Dan are an incredible blessing to their family and friends, just as their support system is to them.
Kelly & Dan – The biggest congratulations on your marriage! It was a honor to spend the last year photographing your engagement session and wedding day while having the opportunity to meet your family and friends this past weekend. Enjoy your Hawaiian honeymoon!!
Make Up: Maggie Thomas
DJ: David Kurtz
Florals: Fiori Florals
Cake: Enticing Icings
Videography: Clear Vision Videography