Planning an Ohio wedding in nine months while living in North Carolina is no small task. While Olivia studied for her PhD, Olivia and Morgan’s village of family and friends all pitched in to help their wedding day go off without a hitch!
From start to end, Olivia and Morgan’s wedding day was filled with personal touches reflecting the couple and the legacy marriages of their parents and grandparents. From setting aside time for family and friends to pray over Olivia and Morgan to the legacy table, every part of the day reflected the importance marriage.
One of my favorite parts of the day to photograph and witness was their first touch. It was important to Olivia and Morgan to see each other for the first time at the ceremony but they still wanted time to connect prior to saying “I do”. With handwritten vows, the soon to be newlyweds stood on each side of a corner holding hands. They read each other’s vows, prayed and calmed each other’s nerves.
A short 30 minutes later and Olivia was walking down the aisle to see her groom! Hand in hand, they worshiped with their guests and took part in communion before sealing their marriage with their first kiss as Mr and Mrs!
After the ceremony, we ventured outside for husband and wife portraits in the chilly, foggy weather. Olivia and Morgan were troopers as the rain started to fall at sunset. We finished inside on the staircase with an epic dip by Morgan before introducing the newlyweds to their guests.
Guests welcomed in the Bride and Groom as they began their first dance. Followed by toasts and a few stories of when they met, family and friends lined the dance floor to celebrate the newlyweds. At the end of the night, guests departed from the reception with a treat bag in hand and family recipe cards of their favorite cookies to bake at home!
Olivia & Morgan – It was such an honor to photograph the beginning of your marriage! Wishing you a wonderful first holiday season as newlyweds!