Could you imagine a sunnier day in December? A few weekends ago, I joined Mel and Andy on their wedding day – which was as beautiful as the weather was perfect. Mel and Andy started the day getting ready separately with their respective wedding party members – Mel at Kenneth’s Salon and later at her mother’s house in Hilliard; Andy at their new home (that they just moved into a week before the wedding!) – and yes, I managed to visit them both! Mel and Andy planned to get portraits done before the wedding at Homestead Park, which was great because we were able to get plenty of shots! We arranged for their first look at the park’s covered bridge, as their family members and wedding party looked on; it was incredibly beautiful and touching. Their dog, Brody, also joined in for some portraits! And I can’t forget one of the cutest ring bearer and flower girl brother-sister duos I’ve ever seen! Later that afternoon, we moved onto to The Makoy Center in Hilliard, for the ceremony and reception. My favorite part of the ceremony was when Mel and Andy, just after their first kiss, lit a unity candle together facing away from their guests, and whispered their written vows to one another. It was a private moment between the two of them, and because they gave me free reign to wander anywhere around the ceremony space, I was able to capture some great shots of them during that time from an angle that the guests weren’t able to witness. Another meaningful moment occurred during the reception, when Andy performed an original song for Mel, the same song that he played for her when he proposed to her earlier this year. Congratulations to Mel and Andy, on your beautiful wedding and the lifelong journey you are embarking upon together!