Melody and Brian’s snowy engagement was one of my favorites of 2012 – so that certainly got my hopes up for their September wedding this year! Their wedding celebration did not disappoint. They were as carefree and laid-back – even when the boys were running a little behind for the first look, Melody and her girls sat back and sipped some more champagne, and it all came together!
I started with the girls getting ready at the Renaissance Hotel, getting a few detail shots before Melody slipped into her dress. Everything for the day was super comfy – Melody wore a simple chiffon dress with the sweetest aqua J. Crew flats. I’m not sure I can imagine a bride to be more comfortable or relaxed on her wedding day than was Melody. We hopped on the wedding party bus and met the boys at Frank Fetch Park in the German Village, where I helped stage a first look, followed by wedding party portraits.
From there, we stopped at Jeni’s in the German Village for some ice cream, before heading over to Bicentennial Park and the Scioto Mile for a few more pictures. Again, minor mishap – friends were supposed to meet us there with the flowers – didn’t exactly happen as planned. But, no biggie – everybody overpowered the pics with extra big smiles. Plus, the temperature was *just* warm enough that the fountains were on, but *just* cool enough that the place was pretty empty. Awesome!
At our final destination, their venue, Dock 580, Melody and Brian were greeted by guests arriving for their ceremony in the upstairs loft space. I absolutely loved their repurposed doors as ceremony backdrops! As guests mingled in the downstairs space, the loft was converted to guest dinner tables, with the help of fabulous centerpieces by Lynette at MadisonHouse Designs.
After dinner, toasts and cake cutting, guests partied the night away! They had an absolute blast on the dance floor and were freaking hilarious! I found myself cracking up at some of their antics, can’t lie. After 9 hours of shooting, I still kind of didn’t want to leave!
Congrats to Melody and Brian – such a pleasure working with you both!!