Jackie and David had the most fun spring wedding in Worthington! A sunny Sunday in late March, it was a bit colder than we’d like! But these two and their wedding parties were happy to tough through it for the gorgeous pictures. This was my first wedding of 2018 and a perfect way to start the year! These two incorporated so many personal details in their wedding day, including Harry Potter references, Buddhist touches in their ceremony and Jackie even wore her mother’s wedding dress! They also had maybe the best hashtag ever: #TeamUnicornFart!
This was a morning wedding – and admittedly, I am not a morning person – the 7:30am start time was a bit daunting! But I was PUMPED. My assistant Steve and I started at their hotels where each side got ready separately, and then we staged their first look outside. Even with snow still on the ground, these two made it work! We then headed to downtown Worthington for a few portraits with just the two of them, before heading to Congregation Beth Tikvah for the day’s events to begin.
Joined by their two rabbis – one from here, and one from their current hometown in Wisconsin – they held their Ketubah signing with friends and family before their Jewish ceremony in the synagogue’s main sanctuary. The space at Beth Tikvah is so gorgeous and brings me such zen every time I’m in it! The windows there let in some amazing morning light. Afterwards, we headed down the street to the Worthington Hills Country Club for their reception, where we shot a few portraits outside – it was a less ideal time of day of day for lighting so I had to be a bit creative!
Onto their reception, after the two were introduced (with David disguised as a unicorn), a brunch meal was served – and seriously, brunch weddings have the BEST food ever! Then there were toasts, formal dances and the Hora, before it was time to party! And these guys definitely tossed the notion that a daytime wedding has to be low-key, no way! Everyone had a blast! As Jackie is an old friend of mine, it was so wonderful to be a part of her and David’s big day.
Mazel Tov to Jackie and David!!