I’ve known Nick for a long time now – back in college, we had lots of mutual friends so we always ran into each other, and later on we ran into each other at weddings I was shooting and he was attending! So you can imagine I was super thrilled when he got engaged, and he and Eva reached out to me to shoot their North Bank Park wedding! I just loved their setting overlooking the skyline, and all the cultural details found throughout. This day in particular reminded me what I love about weddings – expect the unexpected!
It was a Friday, the first day of June, when we began our day at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Columbus. Each side got dressed at the hotel, and we staged their first look on the rooftop there. It was such a sweet moment for the two of them, I just loved his reaction! Those might be some of my favorite first look shots! From there, we invited the wedding party to join us for more portraits on the rooftop and in the alleys by the hotel.
We then traveled to their wedding venue, North Bank Park Pavilion, for additional portraits before their ceremony. We were initially greeted by a little drizzle, which made for some cute shots with the umbrella, but it cleared up quickly and the forecast for the ceremony looked good! But then, just 30 minutes before the ceremony, a dark cloud appeared out of nowhere and the forecast changed drastically. Thankfully, the pavilion is a beautiful spot for an indoor ceremony. Eva and Nick were married as guests looked on from their seats and the rain hit in the glass all around them. It wasn’t what they planned or envisioned, but you wouldn’t know it based on the smiles on their faces!
On to the party! The Argentinian food – paella and empandas – was out of the this world. After toasts, cake cutting, first dance, and bouquet/garter, guests danced the night away and mingled outside beneath the skyline. Since the rain quickly cleared up again, I was sure to steal the newlyweds for a few more shots, including an epic night shot to cap it off! Congratulations to Eva + Nick!