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Wild Goose Creative + Park of Roses Wedding: Tori + Ben

Tori and Ben had a totally unique wedding, reflecting them completely and throwing all tradition out the window – and I loved every minute of it! After all, Tori was the one who proposed to Ben, so I was in love with them from our first meeting and couldn’t wait to see their big day unfold. Their space-themed wedding totally delivered, from Ben’s cape to the bridemaids’ dresses to the Star Wars centerpieces made by their friends!

Their wedding day took us all over town, beginning in the Clintonville home Tori shares with her friends. I couldn’t help but use her roommate and my friend Miriam’s vegetable garden for some detail shots! Once Tori and her attendants were dressed, I met up with Ben at the Le Meridien Joseph Hotel in the Short North, as he and his pals put the finishing touches on their looks. I was, of course, was blown away by his custom-made cape and I’m hoping this becomes a thing!

Once dressed, Tori’s side arrived and I staged their first look in the lobby of the hotel. Afterwards, their wedding party joined us for group portraits in the nearby alleys and Goodale Park. From there, it was onto the University District for their intimate ceremony at Wild Goose Creative. Soon after they shared their first kiss, Tori and Ben celebrated down the aisle with wrestling belts and big smiles. This was followed by more portraits in the neighborhood before heading back to Clintonville to their final stop – the Whetstone Park of Roses Shelterhouse, their reception location.

We had one last round of portraits in the gardens in the golden hour light, before their reception was underway, now with a larger group of guests! There was a temporary power outage that affected the building, but that didn’t phase the couple or stop the party in any way. Their celebration continued through the night, ending with a lightsaber grand exit! I just loved capturing Tori and Ben’s wedding, and I hope you all love re-living this fabulous day!

Amy Ann Photography

I aim to capture moments and expressions that tell the story of a day, and are authentic to the people involved. If you can look at a collection of images I’ve taken of a total stranger and get a feeling for who they are and what they felt, then I’ve done my job!   

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