What a year it’s been for Mallary + Conor! Shortly after their surprise proposal in February, they began planning their wedding right away. The stars aligned for an early October wedding and I was so thankful I was available on their date! And it just so happened to be my birthday too – and the 10th year anniversary of shooting my very first wedding – a special day all around!
Beginning at a hotel in Worthington, everyone came together at their ceremony at St. Christopher Church in Grandview. Just before the ceremony began, Mallary and Conor shared a prayer, holding hands on either side of a door. This was one of my favorite moments of the day!
After their ceremony, the couple and their wedding party hopped on a bus and we headed downtown for portraits. They knew they wanted to return to the site where they got engaged, the Scioto Mile! Of course this is one of my favorite locations for wedding day portraits, and also a great spot for a large wedding party! The group also took a break and enjoyed some drinks on the patio at Milestone 229, which I loved. Eventually though, as I like to do, I stole the couple so they could get some portraits together, just the two of them. It had been a largely overcast day, but when I happened to pose them on a rock underneath the bridge, some light peaked out and we had magic!
From there, we headed back to Worthington, to their reception venue – The Jessing Center, located at The Pontifical College Josephinum. Toasts, cake cutting, first dances and sunset shots followed, and then lots of celebrating. I loved that they played a slideshow of photos during their dances – including their proposal photos! Congratulations to Mallary + Conor!