Though they had a small wedding in Arizona on their original date last year, they still wanted more. And on the second Saturday in July, we finally did everything Katie + Scott originally planned: a church ceremony, a stop at the Lowe’s register where they first met, and an airport reception! The only difference is they required all their guests to be vaccinated. I absolutely adore these two and everything about this day!
We began our day in Bellefontaine at Katie’s mom’s house where she and her people got ready. We then moved onto their church, where she and Scott wanted to have a first look right before the ceremony! This was one of the BEST moments, because Scott totally surprised her – she had been begging him to shave for the wedding day, he was resisting, and that morning he decided to do it – and her reaction was everything!!
Their church ceremony was next, followed by a grand exit outside! We continued with portraits at nearby Mary Rutan Park, where about halfway through we were greeted with a light sprinkle of rain. But not to worry, this is why I bring my umbrellas with me to every wedding! They make for the cutest pictures!
From there, we made a very important stop, at the spot where Katie and Scott first met years ago – Lowe’s! They met there back in 2015 when Katie was a cashier at register 5 and Scott was making a purchase. Their story is the cutest! And it was so much fun to go back to the place where it all began.
Finally, we ended our time at the venue, the Bellefontaine Airport, for more portraits with their wedding party before it was time to party. The newlyweds surprised their guests by arriving into the reception by airplane! The celebration continued with their choreographed first dance, toasts, and cake cutting. After a bunch of time on the dance floor, we ended the day with some portraits out on the runway. I also loved seeing so many familiar faces, including Mariah + Chris, whose wedding I shot back in 2017! Congratulations to these two!