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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Schwering

Abby + Andrew: Wedding Day

Once upon a time, on a warm summer day, Abby & Andrew gathered with friends and family to celebrate the two of them coming together as husband and wife. Their storybook themed wedding was completely appropriate given that they ended their first date in a library and share a mutual love for books. So much work went into making sure every detail came together perfectly and the day was truly a dream come true. They tied the knot at a little lodge in the middle of the woods at the Cincinnati Nature Center and "enchanted" is the word that comes to mind when I reflect back on the day. The love that these two have for one another is like nothing else and it's so refreshing to see how genuine Abby and Andrew are towards one another. The day was packed full of emotion and I'm so blessed to have been asked to document the entire thing. I started the day by meeting Abby & her girls at the Krippendorf Lodge to capture the memories they made while getting ready. Abby was surrounded by such a great group of positive and supportive women and they were all so relaxed and happy to be there celebrating such a special day.

Abby put a lot of work into the details of her day. She really wanted the enchanted forest/library/storybook theme to be carried out throughout the day and was able to do so in such creative ways. Throughout the months leading up to her wedding, she would send me photos of the DIY decorations, table numbers, invitations, etc. that she had been working so hard on and it was so awesome to see them carried out and in place on the big day! I would say her vision came together perfectly and was a huge success.

While I was busy hanging out with the girls, my awesome second shooter Amanda was downstairs with the guys. It's always so much fun for me to go back through the photos Amanda gives back to me to see how the guys spent their day. It looks like Andrew and his crew had a lot of fun taking group photos and hanging out in the woods that surrounded the lodge!

After everyone was ready, it was time for Abby & Andrew to have their first look. Andrew and I headed out to the location first (or so we thought) and waited for Abby and Amanda to get there so that we could set up and get everything ready. What Andrew and I didn't know was that we had a smalllll miscommunication and we were on the completely wrong dock on the opposite side of the park. Oops! After a quick phone call & iPhone location pin drop, we were back on track and ready for the real first look. Abby had chosen an absolutely perfect spot on a dock overlooking a lake. Once we set Andrew up, we brought her out from hiding and let the magic that's captured in these photos unfold. It was honestly such a beautiful moment that I know these two will cherish in the years to come.