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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Schwering

Cj + Chris: Wedding Day

Last month Cj & Chris finally tied the knot and I’m so excited to be able to share the story of their wedding day with you! I first met with Cj & Chris to chat about all the details for their wedding at the beginning of 2019, and I am so excited that their day came together even more beautifully than any of us could have imagined! After dating for seven years, their outdoor ceremony at Lake Lyndsay Lodge brought Cj & Chris together as husband and wife. Even though we had a VERY dark & cloudy morning with scattered showers, everything cleared away and I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful wedding day.

Bride wearing white lace dress and groom wearing gray suite kiss under the bride's white veil as the wind blows it around them at Lake Lyndsay Lodge in Hamilton, Ohio.

I started my day off by meeting Cj & her bride tribe in the bridal suite at Lake Lyndsay. This is the cutest little space and the lighting in here is absolutely incredible. As the girls got ready, we chatted about the predicted storms for the day and hoped that all of the dark skies would fade away before the ceremony started.

While I was spending time with Cj, my incredible second shooter Sam spent her morning hanging out with Chris & his groomsmen. They rented a room at the AC Hotel by Marriott at Liberty Center and, from the looks of these photos, this space was absolutely incredible. After getting ready, Chris sat down to open the gifts that Cj gave him to celebrate the big day. Since the two are planning on filling up their future with traveling, she got him a customized map of the United States that they’ll be able to hang on their wall and fill with photos of their adventures together in the future. She also gave him a journal filled with different entries that she spent the past year leading up to their wedding day writing to him in. My love language is 100% words of affirmation so I know that this was a gift so full of love and admiration and I couldn’t imagine a better gift to open on the morning of a wedding! How sweet!

Since Cj and Chris decided to wait to see one another until they were standing at opposite ends of the aisle, we took portraits of both sides of the bridal party separately before the ceremony. This really built up anticipation before the big moment and was so much fun!