• Elizabeth Schwering

Libbey + Blake: Miami Township Community Center Wedding Day

I am so excited to finally be able to share Libbey & Blake’s gorgeous wedding day with you! They got married at the beginning of this month and everything about their day was so unbelievably dreamy.

Bride and groom stand together and hold hands while dressed in their wedding attire in a park in Cincinnati, Ohio.

I started my morning off by meeting Libbey & her bridesmaids at her parents’ house. Everyone laughed and chatted while they finished up getting ready and once all of her bridesmaids were hidden away, Libbey started getting into her dress for a first look with them. At this point, Libbey & her mom were the only people who knew what Libbey’s dress looked like. They had gone shopping together and fell in love with THE dress and since her bridesmaids weren’t there to see it in person, Libbey decided it would be fun to wait and have a reveal with them on the day of the wedding. This moment was SO sweet and I loved all the genuine reactions to not only seeing Libbey as a bride, but also to seeing THE dress for the first time! Once this first look was done, we took a few photos before heading to the church!

While I was with Libbey & her bridesmaids, my incredible second shooter Sam was spending the morning with Blake & his groomsmen. From the looks of it, they also had a fun morning! Once they were all ready, they spent some time hanging out in the backyard and taking a few fun photos before heading off to meet us at the church!

Libbey & Blake’s ceremony took place at Our Lady of Victory Church. This was an absolutely gorgeous church and they had a beautiful ceremony. As a photographer, I spend a lot of time with my couples leading up to their wedding day. We meet for initial consultations and engagement photos, we work on creating a custom timeline together as well as a personalized shot list for the big day. Over time, I feel like I really get to know my couples and truly share their excitement for their wedding day with them. Watching Blake break down and cry before even seeing Libbey at the other end of the aisle had me SO emotional! It was truly the absolute sweetest reaction and made my heart SO incredibly happy for Libbey & Blake to be starting forever together. So beautiful!

After the ceremony, we took a few family photos (but those are for Libbey & Blake to share!) before heading over to Fernbank Park for bridal party & couples portraits. We had such an unbelievably beautiful day and this bridal party was SO much fun to work with. We got a great mix of candid moments and magazine vibes and I love how the ombre bridesmaid dresses look when together like this! Libbey & Blake’s couples portraits came together beautifully and I love how fun the photos of Blake spinning Libbey around were. Such a fun representation of the day!

After finishing up with photos, it was time to head to the reception! This was my first time photographing a reception at the Miami Township Community Center and I loved how beautiful it was! We had dinner with MamaBear's Mac food truck before heading out with the bridal party to take a few fun photos on the playground out back. We also fit in a few more portraits of Libbey & Blake together before heading back inside for speeches, cake cutting, and dances! This was such a beautiful day and I had an absolute blast capturing it! Thank you so much for trusting me to document such a special day in your relationship for you, Libbey & Blake! Congratulations again!!

VENDORS:

Photographer: Dime & Zee Studios, LLC

Hair & Makeup: Katharine Wattrick with Salon Lofts

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Victory Church

Reception Venue: Miami Township Community Center

Food: MamaBear's Mac

Cake: Maribelle Cakery

Newly married bride and groom hold hands and walk down a path together at the Miami Township Community Center in North Bend, Ohio on their wedding day.