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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Schwering

Madison + Colton: The Factory Events Wedding Day

Last month I had the honor of photographing Madison & Colton’s gorgeous wedding day and I’m so excited to finally be able to share the story of their day with you! They tied the knot at one of my favorite venues, The Factory Events, and their entire day was an absolute dream!

Newly married bride and groom stand outside of The Factory Events in Cincinnati, Ohio and smile at the camera.

I started the day off by meeting Madison & her girls in the bridal suite at The Factory Events to capture the final moments of them getting ready before taking a few photos of them in their matching pajamas. Once Madison got into her dress, we headed outside for a first look with all of her bridesmaids and this moment was SO sweet!

While I was hanging out with Madison & her bridesmaids, my second shooter Victoria was hanging out with Colton & his groomsmen while they were up in the groom’s suite getting ready.

Once everyone was dressed & ready, it was time for Madison & Colton to have their first look! They each had the best reaction to seeing one another for the first time and I loved all of the emotion they shared together. After sharing this moment, we took a few portraits of the two of them together before bringing out their dog Penny (she was SO good all day!) and the rest of their bridal party. I am in LOVE with all the colors Madison & Colton chose for their big day and can't believe how well their florals bring everything together. The Factory Events has such a gorgeous courtyard area that’s always absolutely perfect for photos.

After finishing up with photos, it was time for the ceremony! Madison & Colton wrote their own vows that had their guests tearing up and laughing and it made for the sweetest ceremony. I absolutely loved seeing how happy they were to finally be married and I love all the emotion in these photos!

After the ceremony we took a few family photos (but I’m saving those for Madison & Colton to share with you!) before kicking off the reception. All of the reception details and florals were SO beautiful and the atmosphere they created together was incredible. Madison & Colton shared their first dance after making their big entrance and afterwards we went straight into dinner & toasts. My heart absolutely melted hearing how much love and admiration went into both of these speeches. We went out for a few more photos of Madison & Colton in a nearby graffiti alley before coming back inside & partying the night away! This was the best reception and Madison & Colton are so lucky to be surrounded by so many people who were SO excited to get out on the dance floor and celebrate this next chapter of life with them! I always LOVE receptions where everyone is on the dance floor & this one was awesome! After the garter & bouquet toss we headed outside to end the night with a sparkler exit. This was the perfect ending to an incredible day and these photos capture so much joy.

At the beginning of the day, Colton joked that he didn’t know why I chose to be a wedding photographer when he felt like weddings were slow motion train wrecks that lasted all day long. I laughed and told him that I couldn’t imagine a better way to spend a Saturday night and that I absolutely LOVE every minute of love, chaos, emotion, creativity, and excitement that goes into each and every wedding day. Madison & Colton’s wedding day was far from a slow motion train wreck and was much more like a dream :) Congratulations again, Madison & Colton! Thank you so much for trusting me to capture such a special day for you two!!

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