When we think of Stephanie and Bryan, we immediately think of family. These two come from such incredible families. Throughout the planning and the actual wedding, family was at the forefront every step of the way.
Stephanie and Bryan first met working at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where Bryan worked as a security officer after returning from two deployments, and where Stephanie was currently working through graduate school. After a few short months of dating, they knew that they would spend the rest of their lives together. Over the summer of 2016, Bryan decided that it was time to make this commitment official. As they walked together along a beautiful beach in the Dominican Republic, Bryan began to tell Stephanie about how much their love has grown and how he could not imagine living a day without her. He stopped, turned towards Stephanie, lowered to one knee, and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. With teary eyes, Stephanie muttered a yes while his family waiting down the beach, and the rest of the bystanders passing by, cheered as he slid the gorgeous ring on her finger.
A romantic start to a lifetime of love for these two!
We started the day with a First Look at the RiverCenter Marriott where Stephanie was getting ready. You could see the love in each of their faces and an overwhelming sense of calm once they were in each other’s embrace. We briefly made our way down to the Licking Riverside Historic District for some wedding party portraits and some intimate portraits of the soon to be newlyweds. The backdrop of the Riverside area of Covington worked perfectly with the colors of the bridesmaids and groomsmen and those flowers! Stephanie wore the most gorgeous and romantic bridal gown, and Bryan matched her elegance in that sharp blue suit.
Stephanie and Bryan were surrounded by wonderful family members and friends to share in their day. The gorgeous ceremony was held at the magnificent Cathedral Basilica Of The Assumption in Covington where Byan’s brother had gotten married at as well. Everyone celebrated, ate Graeter’s donuts and danced the night away at Receptions, Erlanger. A beautifully sweet day for an equally beautiful couple.
We were so blessed to work with such wonderful vendors!
Ceremony: Cathedral Basilica Of The Assumption
Officiant: Fr. Kevin Kahmann
Reception: Receptions Banquet & Conference Center
Hair: Paige’s Place
Makeup: Glam 2 U
Bride’s Gown: Pronovias Jensen
Bride’s Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Floral Design: Petals-N-Glass Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jasmine Bridal
Men’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Cake: Colleen Schmitt
DJ: Patrick Scott
Creative. Fun. Unique. We are a couple of creative professionals in Cincinnati with a passion for weddings and storytelling. Founded in 2010, our portrait studio has been recognized as one of the best wedding photographers in the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Area by leading publications and websites. We would love to invite you out to our Northern Kentucky studio and meet with us while showing you through our albums, canvases and other print products. We can also provide more information on our Wedding Collections and introduce you to our team! We would love to help, connect with us now.