Brenda + Nick | Spring Wedding at The View at Mt. Adams


Bride and Groom with Cincinnati skyline in the background

It was a brisk spring day, with the sun hiding behind a blanket of clouds. While it may not have been as warm as it could have been, the skyline of downtown from The View at Mount Adams was perfect spot for a spring wedding in Cincinnati.

This year we kicked off our wedding season with Brenda and Nick. After meeting them at a bridal show, we just knew they would a fun, vibrant, and emotional couple. And yes they checked off all the boxes on their wedding day.

Gold and Blue bridal details with roses.
Bridal details with a white and gold theme
White floral bridal bouquet
Bride and flower girls looking at wedding gown
Bride detail of her hands buckling a chucky heel
Bridal getting dressed with her mother showing a range of emotions
Natural light portrait of the bride putting on her earrings.
Father helping stepfather of the bride put on a tie
Groom staring in the mirror while adjusting his tie
Groom putting on the finishing touches of getting ready
Detail of the groom and bride with their wedding day florals

Nick was adamant on one detail for their wedding day, he did not want to see Brenda before she walked own the aisle to him; therefore, they opted against a first look. However, Brenda did not want to go the entire afternoon without at least feeling the touch of her love. As a compromise, these two shared a first touch. The emotions of what was about to happen in a few short hours overwhelmed Brenda as she tried her hardest to hold it together. But Nick was grinning his adorable smile while holding her hand.

very emotional bride and groom sharing a first touch
detail of the bride and groom holding hands during a first touch.
Solo Natural light portraits of a bride and groom.
Bride sharing a candid moment with her two flower girls
Groom and his grooms men laughing
Solo natural light portraits of a bride and groom on their wedding day
Bride with her maid of honor hugging

Their wedding ceremony was extra special for them as Brenda’s father was the officiant. Not only was Brenda escorted own the aisle by her mother and stepdad but she got to walk toward her future husband and father. Both whom saw her for the first time as she approached them with a huge smile on her face. The cutest thing was her dad took a video of her walking towards him while her soon to be husband, Nick, couldn’t take his eyes off of her for a second.

One of our favorites parts of a wedding day is watching a couple actually get married. As much as we love doing portraits of them or capturing them on the dance floor, their true happiest always comes out during this part of the day. The smiles and laughter that cannot be contained. The adorning eyes and secret glances. The sweet touches of wiping away a joyful tear. This is what a wedding day is truly about, the marriage.

Ceremony details of a large chandelier and white florals with greenery.
Flower girl in a green dress concentrating on distributing petals down the aisle.
Groom watching the bride walk down the aisle
Bride at with her parents meeting the groom at the end of the aisle full of emotions
Candid moments of the bride and groom holding hands during a wedding ceremony
Groom smiling at the bride at the alter with is groomsmen looking at him.
Bride adoring her groom at the alter
Close up of the bride and groom laughing during a wedding ceremony
Bride and groom sharing their first kiss at an alter with white florals and greenery
Bride and groom celebrating being announced as a married couple for the first time.

Knowing they were about to celebrate their wedding with their favorite people who traveled from as far as Africa to share this day with them, Brenda and Nick wanted a few private moments together as a newly married couple. Right after their ceremony, these two tucked away in the bridal suite to share private vows they wrote for one another. To them, this was such a special moment, they opted to forgo photos of this time.

Bride and groom portrait in front of the greenery wall at The View of Mt Adams
Bride and groom portraits on a spring day
Bride's veil blowing in the wind as she snuggles with her husband
Bride and groom natural light portraits in front of Cincinnati Skyline
Groom dipping his bride for a kiss in front of downtown Cincinnati
Married couple laughing and smiling during wedding day portraits
Groom smiling at the camera with his bride on the arm as they show off their wedding rings
White and gold wedding table decor
Dinner menu on a gold charger
Wedding dessert table with a white cake and green and gold macrons
Signature bar drink at a wedding
Groom twirling his bride during their first dance
Groom smiling at the bride during their choreographed first dance
Bride and groom kissing to end their first dance
Maid of honor smiling at bride after her toast
best man giving a toast as the married couples snuggles at the head table
Groom with his mom in a non traditional dance
Bride and her dad smiling during their dance together

This early April spring wedding in Cincinnati was overcast all day long. While this was great for the most part, it did put a small damper in our plans to go outside for photos just before sunset during golden hour. However, mother nature smiled upon as she allowed the sun to make an appearance for a few moments, just as dinner was finishing up. Of course, we grabbed the couple and snuck away for just a few minutes of photos. While we had planned for these photos, it happened sooner than expected. Because Brenda and Nick trusted our judgment, they were able to get these amazing golden hour photos.

Sunset photos of a bride and groom during a spring wedding
Bride twirling for her groom during golden hour portraits
Bride and groom loving on one another during their natural light sunset portraits

As the night settled in over city, the couple, their families and friends celebrated a wonderful union. During the party, there were great drinks, plenty of wonderful dance music (even if some of the teens were a bit embarrassed by their parents dancing like they were 20 again), and what is a spring wedding in Cincinnati without some local faves. Hello Skyline Cheese Conies and Graeter’s ice cream!

Cincinnati skyline lit up during blue hour
Bride and guest dancing on the dance floor during a recpetion
Wedding reception dance party photo collage with tons of smiles and fun expressions
Groom enjoying a cocktail during the reception surrounded by 3 friends all laughing
Bride dropping it low on the dance floor with her guest cheering her on
Crazy party reception photos of guests having a great time and laughing

As a surprise to her future husband, Brenda choose to invest in a live wedding painter. Lillian started her day with painting the grand chandelier which was the focus of both the ceremony and reception. As the evening progressed, the couple were added from a moment captured on their day.

Live wedding painter working on a painter during reception

Brenda and Nick, thank you for inviting us to be a part of you wedding day. It was amazing and you two are just some amazing people. We loved getting to hang out and capture some special moments you will cherish forever. Our hope is your future is continued to be filled with such love and amazing times as you had on your wedding day.

Bride and groom getting a photo with the wedding photographers of Off the Film photography

Welcome to the married kids club,

Nicole + Ryan

Nicole and Ryan of Off the Film Photography are a husband and wife duo who enjoy hanging out with amazing couples on one of the biggest days of their lives. Our goal is to capture timeless photos with the fun goofy ones in between. Our big nerdy hearts loves those who want to be themselves on their big day. If you’re looking for a fun photography team who will create stunning artwork, lets set up a time to chat about your day.. don’t worry, we’re not hard salesy people. CONTACT US HERE!

Special thank you to all the amazing vendors for your hard work on the wedding day!

Wedding Venue | The View at Mount Adams

Bridal Dress Store | Lovely Bridal

Men’s Attire | Genos Tux

Hair & MUA | Morgan Renae Hair & Makeup

Invitation | Zola

DJ | Perfect Day DJs

Dessert Artist | LuLu’s Sweets Boutique

Designer | Dana Renae Designs

Florist + Floral Rentals | Wedding Floral Rentals

Caterer | Delightmore

Bride’s Ring | Koop Diamond Cutters

Live Painter | Lillian Kellam

Audio Guest Book | After the Tone

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