On a crisp November fall day in Cincinnati, Ohio our infamous Cincinnati Museum Center was filled with love, laughter, and sounds of cheer for the long awaited marriage of Leah and Kyle. While the Covid19 pandemic did push their wedding back a year, these two lovebirds have lived a good portion of their young adulthood together.
After 11 years of dating, graduating college, finishing graduate school, several moves in different states, and growing their careers, Leah and Kyle were finally ready to take their relationship to the next phase, husband and wife! These two enjoyed a “destination” wedding in Cincinnati where Leah’s family is located.
Leah and Kyle opted to make their day as unique as their love story. To kick off the day’s festivities, they opted to get prepared in a hotel in the heart of downtown in adjoining rooms… they did keep their distance until their first look!
Leah’s mother personally designed the necklaces both Leah and her sister wore for the wedding day!
As the weather was a bit windy and chilly, we wanted t keep the couple as warm as possible and choose to utilize their hotel room to our best advantage! Tucking the bride around the corner, Kyle entered into the room and anxiously waited to see his soon to be wife for their First Look. Leah gently touched his shoulder with a smile letting her love turn to see her. Kyle’s reaction was in pure wow as he admired how stunning Leah looked.
When your parents’ room has a view of your wedding venue, you NEED a photo of it in the background right?!
To keep with their Jewish faith, the ceremony was to take place after sundown… which meant we had to capture ALL our outdoor photos before their vowels. With choosing a historical and stunning venue, we had to ensure they had plenty of photos of this amazing space. We were beyond thankful Leah and Kyle were willing to embrace the colder weather. But… Leah was happy to sport her adorable jacket to finish of her bridal look.
Being history buffs, Leah and Kyle loved the idea of capturing photos around the museums. We lucked into having the ENTIRE natural history museum to ourselves!!! Um…. Hello awesomeness…. So you KNOW we had to get a great photo with the dinosaurs!
Before their ceremony, Leah and Kyle had a small private ceremony to sign their Ketubah. For those, like us, who are unfamiliar with this tradition, a Ketubah is their Jewish Marriage contract. The bride and groom sign this contract, typically a decorated document, with their promises to one another. After their wedding, the Ketubah is displayed in their home as a reminder of theses promises. Personally, as we heard the Rabbi read out loud these promises, we were speechless at the beautiful words Leah and Kyle choose to encompass their marriage in.
When we spoke with Leah and Kyle on why the selected the Cincinnati Museum Center, the main reason (other than being a museum) was the idea they could hold their ceremony IN an exhibit in the museum. These two chose the Public Landing, in front of Queen of the West ship.
Bringing something new in the old space, Leah and Kyle opted to enter their ceremony together and walk down the old cobblestone road towards their chuppah.
Another way they made their ceremony unique among old traditions was to jointly break glass at the end of their ceremony!
Now… our favorite part of celebration portion of their day… The Horah! It was an amazing experience and we absolutely fell in love with the energy. Definitely something we were beyond thrilled to have experienced.
Leah and Kyle, thanks so much for allowing us to experience your wedding celebration! It was an amazing day filled with laughter, history, and of course love. Spending the day experiencing new-to-us traditions was such a treat, especially since you two are such a sweet and kind couple. We wish the next decades together be as wonderful as the first!!!!
Welcome to the married kids club,
Nicole & Ryan
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE VENDORS WHO MADE THE DAY AMAZING!
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Cincinnati Museum Center
Wedding Dress Stores | David’s Bridal
Wedding Dress Designer | Kiyonna
Bridesmaid Dresses | Revelry
Men’s Attire | Jos. A Banks
Invitation Design | Minted
Wedding Band | Jack Garrett Band
Rabbi | Lewis Kamrass with Wise Temple
Wedding Coordinator | Black Tie & Lace
Videographer | Lindsey Ballou Multi-Media
Hair and Make-Up Artists | Izzy with Moxxie Makeup
Chuppah | Decorative Rentals
Pre-Ceremony Hotel | Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
Transportation | Executive Transportation