An early September outdoor weddings can go be either very hot or a perfect pre-fall day… Katelynn and Matt’s outdoor wedding at the Rolling Meadows Ranch in Lebanon Ohio was a perfect pre-fall day! The sky was filled with fluffy white clouds with a bright blue backdrop as gentle breeze blew throughout the day.
Katelynn and Matt had been planning their wedding day for almost 2 years and everything came together beautifully. The couple had put so many personal touches into their day from Katelynn’s personal touches on each centerpiece to the hand-built ceremony alter by Matt.
Almost every bride we have talked to you tells us about how they dreamed of their wedding dress and the moment the fond the perfect one. Katelynn was like all other brides and dreamed of her perfect dress. Instead of looking for her vision, she had a custom wedding dress made by the designers at Anomalie (and to say she looked stunning in her dress was an understatement)! According to Katelynn during her First Look, she’s going to wear this dress everywhere!!! Can you blame her???? Plus, it has pockets!
Anyone who we talk to, knows we are suckers for a First Look. But we are also huge fans of a Daddy Daughter First Look! A wedding day is not only emotional for the bride, both mothers, but also, a bride’s father. His baby girl is becoming a wife and is dolled up in her very best. During Katelynn and her father, Ron’s First Look, they were surrounded by her mother, and her bride tribe! Even with all of his military training, Ron teared up when he saw his only daughter for the first time as Bride who was ready to meet her husband. (Actually, we don’t think there was a dry eye from anyone around). Good thing Katelynn gifted both her parents a pretty handkerchief for the day… and according to her mother, she was going to test it out before the ceremony.
Matt is a very quiet but loving man towards the love of his life. He maintains a very serene appearance and is not quick to flash a big smile. That was at least until he saw Katelynn for the first time on their wedding day! These two exchange sweet words, they shared tight hugs, and Katelynn did a few twirls to show off her dress! (P.S… Katelynn was not the only one with a custom wedding outfit. Matt choose to bypass renting a tux and had a custom suite made from through Men’s Wearhouse!
The couples tribe!
Katelynn and Matt were anxious to become husband and wife, they choose to keep their nuptials to a sweet but short ceremony.
When the flower girl goes rogue….
Jonathan, the bride’s brother, surprised the couple with words of wisdom after his reading. These words were less in the biblical sense and more along the Harry Potter realm!
Although their ceremony was short, we couldn’t help but love how chocked up Katelynn became as she said her vow and how amused she was when Matt forgot to repeat his ring vows!
Now that they were husband and wife, the couple joined all their family and friends for an evening of celebrating! They danced. They visited with family and friends. They played in the photo booth. They shared tears. They shared laughs. They enjoyed the first hours of their marriage with all the people who loved them dearly.
The bride is holding her maid of honor/best friend’s hand during prayer!
Just as the party was getting started, we snuck them outside for a few “Just Married” portraits and we’re thankful our couple loved us enough to grant us this extra time as the light was a photographer’s dream!!!!
Back to the party!!!
When it’s time to sit back and relax at the end of the night!
Katelynn and Matt, once again thank you for choosing us to capture your beautiful day! We felt so loved and cared for by your family and friends. Watching how loved and supported you were by everyone is an amazing sign for your marriage!!!! Congratulations on becoming husband and wife after your long engagement!!!
Welcome to the Married Kids Club,
Nicole & Ryan
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE VENDORS WHO MADE THE DAY AMAZING!
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Rolling Meadows Ranch
Cake Artist | Cocoa Bites
Wedding Dress Designer | Anomalie
Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen Suits | Men’s Wearhouse
Groom’s Ring | Stone Forge Studios
DJ Services | Party Pleasers Services
Florals | Flowerman
Catering | City Barbeque and Catering
Event Rentals | Prime Time Party & Event Rental