A note: I am going a little out of order on my weddings but I am waiting on some things from some other weddings I have waiting to post (hint, hint Christy!) and then those will go up too!
Amanda and Keith are high school sweethearts who met at Delaware Christian and continued their relationship through their years at Cedarville College. They planned to get married right after graduation and before Keith started his MBA in the great white north (i.e. Rochester, NY). I actually met Amanda and Keith when I planned and coordinated his brother Eric’s wedding in Cleveland last year – always such an honor when I get to work with the same families again and a lot of fun because I get to see so many familiar faces!
Amanda and Keith were married on a beautiful spring morning with the kind of weather that wedding planners hope for and wish we could always guarantee our clients! Their ceremony took place at Berlin Presbyterian Church in Lewis Center. They were married by their high school bible studies teacher in a lovely ceremony that was full of personal touches. Before Amanda walked down the aisle to meet Keith, the screens on either side of the altar played a video of pictures of each of them growing up and their years of dating. I have seen a lot of slideshows in my day but something about when their slideshow was shown made it very symbolic – sharing their past with their guests and then inviting them to witness the start of their future.
They exchanged vows in front of the one of the prettiest stained glass windows I have ever seen – a giant wooden cross with a rainbow of stained glass surrounding it. The sun was coming through the window perfectly and made the entire room glow with the prettiest light – it was just gorgeous! Amanda and Keith also signed a copy of their vows as a physical reminder of what they promised each other that day. On the same paper were lines for each of their bridal party members. One by one, their bridesmaids and groomsmen joined Amanda and Keith in signing their vows as a sign that they would be supporting the newlyweds and helping them to uphold their vows to each other.
After the ceremony, the party moved to The Lakes Country Club in Westerville for brunch. Since this was a brunch wedding, Amanda and Keith didn’t plan a traditional cocktail hour instead they had a hot and cold bar – one serving smoothies and one serving lattes. They even had a signature smoothie and signature coffee drink for their guests to enjoy! Guests also had a great time in the photobooth – Amanda put together all kinds of fun props for the guests to use and those pictures served as their guestbook as well.
Guests enjoyed brunch in the tent at The Lakes with gorgeous flowers including some of the biggest, most fragrant peonies I have seen so far! Amanda and Keith chose not to have any dancing at their wedding but had a big table full of games to keep their guests entertained. They had a huge cupcake tower with two different kinds of cupcakes with raspberry or chocolate filling that guests were raving over! I will admit I had to grab one too – they smelled and looked way too good to pass up! It was a truly sweet wedding perfectly suited to this truly sweet couple!
Amanda and Keith are madly in love with each other and with life and with God and it shows in everything they do. It is so cool to see such a young couple so sure of what they want and what direction they are going – while the direction may change, I have no doubt in mind that they will follow whatever that path is together – hand in hand, laughing along the way.
Stay warm in Rochester guys and thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding – it was an honor and a pleasure!
Wedding Coordinator: Emilie Duncan Event Planning
Photographer: Henry Photography
Makeup: Alison Feamster
Florist: Elegant Touch Events
Cupcakes: Suisse Shop
Reception Music: Stephen’s Audio
Ceremony Site: Berlin Presbyterian Church
Reception Site: The Lakes Country Club
Cocktail Drinks: Latte 2 a Tea
Photobooth: Clix Photobooth
Lots more coming from Henry Photography but here are a few teasers:
Had to include Amanda’s hanger in here!