Carillon Park Wedding with Vintage Details | Erin + Pete

When I met Erin & Pete, I could see how sweet they would be to work with. She shyly told me that they weren’t photogenic, then they burst out in laughter over some hilarious memory of previous self portraits. I completely disagreed. When two people really care about each other & feel comfortable together, it will show.

I took their wedding portraits at Dayton’s Carillon Park. It is a historical museum dedicated to Dayton, Ohio history & pride. There are mini museums & vintage replicas of homes. I think everyone who attends school in the Miami Valley has been here at some point. Now as a photographer, I had so much fun with all the backdrops that were steps away from each other. Carillon Park is a perfectly historical & quirky venue for a wedding.

The way he looks at her & lights up around her is what every girl dreams to find… I love that I get to be part of witnessing so many dreams come true.

There were light showers off & on throughout their wedding day morning. When we spoke about it during their portrait session, Pete said with a smile, “If it does rain again, maybe we’ll see a rainbow!” With an outlook like that on life, their marriage will be pretty amazing.

Erin’s make up was done by her maid of honor, Kaitlin. She was stunning, loved her eyeshadow!

From Erin, about the centerpieces: We had everyone we know save their condiment jars for us and I could not have been more thrilled with the result.
My dad and I made the candles (while my mom and Pete supervised). After they were set, I wrapped them with old sheet music we bought at a thrift store.

Her beautiful cake was made by The Cakery. Erin says the lemon cake with key lime frosting was her favorite… I agree! It was hands down the best cake I’ve tasted at a wedding!

Reception: Dayton History | Carillon Park

Wedding Gown: Bridal & Tux Dayton, OH

Jewelry: Earrings borrowed from bride’s mother & necklace gifted as wedding present

Shoes: DSW {Dyed at the local repair shop}

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Yellow Rose Bracelets: Etsy {Gift from Bride}

Groom’s Suit: Price Stores

Men’s Ties: Ties That Don’t Suck {Etsy Shop}

Cake: The Cakery

Flowers: Furst Florist

DJ: Megan Meyers from Party Pleasers {She was fantastic, and very responsive to our wishes}

Catering: Christopher’s
Holly was amazing to work with and incredibly helpful. Not to mention that the food was amazing!

Officiant: Reverend David Turner of Central Christian Church


Invitations: For save the dates we used vintage postcards that we bought on ebay. We had a stamp made with a little picture of us and our wedding date. Our friend Val is an amazing graphic designer and she put together our beautiful invitations for us. She also helped me choose our wedding colors.

Most memorable moment of your wedding day? The whole day was so beautiful and memorable we can’t pick just one!

What song did you walk down the aisle to? The wedding march

First dance song? Here, There, and Everywhere by The Beatles


Pete & Erin, I wish you all the best! Thanks for asking me to capture your lovely wedding… I think you two take some insanely good pictures. ♥


Featured in The Knot Ohio Spring/Summer 2012 Issue

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  • Amy Gleeson - July 27, 2011 - 5:04 pm

    Absolutely fabulous photos Andrea!! And what a cute, photogenic couple! =]

  • Chloe - July 27, 2011 - 6:28 pm

    Gorgeous. I love the use of condiment jars as centerpieces. Very eco friendly yet still so pretty =) Congrats to them and such great photos of a very memorable day!

  • Amy-Jo Tatum/Bride Chic - July 28, 2011 - 8:49 am

    I love your light-filled photography, especially in B & W which you don’t see too often. They are a very sweet and chic couple . . .

  • Marcella Treybig - July 28, 2011 - 9:48 am

    OMG! Love the brides hair! soooo cute & very Lykke Li. Great photography!

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  • Guadalupe - August 9, 2011 - 9:39 am

    Absolutely beautiful photos Andrea! And a very beautiful wedding!

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