A Little Taste of August Weddings

I’ve been a little bit of everywhere & just got home today. I don’t typically book more than one wedding a weekend, so this week was an epic exception. Here are some previews of them, plus a bonus little tidbit from Abby & Brett’s local Dayton wedding from just a couple weeks ago:

Abby was the embodiment of a classic vintage bride, I kept thinking she reminded me of the elegant Grace Kelly. I loved how she mixed simplicity & tradition for a stunning timeless style. You might remember Abby & Brett from their lovely garden themed engagement session.

Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe…

I love that Abby substituted a penny!

Last week’s weddings began on Wednesday in Newport, Rhode Island at the Chanler Inn at Cliff Walk. My husband, Rocky, joined me for a spectacular, intimate, celebration for Brynn & Ryan with some very close family & friends.

There was also a yummy sunrise day after session just below the Chanler Inn at the beach. An East Coast wedding is perfect for a sunrise session.

We flew back to Dayton & after a few hours with my two sons, I drove to Peninsula, Ohio for Lacey & Brian’s heart pounding DIY {adventure} wedding. They had planned an outdoor ceremony, but a sudden downpour of rain rerouted their plans. They moved the ceremony indoors & it was one of the most heartfelt exchange of vows I’ve ever witnessed. Their families & guests were so gracious & supported them throughout the entire day. When they were announced as husband & wife it was like the triumphant ending of a romantic novel. We were all rooting for this sweet couple! I posted their engagement session recently too.

I stayed in Cleveland for Yana & Aaron’s sweet DIY wedding at Music Mound, a Berea Metro Park. Their reception was at the lovely & historic Grand Pacific Junction Hotel. Yana & her family created amazing original DIY projects that gave her wedding a unique & personal atmosphere. It was very special to have her culture reflected in the wedding day too. They reminded me so much of Rocky & I as a (younger) couple & it was such a treat to celebrate with them & photograph their beautifuly creative wedding!

Thank you all for allowing me to be part of your weddings, there will be so much more to see in the coming weeks! I was married in August almost seven years ago, this month has a special place in my heart for very obvious reasons.

I want to send a big Thank You to Style Me Pretty for featuring Erin & Pete’s wedding on their blog today! It is such an honor to see my work there!

If you’ve e-mailed me lately, please forgive me for not being in touch while I unpack & get readjusted to being home. I am so excited to share a fortune of images & finish telling these stories I’ve started sharing. I think a run to the grocery store might be necessary first though. ♥


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  • Renee - August 9, 2011 - 7:45 pm

    Thank you Andrea for coming so far to be with us!! We enjoyed your presence with us and look forward with anticipation to all you have for us! We are still so excited! 😀 Thanks for all your extra effort, work and time!! love from the Hartzler and Biloval families.

  • Michelle March - August 17, 2011 - 10:34 am

    Brynn’s dress is so dreamy! Wow! Congrats on all these fabulous weddings! From the teasers, you did {as usual} an amazing job! I can’t wait to see them each in depth. 🙂 xo

  • Andrea - September 4, 2011 - 8:54 am

    Renee, thanks so much! I truly enjoyed being there! It was a beautiful day, but I keep telling Yana that my favorite part was just how much love was felt by everyone. It was such a celebration, the way a wedding should be! I hope you all enjoy the pictures! Michelle, thanks for always being so encouraging! I love that we get to keep up with each other and share our work. I hope we actually meet someday 😀

  • Emily A. - October 12, 2011 - 4:54 pm

    Seriously gorgeous, Andrea! Those brides are all very lucky that you were there to capture their weddings! 🙂

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