Monday, August 15, 2011

Mary + Josh ~ Sneak Peek! {by Kitty}

Mary and Josh leave tomorrow for their honeymoon, so again, I want to get a few up here before they take off!  More photos coming soon!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Meredith + Joe Get Married! {by Kitty}

HI!!  Well, Meredith and Joe are leaving tomorrow (today, technically) for their honeymoon and I want to send them off with some photos of their wedding from this past weekend.  I'll be back to add some very fond thoughts of the day, but right now I just want to get these up!  So...more later!

Ok, but one thing: Gold star to the first person to leave a comment guessing what the song is that induced the last couple of images!  

Mere's dress: Girls in White Dresses / Mere's hair: Kat @ Penzone's on N. High / Mere's makeup: Jade @ Penzone's on N. High / Joe's tux: JCrew / venue: Athletic Club of Columbus / flowers: Snap Dragon / cake: Lady Di Cakes / custom printed ephemera: On Paper

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Donna + Jason Get Married! {by Kitty}

It's always such an honor to be chosen by another photographer to photograph their own wedding!  I've heard so many of my photographer friends say how hard it is to hand over the reigns and trust someone else to do it when they wish they could, but obviously can't do it themselves.  I'm afraid I'd spend my own wedding day looking around thinking, "Is she getting this?  Is she getting that?" But the handful of photographer brides and grooms I've had the pleasure of photographing have all just let me do my job and let me do what I do without expecting me to clone the way they work. 

That said, working with Donna and Jason was a breeze!  We had a long list of destinations for their portrait session, but given the sweltering heat and mugginess, after their first look (we were lucky to find a lovely spot in the shade), we made use of the rain-alternative and headed off to the State House to enjoy the air conditioning and the beautiful interior.  (Being a photographer, Donna knew photos of them with sweat drenched faces does not make for favorable wedding photos!)  Then off to Mouton - their friend's gorgeous little cafĂ©/wine bar in the Short North for some wine and relaxation before the ceremony.  So while we didn't get to run around as we'd planned, we still got tons of photos with lots of variation, AND they were able to stay comfortable and enjoy their wedding day. 

 Champagne was served to guests to sip during the ceremony - there were a few rows of chairs for immediate family and everyone else stood where they wished under the tent.  This is always nice - people huddle up together, I saw arms around waists, heads resting on shoulders.  The flowergirl decided her bouquet was better off on the ground at her feet not six feet down the aisle so everyone had a good laugh.

 Obviously, I have some foodie couples this year!  Besides the very colourful desert/candy bar, Donna and Jason had three food stations at The Venue - Mediterranean, Southern comfort food, and a seafood bar which included the biggest freshest shrimp ever.  Another nice touch was the couches they set up as a lounging area, it really gives a homier feeling to an event.

Everyone knows how much I love the "that guy" at each wedding.  Well, this time, there were more than one and I feel they earned a blog board of their own. :)
Congratulations, guys!  Morgan and I had a great time spending the day with you!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Nicole + Craig Get Married! {by Kitty}

Columbus is indeed a very small world - turns out Nicole, Craig, and their two adorable little boys live in my neighborhood and I ride my bike past their house nearly every day.  On top of that, Craig's family lives across the street from us and while we've been neighbors for a decade, I had no idea!  (Note to self: get out of the house more and get to know the people on my block better!) 

While their wedding was several years in the making, the day went by with relaxed effortless ease - only their closest friends and family attended the Art Museum ceremony and the dinner reception at their friend's restaurant, Z Cucina in Grandview.  Truly an example of how to enjoy your own wedding day - intimate, no complicated time schedules, room to let what happens happen and celebrate with the ones you love.  It was obvious all day long that the only thing that really mattered was that they were together and totally crazy about each other.

Ok, well, I'm pretty sure one other thing mattered: the food...oh dear lord, the food. FYI, if you haven't been to Z Cucina, you are seriously missing out.  Everyone was able to make their choice from the four dinner options printed on their custom letterpress was not an easy choice!  For dessert, four choices were listed and much to the surprise and delight of everyone there, the agony of choice was omitted - all four treats were served to each table family style.  The "cup cake" (which was the size of a brick) was covered with buttercreme icing...that actually tasted like real butter...I had to stop halfway through lest my sweet-tooth gluttony go from regret to remorse.

Thankfully after all that amazing food, there were plenty of antics and craziness on the little dance floor! 

Congratulations, Nicole and Craig!