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Tayler & Andrew – The Wedding! | Southern Ohio Photography

It’s been far too long since I shared a wedding…not only that…the last wedding I shared was one that I photographed in 2010!  I mean, photographers evolve, even if it’s a little…and I haven’t shown any of my wedding work in 2 years! Wow! I decided to put an end to that. I don’t know if I will reach back and blog every wedding we have photographed since I last blogged, but I promise I will be showing some of them.

First up, Tayler & Andrew. I knew from the moment we met at their engagement session that they were going to have one amazing wedding…and guess what? I was right :) Tayler knew the exact style she wanted for her wedding, and she pulled it off – perfectly!  The weather couldn’t have been better, the details were gorgeous…and well, you’ll see the couple ;) I was so honored to be there and I was thrilled when Tayler emailed after she saw the pictures to say that she couldn’t wait for their next event to photograph. Lifetime clients…there’s nothing better :)

Here’s a little look into their beautiful day! Enjoy!

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I think it could go without saying, but, it was a pretty great reception ;)

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Vendors:

Photography: Cassidy Dawn Photography ;)

Ceremony Location: The Madison on Paint, Chillicothe Ohio

Reception Venue: The Madison on Paint, Chillicothe Ohio

Flowers: Nathan Cutright

Cake: Jackie Boggs

Caterer: Grinders, Chillicothe Ohio

Reception DJ: Rick May

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Stacy & Luke – The Wedding! | Chillicothe Ohio Wedding Photographer

Sometimes when people live in one area for most of their lives they don’t realize how others may see it. I’ve spent most of my life in Bainbridge, Ohio. It’s a two stop light town in the middle of Southern Ohio.  I’ve always liked living here, but only recently I have begun to LOVE it. Yep, I love Bainbridge…don’t judge ;) It’s a special place, but it took me a while to realize it.  If you don’t believe me, come on out and I can show you some pretty amazing places.  Now, I’ve never lived in Chillicothe, however, I’m there all the time (it’s just a short 20 miles or so away). When I look at Chillicothe I don’t think of it as anything special. Or I didn’t.

Neither Stacy or Luke are from Chillicothe, they both moved here for their work. Their wedding is one of the highlights of my year…why, you ask?  Well, I watched their wedding day unfold in a city that I am so familiar with, yet it seemed so different. They love this town and it showed during their wedding day. There were few locals in attendance and for most, this was their first time to Chillicothe. Justin & I left saying how they made Chillicothe seem so ‘cool’, for lack of a better word. Every part of the day was filled with love & style…the best combination on a wedding day ;)

I am thankful to Stacy & Luke for helping me open my eyes and see the usual in an unusual way. I am blessed to live where I am and I am soo thankful for ‘neighbors’ like them ;)  Be proud of where you are from, it’s probably not as boring as you think!

The ladies got ready at the gorgeous Guest House Bed & Breakfast.

Couples take note: see how both the Bride & the Groom have impeccable style…don’t forget about the Groom…it’s his day too. Luke looked awesome in his suit!! And don’t get me started on Stacy! So Beautiful!!

It was July 4th weekend, so we had to get a little patriotism in there somewhere ;)

I don’t think I can accurately express my love for this photo…or her shoes. My, oh, my.

This is my Pop John’s car (my grandpa)! My dad even drove it, so fun! See girls…if you need a resource, just ask!

Is this random or what? We even have camels in the most unexpected places in Chillicothe…

I know I am writing a lot, but I just have a lot to say…sorry ;)

The grooms brother-in-law is an illustrator for Disney…yep, Disney! He did all the paper products. I was oohing and ahhing over fonts and that perfect color combination all day long.

The beautiful Adena Mansions & Gardens.

You *cannot* go wrong with bridesmaids dresses from Anthropologie. I promise.

Love these.

She had the best details…see the straw above…it’s those little things that get me excited. And that little white vase, I collect those…crazy!

Amazing cakes by the ever so wonderful, Erin, of the Cake Kitchen.

Stacy & Luke, thank you so much for choosing me to be your photographer. It was an honor to document your day and watch the love you have for each other as you began such an amazing new part of your lives. So happy for you!!

Photography: Cassidy Dawn Photography ;)

Attire: Groom’s Suit – J.Crew; Bridal Gown – La Juene Mariee, Worthington, Ohio; Bridesmaids – Anthropologie

Flowers: Anna Dean

Ceremony: Adena Mansions & Gardens

Reception: The Madison on Paint, Chillicothe Ohio

Cater: Grinders, Paint Street, Chillicothe Ohio (740.773.3354)

Cake: The Cake Kitchen

Ceremony Musician: Eric Putnam

Reception Musicians: Chillicothe DJ Services, Jarrod

Transportation: My dad :)

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Katie & Eddie – The Wedding! | Chillicothe Ohio Wedding Photography

September 19 was the epitome of a perfect fall wedding day. Honest.  Did it help that the day was full of the most kindhearted people, a gorgeous bride & groom, special details everywhere you looked, or a ceremony under one of the largest trees this side of the country? Maybe.  All I know is that I will remember that day as one of my favorite days of the year.

I’ll admit, I knew a little what I was getting into that day.  During their engagement shoot in late April, Katie causally mentioned some of the details that she had planned…frankly, I had no idea how beautifully it would come together.  I am sure she went through a magazine or two with her mother, but everything just “said” Katie & Eddie.  Oh, did I mention that Katie’s mom wins “mother-of-the-bride-of-the-year”?  She single handily made more details for the day than many weddings combined…and every single one was stunning.

I’ll try to wrap it up because I seem to have pulled more images than ever for this post, however I do need to say one more thing.  Katie & Eddie, thank you from the very bottom of my toes to the top of my noggin for choosing me to be the photographer to document this amazing day.  It means so much to me that you would allow me to share in such a wonderful moment in your lives and I hope that you will cherish these images.  Your wedding was stunning, that’s all I can say.

I can’t describe how much I am in love with her dress.  Perfect mix of a little vintage & sophistication.

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Preparations were done at the Greenhouse Bed & Breakfast in Chillicothe.  It was so great for them to all have space away from the ceremony location (bride’s house), and what a beautiful setting for getting ready!

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You know how I love a good private moment :)

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Seriously, I forget the facts, but it really is one of the largest trees around…maybe one of Katie’s family members could leave a little fact about it in the comments. (Edited to Add:  Justin told me that they said it was the 3rd largest White Oak in Ohio.)

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Just a couple details I mentioned:

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What?! Could they be any more stunning?!

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A little dancing down the aisle is good for the soul…and your marriage.

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Katie, you are beautiful. There is no other way to say it.

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The reception was at the ever so fabulous Madison! Seriously an amazing venue…love it there!

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Cakes by none other than the oh so talented, Erin of The Cake Kitchen.

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They even had a photobooth!?! It was such a big hit! Even Justin & I stepped in for a couple ;)

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Vendors:

Photography: Cassidy Dawn Photography ;)

Make-up: Hayley Palmer (email me for info)

Flowers: Anna Dean

Reception: The Madison, Chillicothe Ohio (740.637.0126)

Cater: Kim’s Catering

Cake: Erin Allsop, The Cake Kitchen

Band: Miesha Cannaday (and a few other talented folks!)

Edited to add:  We are leaving for Washington DC (right now).  If I haven’t replied to your email, I promise to do so no later than Monday evening, so sorry for the inconvenience.  I’ve been to DC many times, however Justin has been there once (on a school trip), so we plan to use any free time we have exploring the city…if you have an urget message, please call and leave a message, I will return your call as soon as I can.  Have a great weekend!!!

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Heather & Evan – The Wedding | Chillicothe Ohio Wedding Photographer

I met Heather & Evan last February at Schlegel’s in town.  We talked about their wedding while warming up over hot chocolate (well, that’s what I had…coffee & I aren’t friends).  Heather was describing all of the details she was planning into her day.  There’s a good chance that I crossed my fingers under the table in hopes that I could be there too.  The wedding sounded dreamy, absolutely dreamy.  To my delight, I heard from them soon after our meeting and was so excited for September 5th to come around.

We had the most perfect, warm day, and guess what?  The wedding was every bit as dreamy as I had expected.  Heather & Evan did a wonderful job planning all of the details of the day.  I love looking back at the pictures and remembering little aspects of the day: Heather’s anticipation while she waited for Evan to walk up during their first look, their crazy, sweet bridal party…I think I made a few friends that day, the stunning ceremony…in one of my favorite churches to photograph.  Everything about the day was perfect…here’s a little look at what I saw.

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Elliott Mathis did it again.  The flowers of the day were stunning!

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You know I love when the bride & groom decide to see each other before the ceremony.  It’s also soo romantic!  One of the first things I noticed about Heather when we first met was her face when she would look up at Evan.  Adorable. For example, see bottom photo left & right ;)

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The entire wedding party attire came from She Said Yes! in Chillicothe!

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Heather’s gift from Evan…so sweet!

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Evan’s a firefighter in town, and he had a couple visitors right after the wedding…loved that!

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The poor couple got pounded with birdseed…I mean, really…it was everywhere!

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I’m a sucker for a great car.

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The reception was held at The Madison in Chillicothe.  It was my first time shooting there, and I was in love!  I can’t wait for more wedding receptions here, the venue was gorgeous, the staff was amazing, and the architecture…well, you can’t beat it.

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Cakes from the oh, so fabulous…Erin of the Cake Kitchen!

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Evan & Heather now share an anniversary with his Grandparents. They did the sweetest dedication for them.  Heather was also wearing Evan’s grandmother’s pearls that she wore on her wedding day.  The whole thing was so beautiful…and yes, I may have teared up…just a little ;)

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I don’t know where to start on the reception dancing.  Hands down it was the best dancing reception I have ever been to.  I do believe it was a combination of 2 things.  One: Amazing guests that have crazy awesome moves. Two: the most amazing DJ’s I’ve encountered thus far. (plug time)  Rick & Dawn May (info below)…will here on out be the premiere DJ’s for Chillcothe and surrounding areas (in my mind)…they are so talented…and so great at what they do.

As a photographer, I am going to let you in on a secret…we aren’t big fans of the gimmicky dances.  It’s true. Dollar dance, generation dance…YMCA…ugh.  However, Rick & Dawn made them so fun!  The dollar dance contained fast paced current songs, and it was not only entertaining, but funniest thing I’ve seen in a while.  Oh, and the hats below where a huge hit during the YMCA.  They played the perfect mix of classics & down right great dancing songs.

So just know, if you are going to ask me a suggestion for a DJ…I will only have one answer.  Rick & Dawn May of May Audio Visual.  They are the best.  Oh, and I might beg you to hire them, so I can work with them again. :)

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You can’t end a wedding without a little Journey. It’s just wrong not to.

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Heather & Evan, you two are the best! Thank you so much for choosing me to spend the day along your side, capture memories that would help you remember this day for years to come.  I am more honored & blessed than you may ever know.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Vendors:

Photography: Cassidy Dawn Photography ;)

Flowers: Elliot Mathis, Chillicothe Ohio (740.775.1220)

Attire: She Said Yes! Chillicothe Ohio

Church: First Presbyterian Church, Chillicothe, Ohio

Reception: The Madison, Chillicothe Ohio (740.637.0126)

Cater: Touch of Class catering, Brian Curtis (awesome pasta bar!) (740.626.7100)

Cake: Erin Allsop, The Cake Kitchen

DJ: May Audio Visual, Chillicothe Ohio (740.701.0732)

One more thing: Brides, we are booking fast here at Cassidy Dawn Photography for the 2010 wedding year.  We are currently over half-way booked for the year…and days are going quickly.  If you were hoping we could photograph your wedding day, contact us soon so we can reserve your date!  We’d love to be there :)

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