Rachel & Shaughn | Madison Event Center Wedding

You'll remember Rachel and Shaughn's awesome session we did in Covington last year.  And then they became our first Cincinnati wedding!

Rachel and the rest of the girls got ready at her maid-of-honor's house.  When we arrived they were finishing up their makeup, so I took the details to a corner off the kitchen and got to work photographing everything from invitations to the bouquet to the shoes.

All of the girls wore plaid shirts, so of course we had to get a couple of fun photos.  Once all of the girls were dressed, Rachel got into her dress with only her mom and step-mom in the room.  Then the bridesmaids lined up in the living room, and she walked out for a reveal.  They were all so excited!  Even the flower girl had to join Rachel in a little twirl.

We next headed off to Shaughn's parents' house for some photos of the guys getting on their finishing touches.  They were all huddled up in the living room, putting on ties.  Then, of course, I got the task of putting on the boutonnieres since I have mad skills ha!  Even the ring bearer- the best ring bearer EVER- had one on his suspenders.  Once he was ready, Shaughn opened his gift from Rachel- a rifle with "forever and ever" engraved on the stock.

From the house, we headed to Mt. Echo Park.  Now the weather on their wedding day was being quite precarious.  We were watching the radar like hawks, hoping that it wouldn't really rain too much, and it held off until the little sprinkle just as we finished.  At the park, we took photos of the guys first then we waited for the girls to get the first look with Rachel and Shaughn.  They were so excited to see each other, and brought tears to the eyes of their parents watching.

After we got some big group photos, with an attempt to include the smaller of the two ring bearers, we headed to the church.

The rain held off again, after the ceremony, long enough for us to grab another handful of photos of just Rachel and Shaughn.  Then we drove to the Madison Event Center in Covington.  It was so awesome to be so close to home!

The best men and maids-of-honor gave funny, sentimental speeches.  And Shaughn's mom and other women from his family did this funny dance with props to "Redneck Woman."  I never caught the joke, but it was fun to watch.  

We had a great time with Rachel and Shaughn and are so glad they chose us to be a part of their special day!

 

Vendor Love:

Wedding Gown | Sarah Seven, Something New, Borrowed, and Blue

Florist | Osterbrock Greenhouse

Ceremony | St William Church

Reception/Catering | The Madison Event Center

Bridesmaids Dresses | David's Bridal

Groom and Groomsmen Attire | Men's Warehouse

Invitations | Shutterfly

Hair & Makeup | Eye Do Makeup & Hair Designs