Emily & Chad | Glendale Lyceum Wedding

Hey it's Emily and Chad again!

You may remember the awesome photos we got of Emily and Chad in Chicago the weekend before their wedding.  Needless to say we were so excited for their gorgeous wedding at the Glendale Lyceum outside of Cincinnati.

First off, let me just say we were really fortunate with the weather on their wedding day.  There was talk of rain for most of the day, but there wasn't a drop until we got in the car after the ceremony.  It poured for about 20 minutes, but then it stopped!  We were so happy.

Emily and Chad both got ready at the Glendale Lyceum- the girls upstairs in their 2-room suite and the guys in the basement in the "pub."  We actually didn't have too hard of a time keeping them separated before they headed to the church for the ceremony.  They were each so relaxed and didn't seem the least bit nervous.  

Emily's mom got her into her dress and she had a reveal with her bridesmaids and soon-to-be mother-in-law.  They were all so excited and even said they had goosebumps seeing her all dressed up.  Then we took her downstairs so her dad could see her in her dress for the first time.  They had such a sweet moment with her mom watching from the side.  

When we finished with the group photos of the girls, they headed off to Bellarmine Chapel at Xavier University.  Then we got photos of the guys.  We were a definite source of entertainment as I struggled to hold a huge umbrella over Jessica's head to shade her from the sun.  

It was so sweet to see Chad wiping his tears as Emily and her dad came down the aisle.  And she had a huge smile on her face.  I could tell through the whole ceremony that they were both so excited to be getting married.

Emily had rented a classic car to take them to the reception as a surprise for Chad.  He was so surprised and thrilled!  After we took some group photos and photos of the two of them, we got a few of them in the car and then we all headed off to the Glendale Lyceum.

The decorations for the reception were simple and elegant.  The band they had hired did a great job first playing soft jazz during dinner then turning up the party later on.  At the end of the night they headed out to the classic car through a sea of sparklers!  It was such a perfect ending.

We had such a great time with Emily and Chad and their families!


Vendor Love:

Wedding Gown | Splendid Bridal

Ceremony Venue | Bellarmine Chapel - Xavier University

Reception Venue | Glendale Lyceum

Band | Bluewater Kings Band

Cake | Buttercup Cake House

Catering | Chef's Choice

Invitations | Sarah Dulle

Makeup | Karina Ludwig