Over the past year I have gotten to know and really adore Emily and Jay. Emily is one of the funniest people I have ever met and Jay has a huge heart full of nothing but love for his new wife. Jay did this special little countdown dedicated to all of the reasons he thinks Emily is awesome and why he is so happy to be marrying her. He posted the countdown on facebook leading up to their wedding. I looked forward to reading them, he always made me smile. Sometimes they were super funny and sometimes they were super sweet. Here are a couple of my favorites "#35... I love that when regulators comes on and we have to sing duet style you always let me sing the Nate Dog part..."I laid all them busters down I let my gat exploooooode." How funny is that. I cant get this vision out of my head, the two of them singing this together, it cracks me up! "#6.... I like going out places with our friends and the looks we give each other from across the room. Like there's really no one else around, and anything or anyone else doesn't really matter." Now that is freaking love! and I like this one too "#15.... I love all the love letters that you write me. I have the top drawer in my desk at work full of them. I especially like the drawing of Ollie dog that asks if I want to marry his momma and adopt him!" but the best is #1 he posted it on their wedding day "because she said yes and today in front of all our family and friends I get to Marry the love of my life Emily Rose Russell" Doesn't that just melt your heart?
Emily and Jay's wedding took place at the breathtaking Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington. Emily and Jay are pround members of this church and were fortunate to be married by Bishop Roger J Foys, D. D.(that is kind of a big deal). After the ceremony we took a little detour to take bridal party pictures and then headed to the Madison for an afternoon reception full of love, laughter, and really good food. :)
Emily and Jay I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making me feel so special and for giving me the opportunity to share this amazing day with you. I love how much you appreciate and cherish your pictures. I sent Emily this one below yesterday, she showed it to Jay and he said he was going to print it and keep it in his wallet, and that it is the kind of picture his great grandchildren will cherish. :) That my friends, is why I love what I do. :)
This was a very Etsy infused wedding. I will add the complete list of vendors at the end of the post.
Upon our first meeting Emily told me that the most important part of the day was this moment below. How cute is this cake topper? It even includes their sweet dog, Ollie. I love it!The karaoke after party was at Molly Malone's Irish Pub. It was too much fun! Emily is a blast! :)
Thank you to my wonderful assistant Andrew Ducker for helping me capture the day.
Dress: Bridal Bliss Designs, Alterations done by Tony King, Cincinnati Flower Girl Dress: Nastershum Girls' Necklaces: Marolsha, Muchodesign, ShopJoliette All flowers and veil: Meadowbelle Market Cake Topper: Concarta Love banner on sweetheart table: Raven's Bloom
All of the decor, signage, Emily's brooch bouquet, and desserts were handmade by Emily and Jay
See Emily and Jay's engagement photos taken in Covington here.