I knew there was something special about Stephanie the second I met her. It was her smile, it was so warm and so sincere. We sat in our meeting and she told me about Michael and how their relationship grew through many years of their life. Michael, who is the military has been stationed in Germany. They have spent hours communicating via Skype and phone calls. It was tough, but their love got them through it. I first met Michael the week of the wedding when he got into town. We set up a last minute engagement shoot and I got to know this wonderful man Stephanie told me all about. This was one of the most heartfelt weddings I have had the opportunity to be part of. These two have so many people in their lives who care deeply for them. Every conversation I had at their reception was about how genuinely kind they are. I am so thankful they asked me to be part of this special time in their lives. Stephanie and Michael I wish you the best of luck in your new adventure as husband and wife in Germany. :)
I had to post this picture first because it is one my favorite wedding photos to date. I love this barn, I have driven past it 100's of times. When I was thinking of locations for Stephanie and Michael's photos I knew it would be the perfect backdrop to use since Michael is in the military. It turned out better than I could have imagined.
Stephanie and the girl's got ready at Stephanie's parents house in Ft. Thomas.Stephanie's dress from Fabulous Bridal was a perfect fit for her personality.Stephanie wore her grandmother's earrings.This amazing sash was hand made for Stephanie by one of her friends. Unbelievable!Michael and the guys hanging out at his parent's house before the ceremony. Michael seeing Stephanie for the first time.The ceremony was held at St. Therese in Southgate, KY.I love this one taken right after they walked out of the church. Ft. Thomas Florist did a wonderful job on the flowers. I love the colors Stephanie chose.The reception was held at Riverside Gardens in Dayton, Ky. A very sweet father daughter dance.The toasts got a little emotional. :)