They got married in the high school chapel where they first met, and their wedding reception was in the former home of her great-grandfather. She hand made many of the details, even her wedding cake. This wedding was the as meaningful as they come. Not to mention, the entire day Johanna was absolutely giddy to be marrying her man. You can see it in every photo how genuine their excitement was and how ready they were to be man and wife.

Every wedding morning should begin with mimosas, girlfriends and hairspray. Ya know, like the scene in Steel Magnolias.

Cincinnati wedding photographerThe stationary, rocking it’s honeycomb liner and little golden bee had me at hello. Then I saw the vintage stamps and we were soul mates.Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerJohanna looked incredible! She also wore THREE dresses. So, keep an eye out for all three of her beauties in this post! She kept her guests on their toes that’s for sure!Cincinnati wedding photographerMamma moments before the veil….Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerUm, yeah. You’re gorgeous girl. Our last pic before the big reveal!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerNot only was the cocktail hour and reception in the former home of her great-grandfather, Powell Crosley Jr,  but we were also able to photograph preparations and portraits there. It really was so special. Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerThese florals were just STUNNING! There’s little I wouldn’t do for a pink peony I’ll tell ya that much.Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerNow THIS is a wedding party!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerWhen we arrived at the church, we headed in to photograph Johanna changing into her ceremony dress and Andrew had NO clue. Even though they did the first look, he had no idea the surprises had just begun!Cincinnati wedding photographerThe flower girls were ready for their 5 minutes of fame! How adorable are these littles??Cincinnati wedding photographerThe moment before the moment…..Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerThe ceremony was full of laughter and tears and love. Where they had originally seen each other for the very first time, they were seeing each other as husband and wife… for the very first time.Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerThe reception was just gorgeous and F U L L of the sweetest and most personal details you would imagine. It was warm and inviting but at the same time, classy and glamorous. Boy was this fun to photograph!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerThe sweet summer bee theme was peppered all throughout the details… Sequins and honeycomb, love!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerJohanna designed and made that cake! She sculpted flowers on this cake to match her dress. Seriously? I’m lucky not to burn Betty Crocker my oven. Good show girl!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerThe first letter of your new last name in ice balls for your signature cocktail?? Yes, please!Cincinnati wedding photographerAnd petal pink grosgrain TOMs Shoes as favors for the female guests and custom made bow ties for the guys? I’m going to have to be careful posting all of this or we might start seeing more wedding crashers at KKP weddings!:)Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerbrun_blog0042Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerWe were excited to help doll out our Live-Click Photobooth for this lovely affair!Cincinnati wedding photographerSoon it was time to head in for the party with this brand new married duo!Cincinnati wedding photographerAnd surprise! The entire wedding party had a full outfit change! There’s nothing like gold sequins from head to toe to make you ready to hit the dance floor!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerNo one wasted any time rockin’ out to the live band with the bride and groom!Cincinnati wedding photographerSee?? Dress #3! This gown was a little easier to dance the night away in for sure!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerWhat a finale to such a perfect day!Cincinnati wedding photographerJohanna and Andrew’s wedding was featured in the Knot Ohio! With all this pretty and all their hard work, we were thrilled to see their day featured so wonderfully!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographer

 

We were honored to also be the ones to video their incredible wedding day! Our Kortnee Kate In Motion team did an amazing job and Johanna and Andrew’s highlight film will be on the blog tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Check out the all star vendor team! :

CEREMONY SITE Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Summit Country Day School

RECEPTION SITE Pinecroft at Crosley Estate

CONSULTANT Karen Montgomery/i-do Boutique

FLOWERS Courtenay Lambert Floral & Event Design

VIDEO Kortnee Kate In Motion

PHOTO BOOTH Live{Click} Photobooth

CAKE: Made by the bride!

GOWN Ceremony: Monique Lhuillier; Reception: Amsale via Bridal and Formal

HAIR A Salon Named Desire

MAKEUP BRIDEface

HEADPIECE Doloris Petunia

SHOES Ceremony: Jimmy Choo; Reception: TOMS, hand painted by Marnani Design Studio

BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Ceremony Bari Jay; Reception: Badgley Mischka via Rent the Runway

FORMALWEAR Romualdo

STATIONERY Poeme

RENTALS All Occasions Event Rental; Camargo Events; La Tavola

LOUNGE FURNITURE/PILLOWS: Courtenay Lambert Floral & Event Design

LIGHTING: Goodwin Lighting Services

CATERING Funky’s Catering

MUSIC Clyde Brown Productions

 

FAVORS TOMS, XOElle via Etsy

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Let me start by saying, Ellen and Mark are not only madly in love, but they have mad skills in front of the camera. We knew after their engagement session that their wedding day would be packed full of emotion….mainly laughter with a side of happy tears. We were right on speck and not only were we right about that, but we were convinced they had to have a crew of high energy friends and family who loved them…. and just like that, we were two for two:)

Ellen was cool as a cucumber as she and her beautiful maids spent the morning preparing for a day she would never forget. Everyone was buzzing with excitement and couldn’t wait to see this beautiful bride in her gown…Cincinnati wedding photographerI had a moment when I saw her details… They were perfect for Ellen…. Sweet, gorgeous and fun!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerIn the meantime, Mark was having his own moment preparing to see his bride. A polka dot tie? Perfect!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerEllen had her mom and her sister there to help her into her dress.Cincinnati wedding photographerYou can see where Ellen gets her timeless beauty from….Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerEllen and Mark wanted their first look to be private. They decided to see each other in the very spot Ellen had put on her dress. I was nervous trying to back Mark in the room in such a way that he couldn’t see her until he turned around but the minute they held hands before turning around, I knew this first look would be perfect. And it was. I was swallowing hard to keep my eyes clear on this one!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerSince they saw each other before hand, we were able to take some time for their wedding portraits. I am always passionate about keeping this photo time fun, easy and light so they can enter their ceremony full of energy and excitement!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerMark and all his guys were outfitted in blue polka dot bow-ties (and polka dot socks but that comes here in a bit….):)Cincinnati wedding photographerI LOVE the different ocean tones in the girls dresses!Cincinnati wedding photographerThese are the smiles of a bride and groom watching their wedding party be entertaining behind me!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerI told ya, full of life!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerSo much pretty…..Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerThis is one of my favorite photos to get on a wedding day. The grandparents are usually seated first and then there’s a pause before the parents come down. During that time there is always a sweet interaction between them or they just look precious sitting there together…Cincinnati wedding photographerNow THESE are the moments you never see as a guest! This is what a sister is for, right? To borrow clothes, to cry on her shoulder and to fix your veil seconds before heading down the aisle.Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographer….. and then mom jumped in at the top of the aisle! This is what family is for right here!Cincinnati wedding photographerThey.were.beaming.Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerAnother favorite moment is the second a newly married couple walks out of the ceremony….Cincinnati wedding photographerEllen and Mark’s reception was at the Newport Aquarium and the guests were thrilled! What a way to spend cocktail hour!Cincinnati wedding photographerEverything had a chill, ocean feel to it that had a really welcoming vibe.Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerRight before they entered the reception…. haha! They had already started the party before their guests were seated inside!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerLOVE.Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerNothin’ like kicking off the night with a little double dutch dance party!Cincinnati wedding photographerGuests that needed a dance party cool off had THIS incredibly scenic patio to hang out on right outside the glass walls of the reception room. Perfect!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerThey danced the night away as husband and wife and we were thrilled to have been a part of it all. Thank you Ellen and Mark for taking us along on the first leg of your journey as husband and wife. It was an honor!Cincinnati wedding photographer  A list of all their incredible vendors! :

Ceremony: Summit Country Day

Reception: Newport Aquarium

Event Planner: Margrett at the Aquarium

Flowers: Robin Wood Flowers

Gown: Hayley Paige from Hyde Park Bridal

Veil: Hyde Park Bridal

Shoes: Kate Spade

Makeup: Stacey from Brideface

Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters Wtoo

Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Invitations: Poeme

Lighting: Goodwin Lighting

Cake: Bonbonerie

Entertainment: Laika Band

  • Dee MartinMarch 25, 2015 - 1:39 pm

    Thank you Kortnee Kate for capturing this wonderful day in my daughter’s life. You and Emily did a fantastic job. The best part was that you made it fun with your cute personalities and great photo skills. The wedding was beautiful and a day we will never forget. I am so glad we saw your web page. Ellen and I knew that you were the perfect fit. Many many thanks. Dee

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When I arrived, it was all hands on deck. When there’s one newborn baby in the house, it feels like your entire world has been changed…. but with two I’m sure it feels like your original world was thrown out with yesterdays paper! I have to say, Alison and Seth were so impressive. They are first time parents to two adorable twin babies and they are handling it like pros. Julia and Henry truly were, highly anticipated blessings. Their superhero parents spent months living in a hospital room while doctors made sure their little sweet peas were growing as they should and look, they’re perfect. More than that, they are perfectly adorable!

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Can we talk about Julia’s scrumptious second chin and Henry’s perfectly pooched and kissable lips??? I mean, honestly.

Cincinnati wedding photographerI LOVE the look on Seth’s face… “Yep! This is for real! Twins!”:)

Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerAnd I also love the look on their fur babies face! I am pretty sure he was saying the same thing as Seth but with a slightly different tone of voice!Cincinnati wedding photographerAlison is a natural mother. She is calm and collected and head over heels in love.Cincinnati wedding photographerHenry is the smaller of the two so when he gets fussy you just want to wrap him up and snuggle him. I love how he is clutching her arm….Cincinnati wedding photographerAnd mamma knows just what to do….Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerThis is one happy mamma right here! She worked hard for these two precious prizes at the finish line!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerSeth is all about this Dad gig! He is on top of their needs and is so attentive. These two are so lucky!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerIs there really ANYTHING sweeter than baby toes?? How about 20 baby toes in one photo??Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerI know Henry…. a models life is so hard.Cincinnati wedding photographerThis might be my personal FAV.Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerA beautiful family of 4!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerSo, all I can say is that I thought it was a good idea…..Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerSeth was great about getting them calmed down… which is needed quite a bit during a newborn shoot!Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerHa! Julia must have been getting the munchies…..Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerThere are so many pit stops during a newborn photo session and I don’t mind at all. It’s a great time to get the real moments that happen every day.Cincinnati wedding photographerBut while Julia was getting her lunch, Henry was still up for some pics… Although his lip was saying otherwise.:)Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerSoon, they were both bushed.Cincinnati wedding photographerCincinnati wedding photographerAnd Henry said, “That’s a wrap….”Cincinnati wedding photographerCongrats Alison and Seth and thank you for allowing us to document your sweet little pumpkin seeds!

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