Cincinnati Wedding | Jeff + Alex

Alex and I initially bonded over sunflowers and faith, but her heart is what made me feel truly lucky to be a part of her wedding day. Jeff and Alex attended the same high school but did not connect until after graduation. And when they told me their first date involved going for a run followed by a coffee shop, I knew we would be best friends. Their relationship has been tested over the past year, with Jeff being deployed, and Alex being far from home, but their journey made this day that much sweeter.

Alex's mom is a nurse by day, but she spent countless hours planning this beautiful wedding. Everyone is telling her she needs to change career paths and become a wedding planner!

Jeff and Alex originally planned on celebrating their marriage at the end of October, but because of unforeseen military obligations, they had to reschedule. My heart broke for Alex when she told me the news. I was in Cincinnati at the end of October, and their original wedding weekend was rained out. I mean one hundred percent chance of rain all weekend. Postponing the wedding was a huge blessing in disguise, because November was absolutely gorgeous! The sun was shining all day, and there were even some leaves still hanging onto the trees.

I have never seen a couple more excited on their wedding day. They are both naturally happy people, but they were absolutely joyful on this special occasion. Nothing makes me happier than seeing couples so in love!

Alex, thank you for the endless sunflower emojis and for always making me feel valued. Jeff and Alex, your stunning day was worth the wait! I have never been more thrilled to see two people united. Thank you so much for inviting me into your inner circle for this incredible celebration. I cannot wait to see your relationship grow even stronger!

Ceremony Venue: First United Church of Christ

Reception Venue: Centennial Barn

Second Photographer: Rachel Kolb Creative

Wedding Dress: Amanda's Hyde Park Bridal, Hayley Paige

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal and Formal, Jim Hjelm

Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse, The Tie Bar

Florist: Costco

Music: Horizon Entertainment

Catering: Eli's BBQ