Celina, OH Wedding – Ryan and Abbey

Ryan and Abbey were such a fun, refreshing couple to photograph!  They both seemed at ease on wedding day and so did their wedding party.  That is such a welcome scenario mid-way through wedding season each year.   We had such a fun time together.  We actually finished their photos early and made a pit-stop at DQ for some ice cream before hitting the reception.  It seemed to fit along with the day because it was relatively hot that day.

Ryan and Abbey were married it the most beautiful cathedral.  If you are from Celina, OH you are likely familiar with it. You can see the steeple from many parts of town.  The wedding ceremony was so reverent.  Ryan and Abbey’s wedding ceremony was about one thing and one thing only, the sacrament of Holy Matrimony.  It was reflected in so many ways throughout their day.

I have a few favorites of their wedding day to share with you.  Enjoy this highlight reel.

Thank you Ryan, Abbey, family and friends.  It was a joy to spend the day with you on such a happy occasion.

Much love,


MEET THE NEWLYWEDS: Ryan and Abbey WEDDING DATE: July 11, 2015  LOCATION: Immaculate Conception Church, Celina, OH. HOW THEY MET: Ryan and Abbey met through friends and began hanging out together in a large friend group. They were friends for almost 2 years before they finally started dating in 2010. ENGAGEMENT: Ryan and Abbey were staying at Capital (their college) for the weekend during the summer of 2013. After walking around the neighborhood and grabbing some Graeter’s ice cream, they went to their favorite courtyard and bench on campus. Ryan began reading a poem he had written about their relationship and proposed at the end!  FAVORITE WEDDING DAY MEMORY: For Abbey, one of her favorite memories was smashing the cake into Ryan’s face! For Ryan, his favorite memory was singing “happy birthday” to Abbey’s sister, Alexis with his friends from the choir he sang in at Capital University. SOMETHING OLD, NEW, BORROWED BLUE: Old – The mailbox they repainted to use as their card holder was originally Abbey’s parents’ mailbox from their house. New – Abbey’s red shoes that she wore on her wedding day. Borrowed – The hair piece Abbey wore was borrowed from her sister Alicia who also wore it in her wedding. Blue – The garter’s box was blue.  FIRST DANCE SONG: Never Alone by Jesse Bonanno HONEYMOON:Kiawah Island, South Carolina.