I have so much love and respect for this couple and their people.  Just an hour before their wedding ceremony would start the heavens opened up for a brief half hour to pour down rain and strong winds swept across the earth leaving various organic debris behind.  All the while, the bride continued to have fun with her friends and the groom worked to get to .

When we arrived at the wedding site, everything was drenched in rainwater, but early arrivals, including the groom, as well as neighbors to the park brought towels out to dry down the seating and remove any muddy residue on the center aisle runner.

The groom got a bit of a touch up before the ceremony since the winds blew the groom's rain sprinkled hair every which way.

The bride hid behind a red umbrella as she walked toward the ceremony.

The first stolen kiss as husband and wife....

The sun shined brightly during the ceremony and was made even sweeter by the fact that the two fell into an amazing groove for their bride and groom portraits.  

A few more photos from their "last look" portion of their day.

Thank you both for including me as part of your creative team on your wedding day!  

VENUE: Veteran's Memorial Park in Kenton, Ohio
CAKE: Maddox Bakery
BRIDE'S DRESS: David's Bridal
GROOM'S SUIT: Men's Warehouse
FLOWERS: Lilies of Angeles
OFFICIANT: Paston Jason Manns