It was a gorgeous day in Columbus, Ohio, and the Franklin Park Conservatory was a lush, beautiful and welcoming environment for the Couple and their guests.  

The bonsai in the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse provided a unique way to display the bride's tiniest details.

There was some quality hangout time with the girls during early morning preparations.

While the girls finished getting ready, I went outside to photograph Kyle and his father.  Below, the groom looking ever so dapper.

What came next is actually one of my favorite things to shoot, The First Look, a private moment the two shared in the John F. Wolfe Palm House.  You could just feel the love and admiration cut through the thick humid air when the two saw each other in their wedding garments for the first time.

We ventured outdoors to see a little bit of David Rogers' Big Bugs exhibit.  

And the two did an obligatory "run from the giant spider" pose.  This photo makes me nostalgic for the movie, "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." (Link included for those of you too young to know what I'm talking about.)

The sun shined brightly down on their wedding ceremony and the pops bright colors provided an inviting variation in the Bride's Garden's green  and neutral landscaping.

The indoor reception held in the Veridian room provided a welcome relief from the hot and humid weather outdoors.

The couple snuck out of the reception for a few more photos when the air cooled down a bit. 

Thank you Kyle and Melanie for entrusting me with the special task of documenting your GORGEOUS wedding day.  Wishing you all the best in your marriage and all that life has to offer!

VENUE: Franklin Park Conservatory
CAKE: Short North Piece of Cake
BRIDE'S DRESS & SHOES: David's Bridal
GROOM'S SUIT: Men's Warehouse
ROBES: ForBride
FLOWERS: The Flowerman
DJ: Jordan from ProArt Music
OFFICIANT: Stephanie Jones of Together Forever
RINGS: The Diamond Cellar