This was a very special wedding for me. Mark and Binaebi were the first couple to hire me as their wedding photographer. I may have even "auditioned" for the position. It involved listening to lively music and capturing energetic dancers with even swifter feet nimbly sweeping across the dance floor.
Their wedding ceremony took place at the beautiful St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in the Short North. The church features gorgeous stained glass windows and a beautiful dome, the perfect setting for photographing all the little details and the couple's ceremony.
The day continued at the Whetstone Park of Roses where the newlyweds spent some quiet time together walking the grounds enjoying their newly minted union.
When we arrived to the reception at the Clintonville Woman's Club, the party was filled with the jolly chatter of wedding receptions and the night continued with heartfelt, humorous speeches and a dance floor was jammed with a disproportionate number of great dancers with the best dance moves.
The bride's father even taught the entire party a traditional dance from his ethnic group in Nigeria and lead what may have been even the largest North American group of Ijaw dancers gathered together.
What can I say, the evening was filled with lots of fun, laughter and everyone had an amazing time. Here are a few more photos of people enjoying the photo booth, smooth dance moves in a Lindy Hop dance line.
Mark and Binaebi, thank you so much for putting your faith in me and giving me the honor to capture your beautiful wedding day!
CEREMONY VENUE: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
RIDE'S DRESS: David's Bridal
GROOM'S SUIT: Pre-owned
RECEPTION SITE: Clintonville Woman's Club
CAKE: Bachman's Cakes of Distinction
CAKE TOPPER: CindiHale
PAPER FLOWERS for DIY BOUQUETS: Etsy merchants MyWoollyMammoth, CellarDoorPaperie, and Scrappuchino
DJ: Friend Aleksandr Daskalov
OFFICIANT: Father Robert Hadden
RINGS: Kay Jewelers