Oh my word. Christi and Keith's wedding day was so perfect! When I pulled up the hill and saw the beautiful ceremony sight, overlooking the water, I knew it was going to be an amazing day! Shoot! I knew it was going to be an amazing day just driving down to Hocking Hills. The ceremony sight was very close to where we used to live, so driving down that county road was like taking a trip down memory lane. Southeast Ohio is one of my favorite places to be, so I knew that with this couple and this location, the day would be unforgettable. With a little help from etsy, Christi designed the entire wedding on her own. Can you believe that? I felt like I was in a styled shoot, but it was a real wedding! From the florals to the tablescape, she did it all! Keith's sister even created custom bow ties for the guys - it was all handmade and my heart was overjoyed with it all! Christi was completely stunning. I was seriously girl crushing so hard. Her bohemian bridal style was incredibly gorgeous. My favorite part of the day though was the ceremony, which Christi's grandfather officiated. Christi and Keith looked at each other in complete admiration, their interactions so easy. They laughed and even high fived during the ceremony. Christi's grandpa spoke about the joys of marriage, but he also talked about the struggles that married couples face, which touched my heart as a newly wed myself. He was so realistic about giving 100% in marriage. He spoke about keeping no record of wrongs. When you are first married, you're on cloud 9- on top of the world, but then a hardship may hit. How will you handle it? You'll fight, you'll cry, but the love you have for each other must rise above all. It was the perfect explanation of II Corinthians: Love is patient, love is kind. He explained marriage so well. This was honestly my favorite wedding I have ever shot because of its simplistic beauty and intimacy. Only 22 family members and friends were present, which made the day so much more special, with the focus on the bride and groom. Christi wears her moms engagement ring and her mother-in-law's wedding band. Congratulations, Christi and Keith! I hope your first year of marriage with your sweet little Lorelei brings tons of joyful memories. Thank you for allowing me to document your love story.
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