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Joyful Wedding at The Bell Event Centre


Cincinnati Wedding Photographers
Amber Dawson Photography


Wedding days can sometimes be stressful, but this was one of those days where everything seemed to go perfectly.  The weather was perfect, the whole day was on schedule (often ahead of schedule), and most importantly, Judy and Aaron looked stunning on their wedding day. 

Judy rented an apartment downtown to get ready with her mom and bridesmaids.  Holly Mae and Meg Makeovers did a flawless job with hair and makeup, respectively.  Hair was especially personal, as Holly Mae was one of Judy’s friends who came up from Augusta, Georgia.  The whole bridal party had a blast singing the “Aaron and Judy” theme song as they finished getting ready.  Judy was beautiful in her dress from Something New Borrowed and Blue.

Meanwhile, at the Bell Event Centre, Aaron finished dressing up in his grey suit and light pink bowtie.  After some pictures of Aaron with his groomsmen, we tucked him away before Judy arrived for their first look.  Judy came up the stairs while Aaron stood in the courtyard.  When he turned around, their faces lit up with the biggest smiles.  I don’t think those smiles ever left their faces the rest of the day! These two were so easy to photograph all day because they just had the most natural expressions of joy and happiness.  This is exactly what we love – capturing the joyful emotions which are so genuine and candid.

Judy and Aaron then gathered their wedding party and loaded their My Party Bus to Eden Park.  Since we were ahead of schedule, we were able to spend a few extra minutes with the couple at Twin Lakes near the overlook.  I don’t like to brag, but these photos were amazing!  We placed Judy and Aaron in the perfect spots of sun and shade to really bring out the fine art look we love.  The lakes, the bridge, ahh, I just love them!  After our couple portraits, we brought the wedding party and immediate family together for portraits near the Eden Park Standpipe.  I thought the bridal party really looked beautiful in their David’s Bridal dresses and bouquets from Robin Wood Flowers.

We then headed back to the Bell Event Centre where Judy and Aaron’s family and friends began to gather in anticipation of their ceremony.  One of the groomsmen, Matt, was the officiant for Judy and Aaron’s wedding.  Although it was his first ceremony, Matt did a fantastic job orchestrating the ceremony and marrying the sweet couple.  

The reception was so elegant, with beautiful centerpieces and details.  They had a special display where guests could sign puzzle pieces which put together a map of Germany, where Judy and Aaron are moving.  After dinner and toasts, the bridesmaids sang and clapped as the “Aaron and Judy” theme song played again (the song was so catchy and it stuck in Stephen’s head for a week!).  Finally, all the guests enjoyed themselves on the dance floor as the Party Blimp band rocked the stage. 


This was one of our most joyful weddings, and we were so happy we could photograph it for Judy and Aaron.  If you are interested in working with us, please follow us on Instagram and contact us here.

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