Nicole & Chris | Wedding

He's from California. She's from Ohio. That's more than 2,000 miles, but in between the two states, they met. Nicole was in Chicago for grad school and Chris has friends in the city. That's all it took to close 2,000 miles and now Nicole and Chris are settling in Michigan ... together. This wedding holds a special place in my heart. Are you ready for a throwback? My husband, Nathan, and Nicole were RAs in the same dorm at Miami. :) While I never got to know Nicole as well as I wanted to, I knew just from talking to her for a couple minutes that she's genuine. She's always smiling ... you'll see. And she has a big heart.ย It's no secret that Chris absolutely adores and respects Nicole. And it's obvious that she feels the exact same way about him.

You two and all your friends and family are so fun. Thank you for making me feel so at home during your wedding day. Much love for a happy life together up north!

Cincinnati Wedding Photographer I traveled to Cincinnati for Nicole and Chris' wedding, and the girls got ready at a hotel in West Chester.

Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding PhotographerGorgeous, Nicole!

Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding PhotographerBecause Nicole and Chris wanted to go right to the reception after the ceremony, they opted for a first look. This allowed them to have lots of portrait time before the ceremony.

Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding PhotographerTheir first look was so sweet!

Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding PhotographerMy favorite! You two look so good. :)

Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer It was SO hot and we were doing portraits right around noon. This wedding party was awesome and didn't complain once. :)

Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding PhotographerTime to get married!

Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding PhotographerI think the moment right before the bride and groom walk down the aisle is one of my favorites.

Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Cincinnati Wedding PhotographerOh, did I mention the barn didn't have A/C? That totally didn't phase people. There was dancing anyways! :)

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Thank you, Nicole and Chris, from the bottom of my heart. Best wishes to you guys.

Ceremony and Reception: Mulhauser Barn Florist: Bride and bridesmaids! Hair: Amanda Moak Cake: Michelle Roush Custom Bakery Ceremony Musician: Brandon Baumann Paper Goods: Cards & Pockets Bride's Dress: Wtoo by Watters Bride's Shoes: Enzo Angiolini Bridesmaids' Dresses: Aryeh and J.Crew Groom's Shoes: Urban Outfitters Honeymoon: Upper Peninsula, Mich.!