They met over a beer and a football game. Ian had agreed to be the wingman for a friend who was interested in Ali. He took his job seriously and stayed on the outskirts of the conversation.
"We were at an Irish Pub in Hyde Park when she walked in," Ian remembered. "I actually remember her entering the premise. This is more of a compliment, but I could tell this girl went to a) Miami University or b) Miami University." [Hahaha, you know I'm laughing at that.] "Needless to say, I thought she was very attractive."
After quite a bit of football talk, Ian's friend realized that he should really be the wingman to Ian, and decided to step aside. (What an awesome friend, right?!) A few months later and Ian and Ali were falling.
"My overall favorite thing about Ian is his ability to bring the best out of people with his friendly, positive personality," Ali said. "People just natural gravitate towards him because of his amazing character."
I couldn't agree more! Ian was friends with my roommates when I lived in Cincinnati, and he was always, always kind and friendly and inclusive. Ali compliments him so perfectly. Together they are a fun-loving, genuine couple that cares so deeply for their family and friends. And they are so loved right back. Just one step into their reception and you could feel the love and energy floating around.
Ian and Ali, thank you for the most wonderful photography experience. You two are gems, and I wish you a hundred years of happiness together.
Just a liiiittle rain on the wedding morning. Enough for some good luck!
How AWESOME is Ali's striped wedding dress? So Miami. ;)
You're going to see a lot of Ali and Ian's dogs in this blog post. They were a HUGE part of the wedding day.
Pinecroft Estate is a gorgeous backdrop for a wedding!
I LOVE this photo of the ladies that my assistant, Jeni, captured. I think Ali and Ian can attest to how great Jeni is. :)
Ali and Ian opted for a first look, which was sooo sweet!
Favorite up there on the right! You guys are so happy!
Not just any bride would let her best furry friend lick her wedding day face!
Zeke the ring bearer! :D
And then Ali tossed her bouquet off the balcony and I felt like I was in the Father of the Bride movie (remember that scene?) …
Ceremony and Reception: Pinecroft Estate
Florist: English Rose Designs
Cake: A Spoon Fulla Sugar
Band: The Chuck Taylors
Makeup Artist: BRIDEface (Nancy)
Hair Stylist: Matt Bradley (Carrie)
Bride's Dress: Hayley Paige, Amanda's Hyde Park Bridal
Bride's Shoes: Tory Burch
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amanda's Hyde Park Bridal
Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse
Honeymoon: St. Lucia!