“It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!”

The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"

I’ve never been a girl who dreamed of my wedding day, so walking into Bridal and Formal I knew I wanted a simple dress, but from there didn’t know what I was looking for. I kept saying “simple,” but that doesn’t quite cover the idea. I worked with Katelyn and talk about someone amazing! As my friends and I pulled dresses, Katelyn pulled several dresses she thought would be perfect, and everyone she pulled ticked a different box for what I was looking for. My friends and I had so much fun shopping, but I don’t make big decisions quickly, so Katelyn let my mom and I schedule another appointment with her where I could retry on dresses we liked, and Katelyn pulled a few more. The final dress I tried on was PERFECT. When describing my style, Katelyn summed it up perfectly I wanted movie star not bridal; I wanted Meghan Markle not Kate. When she walked in with the final dress everyone in the room knew that that was it!

The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"

I worked with Katelyn and talk about someone amazing! As my friends and I pulled dresses, Katelyn pulled several dresses she thought would be perfect, and everyone she pulled ticked a different box for what I was looking for. My friends and I had so much fun shopping, but I don’t make big decisions quickly, so Katelyn let my mom and I schedule another appointment with her where I could retry on dresses we liked, and Katelyn pulled a few more. The final dress I tried on was PERFECT. When describing my style, Katelyn summed it up perfectly I wanted movie star not bridal; I wanted Meghan Markle not Kate. When she walked in with the final dress everyone in the room knew that that was it! She knew my style and could make my vision a reality before I did!

 

The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"

I don’t even know where to begin. The entire week leading up to the wedding it rained. I mean full grey skies pelting rain. The forecast for our day was exactly the same, so Kyle and I had both come to terms with a rainy wedding. The morning of that’s what happened. All rain. The bridal party got ready at Maketewah Country Club which has a bowling alley in the basement where the guys hung out. The girls got ready upstairs.
Amazingly by the time of our first look there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. We had perfect sun. We did the first look near the golf course for a secluded moment just the two of us (and a photographer). This was one of my favorite moments of the day. When we first started dating five years ago, Kyle said he didn’t ‘love’ long white dresses. So, picking a dress was nerve-wracking, but the instant he saw me he said what every girl wants to hear which is that I looked beautiful and it was the perfect dress for me. It was also the moment I finally just felt calm. I was with Kyle, and everything was good.
We rented a school bus for transportation. We took group photos at Maketewah then hopped on the bus to go to First Lutheran Church where we took photos in Washington Park.
The ceremony went smoothly. I walked down the aisle to a piano rendition of “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” by Elvis and we walked out to “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles. We exited the church to everyone blowing bubbles and we hopped back on the bus to go back to Maketewah Country Club.
The food is so good at Mak that Kyle and I wanted to be introduced during cocktail hour, so we could mingle and talk to people from the beginning. Our DJ Joey Deprizio from Toad Productions did an amazing job keeping the party moving.
Dinner was perfect including a prime rib carving station, chicken parmesan, and macaroni and cheese. We had my dad speak before dinner and then did the other speeches during dessert. After dinner we did mother/son dance, father/daughter, and then ended with Kyle and I dancing to a medley of “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King mixed into “Take on Me” by A-ha (again thanks to Joey). By the time people realized the song had changed we were calling everyone to join us on the dance floor, and we were warmed by friends and family. I remember my DJ having to pull my dad aside to ask him when he wanted to end because people kept dancing through the night it felt like there was no dead time. My two goals were to have good food and people dancing the entire night, and that’s exactly what we got. It was the most fun day of our lives and that is all thanks to all the vendors and people who helped us!

-Annie S.

 

 

The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"
The Wedding of Annie & Kyle - "It Was the Most Fun Day Of Our Lives!"

Bridal Gown by Vera Wang, style Florentina and in the Soft White color.
Wedding Location in Cincinnati, OH.
Ceremony Location at First Lutheran Church.
Reception Location at Maketewah Country Club.
Photography was taken by Marissa Decker Photography.
Videographer: Kimheart Moeung
Make-Up: Jenna Graf
Hair: Ali Nammack
Florist: Lisa Kummer
Bridesmaids Gowns from Lulus
Groom and Groomsmen Suits: The Black Tux
Shoes: Keds
Cake and Desserts: Ashley Rapp at Oliver’s Desserts
DJ: Joey Deprizio with TOAD Productions
Menus/Programs/Reception Decor: Evolution Creative Solutions

Bridal and Formal Inc.