Lets take a moment to talk about Lexi and Aric. They’ll invite you in as their best friend and they take care of everyone before themselves. The first time I met them was in their hometown of Chicago for their engagement session. Cory and I felt like we were all best friends within 10 minutes and by the end of their engagement session we didn’t want to say goodbye! Fast forward to their wedding day where Lexi and Aric both greeted us with huge smiles and hugs. By the end of the night we all agreed to be best friends and to visit each other when we’re in Chicago or the odd chance they’ll be in Van Wert or passing by on 30. lol
It is no doubt that these two make one gorgeous couple! With that being said, their engagement session will soon be published on a few big name blogs. (YAY! So excited for that one!) You can check out their engagement session here. It is no doubt you will eventually see this wedding published — they knocked it out of the park!
Lets talk about their wedding day. Cory couldn’t make it since he was still working weekends. My girl Quincy of QR Photography stepped in and we made the 3 hour drive across the state of Ohio for their wedding. We were given the directions to not use GPS and to use the paper map since we wouldn’t have service where we were going. Once we arrived we met up with the girls who were getting ready in the bridal suite. Lexi had Clevelands best on hair and makeup and floral. (I was SO excited to finally work with Ashley’s Floral.. I’ve only been stalking her IG for a few years. lol) Their ceremony was held overlooking the woods and a valley — absolutely gorgeous. We trekked into the woods for their bridal portraits and got a few photos among the venue’s treehouses. The evening ended with a packed dance floor and a sparkler exit in the rainstorm. It was literally a dreamy wedding day.
We left the wedding with a gorgeous centerpiece (which I immediately put on my dining room table) and got home around 2am where I then woke up and shot another wedding the next morning. The energy of their day held me for the entire weekend and it had me for another month straight. So much love for these two and their day! Take a peek at a few of my favorites.
Lexi + Aric would like to thank :
Hair :: Katie Blasius
Makeup :: Sara Negron
Brides Dress :: Bella Bianca Bridal Couture, Designer - Lazaro
Bridesmaid Dresses :: Bella Bridesmaids, Designer - Jenny Too Collection
Suites :: Men’s Warehouse
Rings :: Jared’s (Engagement Ring), Brilliant Earth (Wedding Bands)
Florist :: Ashley’s Floral
Catering :: Nosh Creative Catering
Cake :: West Side Bakery
DJ :: Ohio DJ Pros
Wedding Planner :: Aimee Espitia from The Grand Barn
Videographer :: Panda Video Productions
Transportation :: The Mohicans & Company Car and Limousine
Venue :: The Grand Barn at The Mohicans