What a day this was! If you were there, you would know. It was perfect from beginning to end. Honestly and truly we wouldn’t have changed a thing. Let’s just get started here shall we?
We first met up with Erica & her bridesmaids and Cooper & his groomsmen who were busy getting ready. Tammi with Erica obviously, and Rudy with Cooper. Everyone was in good spirits and were anxious to get started! First up were the boys. The boys were whisked away by the limo to Riverside Drive in Covington KY, right after a brief stop for some beverages…if you know what we mean. Anyway, we headed off to Riverside and started shooting photos of the guys right away while the limo went to get the girls from The Madison Event Center. Once they arrived, it was time for Erica & Cooper’s first look.
We made everyone go away as we typically do as to make it a more private affair. Then once we were ready told Cooper to turn around. He turned, saw his beautiful bride with the biggest smile on her face, and quickly walked to embrace her. Apparently Erica had Cooper convinced that she had a colored dressed rather than a white one which we REALLY want to know more about. How did she do it? What color did he think it was going to be? So on and so forth. After a few photos of just these two, it was time for their bridal party.
A decent sized group, 8 on each side with some little ones sprinkled in, they were a blast to work with. The boys were attentive without being stiff, and the girls were as sweet as can be. After all of their photos at Riverside Drive including the family photos, it was time to get these two hitched. We first went to the reception area to shoot a few details of the room and found their cake maker, The Mischief Maker, assembling their wedding cake. It was unbelievable and without a doubt the best cake we had ever seen. It was huge! But what was most shocking were the flowers running up the side of the cake along with some butterflies. The flowers and butterflies were made of sugar. Yes, sugar! The entire cake including decorations was edible. *Applause*
Their ceremony was very simple and sweet. Rather than walking ahead of Erica & her father, they chose to have the flower girls and ring bearer carry Erica’s train down the aisle. Well, we should say the flower girls and ringer bearer told Erica that that was what they were going to do. Being a sweet and go with the flow kind of woman, she thought it was adorable. After they kissed and headed back down the aisle, all that anyone could hear was Erica’s laugh. Now Erica’s laugh is completely unique. We have never ever heard a laugh like hers, and we absolutely love it. Apparently it is well known and well talked about within the family too, as her sister and maid of honor referenced it in her speech at the reception. Also during the reception, the locally famous Bill Cunningham of 700 WLW announced everyone into the reception. He is a friend of the family and did a great job; even giving a great speech of his!
It was a blast at the reception especially thanks to one of the best wedding bands in the city, Air Wave. Book them, seriously, they are good.
Anyway, it was a wonderful day with a wonderful couple and we are so thankful that we were a part of it!