Ryan and Olivia met almost a decade ago when they were both casted in the same play. Ryan, casted as the handsome, strong hero, was required to catch Olivia during one of the scenes. Olivia’s mother, nervous for her teenage daughter to be falling during the play, mentions this to both Ryan and Olivia after one of the showings. Ryan replies with “Mrs. Bertsch, I’ll never drop your daughter…”. Melt.

Olivia told his story during the reception, and followed this with a surprise to her new husband, singing a song from that play. This was just one of the many, many little personal details woven in throughout this wedding. Olivia wore her grandmother’s dress for the ceremony (which her mother also wore for her’s), as well as her soon-to-be mother-in-law’s veil, and then changed for the reception.

I am again reminded why weddings are so meaningful, exciting, fun, and possess to much hertiage the lives beyond one magical day.

Thank you to Chris of Whonsetler Photography for helping me shoot this day!

Click here for the beautiful video of their day by Andrew Paul Davis! Their day was truly as beautiful as it looks.

Ceremony: Cornerstone Center for the Arts | Reception: Cornerstone Center for the Arts | Photographer: markit photography | Videographer: Andrew Paul Davis | Invitations: Abby Sells | Florist: Dandelions | Cake Artist: Greyhouse | DJ: DJ Sound Solutions | Makeup Artist: Audrey Bengert | Hair Stylist: Audrey Bengert  | Wedding Dress: Stella York | Brides Shoes: Caparos | Bridesmaid Dresses: Custom Design | Men’s Tuxes: After Six | Rings: Shane Co.