On may 11th, 2019, Josh and Alicia were wed at irongate equestrian center in hartford, Ohio. They were surrounded by so many loved ones (including their dog zeke who stopped by for a bit!) as they said 'i do' to forever. I was so excited for this day, and had been ever since i was there to capture josh proposing to alicia a little over a year ago! it was fun to see how all of the planning and prepping came together from the very beginning. Alicia chose a mixture of dusty and dark blues with pinks, corals, and a splash of orange to accentuate the day and josh pulled off a surprise dusty blue bow tie for Alicia to fit the color scheme (keep scrolling to see more of zeke's matching bow tie too!). Alicia's gorgeous dress was completed with a breathtaking cathedral length veil which no one could take their eyes off of as she walked down the aisle! Enjoy some highlights from their special day below!
Josh and Alicia exchanged letters before their first look and Josh had his in a monogrammed Yeti with Alicia's new initials..so sweet! After Alicia read her letter she asked me how I don't cry during moments like these.. I pulled the camera away from my face with huge crocodile tears in my eyes, proof that I most definitely cry during these moments! I just get to hide it with my camera most of the time :)
Alicia and her father shared such a beautiful first look with each other. He cried, she cried... and I also may have gotten a little teary-eyed (again) witnessing this precious moment!
We snuck out to a little tree covered area for Josh and Alicia's first look so they could share a few moments together, just the two of them, before their guests arrived.
During bridal portraits, we were joined by a feline friend of the venue who really loved the bride and groom. She wanted to be in all of the pictures as well, so eventually had to be escorted away by a groomsman!
Josh and Alicia's dog, Zeke, joined us for some portrait time! Isn't his matching bowtie the cutest?! He was so excited to join mom and dad on such a special day. Such a photogenic pup!
Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Kempton!
Venue: Irongate Equestrian Center
Photography: Brittney Cottman Photography (with Gina Lovelace as second shooter)
Catering: Catering by Scott
Decoration: Irongate Equestrian Center
Cake: Catering by scott
Bride & Bridesmaids gowns: Wendy's Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen wear: Pursuit
Dog Bowtie: Bowties 365
Make-up: Design by Anne
Hair: Kirsten Holderman