Unique Victorian-esque Wedding at Mon Ami Winery
I’ve been intimidated by the thought of writing this blog post since before the wedding even happened. How do you find the words to describe two people who have such a knack for words themselves? How do you explain this whole new level of creativity, awesomeness, spunk, gumption and just straight badassery? How do you express your admiration for two human beings without sounding weird? Well, I’ll give it a try….
I met Korrin & Eric (and Sir Sebastian, their dog) for their engagement session in downtown Toledo where they let me lead them into an old abandoned warehouse and create some epic images. I immediately recognized their ability to just be themselves. Quirky, totally infatuated with each other, genuinely kind, intelligent and fully invested in life and enjoying every minute of it. These two are just really cool.
In the months leading up to the big day, I got to know Korrin more. Via email, I got photo updates of her ridiculously creative designs, the girls’ dresses and of the wine cellar where the ceremony would be held (followed by her wondering if it would be too dark and if the barrels were ugly and if she should just call off the wedding. JOKING, of course). She raved about her love for Annie Leibovitz style photos and ranted about everyone treating her like she was clinically insane. She shared her timeline via Google Docs (my fav) and even let me read through the ceremony script (and made me cry).
It was always a joy receiving these emails. I felt truly involved.
Okay, see...this is where I feel like I’m going on and on about another human and maybe it’s getting a little creepy? Should I have just stopped at ‘these two are really cool’? Oh well...
The best part was seeing everything come together. The little things that reflected who these two were, inside and out. I got to see, in real life and not just via email, how truly hilarious and fun Eric & Korrin are. They make the people around them happy just by being in the same room. Not to mention, they are really really ridiculously good looking. Scroll down to see for yourself!
Oh, and you know you’ve reached a new level of cool when you have a live performance of ‘Bye Bye Little Sebastian’ at your reception. No, Chris Pratt wasn’t there (to my dismay), but it was still pretty epic.
I hope these words and images give you an idea of how wonderful this day was. This summer sure has treated us well with some of the sweetest, most beautiful couples, a great collection of venues/vendors and a collection of the most creative wedding inspiration you could imagine.
Congratulations Korrin & Eric and thank you so much for letting us into your lives and inviting us to be such a big part of your wedding day!