Valentine Theater Toledo Wedding Photography // Emily & Andrew

Story from the Bride:

"Andrew is originally from Toledo, attended college at UT, and has lived in Cincinnati for 5 years. He plays keyboard in a band and has been playing piano for 18 years. I'm from Tiffin, Ohio and attended college and worked for 8 years at the University of Findlay. I enjoy training horses on the side. Currently I am in an Occupational Therapy weekend program and graduate in 2018. We both love traveling and being outside. We have taken trips to Yellowstone, Alaska, and California to name a few. We also frequently run together and are both training for an upcoming race. 

We met when I came to Cincinnati for a Beyonce/JayZ concert because my sister had an extra ticket. My sister attended school in Cincinnati and it was the month before my sister was moving to Columbus. Andrew and I dated long distance and had to make a lot of sacrifices due to schedules. Andrew proposed by planning an elaborate scavenger hunt throughout the city of Cincinnati all based on special memories. It was very detailed and personal!"

Bride's wedding theme and special touches for the wedding

"My mom created the centerpieces (I assisted) for the reception. We used ferns as centerpieces. We also had guests sign records for the guestbook (because of Andrew's passion for music). Instead of table numbers, we named tables by campsites, trails we have hiked, and places we have visited together.  I also made our invitations and wedding programs."


Venue: The Valentine Theater

Florist: Hafner Florist

Band: Stiletto Fire

Cake: Michael's Catering


Photos by Kristen Nicole, Toledo Wedding Photographers

Hensville Wedding in Downtown Toledo Ohio // Sarah & Brandon

Story from the Bride:

"Brandon and I met in 2013 through a mutual friend. Brandon liked me right
away and I didn't know, so he friend zoned it for about 8 months. Brandon then got deployed and I realized I missed and needed this man in my life. We spent 4 months long distance getting to know each other more over Facebook messenger and video chat. I picked him up from the airport and we've been inseparable ever since. He became Active Duty Reserve so every two-three years we get relocated. We're currently on our first relocation tour in California."

Bride's wedding theme and special touches for the wedding

"We wanted a classic Black & White look with a pop of gold. Since Brandon is military, we have little military details hidden within the night. I'll have his dog tags with me on my bouquet and his military last name patch sewn into my dress."

The bride also wore a Polish/American flag pin on her dress that represents her grandpa. Before he passed he gave it to Sarah since he always wore it on his suit jackets.


Venue: The Armory at Hensville
Wedding Coordinator: April Gladieux, Your Perfect Day
Makeup: Beauty by Billie Jo
Cake: Eston's
DJ: Decorative Sound
Videographer: Fordham Footage

Photography: Kristen Nicole, Toledo Ohio Wedding Photographers