How flipping awesome is this golf course?! Overlooking Cincinnati?! LOVE IT! However, as you may be able to tell by looking at this photo…. the weather was complete shiz. As a matter of fact, with the guaranteed rainy forecast… we were shocked to see that they didn’t cancel. That was… until we met them! It still rained most of the morning. 😉
You see, they had the entire golf course to themselves. ENTIRE GOLF COURSE!!!!! Take a group of six men drinking Bud Light who are completely alone on a huge golf course… and what do you get?! THIS! HAHAHAHA! Maybe this photo isn’t necessarily blog appropriate… but I couldn’t resist! I guess they decided that if, on a previous hole, one of them swung at a bad shot… that on the next tee off, they’d have to pull their pants down. Mike caught PLENTY of photos with men in their boxers…. COMPLETELY harmless. Well, a few of them were out laaaaaate the night before…. drinking…. so, MAYBE someone FORGOT that they weren’t wearing underwear when they dropped their pants! As I was editing through this, I didn’t notice it on the first 2 run throughs., as he was wearing light pants that kinda looked like the color of his skin… then on the final edit… REEEEEEWINNNNNND!!! IS THAT WHAT I THINK IT IS??!!!?!?? A little surprise just for Bobbi 😉 HA!
Golf+lunch took longer than it was supposed to (story of my wedding photography life!) and while I’m usually pretty low key about timelines getting screwed up… that day, I wasn’t 🙂 The forecast showed rain that was going to DOWNPOUR VERY SOON! I told Mike to tell those men to MOOOOVE 😀 And move they did 🙂 🙂 🙂 Here they all are half dressed in the elevator on their way. 😀 If you hadn’t rushed, NONE of the photos that I got before the ceremony would have happened. So from the bottom of my little heart, THANK YOU!!!!!
Love the irony here… the bride taking a photo of the bridesmaids 😀 At first, I let her take the photo because I knew it’d be a fun image… then I grabbed the camera from her so that she could get in it. SEE! I’m nice 🙂 (just a bittttt fiesty when the rain is coming 😉 )
Their first site was perfect 🙂
THEN… it was GOOOOO TIME!!!!!!
This wedding color palette was one of my favorites. gray+burgandy+a splash of pink. Whooooda thunk it?! 😀 Kristi’s a graphic designer… most brides never would have put this combo together!
The on-site wedding coordinator was shocked when I put them up there for this photo (on the left). You see, this wedding happened at a nature preserve. So, why would someone take a photo against the building when there’s so much gorgeous nature behind us?! She said “I’ve been here for a long time, and I have to say… that’s a first! I’ve never seen a wedding photographer take that shot” I thought to myself, well… you’ve never met bobbi+mike! 😉 I happen to LOVE the photo!!!!! It’s Mike’s favorite ❓
If that coordinator hadn’t been gathering the bridal party for photos she might have DIED when I took these shots. You see, as I already mentioned, we were limited on time because of the rain. As we were running through the parking lot to catch up with the bridal party… I was just shooting anything I saw. And THIS was what we saw 😀 WACKY BOBBI STRIKES AGAIN!!!!!!!!
ARE YOU KIDDDDDDING ME WITH THOSE GRAY SUITS?! Please… future grooms, take note 😉
HOLY HOT BRIDESMAIDS BATMAN!
and HEEEERE was the rain. OHHH YES… We do have the best couples. Grab an umbrella and MAKE IT WORK! 😉
That umbrella…. we bought it specifically for this wedding 🙂 And now… it’s part of the bb+mk collection. 😀 Oh, and hands down… MY FAVORITE! ❗
Mike’s view… (see me there? 😉 )
On the way there…. for a small window of time… the rain stopped. 😀 We hopped out of the limo for just a fewwwww more shots.
I love all things first dance 🙂 Don’t you?
Such an awesome night… 😀
Hair/Makeup: Tayna’s Image and Wellness Salon
Florist: Hyde Park Floral
Ceremony site: The Cincinnati Art
Reception venue: The Westin Hotel, Cincinnati
DJ: Fred Caldwell from DJ Butlers
Cake: Classic Confection Cakes
Bridesmaids Jewelry: The Next Best Thing
Limo: A Savannah Nite
Stationary: Kristi 😉
First dance: “You are the Best Thing” by Ray Lamontagne
Father/Daughter: “Sweet Child of Mine” by Guns and Roses
Mother/Son: “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
Introductions: “Hells Bells” by AC/DC
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Kristi: Dancing with my father. We always went to rock concerts together so the song was perfect for us!!
Kyle: Saying I do
What was your favorite detail?
Our unity service. We used colored water instead of a candle.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Kyle couldn’t get the ring on my finger during the ceremony. My finger must have swelled from being so anxious!! When we turned around for the unity service, I had to tell Kyle to pause so I could shove it on! (The photos from that are hilarious, btw 😉 )
What was your favorite wedding purchase?
Bobbi + Mike……….duuuuhhh!!! (thank you friends 🙂 You two are the best best best!!!!)
What was our favorite part of the day?
bobbi: 1) the moment right before the walk down the aisle with kristi and her dad. 2) The limo ride to the reception. What was supposed to be a 27 seater really only fit 18 with 1 photographer on the floor. I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun in a limo… this was a CRAAAAAAZY bunch!!! (if you couldn’t already tell by the images!) 3. when Kristi said to me,”Bobbi, if you weren’t our wedding photographer, and we’d known you already… you and Mike totally would have been invited to our wedding, we love you guys!”
mike: Well…I feel like I should say the ceremony or first dance or something mushy like that. I don’t really do mushy. 🙂 The golf outing was by far the most entertaining I’ve photographed so far. I would play a round with these guys any day! BTW grooms, if you’re golfing the morning of your wedding and some of the guys have no idea what they’re doing…play a scramble type format. Everyone will have a good time!
MUCH LOVE FRIENDS!
~bobbi+mike ❗ + ❓
You may be thinking to yourself, “How did Bobbi get such beautiful locks?” or, “I didn’t know Mike had such curly tresses?!” The rain. Oh yes… THE RAIN! You’re welcome for that beauty tidbit 😉
Me and my brides! (That’s Courtney on the right).
In the “getting ready” room… I noticed a skinny mirror 😀 I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the skinnyness 😀 . I went to snap and Kristi couldn’t resist, either! 😉 This photo CRACKS me up!!!!
Mike is the definition of gentleman. 🙂 But, you already knew that…
Wacky Bobbi IN action! 😉
So, how did my hair go from a sleeeeek rain melted ponytail to a frizzy mess? WELLLL… in our unboxed booth, Courtney wanted a photo with me. I handed my camera over to Jordan. We posed 🙂 LITTLE DID WE KNOW THAT HER EARRING WAS ATTACHED TO MY HAIR!!!!!!! Jordan, of course, kept on shooting 😉 Courtney, how can your “pain face” be so cute while mine is so uhm… NOT?!
❗ + ❓