the love story | told by Tori
Our story begins long before many actually know. When Bryce and I were about 10 years old, I would spend the night at Bryce's house because I was good friends with Bryce's sister from dance. As time drew on, visits were less and less often. Fast forward eight years later and Bryce and I were reunited through mutual friends and a spark was lit between us. It all started with text messages back and forth until Bryce popped the bubble and asked me out to the movies. A simple comedy, Identity Thief, seemed like a nice suggestion. This being Bryce's first date ever, he was nervous, so much so that he didn't even reach for my hand or give me a hug when he returned me home. I thought the nervousness and tepidness was kind of cute (Thank goodness!) and happily accepted a breakfast date to Bob Evans (Still today our favorite date location) a few days later
On March 19th Bryce and I found ourselves walking along the banks of the Scioto River. After awkwardly rearranging our positions to avoid me from sticking my cold hands into Bryce's left jacket pocket which contained the ring, he proposed!
Bryce's parents are surprising us with a honeymoon immediately after the wedding. We will find out our honeymoon destination at the airport the following Monday after our wedding!
Tori and Bryce both prepped for the big day at their ceremony location, Delphos Trinity United Methodist Church, with their friends and family.
Tori wore a beautiful lace trumpet gown with a sweetheart neckline, jeweled button back, fingertip veil, and gorgeous jeweled cutout flats and a beautiful bracelet given to her by Bryce's mother. Her bouquet, from the talented Ivy Hutch Flower shop, was shades of purple and white flowers with pearl accents. Tori wrapped lace from her mother and grandmother's dresses around her bouquet and place her grandmothers earring in the wrap. Her hair was elegantly pulled up and she wore a delicate jeweled headband.
Bryce looked dapper in his gray suit and purple tie, vest, and pocket square. He wore silver cuff links and a watch given to him by his bride.
This couple is surrounded by a lot of love. Their church was filled to the point of standing room only as live music filled the air. Everyone loves when you can see the emotion on a grooms face when he sees his bride for the first time, and Bryce did not disappoint. In fact he could not take his eyes off her all day, and occasionally his emotions would well up in his eyes <3 Tori's smile is absolutely infectious and was broadly on display all day. *happy sigh*.... guys this stuff is what keeps wedding photographers fueled all day <3
mr + mrs
This couple makes my heart happy! We had a huge thunderstorm roll though during picture time, but we were able to grab a few in the 10 minute window before the storm while guests lined up for bubbles and then we headed to downtown Lima for a couple creative indoor spots. I'm pleased with the results...and an added bonus...they say it's good luck when it rains on your wedding day!
Their reception was held at the UNOH Event Center in Lima, Ohio. And I want to say I was BLOWN away by their head table!! I mean all the heart eyes! The backdrop with the purple up lights and string lights, the AMAZING floral floating above the table and the floral decorating the front of the table..uuggghh love love love!!
Wedding Dress: Twirl
Florist: Ivy Hutch
Ceremony Venue: Delphos Trinity United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: UNOH Event Center
Hair & Makeup: Bride - Lauren Recker at Shear Brilliance Salon & Bridesmaids: Lauren Clark and Terrie Wisher at Shear Brilliance Salon
DJ: Fox Entertainment
Videographer: Polly Sellers Photography
Cake- Judy Gillete
Catering- Lock 16
Bridesmaid Dresses- Twirl
Groomsmen Attire- Mens Wearhouse
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Favors- Shirley's Popcorn
Reception Decorator: Joyous Occasions