the love story told by Ruby
We met when we were 14 years old. Aidan was a sophomore in high school and I was a freshman. We met in marching band in high school and have been in mutual weirdness ever since. We recently celebrated our 8 year anniversary and are both each other’s first and last loves. There are a few things we disagree on like music and tv shows but the things we do agree on and the selfless things we do for each other has made every day of the last 8 years the best. Our love has traveled with us all over because we love to travel and adventure. We have gone all over Ohio and many other states across the country. We hope to continue to take it everywhere with us across the rest of the country and the world. It is these memories that we will cherish forever and will continue to keep our love growing like it has in the past.
Before I dive into describing the bridal prep, I want to touch on a couple things Ruby said in the love story... "each other's first and last loves"... [insert heavy swoon and all the heart eyes] I LOVE these two!! "Mutual weirdness ever since" I mean... isn't that the goal we all have? To find someone that you can share all your weirdness with and they look at you like "oh really, that's all the weirdness you got? Here, hold my beer. Let's do this life thing together." LOL I love this statement so much I may have to steal it for MY relationship description.
Ok...let's talk bridal prep now! Ruby and her ladies had hair and makeup done off campus by Beauty by Jill, then hopped on over to the church to get their final touches on. They had sweet purple personalized robes to wear while they hung out. Right before Ruby got ready, the bridesmaids slipped into their gorgeous charcoal dresses that had plunging V-necklines and POCKETS!! I absolutely loved the choice of necklaces for the ladies. I thought it was very unique and capitalized on the fact that the front of the dress was already gorgeous so the main feature of the pearl necklaces draped down the back. Ruby wore a stunning off-white strapless A-line gown. The bodice was covered in lace that crept down onto the amazingly full skirt. This dress was perfect and made Ruby look like a princess floating across the ground. She wore beautiful jeweled heels and her grandmother's earrings, necklace, and ring. Ruby's hair was down and loosely curled. She wore a small headband and a knee length veil.
Guyyyys I just love these two! I know I already said ... but look at their faces when Ruby is walking down the aisle. They were completely overtaken with emotion. Please everyone...get you a person that looks at you like Aidan looked at Ruby <3 Also this was the first time I witnessed a bride fist bump the priest because he finished sooner than expected! LOL Ruby you are AMAZING!!!
After the ceremony the couple exited to what they thought would be a normal bubble exit. It was not. See the Barnovsky household will be a house divided, Ruby is a Bengals fan and Aidan is a Browns fan (<< which is the most loyal breed of fan out there). As the couple exited they were greeted with a Bengals hat for Aidan and a Browns scarf for Ruby....Ruby's disgusted and confused face is epic...I literally laughed out loud editing these and was happy to see they were laughing by the end too <3
mr + mrs
The reception theme was Enchanted Forest complete with sparkly hanging branches from the ceiling. The couple decided to do a first scoop with personalized spoons and a sundae bar rather than the traditional cake. Guests were able to stop by the front table to take photo booth style instax photos to put in the guest book. The dance floor was packed all night and the family had one last surprise for the couple. They came up with some extra special vows they HAD to read to each other. Ruby and Aidan's reactions were priceless...there may have been some football teams, gaming, cleaning, and pet preferences mentioned lol.