Last winter when I had met up with Ken and Shannon for their engagement session at The Columbus Zoo, it was likely one of the coldest days of the season. It only stood to reason that their wedding day would be one of the hottest of the season.
Shannon got ready at her friend, Kathryn's beautiful Powell home. It was the perfect setting for the girls getting ready.
Shannon had the assistance of Kathryn, her soon to be step-daughter, Lily and her mom.
Shannon used splash's of bold color all through out her wedding, from the shoes to table decor. She kept it bright and summery.
These three were a riot together.......as you can see, it didn't take much for them to loose it with one another....
...But they sure do look fine when they behave. I have to say, when I first saw Lily all dressed up for the wedding, she took my breath away. She seemingly had gone from a 'pre-teen' to young adult in just the several months since I'd first met her.
From the house, we hopped in the limo and drove to Scioto Park where the ceremony would be held.
The ceremony had tears and laughter. A touching moment was when Shannon presented Lily with a special necklace. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house.
Ken was looking handsome....
A group photo of everyone.
Ken was like a kid on Christmas morning, getting to go onto the OSU field. They had the entire stadium to themselves....I think they pretty much did it all, they ran, they did somersaults, they made good use of their time.
The reception was held at The Venue downtown.
Shannon and Ken hosted a great party among their family and friends. They celebrated with glazed doughnuts in place of cake.......had my mouth watering, they smelled so good.
I've heard a lot of speech's over the year's, but I have to say the next two were likely two of the best. So warm and from the heart and mixed with great humor.
Since Lily stood as 'best girl' next to her Dad, Ken gave a speech to thank everyone for coming. He had us all laughing.....and then he spoke to his sweetheart and how much she meant to him. He talked about how Shannon is the type of person that you instantly feel like your old friends....and I can say that is so true. Spending time with them you felt like you'd been together for year's. Really a sweet and fun family.
Wishing you all the best in the future that lies ahead......we had such a wonderful time and look forward to seeing you again in the future!