Sarah + Derek - Cincinnati, Ohio
Pinecroft at Crosley Estate
On a beautiful, August day we traveled North to one of our FAVORITE cities - Cincinnati, Ohio - to spend our day celebrating with the royal couple.
Wait...Kate who? William who? You must have us mistaken, because we're OBVIOUSLY talking about the soon-to-be Sarah & Derek Vanover, of course!
We arrived at the Pinecroft mansion that afternoon to find our lovely bride, Sarah, upstairs in the mansion getting her hair & make-up extra beautified (because, let's face it, she's truly stunning with zero make up & her hair in a pony-tail!) by the talented ladies of Green Line Salon & Bride Face. Her mom & bridesmaids were there right by her side, laughing, enjoying some cocktails, and wonderful conversation. It was a gorgeous day to begin a marriage.
Let's gush for a few seconds about these two, shall we?! We just adore Sarah & Derek & their fairy-tale of a love story. These two actually met & fell in love while they were both attending the University of Kentucky (GO CATS!) They were even introduced to one another through a mutual friend at school & the rest is history. I'm sure that friends feels pretty great about themselves knowing that they played a small part in such an immaculate love story.
We enjoyed getting to know these two as we talked with them about their wedding day! They carefully chose THE most fabulous team to transform the gorgeous estate into their fairy tale wedding setting. It was a dream come true.
Sarah & Derek shared in a sweet first look in the courtyard of the mansion & Derek's reaction truly takes the words right out of our mouths.
Sarah was stunning, Derek was smitten. The smiles were big. The hugs were long. We love these sweet moments on a wedding day.
Soon after, it was time for their ceremony to begin! One by one, guests began trickling in & finding a place to sit. Sarah & Derek said their "I do's" in the beautiful orchard in front of their nearest & dearest. There were laughs, tears, & beautiful music from the string quartet.
Before their reception began, guests were able to mingle in the courtyard while sipping on drinks & this gave Sarah & Derek a few minutes to sneak away & take in the beautiful sunset that God provided them with that evening from the balcony of the mansion.
Their reception took place in a tent just outside the mansion that was beautifully decorated from top to bottom. Tables were adorned with beautiful flower & arrangements & place settings. And don't even get us started on THAT CAKE. Stunner.
Guests got to listen to their sweet friends & family deliver heart-felt speeches about the incredible people that they are. Their kind words spoke volumes about Sarah & Derek! Made us just love them even more!
Their reception was a BLAST. From the wonderful music performed by the live band, The Chuck Taylors, to all of the gorgeous florals created by Holly Posy Floral Designs, the fun photo-booth provided by Tap Snap, the glow stick dance party, & the glow-stick send off!
We would even venture to say that they lived happily ever after.
Sarah & Derek, we wish you only the very best as you begin this new adventure! Thank you for choosing us to tell the story of your day...the story of you.
We pray this film will serve as a reminder to you for years to come that love is an adventure.
Allison + Tyler | Happy Camper Films
The Fabulous Wedding Team:
Wedding Planner: Heidi Pasqualetti, I Thee Wed.
Photographer: Anna K Ahern, Anna K Photography
Cinematographers: Allison & Tyler Blair, Happy Camper Films
Band: The Chuck Taylors
Venue: The Pinecroft at Crosley Estate
Flowers: Holly Posy Floral Designs
Photo Booth: Tap Snap
Hair: Green Line Salon