I can’t begin this blog post without first saying that I’ve known Hilary since grade school.
Yes, back when bell-bottom jeans and doc martins were the cool things to wear.
Back when we wore pleated skirts during the weeks and blue eye-shadow on the weekends.
Ohh all the hands on my face, just cringing.
Joe, though, I first met during their engagement session.
We braved the cold wintery snow in Columbus to chat our way through German Village.
They both explained how that first date sky rocketed into a relationship!
It had me thinking that entire ride home, how we truly have no idea what life will hand us.
Or better yet – when that time will come.
I just know that with all this absolutely-crazy-happy love they found, it really does comes in the perfect moments at the perfect time!
Hilary and Joe’s special day was around the corner from that grade school we attended.
A country club wedding with about 95 degree heat and 100% humidity!
(Yes, you are thinking correctly – SUCH troopers in all weather!)
Nonetheless, their day went off without a hitch!
Her walk down to see Joe for the first time had me geeking out with squeals and their sweet ceremony by the green had everyone in tears.
The reception had a live band *yes!* and dancing went welllll into the evening.
These guests, can I just tell you, THEY KNOW how to have a good time!
All my love to these two! Enjoy some of my absolute faves! // xo riss
Hilary + Joe’s Wedding Vendors
Photography: Marissa Decker Photography
Venue: Fairlawn Country Club
Cake: Westside Bakery
Engagement Ring: Star Jewelers (Columbus)
Flowers: Sheri’s Floral Design (Sheri Strebelow)
Dress: IVY Bridal Studio
Dress Design: Hayley Paige
Band: Bluewater Kings Band
String Quartet: Ars Elegante