Courtney + Kevin's Cincinnati Ault Park Wedding Day
How was your personal style reflected in your wedding day?
I love all things cream and gold and wanted to create an Anthropologie wedding feel. All of the woods were rustic looking with lots of mercury and gold candles.
How did you and Kevin meet? What were your first impressions of each other?
Kevin and I met each other online. Our first date was at Dutch's. We got along right away! We are both super close to our families and enjoy traveling and trying new restaurants.
Courtney + Kevin could not have picked a more perfect June day to gather friends and family for their wedding. Vows were exchanged at St. Mary's in Hyde Park followed by an outdoor celebration at Ault Park. Billowy draping and strung cafe lights hovered over long family style tables covered in romantic florals and fabrics. Courtney was radiant in her gown surrounded by her beautiful bridesmaids. The day was captured by Ben Elsass Photography.
How did you decide on your venue? Why was it the perfect choice?
We both really wanted an outdoor venue. We live really close to Ault Park and always walk there on nice days. I had always thought that it would make a perfect place for a wedding. When I started looking at venues, I went to see other parks but nothing measured up to Ault Park. We were on a shorter timeline and there was a cancellation on a Saturday that worked for our church, so we felt like it was meant to be!
What was your favorite detail?
I really loved it all! I have to say I really loved the flowers and the doughnuts the best!
Tell us about finding your dress.
My sister found her dress at Hyde Park Bridal and she had an amazing experience. I wanted to go somewhere that was more personalized and intimate. Hyde Park Bridal was amazing!! The dress that I ended up picking was the first one that I put on!
Courtney's Gown: Hyde Park Bridal, Allison Webb | Flowers: Marti Heard Designs | Makeup: Moxxie Makeup-Jenn Simpson | Event Planner: Maura Bassman and Premier Park Events | Cake and other Sweets: A Spoon Fulla Sugar and Holtman's Donuts | Venues: Ault Park | Photography: Ben Elsass Photography | Catering: The Phoenix | Lighting: Cincy Lighting Services | Videography: Poetic Cinema
Describe your wedding day. Is there a particular moment that remains in your memory most vividly?
Our wedding day was present. We both got ready with friends and family. Our ceremony was at 1:30 so we were able to really enjoy the whole day. Walking down the aisle at the church was such a crazy blur! It was wild to see all of the most important people in your life and see Kevin waiting for me at the end. We did lots of pictures at Ault Park and then had a beautiful cocktail hour before the rain! I loved sitting at our family style head table and taking everything in!