Amy + Stephen were married in a stunning romantic boho ceremony at Scioto Grove Metro Park in Columbus, Ohio. The couple met in graduate school at the University of Alabama where they both were pursuing an MFA in Theatre. After that first meeting, things got a little complicated.
In Amy’s words: “We met. Became friends. Became best friends. Became more than friends but weren’t ready for a serious relationship, since we had both just gotten out of long-term relationships. We survived a massive tornado. We graduated and went on summer theatre contracts (me in Colorado, him in Montana) and purposefully didn’t talk all summer. Both of us moved to NYC separately and still did not talk. We reconnected at a friend’s birthday party in the city. Riding the M-60 bus ride back to Queens, we both realized how much we had missed each other. A few days later, we decided to take the leap. And, the rest they say is history.”
On a trip to Hocking Hills, Stephen asked Amy to marry him. Their wedding date was chosen since it was the 7 year anniversary of their M-60 bus ride.
In regards to wedding planning, Amy says to throw out the rulebook. “This is your day, and there are no rules. Have the wedding that you want. The one that best reflects you and your relationship,” she said.
For their reception in the Grove Lodge, Amy + Stephen showed their love of travel, the outdoors and nature with a “Where in the World is My Seat?” chart. Tables were decked out in vintaged-style postcards from the couple’s adventures.
I asked Amy if she has any advice for folks looking for a wedding photographer. She said, “Find someone whose design aesthetic and style matches your own and someone who is experienced photographing the style of wedding you want to have. We are natural, outdoorsy people and planned an outdoor, nature-focused wedding, so we knew Elizabeth was the best choice to capture our day.”
I certainly had a wonderful time photographing Amy + Stephen’s wedding. Please take a moment to check out some of my favorites from their day.