Rosewood Manor Wedding at Magnolia Estate
Oh my goodness, I have a beautiful wedding to share with you today! Eric and Madison are officially Mr. and Mrs.! Their Rosewood Manor wedding at Magnolia Estate was one of the most fun wedding days we’ve ever captured. It’s just icing on the cake that everything was visually stunning as well.
Meeting The Bride And Groom
I first met Eric and Madison last fall. They live in Southern Ohio, a little over two hours south of where I live. They were back home, visiting family for the weekend, and we planned their engagement photos at one of my all-time fave photo locations, Pine Hill – Sauers Farm. It was a lovely, sunny, and warm Saturday afternoon back in October. A rare occurrence, as I’m usually shooting weddings on Saturdays. But, the rare free Saturday fell in line with their visit back home so we planned to meet at the park. I showed up a little early, and I’m so glad I did because the realization that there was a full-blown wedding taking place meant my location was no longer going to work for my couple. Who had driven over 2 hours to see me! Thankfully, this is when I learned how kind and easy-going both Eric and Madison are. They trusted me with a backup location, only about 15 minutes away, and we ended up shooting literally until the sun was almost gone.
Rosewood Manor Wedding Day
Flash forward to July, we decided to travel down to the Dayton area in anticipation of Eric and Madison’s Rosewood Manor Wedding a day early. It just so happened that their wedding was the day after my birthday, so I think of it as a little extra birthday gift to have worked with such a kind and fun-loving couple in such a gorgeous venue. And we had a mini getaway! Rosewood Manor is actually one of two locations at Magnolia Estate. Due to the large-sized bridal parties, the ladies got ready at Rosewood Manor and the guys were down the road at the Magnolia Barn. This is just another reason why I love having my husband, Craig, as a second shooter. We were able to be in, literally, two different places at the same, while communicating (looking at you Apple watch texting capabilities) without a hitch. In fact, all the vendors we worked with were above and beyond great and willing to help out in any way possible. With the last-minute switch-up, all the boutonnieres were at Rosewood Manor while all my groomsmen were at the Magnolia Barn. No big deal. We sent the wedding planner down the road, and within minutes he and Craig had all the groomsmen boutonniere-d (is that a word? I doubt it, but we’re going with it) and ready to go.
Father Daughter First Look
It’s no secret I’m a big fan of first looks. I always offer them to my couples but I never push. It’s totally your call-it’s YOUR wedding after all. While Eric and Madison opted not to have a first look, she did want a first look with her dad. Let me tell you, I was not expecting what happened next. Madison’s sweet father bawled. I even got a bit choked up. It was truly the sweetest moment and I’m so glad we got to capture it. The photos of Madison and her dad, hugging, as she wipes his tears away, just minutes before he would walk her down the aisle. THOSE are the moments that matter. Those are the moments you never want to forget. The beautiful dresses, paperie, bouquets, and venue decor are all just bonuses. Getting to experience, and make sure moments of this magnitude are safely and beautifully captured so they will be remembered and cherished for years to come – you can’t put a price tag on that! This is why I love what I do!
Golden Hour Sunset Portraits at Rosewood Manner
I’d imagine, at this point, you know there were lots of tears shed. Tons of laughter. A lift kiss at the end of the ceremony, and some fab dance moves on the reception floor. For most wedding days, this might be where we bow out for the evening. However, Madison was adamant that she wanted golden hour sunset portraits. My kind of girl! If we’ve worked together, you know this is the best time for dreamy, golden, sun-soaked photos. And Rosewood Manor delivered that in spades. We snuck out of the reception hall and spent about 15 minutes and let me tell you, it was so worth it!
Eric and Madison, I know you probably heard me say it 500 times on your wedding day, but I couldn’t be more in love with your photos. You truly are such a gorgeous and sweet couple, we loved spending your big day with you. I know I’ve tried, but I really feel like words are failing me at describing just how magically these wedding photos turned out. So, I’ll see myself out here. Enjoy just a few of my favorites from Eric and Madison’s Rosewood Manor wedding!
Special thanks to these amazing vendors:
Florist, Paperie, and Event Designer: A Flourished Affair
Hair & Makeup: Refeyeance
Videographer: The Dove Weddings
DJ: Mark Moore
Wedding Planner: Jackie and Jef O’Connell
Photobooth: Iconic Image
Wedding Dress: Bridal and Formal Cincinnati