Kelly & Chris Wedding | First Congregational United Church of Christ | Youngstown Wedding Photographer

Kelly & Chris are self-proclaimed unemotional people. They didn’t want the pomp & circumstance of a traditional wedding day so they both got ready for the wedding day along with their bridal party & parents at their home. They didn’t want a grand gesture of a first look or any type of fuss over them. They just wanted to get married. There were parts of their day that were traditional. After all, they were married in a church by a wedding officiant (the same church & the same officiant as Kelly’s parents!). Their reception also had a few traditional aspects to it; they shared a first dance, they cut their cake, and their Best Man & Maid of Honor shared words to toast the couple. The thing is, though, everyone could tell that the most important part of the day to Kelly & Chris was that they were married. The traditions, the decor, the fashion- those aspects of the day were secondary to their love for one another.  It was one of the most laid back wedding days we’ve ever photographed & we’re really happy that Kelly & Chris had the type of wedding day they were envisioning.

I started the day with Kelly, her bridesmaids, her mom, and her soon-to-be mother-in-law at Ladies & Gentlemen Salon & Spa in Mentor.Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0001Kelly was all smiles & having a great time.
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Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0007Chris’ nephew giving his best Grumpy Cat impression.  🙂Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0008Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0009Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0010Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0011Kelly’s mom seeing her as a bride for the first time.Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0012We took some relaxed bridal party & family photos in Kelly & Chris’ backyard. We’re so thankful we did because the weather didn’t cooperate later in the day.Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0013Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0014Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0015Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0016Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0017Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0020Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0021Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0022Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0023Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0024Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0025Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0026Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0027Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0028Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0029Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0030Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0031He sprinted down the aisle. It was adorable.Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0032I so love the moments just before the bride walks down the aisle. She & her dad get to share a few private moments & he gets to hold onto his daughter’s hand as the number one man in her life even if just for a couple of minutes longer.Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0033Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0034Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0035Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0036Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0037Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0038Chris’ father got to participate in part of the ceremony, as well.Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0039Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0040Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0041The bridesmaids clued me in to Kelly’s piano solo during family formals & I got to snap this shot. Thanks, Bridesmaids!Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0042How special that she got to marry Kelly’s parents & now got to marry Kelly & Chris.Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0043Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0044Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0045Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0046Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0047Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0048Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0049Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0050Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0051Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0052Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0053Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0054Chris definitely isn’t one to put on a forced smile, but he can’t keep from smiling around Kelly.Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0055Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0056Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0057Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0058One of the most fun parts of the reception was when Chris’ fellow firefighters got to take turns dancing with Chris.Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0059Kelly & Chris Wedding - Norman D Banquet Center - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0060Kelly_Chris_00Kelly_Chris_0001Kelly & Chris, thanks for choosing us as your wedding photographers. We wish you two the very best in your future together.

  • October 1, 2015 - 8:49 pm

    Rocky and Chrissy Trendle - Beautiful wedding. We wish you guys many, many years of happiness.ReplyCancel