Shannon & Kevin Wedding | Stambaugh Auditorium Wedding | Youngstown Photographer

Shannon & Kevin are married! Their wedding day was one of those wedding days that is purely about celebration & joyfulness; after all, their relationship has stood the test of time already, as they’ve been together 10 years. Their family members & friends knew that this day would come & they welcomed it warmly because Shannon & Kevin are so well-suited for one another. They simply makes sense in every way as a couple. We had so much fun with both of them & Shannon gushed all day long about how perfect everything was, how it was more than she could’ve ever dreamed of, how she was elated to be getting married to Kevin (finally), and how she knew her grandmother who recently passed away was looking down lovingly & watching over them. The weather was absolutely perfect, & Shannon accredits that to her grandma. Kevin is less vocal than Shannon (and a few of their friends mentioned how well these two balance one another out & complement each other), but all in attendance could see the adoration & whole-hearted love on his face as he looked at his bride. This wedding day was a joy to be part of & we can’t thank Kevin & Shannon enough for trusting us with their wedding day memories! At one point, Shannon told us she couldn’t trust us more if she tried & that is such a huge compliment to us! Stambaugh Auditorium has seen its fair share of weddings over the years & we’d like to think that Shannon & Kevin’s is among the top tier of weddings that are full of true love, happiness, and beauty.Shannon_Kevin_0001Shannon_Kevin_0002One of the things we loved about working with Shannon is how organized she is; she had every single one of her important little details ready for me in one spot when I arrived at Stambaugh to shoot bridal prep. I can’t tell you how much that helps & how it starts off my whole day with great vibes! Not to mention, she didn’t have to interrupt her hair stylist (who was doing such a fabulous job) to try to wrangle everything from various scattered locations. Win-win!Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingShannon got her gown at Abbott’s Bridal & Formal Wear.Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingShe wanted to do a first look with her bridesmaids & it turned out so cute. Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingSadly, Shannon’s grandmother passed away just a few months before the wedding day. While she was still with us & as the wedding planning progressed, Shannon & her grandma planned to wear jewelry on the wedding day that paired together signifying “I love you to the moon & back”; one is a moon & the other is an arrow. Shannon wore hers on the wedding day, as did her cousin & Maid of Honor and her grandmother’s piece was buried with her. It was a bittersweet connection for Shannon & her cousin to have with their grandmother on Shannon’s wedding day. Stambaugh Auditorium weddingKevin, ever the aviation enthusiast, had propeller cufflinks.Stambaugh Auditorium weddingShannon’s first look with her father was a tear-jerker.Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingIt’s a good wedding day when you have time for some Mario Kart with your best friends.
Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingThese two romantics exchanged letters before the ceremony without seeing one another.
Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingChristman Hall in Stambaugh is always a gorgeous wedding venue!Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingWe’ve said it before & we’ll say it again, Unplugged Wedding Ceremonies are recommended!Stambaugh Auditorium weddingThe Irish touches throughout the day were fun!
Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingWe loved the ribbons on that iconic Fifth Avenue staircase!Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingWe had a ton of time for creative bride & groom portraits & it was a blast! These two are hilarious & so much fun! Shannon was a hoot all day.Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingWe love our clients.Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingGosh, they look good!Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingThere was even enough time in between the ceremony & reception that Shannon & Kevin got to crash a party at her dad’s house.Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingClassic Bakery in Boardman made the pretty wedding cake.Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingThey wanted to sneak away for golden hour portraits at the McKinley Memorial.
Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingThe entire evening was full of fun & dancing & so much celebration & happiness. All of the guests will remember this wedding reception for years.Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingYou know it was a great reception when it ends like this on the dance floor!Stambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingStambaugh Auditorium weddingAnd the photo finish sparkler sendoff! Too much fun!Stambaugh Auditorium weddingShannon & Kevin, we’ve loved getting to know you both & we pray your marriage is full of unconditional love, laughter, and encouragement through life’s challenges. May your problems be little ones & your joys be big ones! Congratulations again!

If you’re new to our blog, we’re Josh & Danielle Menning, a husband & wife wedding photography team based in the Youngstown, Ohio area. We’d love to chat with you about your engagement & wedding photography! You can see some more of our work, cute photos of our daughter & son, and also some of our two crazy pugs here, too:

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