Whetstone Park of Roses

Sarah & Brian Engagement Portrait Session: Park of Roses, Clintonville/Columbus, Ohio

Sarah & Brian Engagement Portrait Session: Park of Roses, Clintonville/Columbus, Ohio

Brian and Sarah are preparing to tie the knot in just a few weeks! It's been so much fun getting to know them over the past year and with their wedding right around the corner, I wanted to feature their engagement session! 

The couple met at work when Brian was training Sarah at that job. Shortly after, Brian switched positions and moved to Columbus. Their relationship blossomed and they now both live here in Columbus. They're truly a perfect match - their witty and creative personalities compliment each other so well and it's easy to see their connection when you see them together.

I was so excited when they selected the Park of Roses for their engagement session. June is the peak month for roses at the park - the park actually has a Rose Festival every June. The gardens were in full bloom for their portraits.

Hannah & Joel's Spring Wedding - Park of Roses & The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek, Columbus, Ohio

Hannah & Joel's Spring Wedding - Park of Roses & The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek, Columbus, Ohio

Hannah & Joel Wedding

April 15th, 2016

Whetstone Park of Roses | Columbus, Ohio

The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek | New Albany, Ohio

From the first moment I met Hannah and Joel at a bridal show, I loved everything about them. Hannah's laugh is contagious and she is one of the sweetest and most bubbly people you will ever meet. Joel's easy-going and positive style is a perfect match for her. The couple's love of food and cooking runs deep and connects them - it's actually how they met! They originally met while working together at Whole Foods. They both have a gift when it comes to food and flavors, and their culinary talents are exceptional! They've created a fabulous local food blog, "The Beard and The Baker" and have even been featured on Good Day Columbus. You can visit their website here and see some great tips, recipes, and local restaurant reviews here: http://www.thebeardandthebaker.com/

In addition to their love of the culinary world, two of the things Hannah and Joel value the most is their loved ones and truly living in the moment. When asked what their dream wedding would be like, they described it as having natural and fun vibes, a celebration of those closest to them, and like "a party where we happen to get married".

Their wedding day was just that - They were blessed with an amazingly warm and beautiful spring day in April for their ceremony at the Park of Roses. Everything about it was perfect! Flowers were blooming, the sky was blue, and Hannah looked stunning in her gown while Joel looked dapper in his suspenders. A close friend of the couple officiated their ceremony. After the ceremony, they headed to one of their favorite restaurants, The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek in Gahanna, for their reception. 

It was truly a pleasure getting to know them both in the year prior to their wedding and has been wonderful to see how their lives have continued to grow in their culinary pursuits and growing family! :-) I cannot wait to see what other adventures the future holds for them!

Enjoy some of my favorite photos from their big day!