Daniel & Dimare Wedding | Columbus, Ohio

July 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Daniel & Dimare tied the knot nearly two weeks ago today, and it was a celebration to remember.  They first met at a friend's house warming party, and though the spark was instant, it was a few weeks before Daniel messaged Dimare to see if the connection he'd felt could be something more.  It didn't take them long to realize that they'd found the real thing, and on Saturday, the 18th of June, they promised each other a lifetime of learning how to love each other well.  It was a beautiful day, and I'm excited to share this little peek into their wedding story!

The day started off with Dimare and her sisters and mother getting their hair and makeup done at the always fabulous Virtue Vegan Salon By the way, I have to give a little shout out to Virtue, specifically Jessica.  She was the stylist behind Dimare's gorgeous wedding hair and makeup, and she happens to be the one I trust to cut my hair as well.  It felt like such a small world when Dimare and I discovered this as we were chatting about wedding plans a few months ago.  I adored the style and look Jessica gave Dimare, but that's not shocking, because Jessica always does an incredible job.  And she is the sweetest, so sitting in her chair is winning all around.

From the salon, they headed to the church to finish getting ready for the big day.

First look - I always love these moments! 
Daniel surprised Dimare with a gift.  Judging by her reaction, I'd say he did well!
Ceremony! 
As they were getting ready to say their vows, the pastor turned to Daniel to say his vows first.  Dimare jumped in and asked if she could go first, knowing that if Daniel went first, she'd likely be too emotional to get through hers.  Everyone laughed, Daniel obliged, and Dimare made her promises first. ...and sure enough, after Daniel said his vows, Dimare was emotional.
Their first dance was followed by past stories and kind words from their maids of honor and best men. Daniel's sister Kara was overcome during her speech, so Daniel joined her for moral support.  Kara's words were a beautiful affirmation of the journey her brother has been on.  She spoke of how when Dimare entered Daniel's life, she knew it was something special because of the way Daniel changed in wonderful ways.  Love really does bring out the best in people, and Kara's words were a reminder to always see people the way God does - with eyes of love.  It has the power to change everything. Triumphant!  He beat her to the punch smashing cake in her face, but she flung cake at him from a few feet away and hit him squarely in the face.  Like a boss. Dimare's grandmother surprised her with a necklace during the reception.
Congratulations, Daniel & Dimare!  It was an honor to capture your day!


See Daniel & Dimare's wedding highlights slideshow HERE!

Special thanks to Jessica Photography for second shooting!


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