When Dorian & Otto came to us, it was obvious they were struggling to find someone to help plan their wedding that really understood their vision. They wanted to have an intimate wedding that showed off their love for ghost stories and the Haunted Mansion. They wanted an outdoor ceremony so they could burn ceremonial sage and then wanted to have the opportunity to have spooky, dramatic elements that reflect their personalities together.
Meeting them, hearing their love story and their hobbies of ghost hunting and staying in haunted places, gave us chills but also in a good way. They were so obviously in love and the best of friends – perfectly complementing one another. They just had a detailed vision of how they wanted their day to look and feel but weren’t quite sure how to make it happen.
Wiedemann Hill Mansion was the obvious choice for reception and when they noted that they preferred to have a ceremony in the round, Devou Park Rotary Grove was the best place for this October wedding.
Although there was no traditional wedding party, the day was extra special as they got ready upstairs at the Mansion, adorning their signature styles. All black, incredibly detailed jackets, hats, jewelry and more. We couldn’t get enough of their ensembles and loved how perfect they went with the overall vibe of the day.
We created dramatic tables for the couple to share dinner with their guests. Purple velvet linens draped the tables while green, fluffy moss ran down the center acting as the sweetest little pillow for custom made head stone place cards. So much detail in keeping with that graveyard, spooky feel. Even better, the candelabras had black taper candles meeting the chandeliers hanging in the old dining rooms and Floral V created florals that sat around the base of each candle holder, crawling up, looking wild and overgrown just like an old head stone would.
The details were overwhelming and beautiful. Dorian and Otto are one of those couples that their story really hits close to your heart and not only that, they are just the sweetest souls you could be so lucky to meet. Their blue marbled cake was the yummiest icing on a fun evening and a magician did a little show after dinner to bring everyone together on the front porch overlooking the Ohio River and the Cincinnati sky line.
Congratulations again to Dorian and Otto! Cheers to your first year of marriage. We miss you a ton and are so thankful to have been there to witness to your love.
Photography: Emma McMahan Photography
Planning & Design: KMC Weddings and Events
Floral Design: Floral V Designs
Linens & Ceremony Chairs: Prime Time Party and Event Rental
Colored Goblets: Lost and Found Event Rentals
Cake: Tres Belle Cakes
Catering: Daveed’s Catering and Culinary Kitchen
Ceremony: Devou Park, Kentucky
Reception: Wiedemann Hill Mansion, Newport, KY