kelly+mark {are married!!}

Kelly and Mark had an absolutely gorgeous day for their wedding, and with how stormy and gloomy it has been the last few days in Cincinnati, I look back on the beauty of that day with even more fondness.  They truly lucked out!

We had been so excited for their big day which was held at one of our favorite wedding venues, The Bell Event Centre, in Cincinnati.  We love EVERYTHING about that place, from the ambiance, the intimate European church feel, to the amazing architecture….but most of all, the food.  I could do an entire post of how AMAZING the food is there.  YUM!

But let’s go back to the beginning of the day….

I had heard about “THE” shoes that Mark got her when they were at Harrods in London.  When I walked in and saw them, it was love at first sight. :)


Kelly had a fabulous team of vendors to make her day perfect, one being the talented Nancy of Brideface.



the gorgeous girls!!


While the girls got all prettied up, the boys enjoyed the famous burgers at Zola’s.


Then they headed over to the hotel to get dressed too.  Mark helped his little brother Tray get his tie fixed.  One thing I adore about Mark and Kelly is that they volunteer with the “Big Brothers/Big Sisters” in Cincinnati.  This association is actually how they met, when Mark brought Tray swimming at the YMCA where Kelly worked. :)

Tray was a very proud jr. best man.




Beautiful dress…


When the incredible Katie Elfer’s delivered the flowers, I fell in love yet again!!! They were STUNNING and she did such a beautiful job.  I couldn’t resist snapping a shot of them right away, as soon as she laid them down.


A surprise under the shoes….


Her girlies help her with her earrings.




The boys waiting for us to arrive!


I loved this one of Kelly laughing.



They decided to see each other before hand, and we ran around downtown getting some fun shots.




Then we waited before the ceremony…..

As Kelly gets her veil on, I snapped this when she threw the blusher (the front veil) back.


A proud Papa and his girl.


Is this place stunning or what!!!???!



*LOVE* this!


The weather was brilliant at cocktail hour, and the funk bluegrass band was the perfect touch!


Receptions details were PERFECT!!  Special thanks to Lindsey with Cincy Event Planning!  She did a great job of making sure everything went according to plan.


Very touching toasts….


Each table had their own cake with different filling and they were fantastic!  Cakes done by by Fantasy in Frosting.


First dance as a married couple.


We just adore Kelly and Mark.  We always wonder how we are lucky enough to work with the most wonderful couples in town!!  They are just fantastic, and so incredibly sweet to us.

On a sad note, when they returned from their honeymoon earlier this week, they found that their beloved cat (their baby) had a stroke, and she passed away the next day.  They have had a really tough week.  Seeing their beautiful wedding day, being surrounded by such amazing friends and family- I hope it can cheer them up a little bit. :(

K+M, thank you for having us.  What an honor it has been to get to know you two, and be a part of the beginning of your lives together.  Brett and I wish you all the happiness in the world!

much love,


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September 25, 2009 - 1:03 pm

Kel Lee - I am speechless! I am so happy we made such a great selection. We love them! I will always cherish these great pictures – Thank you so much for making our day so perfect!

September 25, 2009 - 1:47 pm

Steve+Z - stunning.

September 25, 2009 - 6:39 pm

nancy dawson - Absolutely gorgeous. your work blows me away!

September 25, 2009 - 10:46 pm

Mark Lee - Jess, thank you and Brett for capturing the events of our wedding day the way in which I can recall them in my mind; I am so grateful. I could not hope for a better record of the day or better people than you and Brett with whom to spend our day. You have each been given an extraordinary gift, so thank you for sharing your gifts with us and enhancing our memories with beautiful, accurate, timeless photos. You have our most sincere gratitude. Thank you. –Best from, Mark

September 28, 2009 - 2:53 pm

LibbyJames - LOVE this wedding…the shoes…the bride…the birdcage…the venue, stunning!

September 30, 2009 - 1:37 pm

Travon Morris - i liked the wedding alot gerat job brent and jess!

September 30, 2009 - 10:18 pm

gina@kiwistreetstudios - jess and brett, these are stunning! just absolutely stunning!

November 2, 2009 - 1:17 pm

Travon Morris - Thanks for the picture that you guys sent Kelly she sent the picture to me and i loved it. you guys are the best. I am very happy for Markle and Kelly they are a great couple . i am speechless that you guys are a very good photographers!


January 14, 2010 - 9:03 pm

studio3z wedding feature {the wedding chicks} | studio3z photography :: Cincinnati Wedding Photographers :: Destination Wedding Photographers - [...] I found out late today that one of our weddings was featured on “The Wedding Chicks” blog!  We were delighted to see Kelly+Mark and their amazing wedding featured.  To have a look, click HERE.  If you would like a refresher of their wedding day story and photos on studio3z’s blog, click HERE. [...]

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