Sam & Ty // Wedding Day // Private Farm // Covington, OH
June 29, 2019
Sam & Ty // Wedding in Covington, OH
Okay, you’ve read their blog or simply had a conversation with us when we are talking about Sam & Ty then you know how much we LOVE this couple. They have a draw about them, you simply can’t help but want to be around them. So much so that I’m pretty sure we just became best friends. No but seriously. From the moment we showed up at the wedding EVERY SINGLE PERSON we came in contact with us asked us if we were the “awesome photographers” they’d heard so much about. So, the feeling is most definitely mutual.
Okay, let’s talk about this wedding venue!!! We parked the van and walked around the horse barn and from there on out I’m pretty sure I was having on ongoing sensory overload. Each new spot we walked to was better than the last and the property just kept going. Turns out they are friend of the couple, who would have guessed, and man do they have the most beautiful plot of land. Nestled up on a tiny hill with the view of farm land and the sunset every night. We even got to eat dinner with that view. BEST DAY EVER!!
I could keep talking about this couple, their family, their friends, and the wedding day ALL day but I think you all want to check out some photos and I’m here for that.
A First Look First
I have’t laughed this hard at a First Look! The moment Sam’s dad turned around her dad says…
Dad’s are the greatest, am I right?
How They Met // Proposal Story
We met our freshman year of college, because I had a crush on her freshman roommate. So, when ever I went over to hang out, there Sam would be. Through that, we became friends. Eventually, my pursuit of her roomie ceased, but Sam and I had formed a little friend circle that remained. Fast forward two more years, and we are both apart of a FRIENDS-esque friend group. The two of us would hang out constantly, and truly become the best of friends. Because of that, when an opportunity to travel to Argentina on a mission trip was proposed, we jumped at the opportunity. It was because of that trip, and the crazy bonds that form on mission trips, that really changed Sam and I from friends into partners.
We got back to the states and tested the dating waters. Did that for nearly two years, which lasted through the remainder of college and then some. We passed the line of no return, and it became a no doubter that I needed her to become my wife. I moved to KY for my first job out of college, and I realized just how much I relied on her in my life. We really did become co-pilots with each other, and I needed to seal the deal.
Leaving right after work, I embarked on the 5.5 hr drive to propose. I have it all planned out: blanket, candles, wine, and a personally written song on guitar. It was going to be perfect. Then, I get stuck in an awful city traffic jam, for so long, nearly run out of gas. Finally make it to her place, much later than expected, and I go around back to set up my scene. I lay out the blanket, get the wine and glasses all ready, and begin to light the candles. I text her to come out back. The only problem, it stormed earlier that day, so the wind was horrible.
My future bride comes walking across the yard to watch her suave boyfriend frantically lighting and relighting candles, like a weird game of "Whack-a-mole." I finally gather myself, ditch the ambiance lighting, sip the wine, sing the song, and pop the question. She said yes, thankfully.
It's weird, because you think about that day your whole life growing up. Every detail is so thought out, and there is so much pressure now a days to make it unique. But I realized that the whole "event" dulls when compared to the short question at the very end. That is the whole point, to ask the question. The stress that surrounds a man proposing is so silly. In the moment, I had zero nerves. Zero. I think it was such an obvious decision for me that I didn't need to worry.
Let’s Talk Chairs…
You may have noticed a few photos with all these unique chairs for Sam & Ty’s ceremony, well, picture 260 of them handpicked from auctions over that last few months. Sam’s mom snagged all these and even some church pews. I am so in love with this idea and I think you will be too!
This moment was truly LEGENDARY. AND can we talk about Sam’s face?
Turns out narrowing their guest list to that was one of the hardest parts of the wedding and Ty even invited someone the day before the wedding to stop by…AND HE DID. This is the type of people I’m really big fans of. You know those magnetic types. Well folks, here they are!
Dress: Kuhn’s Bridal
Veil: Amazon for the WIN!
Invites: Art Printing
Flowers: Joanie’s Floral Shop
Hair & Makeup: Bridesmaid // Elisabeth Emser & McKenna Raffert
Venue: Private Property // Friends
Caterer: Heritage Events
Videography: Nate Minneman
Photography: Bear Creative Co.
Bear Creative Co. // www.bearcreativeco.com