Christine and Chris rustic wedding

La Navona Wedding

Christine and Chris were married in early June at Gahanna’s La Navona Wedding Event Center.They were supposed to have an outdoor wedding, but at the last minute a huge storm rolled though, so they moved the ceremony indoors.The team at La Navona transitioned from an outdoor to an indoor wedding in about 10 minutes. It was really impressive. I think having it indoors made it feel even more intimate. The bride and her father have a great sense of humor. They even stopped half way down the isle to take a selfie. How many people can say they have such a cool selfie?

After being married, guests showered them with rose petals as they made their way back down the isle. By then the rain had also stopped for a little bit so we hopped outside to do some photos. Both the bride and groom are over 6′ tall, so I had to hold my camera above my head and use the retractable screen feature to see what I was doing lol.

Christina and Chris’ first dance was choreographed and so pretty to photograph against their illuminated backdrop. The father daughter dance that followed started as a sentimental song, but then quickly turned into a serious two-person dance party which I just loved. I left this wedding with a new appreciation for how truly sweet and wonderful these people are. Christine is so silly and yet so sincere, genuine and loyal. A great example of this was demonstrated right at the beginning of her reception. Friends of theirs had recently gotten married, but were unable to have a wedding and a first dance. Christine invited them up, put a veil on the girl, and surprised the other couple with an official first dance as husband and wife. I am truly honored to have been asked to be a part of this day! I hope you all enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them! XO Jess

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