Last September, we had an amazing time photographing John and Shannon’s elegant Anderson Pavilion wedding in Cincinnati, Ohio. We had never been to Cincinnati before this wedding, so needless to say, we were both super excited!
John and Shannon’s Anderson Pavilion Wedding Ceremony
Anderson Pavilion rests on the banks of the Ohio River against the Cincinnati skyline. It boasts spectacular views, contemporary decor and elegance and features a beautiful Rose Garden that Shannon and John actually said their vows in. Guests from out of town were really shown the beauty of Cincinnati at this location. But, the iconic Roebling Suspension Bridge was the main centerpiece for the day. In all of our correspondence the Shannon, she really emphasized how important was to have the Roebling Bridge as her backdrop in the photos.
The Bride’s father, Charles Burford, passed away two years ago. Dragonflies always remind Shannon of her father. One thing she told us was that when dragonflies were around, you could be sure her dad was, too. Well, let us tell you, we have never seen as many dragonflies as we did outside in the Rose Garden during their ceremony. It gave us chills! It was so emotional and beautiful.
An Anderson Pavilion Wedding Reception | Organic Moments Photography
One really cool thing about the Anderson Pavilion was it actually had a carousel for all of the guests to ride! It was really cool. And in the evening, they served an appetizer that was kind of out of this world: The Cincinnati Cheese Coney. It was pure hot dog bliss! One of the main reasons John and Shannon picked the Anderson Pavilion as their wedding venue was because of the Cincinnati landmarks. The Roebling Bridge was incredibly important for them to capture as well as all of the great Cincinnati-based rides.
They really made everyone appreciate and learn about Cincinnati. The centerpieces during the reception were rocks with different locations of Cincinnati on them. We had never seen anything like that. Also, Shannon iced John when he went to remove her garter. If you don’t know what being iced is, let us give you a quick rundown. It’s a game where someone hides a bottle of Smirnoff Ice for another person to come across. When the iced person touches it, he or she must drop to one knee and chug the entire bottle of Smirnoff Ice! Other players who see the Icer hide the bottle are exempt from drinking it.
Though Shannon was most excited about the ceremony itself, she couldn’t wait for the special moments with John throughout the day and on through the night. Dancing was definitely going to be a main event and love was going to be in the air.
All in all, this was just a really great wedding to be a part of as the wedding photographers. We want to wish John and Shannon all of the happiness they can handle and we just know they are going to go on to do great things! John and Shannon, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for letting us be a part of your big day!
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Hair & Makeup: Heidi Rogers with I do Updo
DJ & Music: Party Pleasers
Wedding Dress: Casablanca Bridal
Florist: Pat Knight
Wedding Venue & Catering: Anderson Pavilion
Cupcakes: Carlee’s Cupcakes