Our first wedding at Hensville in downtown Toledo absolutely blew us away. Not only was Top of Nine absolutely gorgeous, but Kristine & Ryan are such an awesome couple. They can't look at each other without smiling and they have exquisite taste in music and style. We hit it off at their engagement session in Perrysburg and love how relaxed and easy-going they are. We have been looking forward to this beautiful day all summer.
It was a classy emerald meets urban chic kind of day. White hydrangeas created a beautiful contrast with the ladies' dresses, while the mens sleek black suits perfectly complimented the brick buildings of the downtown Toledo. The delicate detail of Kristine's dress, the vintage hair piece and pink suede lace-up shoes truly showed off her style.
Everyone got ready in the suites overlooking Fifth Third Field. The ceremony in the 3rd Floor Roost started off with Kristine's sister singing and her father playing sax. Tears could not be held back as Kristine & Ryan were joined together at the front of the aisle. Following the ceremony, we were joined by their beloved fur-baby, Ham, for photos around downtown. Of course, we made it over to the love wall and a few other awesome spots before joining the rests of the guests at The Blarney for a cold one.
Back at Top of Nine for dinner, the perfect details continued. They showed their love for the Dave Matthews band by naming each table after their favorite songs. They even incorporated bottles of Dave Matthews' wine, Dreaming Tree Wines, into their centerpieces. We moved to the outdoor patio for the remainder of the evening. The dance floor was packed thanks to Toledo's own awesome cover band, Nine Lives, and family and friends had a blast as the sun went down.
It was another beautiful summer wedding day that we didn't want to end. Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Ray! #letsgetmarRAYed!
Kristine & Ryan are off in Ireland exploring awesome castles and delicious brews. We are a little envious and can't wait to hear all about it. This weekend, we are actually guests to a wedding. What!? Yes! We are so excited to celebrate Katie & Kyle's big day with our closest friends. No worries, we'll be back in downtown Toledo for Marie & DJ's wedding in August!