Jessica and August Ward first met at a college party through mutual friends. They were married May 4th, 2019 in Akron, Ohio.
Their wedding day started off by getting ready with their bridal parties and their families at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Akron. Jessica even had personalized earrings made from her hair piece, which were stunning! Here are a few photos from their wedding morning:
After getting ready, Jessica and August headed to their ceremony location, the Trinity Church of the Nazarene, where they finished getting ready. Before the ceremony, Jessica had a special first look with her dad. Their ceremony was officiated was Jessica’s uncle and their ceremony included a unity candle and a rice exit.
After their ceremony, it was time for their portraits. After family portraits at the church, we headed to the Akron Art Museum for their bridal party photos and then photos of the newlyweds inside the galleries, including the Nick Cave exhibit, which I dearly loved. It’s not everyday that we get to take artistic photos with actual pieces of art, so let’s just say that we took full advantage of it.
After their portraits, it was time for cocktail hour and then their reception. Their reception was filled with people having a great time dancing.
We had such an amazing time celebrating with Jessica, August, and their family and friends! We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness. Congratulations again to the new Mr. and Mrs. Ward!
Special thanks to all the amazing vendors:
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Akron
Ceremony Location: Trinity Church of the Nazarene
Reception Venue: Akron Art Museum
DJ: Rock the House Entertainment
Flowers: Roses for Weddings, Inc
Catering: Totally Cooked
Cake: The West Side Bakery
Party Bus: The Limo King
Hairstylist: Bella Bronze Studio
Bridal Gown: Doreen Leaf Designs Studios
Bridesmaids Gowns: Adrianna Papell
Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse
If you’re new to our blog, let me introduce myself. My name is Jenna McCarty of Jenna McCarty Photography. I work alongside my wonderful husband, Andrew McCarty, to capture weddings all over Ohio and Pennsylvania. We love weddings and believe in the beauty of marriage. We enjoy getting to know our couples, their families, and their friends. If you would like more information about our wedding photography services, please contact us.
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