Soft and Romantic Wedding at Mojave East | Sam + Zach

Sam and Zach made more than their own dreams come true on their big day – they made mine come true too! Hosted at the one and only Mojave East, a venue I’ve been dying to shoot at, they packed all the West Coast vibes into a Cincinnati venue. Mojave East has the best light and the perfect mix of modern and classic. Not only that, but they had they freaking DREAM team of vendors including some of my go-to industry friends. To say celebrating Sam and Zach’s wedding at Mojave East was the BEST is an understatement!

I loved working with Sam and Zach because they knew exactly what they were going for. Sam had a vision from the start and she executed it perfectly with gorgeous lush floral installs and modern industrial touches coming together for stunner of a day! The Budding Florist really outdid themselves turning their reception into a glowing modern garden with textural arrangements and loads of greenery. And can we just talk about her bouquet?! It was so soft and romantic paired with her unbelievably beautiful floral applique gown. But it was the pearled jean jacket for me!

Sam and Zach made photography a priority and she pretty much let me have free reign all day. It totally paid off! The light really came out to show up and show off when it was time for portraits and the way Sam’s gown lit up in the setting sun was unreal! You’ll have to keep scrolling to see what I mean!

One of my favorite memories of their dream day was the best man and maid of honor speeches. Both talked about how the four of them were a part of a really tight knit friend group, which I thought was really cute. Especially since the best man was the groom’s brother, it felt like I was watching a real FRIENDS moment come to life. Does it get any better?

Photography: Annie Ryan Photography
Assistant: Maddie Berry Photography
Venue: Mojave East
Floral Design: The Budding Florist
Video: Little Brown Dog Productions
Hair and Makeup: Kate Sowder
DJ: Jeff Heidelberg
Dinner: Thunderdome Culinary with The Eagle, City Bird, Maplewood and Bakersfield

bride and groom first kiss at wedding ceremony
ring bearers walking down the aisle after wedding ceremony
dj playing music at wedding reception
guests dancing at wedding reception

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