January 27, 2012

This is a wedding that we wanted to feature toward the end of 2011, but with all the craziness of holidays and traveling were unable to. I’m super excited to be sharing it with you all now, though!

Ty and Holly met during that ever exciting first week of classes freshman year of college, but who would have known that just a few short years later they would be embarking on this exciting new life together. They saw each other at events and get togethers from time to time during their first two quarters at OSU, but it wasn’t until Spring quarter, as the campus was bursting into bloom, that they actually got to spend one on one time together.

As fate would have it, Ty and Holly had signed up for the same Communications 200 class, so Ty did the gentlemanly thing and asked if Holly would mind him walking her to class. Sure thing! And after that first walk together, both of them knew that the other one was an incredibly special person. The first thing that struck them about each other was the sense of humor that they shared, which had them laughing constantly! Holly says that Ty instantly put her at ease and made her feel like she could completely be herself with him, which had never happened with any other person before. With each and every walk to class, they grew to like each other more and more. Ty claims he tried to make a few moves to ask Holly on a date, but she was completely oblivious to this and under the impression that he just thought of her as a friend.

When summer came round, they kept in touch, but weren’t sure exactly how the other felt. It was that summer that Ty told his best friend, Andrew, “Man, I met this girl at school. She’s awesome! Seriously, if she wanted to marry me today, I’d be more than ok with it.” However, after the summer came to a close and they returned to school, both found themselves on completely different pages. They lost touch and life just kind of pulled them apart for a little bit. A few months down the line, they ran into each other at the campus gym and both realized they never really stopped having feelings for the other. So they decided to meet up for ice cream at Graeter’s and just take a stroll along the Scioto River, and that was the first of many dates leading up to one that was of particular importance.

One evening in November of 2010, after taking Holly out to dinner, Ty suggested they go get some ice cream. And really, who can resist ice cream?! Right down the street from the ice cream shop was a tiny park that they had nicknamed “Our Spot” because they loved to go there and just spend time together and dream together. So once they got to the ice cream shop and before they had gone in Ty said, “Hey before we go in, let’s go to our little spot,” to which Holly agreed. Once they were there Ty had Holly close her eyes while he talked about them and the future, and when she opened her eyes he was down on one knee asking her to marry him! After freaking out a little bit, Holly regained her composure just enough to say “Yes!” Ty slipped on the ring and asked, “Want to go tell your roommates?” Holly said yes, thinking “They are going to be so shocked!” But what Holly didn’t know was that there were about 50 of their closest friends and family anxiously waiting for them to get back so they could surprise her!

Ty and Holly, you guys have been truly wonderful to us and we thank you so much! Your love for one another is something so tangible and it was wonderful being there to witness your wedding.

Thank you to everyone that made this wedding amazing!
Venue: The Savannah Center
Dress: Ella Rose
Makeup/Hair: Shannon Johnson
DJ: Dave Marquette of Good Vibrations
Florist: Furst Florist
Cake: Elé Cake Co.

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  1. Holly Williams

    January 27th, 2012 at 11:14 am

    You guys…. this is beautiful! I just read our story to Ty and we were cracking up- you nailed it!! Thank you SO much for just being great making the photography one less thing I had to worry about that day. You were incredible and I’ve already started spreading the word!! :))))

  2. Joy Dearth

    January 27th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    What beautiful pictures of a beautiful/handsome bride and groom. I’m so glad I could see them!

  3. Jim Kilby

    January 27th, 2012 at 12:06 pm


  4. Elisabeth

    January 27th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Beautiful pics!!! You guys captured the day so well!

  5. Pam Meeks

    January 27th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Oh, what beautiful pictures of a gorgeous wedding of a special couple!!! I had a smile on my face going though all the wonderful pictures. This special pair are the pastoral couple of our church, UM Wares Chapel. God does do great things and bringing Ty and Holly into our lives is one of them!

  6. Savanna

    January 27th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Lovvve them all!! Gorgeous

  7. Franki

    January 27th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    So absolutley wonderful!!!! They are such an amazing couple and this story really gave a glimps of how they really are!! So precious! And the pictures that followed were so amazing! They brought back great memories!!!

  8. lauren

    January 27th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    These pictures capture exactly how wonderful that day was, not only for the bride and groom, but for everyone who had the privledge of being there! So much fun!

  9. Carley

    January 27th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Woo! Love this couple and your awesome pictures!

  10. Lamma Johnson

    January 27th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    These are beautiful! I love the way the colors pop against the outdoor pictures. God was painting the sky beautifully just for you and Ty. 😉

  11. Beth McCampbell

    January 28th, 2012 at 12:14 am

    These pictures look so great!! You really did a wonderful job capturing the joy and fun of this day.

  12. Nate

    January 29th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    What a good-looking group of people! Pictures look great!

  13. Carla

    February 6th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    wonderful pictures, recording a wonderful day!!

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