Wednesday, May 21

Vernon + Demetrice: Columbus, Ohio Wedding

As a wedding photographer I'm surrounded by new love all the time. I get to meet couples who are recently engaged and excited about a new chapter of their lives they're about to enter into. I love being able to be a part of the beginning of their love story and follow them through the rest of their lives by keeping in touch and hearing about new houses, new kids, and new accomplishments. But last Saturday I got a glimpse of a love story that started 12 years ago and is still going strong after 10 years of marriage. And I have to say, that kind of story is pretty amazing too.

Demetrice and Vernon's devotion and love for each other is inspiring. They decided to renew their vows last Saturday in front of friends and family at the Northland Performing Art Center in Columbus, Ohio. Although it was raining during the morning and Vernon was not in full health, the day was still beautiful and a great opportunity for everyone to celebrate Demetrice and Vernon's decade of love.

Demetrice was a greater planner, making sure everything was taken care of. She told me that her wedding colors were "black, white, and bling", which I loved.

We did a big reveal for Demetrice instead of a typical first look. We had all of the family members that came early for group pictures face away as Demetrice entered the room, then Vernon turned around, followed by the rest of their families. Their reactions were priceless and I'm so glad we were able to capture that moment for her.

Demetrice also had 10 surprises for Vernon throughout the day with the last two being Miss Athena Nile, a professional belly dancer, and a unique groom's cake from Bella Luna Cakes and Confections.

Toward the end of the reception Vernon was feeling better and was able to go outside with us to snap a few quick pictures. The cloudy afternoon led to some beautiful lighting and I absolutely loved the nearby wall Demetrice chose to shoot a few solo pictures.

Demetrice and Vernon, your day was absolutely wonderful and such a pleasure to be a part of! I hope you had an amazing time and the wedding you deserved! I wish you guys many more decades of happiness!

Keep smiling!

To see even more from Demetrice and Vernon's wedding check out the slideshow below!

Venue: Northland Performing Art Center
DJ:       JT Michaels
Entertainer: Athena Nile
Coordinator: Knot 2 Worry Weddings ( Marcie Golson)
Caterer: 3 Generations Catering
Bridal Gown: Wedding Plantation


  1. We want to thank you so much for capturing our love and our special day. The photos so far look absolutely amazing. We also hope you love you gift. Demetrice and Vernon Napper