Alms Park Wedding | Samantha + Charlie

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Samantha Koeninger and Charlie Rittgers Wedding day in Cincinnati

Charlie and Samantha’s Alms Park Wedding made me fall in love with a new wedding trend – intimacy.

I always laugh that weddings are only getting bigger. Social media has kept us in contact with people that we would have otherwise never kept up with. As a result, it seems like the numbers of wedding guests keep getting bigger and bigger.

Samantha and Charlie knew that wasn’t for them. They wanted only their closest family to be a part of their Alms Park Wedding. They wanted their family to feel included, relaxed and loved. I believe every one of their 50 guests felt that warmness the couple wanted them to feel.

Every detail was well thought out and personalized.

From Charlie’s uncle being the officiant to Charlie’s sister was the only attendant on his side. Samantha’s brother was hers. Samantha’s engagement ring was Charlie’s grandmothers, and they had the diamond’s in her wedding band made from a ring her Great Aunt had gifted her mother. Charlie’s wedding band was his grandfathers wedding ring, complete with his grandparents wedding date etched into the inside of the ring.

An Alms Park Wedding was the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding. The top of the pavilion was just the right amount of space to serve their guests a family style dinner.

In their engagement session blog, I talked a lot about their story – from how they met to their first date conversations. In it, I chatted about the house they were building! Many of the pictures in the getting ready portion of the day were taken at this stunning home that they’ve created together!

Wedding invites for a Cincinnati Elopement at Alms Park Wedding and Jimmy Chou shoes
getting ready portraits on film
Mother of the bride helping bride Samantha Koeninger into dress on wedding day in Cincinnati
Samantha Koeninger in Cincinnati Wedding with jewelry
Wedding day bouquet for Bride by Katie's Blooms, layflat styled invitation shot
Charlie Rittgers on wedding day getting dressed into his suit by Philippe Haas Bespoke Tailoring
Bride and her father in emotional first look for Cincinnati Wedding
Charlie Rittgers and son share a moment on wedding day
Groom's reaction to first look in Cincinnati
Bride coming down the aisle at Alms Park Wedding Ceremony in Columbia Tusculum
Wedding Ceremony at Alm's Park in Cincinnati
Charlie and Samantha Rittgers Wedding Cerremony in Cincinnati
Samantha Koeninger reading vows to new husband
Katie's Blooms set up a gorgeous reception table at outdoor venue Alms Park in Cincinnati
Wedding Cake in Cincinnati by The Bonbonerie
Place Setting at Cincinnati wedding with Premier Park Events
Bride and Groom Portraits, Wedding day pictures at Alms Park
Charlie Rittgers wedding suit by Philippe Haas Bespoke Tailoring at Cincinnati Wedding
Couple on wedding day at Alms Park in Cincinnati
Alms park wedding in Cincinnati
Couple under pavilion in a Cincinnati Park
Bride and groom walking to their outdoor wedding reception in Cincinnati
Cake cutting the Bonbonerie Wedding cake
First dance for wedding reception at Alms Park
Parent dances outdoor ceremony at Alms Park Wedding
Dancing the night away in spring wedding in Cincinnati
Bride and groom slow dancing together

These incredible Cincinnati wedding vendors made this Alms Park Wedding a dream!

Ceremony / Reception Venue: Alms Park
Hair: Krissy Davis
Video: Light Parade Films
Makeup: Makeup By Elizabeth
Caterer: Eat Well 
Florist: Katie’s Blooms
Baker: The Bonbonerie
DJ: Lyrica 
Tuxes: Philippe Haas Bespoke Tailoring
Dress Shop: Hyde Park Bridal

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