Uche and Ugo: Laurel Court – Cincinnati, Ohio

You know when you meet someone for the first time and you immediately get a positive vibe? Well, that’s what happened when I met Uche and Ugo for the very first time. We had been setting up for the beautiful wedding of Casey and Matthew at Drees Pavilion in 2017 and in walked Uche and Ugo. Recently engaged, they were searching for the perfect wedding venue, and since Drees Pavilion offers one of the best views around, there they were.

It was the perfect Kentucky spring day and the view of the Cincinnati skyline was even prettier with the blue skies and fluffy white clouds. We spoke briefly, but I knew they would be so much fun to work with so I gave them my card and said for them to call with any questions during their planning.

A couple of months later, Uche emailed to say they would love to work with me! Guys, I’m not going to lie, I was oh so excited! Uche and Ugo are genuinely beautiful people. We immediately hit it off and I met them at their home to discuss the wedding day they’ve been dreaming of.

Uche described an intimate and romantic garden affair reminiscence of a historic European garden. Lush blooms and delicate details, while Ugo wanted to incorporate their heritage throughout the day. Their wedding would be a blend of a traditional Nigerian wedding with a typical American wedding in a romantic garden-like setting.

I immediately thought of Laurel Court, the opulent beaux-arts home and wedding venue built in the gilded-age and I just knew Uche and Ugo would approve. Thankfully, they loved it!! So, the planning began. Here’s the sneak peek into their day and this stunning venue.

More to come!

Laurel Court during setup.

Laurel Court during setup.

Look at that sunset?!

Look at that sunset?!

Dream wedding party.

Dream wedding party.



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