After Two Years of Long-Distance Dating, This Couple Said I-Do in Cincinnati

The couple enjoyed an intimate crowd of 80 guests for their big day, mostly planned by the bride’s Pinterest-active mother, aunt, and church community.

From a college romance to long-distance love from opposite sides of the country for two and a half years, this couple gathered their closest friends and family in Cincinnati for a Pinterest-inspired wedding on October 17, 2019.

Photograph by Rachel Rice, Adair Wedding Photography

Emma Dahnke and David Fernandez met at Pensacola Christian College in Florida thanks to Emma’s older sister, who pointed him out to her while shopping for textbooks. Emma told her sister right then, “I’m going to marry him.”

The couple enjoyed an intimate crowd of 80 guests for their big day, mostly planned by Emma’s Pinterest-active mother, church community, and her aunt, who flew the greenery in her checked bags from Florida.

Click through our gallery to view more photos (by Rachel Rice) from Emma and David’s big day:


Photography: Rachel Rice, Adair Wedding Photography | Venue: Mojave EastWedding Planner: Lisa Dahnke | Flowers: Provided by bride’s mother and aunt | Cake: Made by a family friend | Bride’s Gown: Bridal BeginningGown Designer: Allure BridalsBride’s Hair and Makeup: Emma Dahnke | Catering: Thunderdome Catering

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