This Is What it Looks like When Robin Wood’s Two Daughters Get Married

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Photograph by Megan Noll Photography

Photograph by Robin McKerrell Photography

Sadie Steller and Libby Mock have always been close. Born just 19 months apart, the sisters are best friends and have experienced many of life’s milestones together. So when they set their wedding dates for just three months apart—Libby’s was June 11, 2016, and Sadie’s was September 3, 2016—it felt natural to plan their weddings side-by-side.

Photograph by Megan Noll Photography

Photograph by Megan Noll Photography

The sisters had similarly sized weddings, about 200 guests for Libby and 225 for Sadie, and overlapped on several of their vendors—including their mom’s business, Robin Wood Flowers—but that’s about where the similarities end.

Photograph by Megan Noll Photography

Photograph by Megan Noll Photography

For Libby, it was all about color. Bursts of orange, pink, purple, yellow, and bright green were a bold contrast to the white, formal backdrop of the Cincinnati Country Club. “Anywhere we could pop colors into it, we did,” she says. Her bridesmaids wore hydrangea blue dresses and carried vibrant, burgeoning bouquets. The groomsmen wore purple-blue boutonnieres to match. Circular tables were adorned with large, vivid floral centerpieces, and even the invitations, which were designed by Libby’s husband, Chris, were warm and whimsical.

Her cake, though white, was hardly boring. Polka dots gave it a “splash of fun,” she says, and flowers cascaded down the side. For favors, the couple made individual bags of homemade pasta, thanks to an early wedding present. “We both really like to cook,” Libby says. “It’s something we bonded over when we were dating, so it was a good expression of us.”

Photograph by McKerrell Photography

Photograph by Robin McKerrell Photography

Sadie, on the other hand, took a nature-inspired approach to her wedding. “I really wanted plants and nature to look like they took over in a really beautiful way,” she says. Tucked into the rustic woodlands of the Cincinnati Nature Center, her decor emphasized loose greenery and local, seasonal flowers. Guest tables were identified by pictures of forest creatures (for example, the badger table, the opossum table, and the bat table) that Sadie had hand-painted in watercolor. Her bridesmaids wore various shades of green dresses with necklaces that represented different herbs.

Photograph by McKerrell Photography

Photograph by McKerrell Photography

For dinner, guests feasted on a farm-to-table spread that included a passed bread basket—inspired by Nicola’s—and caprese salads made with locally grown tomatoes. Naked cakes from The BonBonerie continued the natural vibes, and even the groom’s cake, a beehive box, reflected the couple’s love for nature.

“It was fun sharing the excitement of getting married,” Libby says of planning her wedding alongside Sadie. “[Our weddings] really turned into unique expressions of our personalities.”

Photograph by Megan Noll Photography

Libby & Chris

Photography: Andrew Betts Photography & Megan Noll Photography

Wedding Planner: i-do Weddings & Events

Venue: Cincinnati Country Club

Flowers: Robin Wood Flowers

Gown: Bridal and Formal

Tuxes: Folchi’s Formalwear

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridal and Formal

Hair: Pamela Delagrange

Makeup: BRIDEface

Cake: The BonBonerie

Videography: Light Parade Films

DJ: DJ Toad

Catering: Cincinnati Country Club

Invitations: Designed by Chris Mock, printed by Poeme

 

Photograph by McKerrell Photography

Sadie & Jeff

Photography: Andrew Betts Photography & Robin McKerrell Photography

Wedding Planner: i-do Weddings & Events

Venue: Krippendorf Lodge, Cincinnati Nature Center

Flowers: Robin Wood Flowers

Gown: European Bridal

Hair: Pamela Delagrange

Makeup: BRIDEface

Cake: The BonBonerie

Groom’s Cake: A Spoon Fulla Sugar

Videography: Light Parade Films

DJ: DJ Toad

Catering: Elegant Fare

Rentals: All Occasions Event Rental

Stationery: Poeme

Transportation: Queen City Transportation

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