Local Love: Raya Mafazy & Michael Whalen

Downtown Cincinnati was an elegant backdrop for Raya’s and Michael’s glamorous wedding, which took place at The Westin on Fountain Square.
Local Love: Raya Mafazy  & Michael Whalen

Photograph Courtesy of Doug Peterson

Married: November 7, 2015 Bride’s Profession: Director of skating and marketing, South Metro Sports Groom’s Profession: Small business owner Couple’s Current Home: Oakwood

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Photograph Courtesy of Doug Peterson

Digital Connection: Despite the couple having many mutual friends, similar interests, and living roughly an hour apart, they did not meet until they were matched on eHarmony.

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St. Monica-St. George Parish Newman Center

Photograph Courtesy of Doug Peterson

A Piece of Home: Raya, who was born in Kenya, loves elephants. She scattered adorable elephant figurines throughout their wedding reception, which was decorated with glamorous gold details.

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Photograph Courtesy of Doug Peterson

Vendors
Photography: Doug Peterson Ceremony: St. Monica-St. George Parish Newman Center Reception: The Westin Cincinnati Wedding Planner: Shannon Wullenweber, W Events Flowers: Two Little Buds Cake: The BonBonerie Gown: Justin Alexander, European Bridal Invitations: The Mulberry Tree Fine Stationers Bride’s Hair: Amanda Guilmette, BRIDEface Bride’s Makeup: Rachel Lisa Videography: Beloved Wedding Photography Transportation: A Savannah Nite Limousine Services Custom Backdrop: Suzy Richardt Custom Hand-Lettering & Chalkboards Linens: Impressive Occasions

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