September 9, 2017
Romance sparked from Melanie’s and Mackenzie’s college friendship. After enduring three years of long distance, the couple reunited here to tie the knot.
Photography: Molly McElenney Photography | Venue: Pinecroft Mansion at Crosley Estate | Flowers: Kevin Ford, Ford-Ellington Floral & Wedding Design | Cake: Cocoa Bites | Macaron Tower: Macaron Bar | Gowns: Willowby by Watters, BHLDN | Invitations: Poeme | Favors: Old Time Candy | Brides’ Makeup: Mackenzie Stewart | Brides’ Hair: Robyn Kenney and Ashley Carroll, Valenti Salon & Spa | Man of Honor/Bridesmen Suits: J. Crew and The Tie Bar | Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal | Videography: Little Brown Dog Productions | Mackenzie’s Profession: Cosmetologist/hairstylist | Melanie’s Profession: Sales, Google | Couple’s Current Home: Ann Arbor, Michigan | Third Time’s A Charm: After their first photographer cancelled due to health reasons and weather prohibited their second from flying, it took an SOS call out to photographers across the country to snag Molly McElenney. The Phoenix photographer flew in at the last minute, never having met the brides prior to the wedding day. | Guest of Honor: Melanie and Mackenzie met Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case for marriage equality, at Cincinnati Pride the day after same-sex marriage became legal. Obergefell flew in from Washington, D.C., to attend the wedding and present a reading for the brides.