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There’s something about Maria and Jonathan that makes me smile. Perhaps it is the way they look at each other. Or how much their family and friends adore them. Or it could just be Jonathan’s amazing dance moves during “Teach Me How to Dougie.” Their wedding day was full of laughter, happy tears, and love. Lots and lots of love.

A friend once said, “Genuine people are easy to spot and a pleasure to know.”

I couldn’t agree more.

Ceremony: Hope United Methodist Church
Reception: Moraine Country Club
Dress: Bridal and Formal, Cincinnati
Florist: The Flowerman
DJ: Absolute DJ
Cake: Jan Simmons