Clare + Chris

How did you meet?

We were in the same friend group in college. We originally met on spring break by the campfire.

When did you know they were the one? 

We were long distance and we broke up for a short time and through the whole thing I truly just wanted him to be happy even though I was sad. We ended up getting back together after a month

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

He is the opposite of me but loves me and our relationship for those differences

He leads with kindness and always gives people the benefit of the doubt

His relationship with his family and how much he cares about them is unmatched

Who proposed and how? 

He proposed in Cincinnati, OH in a local park. My family was in town and he planned a huge surprise party after with all my friends.

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why? 

I first went to a shop in Shiloh, IL because for years I thought Stevie was my dress and that’s the only place I could find it. As soon as I tried on Rosey it was clear that it was everything about me reflected in a dress.

What advice would you tell other brides?

Do everything you can to live in the moment. It’s so easy to get caught up in the excitement but make sure to just take a deep breath and look around every once in a while and reflect.

What was the best moment for you at your wedding?

My husband and I decided to do our own vows and they were honest and special.

Any standout vendors?

Our photographer is an incredibly talented and friend @shewandersphotography




Tameron Country Club


She Wanders Photography


Ashley Boehler – Revive Salon in Findley


Hyde Park Bridal