with very little fanfare and just 13 friends and family, we staged a small “flash” wedding yesterday around 4:30 p.m. at the Krohn Conservatory here in Cincinnati. I have been volunteering at the Krohn since this past spring and while walking around one particularly slow day during the Holiday exhibit, I thought it would be a great place to have a wedding. We invited a few people to come with us and check out the Krohn before having a small impromptu ceremony.
Once we arrived, most people seemed more interested in the wedding than checking out the exhibit, so we quietly slipped into the Bonsai Room and began our wedding. Dressed in jeans, we exchanged vows in front of friends, family, and mostly complete strangers. Everyone was respectful, quiet and when the ceremony was over, they erupted in applause.
The most important part of the evening, dinner (yes, I am joking), was just as wonderful. Lots of good food, wine, laughter and desserts. And even a chorus of “Going to the Chapel” from the staff.
It was an understated day. There was very little planning. Very little money was spent. But I will always remember it as one of the BEST DAYS EVER.