Polen Farm Wedding in Dayton, Ohio | Kalie & Evan


Kalie and Evan's wedding day at Polen Farm was such a happy and beautiful celebration, and I am so honored that this sweet couple found me and asked me to photograph their day. It was such a joy working with them from start to finish! I loved watching how Kalie's whole face would light up every time she looked at Evan, and from the way he looked at her, you could tell he was equally as smitten with his beautiful bride. They have such a steady, comfortable love, clearly so suited for each other, and the flow of their wedding day reflected that perfectly.

The day of the wedding, Kalie and Evan put the final touches on getting ready with their bridal party in the historic farmhouse at Polen Farm. Then they shared a First Look under one of the large, shaded trees on the property, where they exchanged gifts and read letters that they had written to each other. It was such a sweet, quiet moment together before all the festivities began.

After being a part of the planning with Kalie and her mother for many months, it was fun seeing their vision for the day come to life! Their main colors of whites and champagne, with accents of silver and gold, were elegant and absolutely breathtaking, grounded by lots of greenery in the floral arrangements by Floral V Designs. During Kalie and Evan's outdoor ceremony, they planted a tree with soil taken from the yards of both of their childhood homes, and at the reception, they surprised and delighted their guests with an incredibly choreographed first dance! 

Kalie and Evan, many blessings to you both as you begin this new adventure as husband and wife! Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!

Photographer: Anna Markley Photography  |  Second Photographer: Tristan Handley  |  Venue: Polen Farm  |  Florist: Floral V Designs  |  Bride's Dress: David's Bridal  |  Planning/Design: Rhonda Smith  |  Day-Of Coordination: Monica & Ryan Bowen  |  Decorating: Entertainment Unlimited Events  |  Hair: Renae from Fotini's Hair Designs  |  Caterer: Mrs. B's Catering  |  DJ: Brad from Josh Staley Productions  |  Videographer: Jesse Mariut Films  |  Linens: Prime Time Party Rental