My husband and I were thrilled to attend the wedding last month of his nephew Christian, and his beautiful bride Lauren. They were married at The Monastery in Cincinnati, Ohio! I had never been to Ohio before and loved this historic city, it's active waterfront of parks and ballfields, old historic churches and of course spending time with our family!!
"The Monastery" was originally built as an observatory in 1843, it eventually closed (due to air pollution, even then!) and was leased to the Catholic Church to serve as the Holy Cross Monastery and Church from 1873 until 1977. After sitting empty for nearly three decades, it was purchased and remodeled, opening as this beautiful event venue just last year. Oh, if walls could talk!!
I hope that his sketch, will serve as a reminder of their special day and beginning of their new life together!
Best wishes to Lauren and Christian
for a happy and joyous life!