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Kohl Mansion | Leah and Justin

Leah and Justin’s new chapter begins at Kohl Mansion, a beautiful estate full of historic charm. With an elegant backdrop, the couple adds their light and airy theme, complementing the ceremony space. Take a tour of their special day with the snapshots below! 

Kohl Mansion wedding

Leah prepares with her bridesmaids in a Victorian-style library. Following this, the wedding party gathers for formal portraits. It almost looks like a dramatic movie cover, and we love every bit of it. Time to break out the popcorn! 

Wedding party portraits
3/25/2023 Photography: @cassievalentephoto Venue: @kohlmansionevents Lighting: @fsesevents DJ: @fsesevents

The ceremony space delivers a beautiful contrast to the getting-ready suites. The elegant molding and 19th-century windows are our favorite details. Natural light pours in as the ceremony begins. 

ceremony at Kohl Mansion
Kohl Mansion Ceremony

As guests file into the reception space, they see a chic welcome sign featuring a picture of the couple.

welcome sign

With soaring ceilings and a rich wood interior, the reception hall sets the stage for the couple’s first dance. 

first dance

Congratulations to newlyweds Leah and Justin! We’re wishing you all the best as you embark on this exciting adventure together.

Leah and Justin Kohl Wedding

Shoutout to our fellow creative partners for delivering a remarkable experience!

Photography: Cassie Valente Photography | @cassievalentephoto

Venue: Kohl Mansion | @kohlmansionevents

Lighting: Fantasy Sound Event Services | @fsesevents

DJ: Fantasy Sound Event Services | @fsesevents 

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