Native Iris Photography
Lifestyle Photography | Loveland, OH

Little Vignette's of Life


I do my best to be a story teller. My passion is to document and photograph the life of those around me.
I hope you enjoy these little vignettes and adventures here in Cincinnati, Ohio. 


Memorial Hall - Fancy Dinner Party

"Young Cincinnati Couple Throws a Historic Fancy Dinner Party"
Or at least, that's the story I am going to paint for you with the help of Cincinnati's best vendors.

Venue Memorial Hall - Amanda St. Clare
Event Design : Social Design Events
Photography : Native Iris Photography - Whitney - yours truly

Graphic Design : Olive Paper Co. - China
Flowers : Eve Floral Co. - Evelyn
Vintage Decoration : Queen City Vignette - Amber & Emma

Make Up : BRIDEface - Nancy
Dress Rental : Finery Boutique - Patricia
Jewelry : Chloe + Isabel - Nancy - Nancy

Beverages : Memorial Hall - Amanda St. Clare
Dessert : Canteen Bakery - Angie

Allow us to first set the stage (literally) for our charming story staring a husband and wife who fell in love with the historical charm of Cincinnati's oldest treasure, Memorial Hall. Located in Over-the-Rhine, just next to Washington Park and Music Hall, historic Memorial Hall is a rejuvenated Cincinnati treasure. You can feel the history the moment you walk thought those gorgeous doors.

Did I mention this was a fancy dinner party? Our hostess wanted to step out in style and treated herself and her closest gal pal themselves before she spent the evening treating her guests. Nancy from BRIDEface provided gorgeous makeup. Chloe + Isabel jewelry was provided to help add some extra sparkle to our photos. You'll see our two hostesses wearing darling dresses rented from Finery Boutique. Our hostess knows how to spoil her friends.

Our Host and Hostess wanted to start their dinner party off sipping in style. The fanatically-talented girls from Social Design took floral arrangements from Eve Floral Co. and vintage decor from Queen City Vignette to create the perfect cocktail hour. This gorgeous room overlooks Washington Park and the architecture is breathtaking. Just look at that molding! Charming Room + Great Music + Drinks + A Bit Of Dancing,  I would say this party got off to a great start. Also, the wreath from Eve Floral Co. ... stunning.

Dinner time, the best time of all. Dinner was held in one of Memorial Hall's two main ballrooms. Social Design worked hard to select linens and floral arrangements that complimented the historical interior while catering to their clients modern flare. A beautiful play on vintage and modern, if I do say so myself. To top it off, we had organic baked goods were provided by the one and only Canteen Bakery.

All that Cocktailing, Dancing and Dinning is hard. Our hosts wanted guests to treat themselves to one last scenery change before their magical evening came to an end. Evening cocktails hour was held in the upstairs marble hall just outside Memorial Hall's theater. This was just what guests needed for their end-of-the-night wind down. Again, the goddesses of Design Social tied in colors, linens and decor to compliment the extravagant marble hallway outside Longworth-Anderson Stage. 

If throwing a charming, historical, holiday dinner party were a competition ... I think out host and hostess have just won. As guests traveled back home, our hosts had some well deserved quiet time roaming the historical grounds of Memorial Hall.



I'm a sucker for "Behind the Scenes" photos! Just take a look at these talented curators, artists, boss-babe, entrepreneurs who made this vision come to life. You all are wonderful! Until next time ...
xo -Whitney

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