May 24, 2020, 6:00 PM
Bell Event Centre

Girl Meets Boy

Emily Christine Witt is a nursing student, due to graduate in May 2020, currently residing in greater Cincinnati. She was born to Dennis and Doris Witt (following in their footsteps of health care as a dentist and nurse, respectively) in Harrison, Ohio where she was also raised. She has worked for many years in the mental health department at the Veterans Affairs Hospital caring for the many veterans whose welfare she is very passionate about, and she fully anticipates continuing to do so following graduation. 


Martin Frederick Shelby Wilkes is a retina surgeon currently residing in greater Cincinnati with his now fiancé Emily Witt. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1981 where his parents were completing their ophthalmological subspecialty training. He was raised in Atlanta, Ga from 1983-1999, when educational and occupational pursuits took him to Hampton followed by Richmond, Virginia, then to Ohio, back to Atlanta for 4 years, then ultimately back in Ohio. He adores his work and the joy it brings him, as well as the opportunity to enhance the lives of his patients. 

Emily and Martin initially crossed paths during Martin‘s rotation as a retina fellow at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Cincinnati in 2012. Since initially approaching Emily (involving a phone call from his exam room to the front desk where Emily was staffed at the time), they have grown in many ways. Their adventures initially involved in Ohio, then to Atlanta, blossoming along the way...and most recently back to Ohio as of 2018 where things their truly began to take lasting shape. They became engaged in Costa Rica in 2018 and their love has continued to grow and flourish ever since.They both are incredibly excited, grateful, and fond of and for each other as they continue to enjoy each other’s love, and their shared goals for the future including continuing to build their relationship with God, family, dogs, travel, and philanthropy. 


Our Big Day

The wedding ceremony will be an intimate event with the bride, groom, and their immediate family at 2 PM. The reception will be a celebration of their matrimony to which all are invited, at 6 PM.

May 24, 2020, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Bell Event Centre,
444 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA


While the presence of your company is the only gift we could ever ask for, an alternative registry has been set up here for those who have expressed an interest in offering a gift to mark the occasion.

See You at the Altar!

Suggested Hotels: Westin Fountain Square, 21c, Hampton Suites, Homewood Suites (PLEASE consider securing hotel arrangements ASAP as it is a holiday weekend). Shuttle service will be available for 2 hours for transportation back to hotels within a 5-mile radius of the venue. Gated parking is also available at the venue.


We can't wait to celebrate with you. 
For any questions, be in touch! 

Thank you!