A Beach Wedding in Medina, Ohio

Yep, you read that correctly. Ashley always dreamed of having a beach wedding, but wanted all of her family and friends to be able to attend. The solution…bring the beach to Medina. On her parent’s property encompassing a sparkling lake, they built a white sand beach, a pavilion featuring a bar and dance floor, bridges and giant boulders edging the lake and riverbed, and rented a giant tent for dinner. It was a layout that HGTV would have applauded, and it made every guest feel as though they were at a destination wedding.

Over the last two years we have shared priceless moments with Ashley and Jonathan, including their engagement session (see blog here). Their affection for one another just permeates, and they are such a joy to work whether the compositions be amusing, cute or formal.

There are so many highlights of their wedding day, including an emotional first-look reveal with Ashley and her dad, and a secret helicopter ride for the bride and groom, that surprised all the guests when it flew over at the end of ceremony, and landed on the property. Jonathan proposed to Ashley while on a vacation helicopter ride in Sarasota, Florida, and they soared to new heights on their wedding day, flying over the shores of Lake Erie. A huge thank you to Paratus Air. What a blessed day!