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Category: Weddings

Chloe and Chris' Wedding
Mohican Magic

The Mohicans Treehouse Resort and Wedding Venue October 20, 2020 started as a chilly, rainy day, but the fall colors of yellow and orange were on full display, nestled into the hills and treehouses of The Mohicans, while leaves blanketed the ground. There was also enough green left for superb contrast. It was an impeccable backdrop that blended with the sunflower and pumpkin theming. We normally meet our couples in person before they hire us,...

Ashley and Jonathan's Wedding
The White Sandy Beaches of Medina County
Event Date 09/12/2020
Location Medina, Ohio
Categories Weddings

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...

Stephanie and Bryan's Wedding
A Romance Written in the Sand

St. Bartholomew’s Wedding Ceremony | Aloft Cleveland Wedding Reception I love hearing the backstories on how my couples met. I have heard several stories that coincidence just can not explain. Stephanie and Bryan both attended Strongsville High School, but did not know one another or cross paths. After graduation, they went to two different colleges. It wasn’t until a trip to Windsor, Canada with a group of mutual friends, during their junior...

Alexa and Alex's Wedding
The Importance of a Solid Timeline

Wedding Ceremony at St. Joseph, Strongsville | Wedding Reception at Wyndham Cleveland Airport I often get asked about the biggest mistake made in planning a wedding. The answer is very simple…a poor timeline, which can lead to unnecessary anxiety replacing pure enjoyment. Having developed a special relationship with Alexa and Alex during their entire engagement (you can view their engagement blog here), they valued our suggestions. We literally...

Alyssa and Nate's Wedding
Blue Skies, Big Hearts at Blue Heron

Blue Heron Wedding When you meet Alyssa and Nate for the first time, you just fall in love with them. They are so friendly, caring, genuine and mature. I was overjoyed when a picture perfect day with deep blue skies awaited them on their wedding day. It was meaningful for Alyssa and Nate to spend private time together for their portrait session, and we agreed that a first-look reveal was the best solution. The Everett Road Covered Bridge in...

Gabby and Joey's Wedding
Brilliantly Beautiful

Wedding Ceremony at St. John Bosco, Parma Hts. | Wedding Reception at Woodside Event Center, Broadview Hts. After one of the most sweltering July’s I have ever experienced, August 2019 started with an impeccable day for Gabby and Joey’s wedding. There was not a cloud in the sky, the sun was absolutely glorious, and the temperature mimicked a mid-September day. Gabby and Joey are exactly as pictured…beautiful people inside and out, and one...

Jessica and Scott's Wedding
A Timeline Twist

A Music Box Supper Club Wedding Jessica and Scott are such a cool and alluring couple. When I first met them, I was so impressed how they did not want a typical wedding. After sharing their vows, they desired to spend substantial time with their friends and family right away to commemorate their day, so literally everyone could enjoy every minute. Most of the portraits would then be taken during golden hour lighting, when the sun is lower in the...

Richelle and Karl's Wedding
Rain On Your Wedding Day? No Worries.

Wedding Ceremony at Heartland Community Church | Wedding Reception at Woodside Event Center Richelle and Karl are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. Their kindness just radiates. We have shared many treasured moments with them the last two years, including their 2018 engagement session (click here to view the blog). So, the last thing we wanted on their wedding day was a steady rain, but as we discuss at every wedding...

Grace and Peter's Wedding
February in the Flats

Wedding Ceremony at St. Charles Borromeo | Wedding Reception at Windows on the River We initially met Grace and Peter at Jessica and Mark’s 2017 wedding.  Jessica and Grace are cousins, so it was delightful for us to be surrounded by family and friends. It’s uncommon for a Cleveland February to provide such epic outdoor backdrops for our couples, but Grace and Peter’s day was nothing short of stunning and the weather was unseasonably...