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Category: Weddings

Abbey and Logan's Wedding
An Unforgettable Stop at Gilmour Academy

Wedding at St. Paschal Baylon and La Vera Party Center October 1, 2022 was one extraordinary day. Abbey and Logan’s venues were classic in St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church for their ceremony, and La Vera Party Center for their reception, but having the grounds of Gilmour Academy to ourselves in between was extra special. The Old English backdrop allows for spectacular textures, but it was our couple and bridal party that truly shined. Enjoying...

Chakira and Joshea's Wedding
Grace Abounds at Gervasi
Event Date 09/24/2022
Location Gervasi Vineyard
Categories Weddings

Gervasi Vineyard Wedding Gervasi Vineyard is an enchanted location, and very much has a destination-wedding ambience. Chakira and Joshea’s big day took place at the Villa Grande, a venue that has charm, grace and warmth, just as Chakira and Joshea. Portrait locations are in abundance from the vineyards and grand entrance, to the lake and willow trees, but one of our favorite moments was simply taking a break halfway, so Chakira and Joshea could...

Kristianna and Nathan's Wedding
Overcast Skies, Overjoyed Day

White Birch Barn Wedding, Medina Friday, October 7 was a chilly, overcast day, but there was no way it would curtail the love, joy and excitement this wedding day was predestined to be. Kristianna and Nathan are a couple of great faith, and even though it started raining for few minutes right when they kissed during the outdoor ceremony, everyone focused on the good luck the rain symbolized. It cleared out shortly after for some glorious rustic...

Nicole and Vinny's Wedding
A Spectacular Setting
Event Date 09/18/2021
Categories Weddings

Stan Hywet Hall Wedding Oh, how I love Stan Hywet Hall in Akron, Ohio. The picturesque grounds offer backdrops that can not be found elsewhere, including the English Garden and reflection pond, a long trellis, and my favorite, birch tree alley. Nicole and Vinny had a smaller, intimate wedding, surrounded by loved ones and a two-member bridal party. The affection commenced with two first-look reveals between Nicole and her dad, and then Vinny. We...

Melisa and Kyle's Wedding
Happy Days…Lodge.

Peninsula, Ohio Wedding May 7, 2022 started a little chilly, but quickly turned into a warm, picture perfect day. The leaves were just starting to bud, creating a fairytale setting for Melisa and Kyle. The backdrop was the woods of the Happy Days Lodge in Peninsula, Ohio, part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A spirited bridal party, loving families, and the most delightful and charming bride and groom made for an impeccable day…happy...

Megan and Jerome's Wedding
Let’s Fête! 

Cleveland Hyatt Wedding at The Old Arcade In French, fête stands for party, and what a party Megan and Jerome had on March 25, 2022. Jerome grew up in Brest, France, near the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, and settled in the States for schooling and his career. It was a beautiful family affair on both sides, with many relatives and friends on Jerome’s side visiting from France. The Cleveland Arcade served as a perfect backdrop inspired by the...

Annie and Scott's Wedding
A Classic on Memory Lane

St. Rita’s Wedding Ceremony, Solon While doing some offseason work, I came across one of my favorite weddings in my career, and just had to show some highlights. The hard part was picking just a small selection of pictures. Annie and Scott’s May 2018 wedding had it all, from laughs to romance. Both St. Rita’s Church in Solon, and the reception at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Aurora, supplied ample angles for creativity. The icing on...

Cassie and Bobby's Wedding
Historical Location in the Heartland
Event Date 10/09/2021
Categories Weddings

Rivercrest Farm Wedding Tucked in the hills of Dover, Ohio, stands an old dairy barn built in 1918, and converted to a wedding venue in 2013. Rivercrest Farm is a private venue surrounded by nature, animals and rustic props on all sides, and offering multiple spots for a ceremony. Cassie and Bobby’s vision was the hilltop overlook on a summer-like October day in 2021. The evening supplied fun for everyone, including an outdoor bar, fireplace,...

Becca and Michael's Wedding
Double the Wedding, Double the Fun!

Wedding at St. Jude’s, Elyria and Vermilion on the Lake Club House Like so many couples in 2020, Becca and Michael could not have their wedding reception due to the pandemic shutdown, along with several key people on Michael’s side not able to travel. However, they were blessed with a beautiful day for their ceremony, and portrait session at Schoepfle Garden, one of my favorite locations. In 2021, Becca and Michael had a vow renewal ceremony...