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Category: Weddings

Meagan and Nick's Wedding
Holiday Elegance

English Oak Room Wedding, Cleveland Walking into the bridal suite at the Renaissance Hotel, we were immediately greeted by smiles and hugs from Meagan’s mom and the bridesmaids. Meagan was wrapping up her make-up and had a permanent smile. She was so relaxed, truly ready to enjoy every second of her wedding day. This was going to be a great day! Meagan and Nick share a romance that’s honestly palpable. The sincerity and passion of their...

Courtney and Keith's Wedding
A Masquerade with Michael Myers

A Cleveland Halloween Wedding There is just something about Halloween that makes a perfect wedding. Going into the 2018 season, we had one key date open…October 27. There was a reason for this, as we met Courtney and Keith at the Michaud’s Bridal Show and literally had instant chemistry. Their personalities, enthusiasm and charm were so appealing. When Courtney told me the wedding was going to be a masquerade theme, we were sold. There is...

Kayla and Zack's Wedding
Prince Charming and a Puppy

Cleveland Old Arcade Wedding The Hyatt Regency in Cleveland’s Old Arcade was the setting for Kayla and Zack’s elegant wedding, and it started with a huge surprise. Kayla opened a letter from Zach revealing there would be a new addition to the family upon return from their honeymoon…a golden retriever puppy. Yes, this was going to be a great day! Having met Zack at a previous wedding, and starting the season off with a late winter engagement...

Carrie and Kevin's Wedding
This One Time at Band Camp
Event Date 09/22/2018
Ceremony St. Mary's, Hudson
Portraits Western Reserve, Hudson
Reception Bertram Inn, Aurora
Categories Weddings

Wedding Ceremony at St. Mary’s Church, Hudson | Wedding Reception at The Bertram, Aurora Music filled the air from beginning to end for Carrie and Kevin’s wedding, who now live in Nashville. The couple both attended Hudson High School, but never knew each other. It wasn’t until after high school when they finally met, this one time at band camp. St. Mary’s Church was a magnificent display for their elegant ceremony, and Carrie’s...

Angela and Kyle's Wedding
From Grill Side to Side by Side

Wedding Ceremony at St. Paschal Baylon Church | Wedding Reception at The Banquet Center at St. Noel Angela and Kyle met while working in the restaurant industry. Their grill side banter blossomed into a beautiful relationship, with Kyle now being the Executive Chef at RED Pinecrest. The backdrop for their wedding ceremony, at St. Paschal Baylon Church, was glorious, offering floor to ceiling grand windows and multiple vantage points. For...

Christina and Andre's Wedding
A Blessing at Peacock Ridge
Event Date 07/21/2018
Categories Weddings

Peacock Ridge Wedding, North Lawrence Peacock Ridge, in North Lawrence, Ohio, is a fairly new venue that has grown drastically in popularity, and for good reasons. With the quaint barn, elegant lake altar, and sweeping landscape views, it has become a favorite venue of mine, with a few more weddings slated in the next year. Christina and Andre were a referral from a past couple of mine, and I instantly had a great connection with them. Their...

Sara and Austin's Wedding
Old Cleveland… New Cleveland

Wedding Ceremony at the Old Stone Church | Wedding Reception at Music Box Supper Club This wedding had it all…an enthusiastic bridal party, perfect summer weather, classic locations, and a couple that radiates positive and loving energy. A recent graduate from medical school near Columbus (and where Austin is from), Dr. Sara brought her fiancé back home to say, “I do!” Our day began at the Old Stone Church, one of Cleveland’s oldest...

Olivia & Derek's Wedding
All the Cleveland Fun & Then Some!

Wedding Ceremony at St. Vitus Church, Cleveland | Wedding Reception at St. Paul Hellenic, North Royalton Being storytellers, it’s a little hard to describe in words how much we adored this wedding. As the saying goes, “you just had to be there.” From the moment the day started until the last dance, the enjoyment was non-stop. Olivia and Derek are more than just clients to us, they became true friends. The day began with a majestic service...

Katie & Justin's Wedding
A Cross-Fit Connection

Wedding Ceremony at First Congregational Church, Hudson | Wedding Portraits in Peninsula, Ohio Katie and Justin are proof that typical proposals don’t have to be the norm. As their workout run came to a finish, Katie went inside the CrossFit gym, where they first met, only to find Justin on one knee asking her to marry him! She may not have had perfect makeup and manicured nails for her proposal, but their wedding was picture...