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 at St. Vitus Catholic Church, without a doubt one of the most breathtaking churches in the city. The couple exited the church surrounded by friends and family blowing bubbles, and Derek surprised us all when he picked up Olivia, twirled and kissed her in her stunning lace dress! What an amazing candid moment for everyone.

After their ceremony, these sports fans were ready to hit the most iconic spots in Cleveland, including the Tremont Cleveland Sign, Progressive Field, The Q and what would sadly become our last composition in front of the Lebron James mural. What better way to end the portrait session with some night life compositions on East 4th street?

The high-energy reception presented two wonderful surprises, where Olivia’s brother sang the newlywed’s first dance song live, followed by a special appearance by Slider, the Indians mascot. Olivia and Derek’s day is one we truly hold close to our hearts, and they are the epitome of a true “Rising Star couple.” What an incredible team we made.