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Mapleside Farms Wedding with Shelly and Drew

In May I met up with Shelly and Drew for their wedding at Mapleside Farms.  Unfortunately Ohio weather was not on our side so their ceremony had to be moved indoors.  The rain just would NOT quit!  However these two didn’t let the rain faze them a bit.  The great thing is that Mapleside Farms is beautiful both inside and out so we were able to still get lovely photos despite not being able to go out on the grounds.

They did a first look which made the most sense with their set up of having the ceremony and reception at the same place.  It made for a seamless transition from the ceremony to the reception for everyone.  It also meant they got to enjoy their cocktail hour with their guests which is when I feel that the wedding couple are able to get the best quality conversations with the loved ones that have come from afar.

Shelly and Drew were so wonderful to work with!  Their love was a joy to document and their family and friends were so darn fun and kind!  It really was a pleasure working with everyone.  Thank you for trusting me to capture your day!

Ceremony & Reception: Mapleside Farms / Bridal Gown: Essence of Australia via The Dress Bridal Boutique Catering: A Taste of Excellence / Cupcakes: Sweet Little Things Cle / DJ: Soundproof Entertainment / Florist: Nikki’s 21 Blooms

I started the day out with the guys as they got ready before the ladies arrived.

Groom getting ready for wedding at Mapleside Farms

Shelly had the most exquisite wedding gown!  I loved the illusion netting at the top which was a trend this year.

Bride

Once the ladies arrived and dressed they toasted the couple before Shelly got into her gown.

Shelly looked amazing in her Essence of Australia gown!

Bride getting ready for wedding at Mapleside Farms

Since it was raining their outdoor ceremony had to be moved inside and we opted to do their first look where their ceremony would later take place.  Drew anxiously awaited as Shelly exited the bridal suite and met him on the stairs.

Groom waiting for first look at Mapleside Farms

While it may not been the location they initially planned, this indoor backup location was beautiful and perfect!

Bride and Groom first look before wedding at Mapleside Farms

After a few minutes of admiring each other and lots of hugs, I took a few portraits of them before we wrangled the bridal party and families for their turns in front of the camera.

Wedding portrait at Mapleside Farms Wedding portrait at Mapleside Farms

Navy and Pink was another trend that started with Shelly and Drew’s wedding last year and I must say, it’s one of my favorite color choices.  Looks great on everyone and in photos!

Navy and Pink Bridal PartyBridal Party at Mapleside Farms for May Wedding

The ladies were all so lovely to work with and quite willing to do anything to make Shelly’s day as smooth as possible!

Bride and Bridesmaids at Mapleside Farms Wedding

The guys were willing to help lift, shift and do anything to make sure a smile was on Drew and Shelly’s face and that everything was set up.

Groom and Groomsman in Navy Blue Suits

Once we were through with the bridal party we used the spare time we had before they needed to be hidden away before guests arrived by taking more portraits.

Bride and Groom wedding portrait at Mapleside Farms

Mapleside Farms is a beautiful wedding venue and it’s the perfect blend of rustic charm and elegance.

Bride and Groom wedding portrait at Mapleside FarmsBride and Groom wedding portrait at Mapleside Farms

The rain slowed down enough so that we could go outside to the covered porch for some photos without getting wet.  The light was beautiful despite the rain!

Bride and Groom wedding portrait at Mapleside Farms

How cute are they???

Bride and Groom wedding portrait at Mapleside Farms

I love when my couples sneak kisses whenever given the chance – they look much more natural in photos!

Bride and Groom wedding portrait at Mapleside Farms

Shelly and Drew came prepared with a Thank You banner in burlap that matched their rustic decor for their wedding.

Thank You sign held by Bride and Groom

Seriously, aren’t they so sweet??

Bride and Groom wedding portrait at Mapleside Farms

Finally it was time for the ceremony to begin!

Indoor wedding ceremony at Mapleside Farms

Shelly and her father entered from the rear of the barn at Mapleside Farms and slowly made their way up the long aisle.

Indoor wedding ceremony at Mapleside Farms

Shelly’s Dad had the biggest grin on his face all day long!

Indoor wedding ceremony at Mapleside Farms

What a gorgeous backup location indeed!!

Indoor wedding ceremony at Mapleside Farms

Their ceremony was full of laughs and quite a few sentimental tears as well.

Indoor wedding ceremony at Mapleside FarmsIndoor wedding ceremony at Mapleside Farms

It’s official!

Indoor wedding ceremony at Mapleside Farms

This may be the most amazing candy buffet I’ve ever seen.  It was beautifully themed to match their rustic decor and had lovely hints of pink.

Wedding candy buffet at Mapleside Farms

How amazing are these gumball necklaces?!?! They were a huge hit!

Gumball necklace wedding favor

On the other side of the ballroom they had a cupcake table set up which was equally as beautiful.

Sweet Little Things CLE Cupcakes at Mapleside Farms

Their cake cutting was quite amusing!

Cake cutting at wedding reception at Mapleside Farms

The toasts were beautiful, sentimental, and full of love!

Wedding reception at Mapleside FarmsWedding reception at Mapleside FarmsWedding reception at Mapleside Farms

The dancing kicked off with the first dance and it was absolute perfection.

First dance at wedding reception at Mapleside Farms

This photo may be my favorite from the day!

First dance at wedding reception at Mapleside Farms

Next up was the parent dances, I love how happy Shelly’s Dad looks!

Parent dance at wedding reception at Mapleside Farms

Drew and his Mom made sure there wasn’t a dry eye left in the building.

Parent dance at wedding reception at Mapleside Farms

As the evening progressed Soundproof Entertainment made sure that the dance floor was packed all night long and everyone had grins from ear to ear!

Wedding reception at Mapleside Farms

Before leaving I played with their rings and I LOVED the candy buffet setup so of course I had to play with the rings there.

Wedding rings at Mapleside Farms

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Cleveland Museum of Art Spring Engagement Session with Sarah and Eric

Last Spring I met up with Sarah and Eric at the Cleveland Museum of Art for their engagement session.  Timing the spring sessions for the blooms at Wade Oval Lagoon can be tricky but we hit the sweet spot where there was some leaves, some flowers and all the sunshine!  April really makes Cleveland shine!

Sarah and Eric were a dream to work with – super easy going and adorable together.  This weekend I’ll be photographing their wedding and I can’t wait to meet up with them again!

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Canton Brewing Company Wedding with Kristen and Bob

Back in April I met up with Kristen and Bob for a sweet intimate wedding in the speakeasy at Canton Brewing Company.  I love when I’m able to shoot smaller weddings and was super excited to see Canton Brewing Company’s wedding space!  It was a sweet ceremony and super casual dinner with family and friends.  I loved how kids were just running all around and EVERYONE had a massive smile on their face.

Thank you so much to Kristen and Bob for having me out to document your event!  It was a lovely day!

 

 

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