A few years ago I photographed a wedding that was supposed to be at the Japanese Garden but rain moved the ceremony up to the Restorative Garden so I was elated when Missy contacted me about photographing their wedding in the Japanese Garden at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Missy and Frank had a beautiful day without a drop of rain so it all went as planned!
It was a pretty hot and humid day for May but it was a beautiful day none the less. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping and the sweet smell of wisteria was in the air. I loved how Missy and Frank braided their children into the ceremony and made them a part of the ceremony. It was a sweet and personalized ceremony for them and their new family.
After the ceremony they moved up to Woodland Hall for their lunch reception where all the kids had tons of fun munching on some kid-friendly food they had alongside the “adult” offerings (and even the adults tried it because everyone was raving about the mac and cheese and who can pass up mac and cheese?) while they raced in and out of the photo booth. The adults mingled with friends and family and it was such a perfect day for everyone. I love casual receptions!
Thank you so much for trusting me to capture your wedding day!
Cake: Wild Flour Bakery / Catering: Bon Apetit / Ceremony: Japanese Garden at Cleveland Botanical Garden / Florist: Hirts Florist / Officiant: Divine Weddings by Diane / Reception: Woodland Hall at Cleveland Botanical Garden / Stationery: Keewi Designs / String Quartet: Celestial Strings