Blue Heron Event Center Wedding with Jordan and Matthew

Blue Heron Event Center Wedding in Medina

I love when wedding days are a bit of a change up from the normal.  While every wedding day is unique there’s a pattern to them (ceremony then reception) and the beats are mostly the same.  I love it all but I do like when I get a curveball!

Jordan and Matthew opted to do a first look (yay!) and THEN do a super simple rehearsal right before the guests arrived.  I thought it was brilliant.  No one seems to remember what they rehearsed the night before (and no one notices but those that were there, promise!) so why NOT do it that way?

The best part was that they walked each other up and back down the aisle.  I loved it so much!

Oh and it’s always fun to run into random friends at weddings you never knew if you’d see them again.  Matthew’s Uncle and I went to school together and it was such a treat to be able to say hi to him.  Ironically he’s the one that introduced me to the world of the internet wayyy back in 1993 when we were Freshman.  I remember being amazed by it and begging him to tell me more.  Who knew that 20 years later his nephew would find and book me on that very same platform?  It’s wild to me how it all ended up.

The most important thing about this day was these two though and the deep love they had for one another.  It was such a special thing to document and I was so glad to have been a part of their beautiful wedding day.  Thank you for trusting me to capture it!

Ceremony & Reception: Blue Heron Event Center / Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes / DJ: Russell Sound Lab / Florist: Hirt’s Flowers / Officiant: I Will Marry You

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Alliance Ohio Wedding with Heidi and Paul

May wedding in Alliance Ohio

Paul is my husband’s best friend and was our Best Man at our wedding.  He met Heidi at work and they are the PERFECT match.  She brings out the best in him and he in her.  It’s been such a joy getting to know Heidi but most of all seeing just how happy Paul and Heidi are together.

They had a small intimate wedding before they were popular and it couldn’t have been any more perfect.  They had their ceremony and small reception in Alliance at a pretty spot between Marlington High School and Middle School where the Horticulture center is.  They have a pavilion and beautiful gardens and it was a wonderful spot to say I Do.   While I’m still sad they didn’t go to Hawaii and give us a great reason to go back I suppose this was a fine substitute!

As a fun bonus to being their wedding photographer I also tried my hand at being a florist.  HA!  I’ve actually helped a few brides in the past put together bouquets at the last minute and even made my own toss bouquets so it was fun to flex a muscle I don’t get to use too often.  Of course I didn’t factor in Prom which meant a lot of flowers I wanted to use weren’t available but I am still very pleased with what I created for Heidi’s bouquet.

SO MANY congratulations to you both!

Ceremony & Reception: Marlington | Florist: ME!

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Reeves Victorian Home Wedding with Angela and Aaron

Spring Wedding in Dover OhioLast year I met up with Angela and Aaron at Reeves Victorian Home for their wedding portraits before their ceremony and reception at Dover Alliance Church.  It was SUCH a picture perfect day and couldn’t have gone better.  A year later and I’m still obsessed with Angela’s cocktail length dress!!  The flowers were perfectly in bloom at Reeces Victorian Home.  The bonus to their doing photos before the ceremony meant that we didn’t fret at all when a downpour happened when we SHOULD have been taking photos outside!

Angela and Aaron were such a dream couple to work with.  SO easy going, so many smiles, and so many laughs!  I also admit, it was nice to have an early end to a wedding day!  I also loved that they went a bit offbeat for their wedding catering and went with Papa Gyros.  It was a HUGE HUGE HUGE hit.

Special thanks to my awesome second shooter of the day Michael Wypasek!

Thank you so much for trusting me with your wedding photos!

Bridal Gown: Oleg Cassini via David’s Bridal | Bridesmaids Gowns: Azazie | Cake: Tienda y Pasteleria La Fe | Catering: Papa Gyros | Ceremony & Reception: Dover Alliance Church | Menswear: Men’s Warehouse | Photo Location: Reeves Victorian Home

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