Proposal at Marblehead Lighthouse with Tyler and Kaiti

Engagement Proposal at Marblehead Lighthouse

You may remember my dear friend Jill from past posts about her.  We have been friends for almost 20 years now (HOLY CRAP!) and it’s been a joy watching her kids grow up.  I still can’t wrap my mind around the fact that I photographed her son proposing to his girlfriend.  He’s supposed to still be 8 years old and getting scolded for using his heelys in Target!  Ha!

Sigh, now that I’m done feeling old, it’s onto this magical proposal from last summer that was months in the making!

A few years ago my friend Jill made the trek across the US from Colorado to Boston and her kids were eager to redo the trip again.  Schedules worked out and they were able to make it happen again.  Jill’s son Tyler knew he wanted to propose to his girlfriend Kaiti and Jill reached out to me to see where a good place would be around Cedar Point.  Jill and I both have a love for lighthouses (she joined me on my yearly Maine trip a few years ago!) so of course I suggested the beautiful Marblehead Lighthouse.  Tyler agreed and the plans were set.

Of course as with any proposal there was a ton of planning while Kaiti remained clueless.  We all met up at the hotel after they arrive after their long journey which, as always, was eventual.  Aren’t all road trips??  After they dropped off their luggage we headed off to Marblehead without Kaiti having a clue as to what was up or who was also waiting at their destination.

We arrived at the lighthouse and it was packed.  PACKED.  We finally drift away from the lighthouse and find a quiet nook where the two lovebirds went to the shore while we let them have their space.  We were then joined by Kaiti’s Mom who flew out from Colorado to see her little girl get engaged!

Of course the best laid plans…. Just before Tyler proposed Kaiti saw her Mom and tried to leave Tyler to go to her and then he had to show his hand… literally with the ring!  She said YES and there was lots of OMG and tears.  The ring, of course, was perfection.

It was SUCH a great day and evening and I am so glad that I could be there to document such an important event.

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Tudor Arms Hotel Wedding with Jessica and Jim

July Wedding at Tudor Arms Hotel

Jessica is SUCH a delight!  I met up with her while she was in town and when they booked I did a happy dance because I was so excited to work with her.

Jessica and Jim’s wedding day was SUCH a happy day.  All weddings are but there was an extra shimmer of fun and happy joy sprinkled on their day.  They both had huge grins on their faces that didn’t stop growing through the day.  It was so fun to witness and document.  Their friends and family reflected this joy as well.

Thank you both SO much for trusting me with your day!

Band: Cleveland Music Group / Bridal Gown: Moonlight Bridal via Elizabeth Renea’s/ Cake:Michelangelo’s Bakery Ceremony & Reception: Tudor Arms Hotel  / Florist: Blush Custom Weddings /  Hair & Makeup: Audrey Ann Artistry / Officiant: Divine Love Ceremonies  / Videographer: Elite Entertainment – see their wedding video here!

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LaMalfa Wedding with Jessica and John

Jessica and John's Wedding Photos at The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

At the very end of June last year I met back up with Jessica and John and it was SUCH a fun wedding day.  I had already fallen in love with them after their engagement session the year before and I knew that their day would be a blast.  However I had even more fun than I had imagined!

Both Jessica and John are super laid back and just love to have a good time.  They were both grinning all day long and I’m sorry but any bride that changes into comfy slippers at her reception on her wedding day is my kind of girl.

Don’t let the slippers fool you though, this wedding was SO elegant and beautiful!

I had a tough time narrowing down images from this wedding.  My “narrowed down” list started at 95!!!  Whoops.  It was SO hard to get it lower but I eventually managed to do it.  It was tough and my heart is sad for the photos you don’t see but they are on my Facebook Page if you want to see more (which, why wouldn’t you?).

Thank you both SO much for trusting me with your wedding photos!  I loved spending the day with you and your families!

Band: The Orchestra with Cleveland Music Group / Bridal Gown & Bridesmaids: Brides by the Falls / Cake: Casa Dolce / Ceremony & Reception: La Malfa / Florist: PF Designs / Videographer: Coppersmith Video Productions – see their video here!

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