Mapleside Farms Wedding with Olivia and Keith

May outdoor wedding at Mapleside Farms

I smile when I look back at this wedding because it was such a perfect wedding day.  I’ve been to Mapleside Farms for many weddings but the weather gods were never on my side and every single time the ceremony had to be moved indoors.  FINALLY for Olivia and Keith it was a picture perfect day with beautiful skies and NO RAIN!

We started the day off with Olivia and Keith’s first look in the orchards below the barn at Mapleside Farms and it was so pretty.  Afterwards they made a wish and blew a dandelion which was so sweet!  Then the bridal party joined us and I am still obsessed with these bridesmaid gowns!  They were a beautiful emerald green and they were jean jackets for some of the photos and it was such a fun touch that kept the ladies warm!

I have to give a HUGE shout out to Olivia’s Mom because she did all the florals and HOLY COW.  They were STUNNING.  I loved the colors, so so so pretty.  They added so much color to the outdoor and indoor space and really helped the barn pop.  If you couldn’t tell from my photos, I love color and this wedding made my colorful loving heart sing.

Congratulations to you both!

Bridal Gown: MoriLee by Madeline Gardner via Doreen Leaf Designs / Cake: Michael Angelo’s Bakery / Catering: A Taste of Excellence / Ceremony & Reception: Mapleside Farms / DJ: The DJ Crew / Makeup: Stephanie Walkiewicz / Videography: Pure Gold Productions / Wedding Coordinator: Happy Occasions

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Greystone Hall Wedding with Anna and Michael

april wedding at canton garden center

Anna and Michael made the best of what hands their were dealt with covid AND the weather!  It’s hard to believe that the wedding two weeks before (Danielle and Greg) was in the mid 80s while Anna and Michael had a chillier day with drizzle all day.  However the blossoms were beautiful and everything was SO green that it worked out.

I was SO obsessed with Anna’s gown and necklace.  The gown just laid beautifully on Anna and the french bustle was *chef’s kiss* but the gorgeous necklace with the tail on the back was so unexpected and beautiful!  Just so stunning!  Of course Michael was quite dapper in his tux but I’m a sucker for a beautiful gown!

Anna and Michael found me via past clients who I photographed in 2009 Jessica and Ryan – it was quite fun to catch up with them!

Besides the rain, Anna and Michael’s wedding day was so beautiful and perfect!  So many smiles and SO much love!  Greystone Hall is always a favorite for wedding venues in Akron and when you see the photos you’ll understand why.  It’s such a beautiful space!

Congratulations to you both!

Band: The Alex Meixner Band / Cake: West Side Bakery / Ceremony: St. Joseph Church / Florist: Blossoms and Bouquets by Sherri / Hair: Denise Cahal / Makeup: Stephanie Walkiewicz / Reception: Greystone Hall /

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Springvale Ballroom Wedding with Danielle and Gregory

Bride and Groom wedding portrait in the flats in Cleveland

Danielle and Gregory were supposed to get married in April 2020 but instead right before their wedding the world changed and their plans were altered.  They ended up having a small intimate wedding on their original date and planned their ‘original’ plans for a year later.  However, covid was still around and things were so unstable that they opted to yet again alter their plans and slimmed down their guest list and dinner plans.

I adored working with Danielle and Gregory.  They really made the best of the hand they were dealt.  The perk to being married already was that they were fine doing a first look and doing a lot of photos before the ceremony.  We started out in downtown Cleveland with their first look at the Fountain of Eternal Youth, then over to Public Square and finally down to the flats before heading to Springvale to finish up photos with Danielle and Greg outside before their ceremony.

They had their ceremony with just a few guests before doing their special dances afterwards. Then the rain came in and made me SO glad we were able to get all the photos in early!  We headed to finish the evening at Behind the Woods and they had their cake cutting and dinner and danced a bit with their family.

Congratulations to you both and a huge thanks to Tom for being my wonderful second yet again!

Bridal Gown via: Bridal Elegance / Ceremony: Springvale Golf Course & Ballroom / Cake: Wild Flour Bakery / Ceremony Music: C-Town Entertainment / Hair & Makeup: Absolutely Posh / Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse / Officiant: Sheri Caruso / Reception: Behind the Woods

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