Another wedding, another crazy Ohio weather day! 2016 will be not-so-fondly remembered as the year of crazy heat and crazy storms that seemed to time themselves right when photos would be taken outside. We got really lucky with Kimberly and Joseph because the rain managed to miss us (barely!) at every location they chose and we literally were dancing around the storms that were popping up all over the area! Whew!
From the moment I showed up at Kimberly’s parents house, I was in love with this wedding. Kimberly and Joseph’s family and friends were so kind and fun. We giggled and laughed all day long! They made me feel like part of the wedding, not part of the hired help and it makes the whole day so much more enjoyable. From what I could gather from the guests, this is part of why there was so much love surrounding these two all day – they make everyone feel special and part of their circle.
Kimberly and Joseph are such a sweet couple. From the moment they were finally able to lock eyes onto one another until the moment I left, they were constantly seeking one another out in the room and smiling if they weren’t right next to one another. Joseph is so sweet and tender with Kimberly, always holding her hand or sweetly kissing her cheek.
Thank you both so much for allowing me to be a part of your day!
Band: SWAGG / Bridal Gown: Oleg Cassini via David’s Bridal / Cake: Cakes of Elegance / Ceremony: St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church / Florist: Brennan’s Floral Gift Shop / Reception: Springvale Ballroom
How cute is Kimberly?? You can tell this is the “OMG I’m a bride!” moment!
I adore Kimberly’s parents, they were so stinkin’ sweet!
What an aisle to make your entrance on!
St. Ignatius is GORGEOUS!
Then it was time for the vows which were perfection!
Of course the kiss was amazing!
This look between them during the exit made me so happy!!
The Cleveland signs have been super popular spots for wedding photos this year for good reason – it is awesome!
Right after we saw the super romantic proposal we took a few photos with Lake Erie as their backdrop before heading back to the bus as the rain started to fall.
After our photos in downtown Cleveland we headed to Brecksville Metropark for photos where Kimberly and Joseph got engaged!
I loved the pink and lavender with the bouquets!
The guys looked awesome in their charcoal suits!
The bridal party got back on the bus and we took a walk down the path where they got engaged.
Kimberly was a total star, it was a bit muddy but she was willing to go for it for the photos!
These two are so adorable!
Our final photo stop was the covered bridge in Olmsted Falls!
The decor in the ballroom was so beautiful! I loved the book and the baby’s breath! They really made Springvale Ballroom look amazing!
Not only is this castle amazing but Kimberly’s Aunt MADE IT!!!! How freaking awesome is that!?
Loved everything about their decor choices!
We had a bit of time before the reception started so I got to play with the rings earlier than normal!
Finally it was time to enter and get the party started and EVERYONE was so excited!
They are so cute!
They cut the cake and it was perfect.
The toasts were perfection.
After dinner we got the dances underway and they were all straight out of a fairy tale, naturally.
Then the dance floor opened up and this adorable kiddo was the one to get on the floor first!
They had the amazing SWAGG who I haven’t seen in a couple years and they were just as fantastic as I remembered.
The night was full of grins, smiles and love – just as all wedding receptions should be!