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Weymouth Country Club Wedding with Brooke and Ryan

The one word I can think of when I look back on the Weymouth Country Club Wedding day with Brooke and Ryan is magical.  From the beginning to the end of the day I swear there was magic pixie dust because everything went smoothly and perfectly.  It was a charmed day!

I originally met Brooke through an event that I photograph every year for Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospitals called Sips & Dips.  When she became engaged she contacted me and I was so honored to be able to work with her on her wedding day!   Not only was she wonderful to work with but she was so organized due to her work that it made my job that much easier (and I imagine everyone’s all day since everything was so well planned).

Now onto Brooke and Ryan.  These two had a sweet tenderness together with a dash of playful that was fun to capture.  It was such a lovely day from start to finish but the best thing about my job is preserving loves like theirs forever.  Thank you for trusting me with your wedding day!!

Bridal Gown: Mori Lee via Abbott’s Bridal / Bridesmaids: After Six / Cake: Michael Angelo’s Bakery / Ceremony: St. John Cantius Roman Catholic Church in Tremont / DJ: TKO Entertainment / Florist: Pink Petals Florist / Hair: Skilled Hands Hair Studio / Makeup: Makeup by Whitney Phillips / Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse / Reception: Weymouth Country Club

I just adored Brooke’s gorgeous Mori Lee gown! Wedding Dress hanging in windowWhat I loved more than the wedding gown was the SHOES!  OMG!  These glittery gold heels were just amazing!
Gold Glitter Heels with Rhinestone Detail on back

I still can’t get over how amazing Brooke looked!

Bride getting ready for wedding in northeast ohio

Bride smiling after getting veil placed in her hair

The first time the groom sees the bride is always one of my favorites during a wedding day.

Groom seeing bride for the first time at wedding ceremony

Brooke’s Dad was a bit teary during their walk down the long beautiful aisle at St. Cantius.

Bride being escorted down the aisle by her father in Tremont OhioBride and Father entering wedding ceremony at St John Cantius in Tremont

The first few looks when they are together are also my favorites during a wedding day as well.

Wedding Ceremony at  St John Cantius Catholic Church in Tremont OhioWedding Ceremony at St John Cantius in Tremont Ohio

Husband and wife!

First Kiss after wedding ceremony at St John Cantius Roman Catholic Church in Tremont

After the ceremony we headed to Wade Oval Lagoon/Cleveland Museum of Art for their photos.  I loved the colors of this wedding party!

Raspberry and grey wedding bridal party in Cleveland ohio

The bridesmaids all looked amazing!!!

Bride and bridesmaids with long pink gowns Bride and Bridesmaids wedding portrait at Wade Oval Lagoon

The groomsman also looked quite dapper!

Groom and Groomsman wedding portrait in grey three piece suitsGroom and Groomsman wedding portrait at Cleveland Museum of Art

The bridal party went back to the air conditioned bus and we finished up with the bride and groom before heading towards the reception.

Bride and Groom wedding portrait at Cleveland Museum of ArtBride and Groom wedding portrait at Cleveland Museum of Art

I adored playing with her beautiful cathedral length veil!

Bride and Groom wedding portrait at Wade Oval Lagoon in ClevelandBride and Groom with wedding veil over faces

These two were just too adorable together!

August Wedding Portrait in Cleveland OhioBlack and white wedding portrait of bride and groom

I loved all of the pretty details that made up Brooke’s ensemble – from the gorgeous belt on her gown, to the amazing bracelets, to her gorgeous bouquet – it was flawless.

Mori Lee wedding dress with rhinestone belt

We got lucky to have a slower day at the museum!

Bride and Groom dip in front of Cleveland Museum of Art

This bench is always one of my favorite spots and this is why – the light is amazing here!

Bride and Groom beneath Wisteria at Cleveland Museum of ArtWedding Portrait in Cleveland Ohio

The wind was picking up as we finished up and it took her veil with it when they were walking!

Bride

It was a funny moment!!

Bride laughing after veil blows away

This picture makes me smile every time I see it!

Wedding at Cleveland Museum of Art

Once we got to Weymouth Country Club we took some portraits outside near the patio area before the reception began.  HOW CUTE are Ryan’s niece and nephew who were the flower girl and ring bearer?

Bride and Groom with Ring Bearer and Flower Girl at Weymouth Country Club

This relaxed portrait of the bridesmaids also makes me smile.

Bride and Bridesmaids at Weymouth Country Club

This was a fun group of guys to work with!

Groom and Groomsman at Weymouth Country Club in Medina, Ohio

The ballroom looked so amazing with all of the gold details!

Pink and Gold Wedding Reception Decor at Weymouth Country Club

The flowers were so amazing and lush!

Tall floral centerpiece by Pink Petals Florist at Weymouth Country Club

I especially loved their champagne flutes!

Mr and Mrs Champagne Flutes

You all know how much I love a good cake – Michael Angelo’s never fails to disappoint!

White and Pink Wedding Cake from Michael Angelo

The toasts all went off spectacularly!

Maid of Honor Toast during Wedding Reception

After dinner the festivities kicked off beginning with the first dance.

First Dance at Weymouth Country Club wedding receptionFirst Dance at Weymouth Country Club wedding reception

Then the dancing kicked off but the romance did not abate.

Wedding reception at Weymouth Country Club in Medina Ohio

It may be one of the most fun dance floors of the year!  Everyone from young to old was out there at some point and having a blast.

Wedding reception at Weymouth Country Club in Medina Ohio

Finally I got to play with the rings and I LOVED this pink sequined tablecloth and couldn’t resist playing with it.

Wedding Rings

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Pine View Acres Wedding with Lauren and David

Lauren and David’s wedding day which ended at the beautiful Pine View Acres was a day full of love!  Not only of the love they share but the love of their families as well which was lovely to see.  That love was also what fueled the energy that went into so much of the beautiful handmade details from the wedding!  When I walked into the reception I audibly gasped because it was so beautiful and amazing!  Just wait until you see it!

All day these two just had an ease about them which was lovely to see and to be around.  There were no nerves, just excitement and joy!  Thank you both for trusting me with your wedding day!

Bakery: Buehler’s / Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero via Doreen Leaf Designs / Ceremony:  Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church / Florist: Com-Patt-Ibles Food Truck: Phillybuster Food Truck / Reception: Pine View Acres / String Quartet: Divertimento String Quartet

While I was waiting for everyone to arrive I wandered around the church and got acquainted with the Reverend.  Rev Bob is perhaps the kindest Reverend I’ve had the pleasure of working with!  I hope that I get to return to his church again soon!
Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church in North Lawrence

Such a fun church to photograph!

Chapel of the Cross Wedding Ceremony in North Lawrence

It’s been a while since I’ve had a wine box during the ceremony and I was pleased to see they were doing one!

Wine Ceremony Box for Wedding

This was custom made and I LOVED it!

Hand carved ring box from tree

Finally everyone arrived and Lauren got dressed.  Then it was veil time – how gorgeous is this veil!?

bride getting ready for wedding in north lawrence ohio

I absolutely and completely adored Lauren’s Dad.  He really reminded me of my own father and he was SO proud of his little girl.

Also you must check out that amazing bouquet!!

bride and father walk down the aisle in north lawrence

The ceremony was absolute perfection!

Wedding Ceremony at Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church

David made a slight adjustment to Lauren’s hand before she nailed in her side of the wine box.

Wine Box ceremony during wedding at chapel of the cross

The kiss!

First kiss after wedding ceremony at chapel of the cross

The rain was very quickly moving in so I rushed the guests out so we could get the rose petal toss in before the storm let loose.  We got very lucky and the timing couldn’t have been better because just as they got in the getaway truck, the skies opened!  Whew!

Rose petal toss wedding exit from ceremony in North Lawrence, Ohio

If you look closely you can see the raindrops.

Bride in farm truck getaway vehicle for wedding

Luckily Lauren’s parents have an overhang at their barn and we were able to still get some photos in before heading over to the reception.

Bride and Groom with Thank You burlap bannerBride and Groom with Thank You burlap banner

I loved all the details that Lauren had for their photos!

Bride and Groom with & sign

Don’t worry – we were very very safe with these!

Bride and Groom with guns in holstersBride with gun in garterBride and Groom pose with guns

Then it was time to head over to Pine View Acres for their wedding reception!  How neat is this backdrop for the head table?

Wedding Reception at Pine View Acres

The centerpieces all were quite awesome as well, I loved the way all the lights twinkled.

Wedding reception decor at pine view acres in ohio

The cake and cookies went on forever!

Cake and cookie table with lace and burlap

Another unique card box!

ammo box for cards at wedding reception

I could have made this post JUST of the details!

Hand carved guestbook pen holder at wedding

This cake stand!?? SO amazing!  I loved their initials carved into it!

wedding cake on custom carved wood standBuhler

Finally it was time to get the reception underway and Lauren’s Dad kicked off the evening with a sweet toast.

Father of Bride toast at wedding receptionwedding toasts during reception at pine view acres

After a delicious dinner with the FOOD TRUCK (I now think every wedding needs a food truck) it was time for the cake cutting.  It was perfect!

Cake cutting during reception in massillon ohio

The dances kicked off with Lauren and David’s first dance.

First dance during wedding reception at pine view acres

Next up were the parent dances which were perfection!

father daughter dance during wedding reception at pine view acresmother son dance during wedding reception in massillon

The rest of the evening was spent with everyone chatting and visiting and I was able to get a moment with the rings before our time was up and it’s one of my favorites to date!

Wedding ring detail photo with lace

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Cleveland Yacht Club Wedding with Kristyn and Chris

On what may end up being the hottest day of the year (during the hottest summer I can remember in a long time) Kristyn and Chris were married overlooking Lake Erie at Kristyn’s parents house and their Cleveland Yacht Club wedding reception was just down the road.  I was thankful for both events being near the lake which meant we had a breeze that few others had on the same day.

These two were so happy all day long despite the intense heat (especially once we left the breezes from Lake Erie for photos at the new Cleveland sign in Tremont and the parks!).  Often when it gets that hot, people get cranky – it’s almost impossible not to!  However Kristyn and Chris along with their bridal party were super easy going and understanding that the heat was what it was and we did our best to keep everyone as cool as possible.

Thank you both so much for trusting me with your wedding images!  Congratulations!

Cake:  Wild Flour Bakery / Ceremony: Gazebo at Bride’s Parents House / DJ:  A Bride’s DJ /  Florist: Vase to Vase / Reception: Cleveland Yachting Club

When I arrived at the Bride’s parents house I went upstairs expecting the normal chaos that is taking place when ladies are getting ready for a wedding.  Instead, I was greeted by one of the most calm atmospheres I’ve ever seen surrounding a bunch of ladies prepping for a wedding!  Kristyn was so calm and relaxed as was her ladies!

Bride getting ready for wedding on lake erie

Everyone stayed inside as long as possible as the temps soared over 100 with the heat index.  As soon as it was go time everyone sat down and Kristyn shortly followed with her father.

Bride and Father walking down aisle for outdoor wedding ceremony

The setting for their ceremony couldn’t have been any more beautiful!

Wedding Ceremony in Rocky River on Lake Erie

There were a lot of giggles during the ceremony!

Bride and Groom laughing during wedding ceremony

It was a perfect ceremony!

Rocky River Wedding Ceremony on Lake Erie

The kiss!

Gazebo wedding ceremony in Rocky River

We went down onto the beach after the ceremony for a few quick portraits with Lake Erie behind them (and some paddleboarders as well).  It looked so oceanlike on that day!

Bridal Party on beach of Lake Erie in Rocky River

After the beach we headed over to the brand new Cleveland sign in Tremont overlooking the skyline of Cleveland.  I love where the ring bearer went – in the middle of the C!

Wedding Party at Cleveland sign in Tremont

One more!

Bride and Groom pose near Cleveland sign in Tremont

After Tremont we headed over to Rocky River Reservation and to a barn that Kristyn and Chris really liked.

Groom and Groomsman pose near barn

I kind of loved the green doors and since by this point everyone was a bit sweaty I was glad it was in the shade!

Bride and Bridesmaids pose near barn in Rocky River

I really loved the way that the blues popped against the doors!

Bride and Groom in front of barn in Rocky River Reservation

There was a pretty little path into the woods near the barn and Kristyn and Chris were willing to go down it a pace with me for some more images.  Again, on a hot day like this I try to keep everyone shaded when possible!

Rocky River Reservation Wedding PictureGroom kissing bride

We headed to the Cleveland Yacht Club for the wedding reception and I ran around getting pictures of the decor before anything got too messed up.

I loved the theme of the wedding – every table was a different spice!

Spice themed reception decor at Cleveland Yacht Club Wedding

Each place setting had rosemary tucked into the napkin along with some rosemary salt which were favors.

Rosemary tucked into napkin at place setting

The Cleveland themed cake by Wild Flour was absolutely amazing!

Cleveland Themed Wedding Cake by Wild Flour Bakery

I also really loved their guestbook which was a wooden picture with two birds and lots of leaves.  Guests signed the leaves!

Bird in tree guestbook for wedding

As I was finishing up the reception decor pictures, I spied the ring bearer hiding out at his seat at the head table.

child hiding at wedding reception

It wasn’t long before the wedding reception was underway at the Cleveland Yacht Club!  It started with toasts before dinner.

Bride and Groom toasting at wedding reception at the cleveland yacht club

After dinner the DJ started picking up the music and the ring bearer couldn’t help himself and was having a blast!

ring bearer dancing at wedding reception

The sun began to set and the view from the deck of the ballroom is pretty hard to beat!

Sunset at the Cleveland Yacht Club in Rocky River

Once the clouds started picking up the colors of the sunset I caught up with Kristyn and Chris and we took a few sunset pictures which was one thing on their must-do list.

sunset wedding portrait at the Cleveland Yacht Club

It was then time for the special dances, starting off with their first dance which they smiled and giggled the whole way through.

First dance at wedding reception at the cleveland yacht club

Afterwards they had their parent dances which were equally full of glee.

father daughter dance at cleveland yacht club wedding receptionMother son dance at wedding reception in rocky river

Before I left for the night I captured a fun picture of their wedding rings with the rosemary from my place setting and someone’s shiny purse behind.  It’s a bit wacky but I love it!

Wedding Rings with Rosemary

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