The Columbia Ballroom Wedding with Corrigan and Scott

Corrigan also goes by Corri so pretty much I loved her from the moment we met because when you have an unusual name (especially for a girl!) you feel a kinship with those that have the same name.    They also brought their dogs to our first meeting and they were so adorable that I was super stoked when they ended up booking with me!!  After their amazing engagement session with their adorable dogs, I couldn’t wait to see them again (almost exactly a year later) at their wedding!

The weather the day of their wedding literally couldn’t have been better, especially since they chanced it and had their ceremony scheduled outside.  It was a bit warm but completely doable and one of the first weddings I’ve had at the beginning of October that wasn’t unseasonably cool.  After their ceremony we headed downtown for some photos with the awesome dramatic skies before heading over to The Columbia Ballroom for a few more photos before the beginning of their reception.

I really loved watching Corri and Scott all day – they have such a great bond and it was a dream to document.  They laughed SO much together but also had some serious moments where they were able to come together and find peace with one another.  My favorite moments of theirs was to document their dancing where they just had SO much fun with one another and their friends.

Thank you both for being so wonderful to work with!!  Thank you also to Andrew Jordan who was my fabulous second photographer for their day!

Bridal Gown: David Tutera via La Blanca Bridal Boutique / Cake: You’re Welcome Cakes and Pastries / Ceremony:  Grand Pacific Wedding Gardens / Florist: Cutting Garden / Invitations: Hollo’s Papercraft Reception: The Columbia Ballroom

I adored Corri’s David Tutera gown, it had the slightest hint of coral in the tulle of the skirt.Pink Tint David Tutera Wedding Gown

Corri also put on her Mother’s gown before she put on her own and I also photographed them together.

Bride and Mother Wedding Dresses Hanging Side by Side

I loved her classic touch of pearls for her jewelry.

Wedding pearls sitting on a mirror with veil

A local company made their invitations, Hollo’s Papercraft, and they were beautiful.

Custom wedding invitation from Hollo

Corri had been ill the week of her wedding so she took it slow getting ready and you couldn’t tell for a moment she wasn’t feeling 100%!

Bride getting her hair done before wedding

Corri’s Mom helped her get dressed and it was perfect!

bride getting dressed while her mom helps her

How fantastic are Corri’s shoes?? These coral heels are amazing!

bride

How amazing are father/daughter first looks?  Especially theirs?  I love this new tradition SO much!

father daughter first look before wedding ceremony

Love!

father daughter first look in Ohio before wedding

While I was with the ladies Andrew was over with the guys as they got ready.

pink and silver tie for groom outfit on wedding day

They all hung out and ate some breakfast before getting changed.

groom and groomsmen hanging out before ceremony

How precious is their ring bearer?!!?

ring bearer getting ready for wedding

The final details before heading over to the ceremony location.

groom fixing hair while getting ready for wedding

How awesome was it that they had an unplugged wedding? YAY!

unplugged wedding chalkboard sign at ceremony in ohio

This was a beautiful setup for the wedding ceremony at Grand Pacific Wedding Gardens!

grand pacific gardens wedding ceremony in october

Due to the stairs it’s not easy to keep an eye on the groom AND walking but Corrigan managed it beautifully.

bride and father walking down stairs at grand pacific gardens

Andrew captured this image from above, if you look hard you’ll see me on the other end of the aisle.

grand pacific wedding gardens outdoor ceremony

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It’s so difficult to balance the levity of the day with the sadness one feels when there’s an important member of the family missing on a wedding day.  I know this from my own wedding where my father and father in law had both recently passed.

Corri wanted to stop and leave a bouquet for her sister at her grave on the way to the reception and I think it was a beautiful way to honor her.  After a few moments with her sister, Scott and other members of Corri’s family joined her and they all paid their respects.  It was the perfect balance to honor a cherished and beloved family member who should have been a part of the day.

bride leaving bouquet at sisters grave after wedding

We then headed downtown to the new East 9th Street Pier Cleveland Script for some photos.  Since the guys got waylaid with the new restaurant’s bar I started with Corri!

bride on cleveland script sign at e 9th street pier

Eventually everyone made it and we were able to get everyone around the sign.  This pic always makes me smile!

coral wedding party posing in downtown cleveland

These guys were such a hoot!

groomsman posing on the cleveland script sign in downtown cleveland

Seriously, I can’t stop laughing!  Also props to these ladies for climbing this IN HEELS!

bridesmaids posing with bride on cleveland script sign

One without the rogue groomsman and bonus dramatic skies!

bridesmaids in short coral dresses posing with bride on cleveland script sign

Incorporating traditionally girly colors into a wedding can be tricky but I really loved how sharp the coral looked against the grey suits.

groom with grey suit and coral tie

It was seriously just a beautiful day!  The Columbia Ballroom looked fantastic!

columbia ballroom in columbia station

While everyone was getting things off of the bus and settled into the ballroom Andrew and I roamed around capturing pictures of the gorgeous decor inside.

columbia ballroom wedding reception in coral and yellow

 I loved the mason jars with the burlap, ribbon and lace details!

columbia ballroom wedding reception in coral and yellow

Not going to lie, I also took a few pictures of the horses behind because they were too pretty not to!

The pink in Corri’s dress was difficult to capture but when you can peep it a bit like in this photo it makes me love her gown even more.  I may have a thing for gowns that are a wee bit against the norm.

wedding at the columbia ballroom in columbia station

Seriously, love these two!

bride and groom on fence outside of the columbia ballroom in ohio

Favorite!

bride and groom on fence outside of the columbia ballroom in ohio

bride and groom kissing outside of their wedding reception at the columbia ballroom

Before we headed in for the cocktail hour they even fed the horses who had come over to check out what was going on.

bride and groom feeding a horse

How fun and perfect are their s’more wedding favors?

boxed smores favors for wedding reception at columbia station

They kicked off the wedding by cutting the cake and did it perfectly!

bride and groom cutting the cake at wedding reception

It should come as no surprise that their first dance was also perfection.

first dance at wedding reception at the columbia ballroomfirst dance at wedding reception at the columbia ballroom

Once all of the festivities were over they both just let loose and had a joyous time with their friends and family – like every couple should do!  It was a perfect night!

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Before I left I made sure that I got to photograph their rings and I really loved the cutting on Scott’s ring, how fun!

wedding rings at the columbia ballroom

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