Historic Onesto Event Center Wedding with Marisa and Jacob

I have to admit, one of the things I was most excited about was working a wedding at the newly reopened Historic Onesto Event Center.  I had kept up with the renovations via Facebook and they’ve done such a wonderful job with the space and I was elated to be able to see it for myself.  It’s SUCH a great addition to Downtown Canton and a beautiful space for a wedding!  Here’s hoping this is the first of many weddings here that I photograph!

I also was SO excited to work with this family again!!  I love, love, love when I’m able to work with familiar faces – even more so when it’s more than once in a year!!  Last May I photographed Marisa’s Aunt’s wedding and I was so happy when I was contacted about photographing Marisa’s wedding.  As with Teresa’s wedding, everyone was so absolutely wonderful to work with!  Everyone is so kind and warm and just an absolutely pleasure to work with.

Marisa and Jacob I briefly met back in May but got to know them better through the day of their wedding and they are just such a FUN couple.  They were so easy to work with and they never stopped smiling (well, after the brief tears during their ceremony).  Their wedding was exactly the perfect blend of love and laughter, with a heavy emphasis on the laughter.  All day everyone kept talking about how perfect they were for one another and even to someone who barely got to know them I could easily see just how true these words are.  They are the epitome of soul mates.

Thank you both so much for trusting me with capturing your wedding day!

Bridal Gown: Mori Lee via The Winner / Cake: Ann’s Cakes / Catering: Lobster Louie’s / Ceremony: Louisville Church of Christ / DJ: Chris Corbi / Florist: The Budding Tree / Reception: Historic Onesto Event Center /

I really have loved the bridesmaid dresses this year, they have been STUNNING!

MoriLlee wedding dress hanging in Louisville Ohio

Before the ceremony we were able to find a secluded area outside of Louisville Church of Christ for some quick photos!  Luckily the weather cooperated with us and we were able to find a spot where no one could accidentally see Marisa before she walked down the aisle.

Bride and Bridemaids outside of Lousiville Church of Christ

Marisa looked beautiful in her dress!!  I loved her veil!

Black and white portrait of bride before wedding in Louisville Ohio

Soon enough it was time to walk down the aisle!  I think Marisa’s huge grin says just how excited she was.

Bride walking down aisle at Louisville Church of Christ

There were a lot of laughs and a few happy tears during their ceremony, especially when they read their own vows to one another.

Wedding ceremony at Louisville Church of Christ

I loved the simple decor they went for and how they incorporated Marisa’s greek roots with the olive branches!

The kiss!

Wedding ceremony at Louisville Church of Christ

Of course my favorite, the hug after the kiss!

Wedding ceremony at Louisville Church of Christ

However, this sweet kiss on the cheek may be the best of them all.

Wedding ceremony at Louisville Church of Christ

We quickly headed over to Onesto Event Center so they could take photos before the guests arrived.

We started off with the bridal party and I really loved the way their attire combined with the Onesto!

Pink and gold wedding party at Onesto Event Center

These guys looked dapper – Jacob’s jacket was AMAZING and such a perfect choice.

Groom and groomsman at the Onesto Lofts in Canton Ohio

The ladies looked amazing as well, I especially loved the flower girl’s ensemble.

Bride and her ladies at the Onesto Event Center in Canton Ohio

My favorite of the day is their photo by this amazing window!

Wedding portrait at the Onesto Event Center in Canton Ohio

However this little spot wasn’t bad either.

Wedding portrait at the Onesto Event Center in Canton Ohio

Ok to be honest, there’s no bad spot at Onesto Event Center!

Wedding portrait at the Onesto Event Center in Canton Ohio

I love this photo of them on the way out to go walk around downtown Canton, her gorgeous Mori Lee dress flowed down the stairs.

Wedding portrait at the Onesto Event Center in Canton Ohio

We ended up walking over to the Canton Brewing Company which is where they first met, I love when we’re able to incorporate important places in their story into the wedding day.

Bride and Groom posing for wedding portrait at Canton Brewing Company

One last photo before going back in and it’s a favorite!

Wedding portrait in Downtown Canton Ohio

I loved their head table with the olive branches and flowers!

Head table at wedding reception at the Onesto Event Center

How fun are these ostrich feather centerpieces?

Gold ostrich feather wedding centerpieces

The evening kicked off with Marisa’s sister starting the toasts.

Maid of Honor toast at wedding reception at the Historic Onesto Event Center

Jacob’s Best Man had a tough act to follow with his toast but he managed just fine!

Best Man toast at wedding reception at the Historic Onesto Event Center

Ann’s Cakes knocked it out of the park with their naked wedding cake!  This cake was lemon and lavender flavored.

Naked Lemon Wedding Cake by Ann

I love the look on Jacob’s face!  Ha!

Cutting a naked wedding cake during wedding reception

Their first dance was absolute perfection – the giggles were my favorite.

First dance during wedding reception in Canton Ohio

The parent dances went off without a hitch.

Father daughter wedding dance at Onesto Event CenterMother and son wedding dance at Onesto Event Center

The rest of the evening was spent with a chock full dance floor and LOTS of greek dancing.  SO MUCH FUN!

Green wedding dance at reception in Canton Ohio

Of course I couldn’t leave without a ring photo!

Wedding rings on pearls in Canton Ohio

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