LaMalfa Wedding with Jessica and John

Jessica and John's Wedding Photos at The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

At the very end of June last year I met back up with Jessica and John and it was SUCH a fun wedding day.  I had already fallen in love with them after their engagement session the year before and I knew that their day would be a blast.  However I had even more fun than I had imagined!

Both Jessica and John are super laid back and just love to have a good time.  They were both grinning all day long and I’m sorry but any bride that changes into comfy slippers at her reception on her wedding day is my kind of girl.

Don’t let the slippers fool you though, this wedding was SO elegant and beautiful!

I had a tough time narrowing down images from this wedding.  My “narrowed down” list started at 95!!!  Whoops.  It was SO hard to get it lower but I eventually managed to do it.  It was tough and my heart is sad for the photos you don’t see but they are on my Facebook Page if you want to see more (which, why wouldn’t you?).

Thank you both SO much for trusting me with your wedding photos!  I loved spending the day with you and your families!

Band: The Orchestra with Cleveland Music Group / Bridal Gown & Bridesmaids: Brides by the Falls / Cake: Casa Dolce / Ceremony & Reception: La Malfa / Florist: PF Designs / Videographer: Coppersmith Video Productions – see their video here!

Wedding at LaMalfa in June

I started out with the girls and I LOVE this dress that Jessica chose.

 

Bride Getting Ready for Wedding at LaMalfa

There were a ton of buttons but it was worth the extra time to do them up! SO beautiful!

 

Groom Details for Wedding at LaMalfa

Meanwhile my amazing second Tom was over with the guys who got ready over at LaMalfa for the wedding.

 

Groom Getting Ready for Wedding at LaMalfa

Once we were all ready we headed over to The Old Courthouse in downtown Cleveland for their first look and some photos before their wedding.

 

First Look for Wedding at The Old Courthouse

These two are SO sweet together and I loved this first look SO much!

 

First Look for Wedding at The Old Courthouse

Seriously, how adorable are these two?

 

Wedding Photos at The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

I love this spot at The Old Courthouse so much!

 

Wedding Photos at The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

 

Wedding Photos at The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

They are just so sweet together.

 

Wedding Photos at The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

I love a great classic portrait!

 

Wedding Photos at The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

Even when moving between spots these two were adorable.

 

Wedding Photos at The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

I love that Jessica decided to wear flats on her wedding day.  SUCH a smart move!

 

Wedding Photos at The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

SO cute!

 

Wedding Photos at The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

This staircase at The Old Courthouse is so fun to play with.

 

Wedding Photos at The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

The guys looked so dapper in their suits!

 

Wedding Photos at The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

I LOVED the different grey gowns on the girls.  They were all so flattering!

 

Wedding Photos at The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

SUCH a beautiful bribe!

 

Wedding Photos at The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

John didn’t look too bad himself!

 

Wedding Photos at The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

SUCH a great group of people in the bridal party!

To be honest though The Old Courthouse was SO hot that we left a smidge early to head back to LaMalfa which was blissfully air conditioned!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

When we got back the GORGEOUS chuppah by PF Designs was complete and we did all of their photos before the wedding.

It doesn’t always work out that way but it’s great when it does.

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

Such a large but fun bridal party!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

I adored this photo that Tom captured of one of the Flower Girls taking her own photos of the bridal party!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

Isn’t Jessica’s train GORGEOUS?

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

There is a McDonald’s in LaMalfa’s parking lot and after all the sweating and posing EVERYONE was hungry.  I love how Jessica’s sister and Maid of Honor was totally willing to help get her sister some nourishment by feeding her a yogurt parfait so that her dress didn’t get dirty.

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

After a little bit of downtime it was time for the ketubah signing!  I LOVE this part of Jewish weddings, it’s so relaxed but reverent at the same time.   I also LOVE how they are beautifully designed with the couple in mind.

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

A prayer over the couple with their families ended this part of the day.

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

Then we hurried down to the ceremony room for the next segment of the day!  Jessica’s Dad was SO proud!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

I could have posted a million photos of how fun their ceremony was but I had to trim down from the 95 photos and keep the best of the best but I couldn’t get go of this one.  The smiles are my favorite!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

Mazel Tov!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

LaMalfa is a stunning place for a wedding reception!  I loved the silver and gold details!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

This is the coolest salad I’ve ever seen at a wedding.

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

This Casa Dolce white wedding cake was beautiful!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

If you are having a wedding at LaMalfa you’re probably having the famous ice shot luge.  I loved this design!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

To be honest, this is how we all feel by this point in the day!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

The new Mr. & Mrs.!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

Dips after the entrance are always some of my favorite moments from the day!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

After their entrance they went into their first dance which was perfection!

I LOVED their white dance floor as it made the light gorgeous on them!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

After their first dance they each danced with their Dad and Mom and it was beautiful.

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

Then we went into toasts and I had SO MANY PHOTOS from this part from Jessica’s DARLING grandfather to their maids of honor and best men but I decided to keep it to this one perfect photo of them during the toasts.

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

The dance floor opened up and FILLED up immediately which is always the case when The Orchestra is playing.

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

The hora of course was played and luckily there were no incidents beyond a lot of giggles and laughs!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

I will never not smile when I see this photo of Jessica’s Dad during the hora.

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

SO MUCH FUN!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

Even the flower girl wanted in on the fun!!  Jessica gets mad props from me because she was able to hold onto the chair AND her flower girl without falling.  Well done!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

This is how fun the night was on one photo.  Lots of grins, lots of dancing, and lots of fun!

 

Wedding at LaMalfa in Mentor Ohio

Of course I am ending with their beautiful rings!!