The Old Courthouse Wedding with Meghan and Timothy

Exactly one year before I met up with Meghan and Timothy for their engagement session at Edgewater Park and I was very much looking forward to seeing them again!

Their wedding day was perfect – from the weather (although hot there was no rain!), to the vendors (look below for the amazing dream team they assembled!), to the decor (so so so pretty!), to the people (both families and the bridal party were amazing to work with)… I could go on and on and on but I think you get my point.  My favorite part of the day though was just watching Meghan and Timothy together.  Timothy could barely contain his tears when he saw Meghan for the first time walking down the aisle and later he could barely contain tears of laughter after their cake cutting got a bit messy.  They know how to laugh and love together and that’s the best recipe for a marriage!

Congratulations to you both and thank you so much for trusting me with your wedding day!  Thank you also to Tom Forrest for being my wonderful second shooter with me on their wedding day!

Ceremony: Church of St. Dominic /  Reception: The Old Courthouse / Bridal Gown: Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner via Bridals by Natalie / Bridesmaid Dresses: J Crew / Cake:  Wild Flour Bakery / Catering: Sausalito Catering / DJ: Scott Jones with Cleveland Music GroupFlorist: The Budding Tree /Frozen Custard: East Coast Custard / Makeup: Ramona Dauksa Studio / Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse / Videography: Just Hitched FilmsWedding Planning: Allison with Kirkbrides Wedding Planning & Design

 Tom started his day off with the guys and I loved the images he captured of Timothy getting ready.Groom getting ready in downtown cleveland for wedding

Timothy’s brother kissing his son the ring bearer before the wedding ceremony is one of my favorite pics Tom took!

Groomsman kissing his son the ring bearer before wedding ceremony

Meanwhile I was with the ladies who were getting ready at the bride’s parents house.

Bride and Bridesmaids before wedding in floral robes

Meghan’s sister, who was also the Maid of Honor, helped Meghan with her final touches for her wedding ensemble.

Maid of Honor and Bride getting ready for wedding

When we all arrived at the church Tom was outside capturing this gorgeous image of Church of St. Dominic in Shaker Heights.

Church of St. Dominic in Shaker Heights, Ohio

The ceremony began and Timothy awaited the lovely Meghan to make her entrance.  When he saw her start her way down the aisle his eyes welled up and it almost mad me tear up it was so sweet.

Groom tearing up when seeing bride

I loved that both of Meghan’s parents escorted down the aisle.  Also, isn’t her Mom’s dress phenomenal?

Bride walking down the aisle in Shaker Heights

The whole ceremony these two stole sweet looks at each other through the whole service.

Wedding Ceremony at Church of St Dominic in Shaker Heights, Ohio

The kiss!

First kiss during wedding ceremony at church of st dominic

After the ceremony they had an East Coast Custard truck waiting for their guests which was such a great idea!  The guests were elated and it was the perfect treat for a really hot day.

Props to Tom for getting me a cup to eat on my way to the locations downtown for portraits (it was delicious!).

East Coast Custard after Wedding in Ohio

I am so glad Meghan got some as well!

Bride eating Ice Cream after Wedding Ceremony

We started out with portraits at one of the favorites in Cleveland – the bridge next to Shooters on the Water on the West Bank of the flats.  It’s a well love location for a reason!

Bridesmaids in lace beige lace J Crew dresses

The guys clean up well don’t they?

Groom and Groomsman in Black Tuxes

I am glad that the ivy has held onto its vibrance so far this season, often it dies out pretty quickly in due to the heat of the iron.

Bride and Groom at Shooters on the Water Jackknife Bridge

Love love love these two.

Shooters Bridge Wedding Picture in Cleveland Ohio

The next stop is one of my favorites for a great skyline photo of Cleveland.

Cleveland Skyline Portrait with Wedding Bridal Party

On the opposite side of the skyline is this really neat gate below the apartments nearby.  It never fails to provide a great backdrop for some classic portraits.  I really love how their hands are wound together while they kissed.

Black and White Portrait of Bride and Groom Kissing

Tom captured this handsome portrait of Timothy while I worked with the ladies.

Groom wearing a Hugo Boss Tux in Cleveland Ohio

This dress was so beautiful on Meghan!

Bride in white lace mori lee wedding gown in Cleveland Ohio

I really loved these gorgeous beige lace J. Crew dresses with the delicate bouquets from The Budding Tree.

Bride and Bridesmaids in J Crew Bridesmaid Dresses

The guys again with Tom!

Groomsman in tuxes with black bow ties in Ohio

One last fun portrait with all of the bridal party before heading towards the reception.

Black and Beige Bridal Party in Cleveland

We made a quick stop on East 4th for a few portraits among the Lake Erie Monster pregamers (spoiler alert: they won the championship!)

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait on East 4th Street

While the cocktail hour took place on the second floor at The Old Courthouse, Tom and I madly ran around capturing the amazing decor of the ballroom.

Cream and Gold Decor in Old Courthouse in Cleveland

The gold mirrored table numbers were beautiful!

Cream Rose Centerpiece at The Old Courthouse Wedding

The varied centerpieces were beautiful and a great way to liven up the large space without getting too crazy.

Gold Wedding Reception Decor in Cleveland Ohio

As always, Wild Flour hit it out of the park with the cake for this reception.

White Swiss Dot Wedding Cake by Wild Flour Bakery

The rings were stunning but that goes without saying.

Wedding Rings in Northeast Ohio

This picture of the cake cutting and Timothy backing away cracks me up every single time I see it.

Bride and Groom cutting the cake during wedding reception in Cleveland

Timothy didn’t go easy on Meghan but she just laughed it off and it was perfection!

Groom smashing cake in bride's face

After the cake cutting they went straight into their first dance to John Legend’s All of Me and, of course, it was a sweet and perfect first dance.

First Dance during Wedding Reception at The Old CourthouseBride and Groom First Dance at Wedding Reception in Northeast Ohio

The toasts were next and Timothy’s Best Men – his brothers – went first.  It ended with a literal mic drop and was epic.

Toast by the Best Men at Wedding Reception

Laughing during the wedding toast

Meghan’s sister went next and it was such a sweet moment.

Maid of Honor toast during wedding reception

I loved the gold glitter Bride and Groom signs on the back of their chairs!

Bride and Groom signs on chairs at Wedding Reception

The final toast and blessing was from Senator Sherrod Brown and it was one of the loveliest blessings I’ve heard.  He blessed not only the food but the farmers who grew the food, the drivers who drove the produce and so on.  It was perfection.

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown Toasting Bride and Groom at Wedding Reception

After dinner Meghan and her father opened the dance floor with their dance.

Father and Daughter Dance at Wedding Reception in Northeast Ohio

It was shortly followed by Timothy and his Mother dancing and it was so wonderfully sweet.

Mother Son Wedding Dance at Reception at The Old Courthouse

The dance floor was packed for the rest of the night thanks to Scott Jones and his amazing talent!  This is quite an amazing feat for The Old Courthouse since the dance floor there is so large!

Bride dancing with friends in Cleveland Ohio

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