St. Paul Hellenic Center Wedding with Brittany and Scott

On a bright sunny day I met back up with Brittany and Scott just outside of Cleveland for their wedding at St. Basil the Great.  I had such a great day with them and every time I look at these photos I smile because I enjoyed my day with them so much!

They had a long time between their ceremony and reception and we spent a lot of time in and around Cleveland taking photos.  It was great to have the time to do spots that are off the grid a bit and also they had time to decompress and just ENJOY each other for a bit before the reception (which I always highly recommend).

Brittany and Scott just have this ease around them, which filtered down through their family and friends.  It’s part of why I just loved getting to know them and enjoyed my day so much.  All day every time Scott caught Brittany’s eye he would burst out into this MASSIVE grin and his entire face just would light up with love.

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

Ceremony: St. Basil the Great / Reception: St. Paul Hellenic Center / Bridal Gown: Martina Liana via The Dress Bridal Boutique / Cake: Michael Angelo’s / DJ: Marino Brothers / Florist: Nikki’s 21 Blooms / Linens:  L’Nique

Isn’t Brittany’s dress gorgeous?The Dress Medina Wedding Dress Hanging in Window

Once the girls got back from the salon they had a quiet moment getting some breakfast before getting dressed and the craziness of the day began.

Bride Getting Ready for Cleveland Wedding

I love when brides have images from family members they want to recreate and this image was one of those and I LOVED how it turned out with Brittany and her Aunt.

Bride Getting Ready for Cleveland Wedding

The wedding ceremony went off without a hitch at St. Basil the Great.

Wedding Ceremony at St Basil the Great

There were lots of smiles and laughs which is always fun to capture during a wedding ceremony.

Wedding Ceremony at St Basil the GreatWedding Ceremony at St Basil the Great

The kiss!!

Wedding Ceremony at St Basil the GreatWedding Ceremony at St Basil the Great

After the ceremony we headed downtown to take photos at the E9th Street Pier and luckily it wasn’t too busy so we didn’t have to wait for long for the popular “Cleveland” sign there!

Bridal Party at Cleveland Sign

Such a great June day in Cleveland!

Wedding Photo at Cleveland Script Sign

I love the shades on these guys!

Groomsman at Cleveland Script Sign

There is a tiny spot on the pier that has a few trees that with the right lens and angle looks a bit wooded and offers the only real shade on the super sunny pier.  Love the photos we got from this spot.

Wedding Photo in Downtown Cleveland in June

It was a bit of a breezy day and the girls hair was EVERYWHERE!  Lots of laughs!

Bride and Bridesmaids in Downtown Cleveland

How cute are these two? Love!

Wedding Photo in Downtown Cleveland in JuneWedding Photo in Downtown Cleveland in June

The bonus of the wind was the way it blew Brittany’s veil around.

Wedding Photo in Downtown Cleveland in JuneWedding Photo in Downtown Cleveland in June

We headed over to the Forest City Yacht Club for a few more photos and one happened to be well timed with a passing plane.

Forest City Yacht Club Wedding Photo

I am a huge Wyland fan (I have two of his paintings) so I was elated when I was able to finally have a couple to photograph with the beautiful Wyland wall on Lake Erie.

Wedding Photo at Wyland Wall in Cleveland

I got to St Paul Hellenic Center before everyone so I was able to photograph the ballroom before anyone arrived.  I loved the pink and black touches!

St Paul Hellenic Center Wedding Reception

How fun is this guestbook??

Etsy Painted Wedding Guestbook

I really loved this classic and elegant cake from Michael Angelo’s.  The polka dots, the octagon layer – it was all perfection.

Michael Angelo Wedding Cake

I am obsessed with peonies (I may always sneak a whiff whenever I carry them for my brides!) and this one from Nikki’s 21 Blooms was just FANTASTIC.

Peony Wedding Bouquet by Nikki's 21 Blooms

We were able to sneak in a few more portraits in the parking lot before they headed into the cocktail hour.  It’s hard to believe this is in a parking lot of all places but the light was right and it was a sweet little spot.

Wedding Portrait at St Paul Hellenic Center

Those smiles!!

Wedding Portrait at St Paul Hellenic CenterWedding Portrait at St Paul Hellenic Center

The reception kicked off with some wonderful toasts.

Wedding Reception at St Paul Hellenic CenterWedding Reception at St Paul Hellenic Center

Brittany and Scott’s first dance was the perfect balance of sweet and silly.

Wedding Reception at St Paul Hellenic Center

Wedding Reception at St Paul Hellenic Center

Scott had a lovely dance with his Mom.

Wedding Reception at St Paul Hellenic Center

Brittany also had a lovely dance with her Aunt.

Wedding Reception at St Paul Hellenic Center

The rest of the reception was a fun balance of dancing, talking and laughing.

Wedding Reception at St Paul Hellenic Center

Before I left I got to play with their gorgeous rings!

Wedding Reception at St Paul Hellenic Center

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