Wedding • Gloria and Chris • The Ritz Carlton in Cleveland

•  This was my first Korean wedding and I have to say I hope that it isn’t the last, we had so much fun with these guys!  They were a blast!

•  I am a huge fan of Kate Winslet and her Oscar gown is one of my favorite dresses I’ve ever seen in my life.  When I saw the bridesmaids dresses for this wedding, I may have gasped and fell in love immediately.  They are quite similar and I think even a bit better.  SO GORGEOUS!

•  So Gangham Style is huge and this was the perfect wedding to take that song and run with it.  Their entrance was to it and everyone did the dance coming in and the guests went WILD.  Of course the DJ played it a few times during the reception and everyone went crazy.  It was so much fun!

•  This may be one of the most wild and crowded dance floors I’ve seen in a LONG time.  It was full and crazy from the word go.  These guys had a BLAST!

•  This bridal party also gets a nod at being super awesome.  No one questioned anything I asked and they usually went above and just had a total blast with everything.  SUCH a fun day!!!!  I’ve said this a million times I know, and I’m sure I’ll say it again before the blog is through but what a great day… enjoy the pics!

Wedding Vendors

Bridal Gown: Justin Alexander via Catan’s Bridal
Cake:  White Flower Cake Shoppe
Ceremony:  Korean Central Baptist Church
DJ:  DJ Geoff Cox with Hats Off Entertainment
Florist:  Tiffany’s Flowers and Gifts
Invitations:  Paper Trails
Reception:  The Ritz Carlton
Transportation:  BVIP Limo

groom getting ready at the ritz carlton in cleveland ohio

It’s rare that I get to start the day with the Groom & Groomsman but it was a nice change from the normal to begin over at The Ritz with Chris and his guys.

groomsman dancing at the ritz carlton in cleveland ohio

After they got dressed and I lent a hand folding those crazy handkerchiefs, the guys began to practice Gangham Style to make sure they had it down before the entrance.

groomsman dancing to gangham style in cleveland ohio

A few rounds on You Tube later, they were pros at Gangham Style, and they looked great doing it!

red strappy high heels for wedding in cleveland

After the guys were set we headed over to the church and I started taking shots of Gloria’s amazing red heels!  Aren’t these fabulous?

brides mother and aunt helping her get ready before wedding

Soon it was time to get dressed and her Mom and Aunt were there to lend a hand with getting that amazing dress on.

bride against yellow wall at the korean central baptist church

I adore this portrait of Gloria waiting for the ceremony to begin.  Her dress was nothing short of amazing!

groom walking down aisle at korean central baptist church

It’s not often the groom walks down the aisle so it was fun to capture that!  Chris stopped to adjust his bow tie that kept going wonky and everyone laughed.

bride walking down aisle in cleveland ohio

While I was capturing the “traditional” aisle shot, my husband Chris was able to capture this shot of Gloria walking down to HER Chris.  Love this image!

wedding ceremony at korean central baptist church of cleveland

The ceremony was amazing and sweet, it is always neat to see how different cultures have similar yet different wedding ceremonies.  The Korean wedding ceremony was not too different than the usual ones, just a different language 🙂

groomsman acting like bridesmaids

See why I kept saying this wedding was so much fun?  Here the groomsman are acting like bridesmaids.  Love the duck faces!

red and black fun bridal party picture in ohio

The girls wanted to hold the men in a switchup from the traditional posing.  Then Chris’s younger brother had to jump in and make us all crack up.

bride licking groom's nose in bridal party picture

This made me laugh SO hard during editing.

bridesmaids laughing over seeing a deer

I’m taking what is the usual bridesmaid portrait and then they all are gasping and pointing behind me.  I turned around to see what all of the fuss was about…

deer walking in grass in cleveland ohio

There was a rather large deer not too far behind me!  Holy cats!  He wandered along the forest and eventually walked into the grass not too far behind me.

bridesmaids and bride laughing during wedding portraits

That brought out a lot of giggles so I was able to get a fun image of Gloria laughing with her ladies.

bride and bridesmaids in long red dresses with red bouquets

Such a fun group of bridesmaids and aren’t their red dresses amazing!!?

casual classic bride and groom wedding portrait in cleveland ohio

This classic portrait will never go old in my book, it’s always one of my favorites from a wedding day.

groom kissing bride on cheek

See how sweet they are?!  They can be sweet and romantic amidst all of the silliness.

bride and groom making silly faces in wedding portrait

However, the silly wedding portraits are just as awesome.  I loved this one SO much.  HILARIOUS!

bride and groom touching foreheads in wedding picture

Another sweet moment and by far my favorite image from the day.

p90x pose in wedding dress in cleveland ohio

We headed to the reception venue and went into Tower City for a few more portraits.  While it was tolerable outside it was pretty chilly so it was nice to have an alternate venue for some extra indoor portraits.  Here they are showing off some P90X posing… LOL!

white flower cake shoppe 5 tier wedding cake in swiss dot

I was able to fly into the ballroom at The Ritz Carlton to get some pictures of the reception set up before the guests arrived and the cake from White Flower Cake Shoppe was so adorable!

red and gold decor at wedding reception at the ritz carlton in cleveland ohio

The red decor that Gloria and Chris chose looked fantastic along all of the gold detailing in the ballroom.

bride and groom first dance at wedding reception at the ritz in cleveland

Their first dance was so sweet.

groom smashing cake in bride's face after cake cutting

The cake smashing?  Not so sweet but was certainly fun!

best man crying during wedding toast at reception

Chris’s brother got a bit misty eyed during his toast – and everyone was laughing because he started crying when he was talking about underwear!  LOL!

best man crying during toast at reception at the ritz in cleveland

The Best Man wiping a tear – by the end of his toast the entire ballroom was in tears!

bridal party dancing to gangham style during wedding reception

Heyyyyyyyyyy sexy lady!

groomsman taking off bowtie on dance floor

Time to cut loose!

groom playing air guitar during wedding reception at The Ritz Carlton in Cleveland Ohio

It’s not a fantastic wedding reception until the Groom busts out with an air guitar!

Thank you so so much to Gloria and Chris for having me along to capture their awesome pants day!

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