Wedding | Crystal + Brant | Willoughby, OH

•  This is the time of the year where I apologize profusely for being behind in blogging.  I’m about two months behind due to a crazy schedule and as always, my clients come before blogging.  So while it may appear I’m backed up, I’m still on time for editing but blogging takes a backseat.  If you want to stay up to date on the weddings I’m working on, be a fan on Facebook and you’ll always be able to see my latest work (and expanded galleries!).  You can also tag yourself and friends which is always fun!

•  All summer I had been pretty lucky with rain.  Either it was barely sprinkling or we were able to work around the rain we got.  Crystal and Brant weren’t so lucky and it poured for most of the day, moving their outdoor ceremony inside.  They almost had to move the reception in from the tent but Crystal fought for that to stick and it ended up working out perfectly.

•  I loved how their bridal party incorporated so many family members – a trend this year that I absolutely LOVE.  Brant’s son was his best man and his Dad was also part of the groomsman.  Crystal’s sister was her Maid of Honor.  It makes a special day that much more special.

•  I am in LOVE with the details from this day.  The colors were the perfect bright spot of an otherwise gloomy day.  They were so fun and cheerful!  Seriously LOVED!

•  Crystal was a dream bride to work with, she never got stressed or fussed about anything despite the rain.  She also was game for going outside to do some pictures even though it was raining.

Wedding Vendors

Cake: Wild Flour Bakery
Ceremony/Reception Venue & Catering:  Sammy’s at Manakiki Ballroom
Ceremony Music: Pete Cavano
DJ:  DJ Mark Guthrie with Jerry Bruno
Florist:  Hosanna Designs

wedding gown in window reflected in mirror

Sometimes in hotel rooms I have to get tricky to get a shot of the gown.  The lighting in hotel rooms is notoriously awful and with the rain we didn’t have a lot of sunlight streaming in.  I made it work though as I LOVED the mirror in the room.


bride getting ready with bridesmaids helping

I love when bridesmaids jump in and help the bride!  Here is one putting earrings in and another helping with the bracelet while Crystal just focuses on being gorgeous.


ceremony inside manakiki ballroom in willoughby ohio

The ceremony was moved inside but it was still a gorgeous location to get married.


wild flour white tiered cake with orange and pink detailing

While Crystal and Brant greeted guests, I zoomed downstairs to get pictures of the ballroom before things got fussed with by guests.  I LOVED the cake!!!  It matched their invitations perfectly and was just so fun and pretty.  I didn’t get a chance to nab a slice but I heard rumors that it was divine!


pinwheel escort cards

One of the most creative escort cards I have ever seen, pinwheels!


beach chair centerpieces with orange and pink daisies

How adorable are these centerpieces??


tent reception at manakiki with orange and pink details

You would never guess that it was raining outside of this tent!  Again, I love the pops of color!


bride and groom with umbrella outside in rain

While the guests found their way to their seats downstairs, I nabbed the newlyweds for some quick portraits outside.


bride and groom nuzzling outside in rain

Easily my favorite, probably because I was a bit obsessed with Crystal’s earrings!


bride and groom walking outside in rain

They are so cute together!


bride and groom cutting the cake

Cutting the yummy cake!


maid of honor speech

Crystal’s sister/Maid of Honor gives an impromptu speech that was absolutely perfect.


ring detail shot on brides bouquet with peonies

I adored how Brant’s ring had etched detailing on it and you all know how much I love peonies!  Win!


bride and groom first dance at manakiki in ohio

First dance 🙂


bride crying while dancing with her father

This is by far my favorite father/daughter dance shot of the year.  I immediately put it up on my slideshow on my website.  It may not be there now – I’m getting a new one – but it’ll be back!  LOVE!  Sniff!  🙂


Thanks to you both for hiring me.  I had a lovely day playing with you two and I hope that you enjoyed your day!

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  • Mike BriceOctober 3, 2010 - 7:38 PM

    The father/daughter shot is priceless.ReplyCancel

  • ValerieOctober 6, 2010 - 10:47 AM

    Gorgeous as usual! My fave is the father-daughter shot too. And your ring shots are the BEST!ReplyCancel

  • CrystalOctober 7, 2010 - 1:18 PM

    Thank you Corey!!! Our day was amazing and we are so grateful to have all the memories you captured for us 🙂 The rain pictures came out great! I wouldn’t have it any other way! Besides, think of all that good luck… 😉ReplyCancel

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