Happy Days Lodge Wedding near Akron with Katie & Ethan

I finished off my wedding season with this lovely wedding starring, Katie & Ethan! We had the most perfect fall day at Happy Days Lodge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Katie & Ethan opted to not see each other before the ceremony so I spent some time with the bridal parties separately before the ceremony. The beautiful burgundy bridesmaid dresses popped against the warm fall tones. Their friends were so friendly and funny which resulted in some of my favorite friends photos. 🙂

My favorite part of the day was during the ceremony after the first kiss. Katie did a little dance and you could see it in their faces just how pumped they were to be married to each other. After the heartfelt ceremony, Katie & Ethan and I headed to the Ledges for their portraits. This location never gets old and it was perfect for their adventurous spirits. It’s not the easiest to hike in wedding garb but they did with big smiles.

They topped the evening off with nonstop dancing and a sparkler exit. It was the perfect wedding to close out my 2017 season.

K&E- Thanks for being so kind and wonderful! I loved spending the day with you two!cleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingYou may recognize this sweet couple from last year, Anna & Mike 🙂

cleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingIn case you missed the reference, their table “numbers” were characters from The Walking Dead because season 8 premiered on the night of their wedding.

cleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingcleveland-rustic-fall-weddingVenue: Happy Days Lodge

Entertainment: Spencer Kline

Hair & Makeup Artist: Lena Assad

Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie

Catering: Taste of Excellence

Honeymoon: Japan!

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MOCA Cleveland Wedding with Alexandra & Rich

Alexandra & Rich got married on a perfect sunny fall day. I hung out with the girls while they were getting ready and then we headed over to Holy Rosary Church in Little Italy. After the short and sweet ceremony we went to The Flats for their portraits. Earlier that month I thoroughly scouted the area to find some new (to me) locations. I’m so excited about the work we created! The reception was held at MOCA in University Circle. Alexandra & Rich incorporated some art deco details to their day that looked fabulous. Keeping with the theme, they even hired a jazz singer from Cleveland Music Group to sing during dinner!

My favorite part of the day was portrait time. Alexandra & Rich shared in my enthusiasm when I would find good light or have to immediately stop what we were previously doing to take a different photo. It makes for a fun day when your couples are just as excited as you about their photos! 🙂

A&R – It was so fun hanging out with you guys! Thanks for including me in your beautiful wedding!cleveland-art-deco-weddingcleveland-art-deco-weddingcleveland-art-deco-weddingcleveland-art-deco-weddingcleveland-art-deco-weddingcleveland-art-deco-weddingcleveland-art-deco-weddingcleveland-art-deco-weddingcleveland-art-deco-weddingcleveland-art-deco-weddingcleveland-art-deco-weddingcleveland-art-deco-weddingcleveland-art-deco-weddingcleveland-art-deco-weddingwedding-ceremony-cleveland-little-italywedding-ceremony-cleveland-little-italywedding-ceremony-cleveland-little-italywedding-ceremony-cleveland-little-italywedding-ceremony-cleveland-little-italywedding-ceremony-cleveland-little-italywedding-ceremony-cleveland-little-italywedding-ceremony-cleveland-little-italywedding-ceremony-cleveland-little-italywedding-ceremony-cleveland-little-italywedding-ceremony-cleveland-little-italythe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandthe-flats-wedding-portraits-clevelandcleveland-art-deco-weddingcleveland-art-deco-weddingcleveland-art-deco-weddingwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandwedding-reception-moca-clevelandcleveland-art-deco-weddingCeremony: Holy Rosary Church

Portraits: The Flats

Reception: MOCA Cleveland

Florist: Mary Downey

Cake Artist: Fragapane Bakeries

Entertainment: Phil Turk & DJ Christian Dela Vega with Cleveland Music Group

Hair Stylist: Paula Klak

Makeup Artist: Kellie Thomson

Bride’s Dress: Essense of Australia

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy

Catering: Marigold

Honeymoon: Nevis!

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Thorncreek Winery Wedding near Cleveland with Kelly & Jodie

Jodie & Kelly got married on an unseasonably warm day in October at the gorgeous Thorncreek Winery. They had a literary themed wedding and Jodie DIY’d almost everything. I was blown away with how incredible everything came together.

They wanted to have an intimate wedding with their closest friends and family. I always love smaller weddings because I usually get to hear fun stories like how the couple met. In Kelly & Jodie’s case, they actually met over the phone while they were working. After some flirting they finally arranged to meet and the rest is history. Several dogs and a house later their love story continues.

My favorite part of the day was during the ceremony- everyone toasted to the newlyweds’ love and future together. It was a very unique and special sentiment.

K&J – It’s been so great getting to know you two and your pups. So grateful to be a part of your big day!same-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingsame-sex-cleveland-weddingGetting Ready: Aurora Inn

Venue: Thorncreek Winery

Bouquets: Eco Flower

Desserts: Rito’s Bakery & A Cupcake a Day

Invitation: Designed by Jodie

Hair Stylist: The Mane Difference & Rhiannon Eller

Brides’ Attire: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Morilee & Amazon

Minimoon: Prince Edward County, Canada

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