Tom’s Country Place Wedding near Cleveland with Lisa & Justin

Cleveland weather is predictably unpredictable. Lisa & Justin’s wedding day was no different. It was looking pretty rainy for the first look and then the radar cleared up, so we decided to not use our rain location. It did drizzle, but Lisa was a trooper. I’m always prepared for the elements and I love when my couples embrace them.

Because I photographed Lisa’s twin sister’s wedding last winter there was already a sense of ease going into the day. I knew some of the bridesmaids and of course Lisa’s parents. Speaking of Lisa’s parents – Lisa’s dad gave an amazing speech that had everyone in tears and he can really get down on the dance floor. But, my favorite moment of the day had to be when Justin saw Lisa coming down the aisle. He started crying, took a deep breath, and smiled. Even though they already had a first look, he still gave the reaction every bride hopes for (see! first looks aren’t evil 😉 .)

L&J – Thank you for welcoming me into your lives and allowing me to share in your special day!

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Venue: Tom’s Country Place

Portraits: The Flats

Entertainment: TKO Entertainment

Officiant: Shannon Hajek

Hair and Makeup: Brittney Haponek

Cupcakes: Cupcake Wishes

Wedding Dress: Jewel, David’s Bridal

Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse