Ariel International Center Wedding in Cleveland with Kellie & Kevin

I first met Kellie & Kevin over skype during their lunch break. They seemed like a cool, laid back couple. They told me they were getting married at Ariel International Center, a venue that’s been on my bucket list for a while – I’m a sucker for rooftops. Fast forward several months, I learn a little bit more about them during our planning meeting and they invite me to a walk thru at the venue so we could officially meet before the wedding. (They live in Raleigh but both have Cleveland roots.) A few days later, it’s the big day. I show up to Kellie’s hotel room to photograph her getting ready. That’s when I started to realize just how cool this girl is. As the day progresses I learn that Kellie, Kevin & I have a ton in common. For starters one of their favorite bands is The Avett Brothers, part of their wedding meal included a taco bar, Ariel has a rooftop, and they hired DJ Goodwin- King and Queen of killer non-wedding music. I only wished they didn’t live in Raleigh because if they lived in Cleveland we would totally hang out all the time and eat tacos.  🙂 So that’s my love affair with Kellie & Kevin. I’m so happy that this cool, laid back couple turned out to be super awesome. wedding-shoesgetting-ready-wedding-bridegetting-ready-weddinggetting-ready-wedding-brideHere, Kellie is singing and dancing to “Push It” while getting in her dress. My kind of girl.getting-ready-wedding-bridewedding-first-lookwedding-first-lookhyatt-arcade-wedding-portraitshyatt-arcade-wedding-portraitsbridesmaids-wedding-photogroomsmen-photos-weddingbridal-party-wedding-photosbride-groom-portraits-weddingbride-groom-portraits-weddingbride-groom-portraits-weddingbride-groom-portraits-weddingbride-groom-portraits-weddingbride-groom-portraits-weddingwedding-programwedding-ceremony-detailswedding-ceremonywedding-ceremonywedding-ceremonycrying-mom-wedding-ceremonywedding-ceremonywedding-ceremonywedding-ceremonyrooftop-wedding-venuewedding-cakewedding-reception-detailswedding-reception-detailswedding-toastswedding-foodThe tacos were delicious by the way.bride-groom-portraits-weddingbride-groom-portraits-weddingbride-groom-portraits-weddingbride-groom-portraits-weddingbride-groom-portraits-weddingSunset photos on the rooftop, swooon.rooftop-wedding-venue-clevelandwedding-first-danceTheir first dance song is so sweet 🙂father-daughter-mother-son-dance-weddingwedding-dancing-receptionwedding-dancing-receptionwedding-dancing-receptionVenue: Ariel International Center

Getting Ready: Hyatt Arcade

Entertainment: DJ Goodwin

Catering: Driftwood

Cake: Sarah Renfro

Florist: Bride’s Grandfather

Honeymoon: Secrets Maroma, Mexico