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Country Cottage Wedding of Monica & Jeff

The setting for Monica and Jeff’s wedding day was just about as idyllic as the weather. On this gorgeous spring day, Country Cottages and Gardens was personally bedecked with antique farm equipment from Monica’s brother’s farm. From the ceremony facing the willow-laden lake, to the photos in a field, and the outdoor reception, Monica and Jeff filled their time with meaning. This was beautifully captured when they released butterflies into the sky to symbolize their desire to leave the world better than they found it. Many blessings to you both, Monica and Jeff!

*special thanks to Jay Kossman Photography for the crazy, amazing portrait in the video thumbnail below!

Venders we had the privilege to work with:
Jay Kossman Photography
Country Cottage and Gardens
Clearwater Butterfly Alliance String Quartet
Sweet Sounds with Leasure DJ
Sasha Renee Beauty Artist
Camelot Cakes
Lady of the Lake Florist

Ballroom at Park Lane Wedding // Emily & Jacob

The heart of Emily and Jacob’s wedding day for us was captured in their first look. Cleveland weather, like life, is utterly unpredictable, and chilly rain forced the planned courtyard first look to be confined to the awning outside the entrance to the Ballroom at Park Lane. But despite the weather and the change of plans, when Jacob and Emily saw each other for the first time that April day, Jacob shook his head in amazement. Emily sweetly wiped a tear from Jacob’s cheek and he gently caressed her hair, still blown away by the gift of this bride that was about to become his. The weather turned from bad to worse outside that day, but the two of them just kept relishing each other-that’s a beautiful way to face life together! Many blessings to you both, Emily and Jacob!

Venders we had the privilege to work with:

Katelyn Wollett Photography

The Ballroom at Park Lane

Blue Water Kings Band

Sitting Pretty Linens

Silverfox Flowers

Kylie & Colton’s Wedding

We just could not get enough of shots of Kylie and Colton in and around this little, old school house. They were just stunning in the waning light of the sun as it descended behind these rolling rural Ohio hills. Colton’s strong emotions and Kylie’s sweetness made for a wedding where their passion for each other triumphed even over the beauty of their surroundings. The only thing that matched that was their faith, which was the center of all they did that day. Many blessings on your marriage, Kylie and Colton!

Vendors we had the privilege of working with:

Venue: Blessings Farmstead https://blessings-farmstead.business…. Photographer: Eli Photo https://eliphoto.onuniverse.com/?fbcl…

Rochester, New York wedding of Mike & Becky

Our first New York wedding was a delight.  Mike and Becky married on a balmy September Saturday in a “woodland setting…situated on the Irondequoit Creek.”  With a swaying wheat field as a backdrop, they tied the knot in front of a cozy gazebo.  We loved how they simply loved being together, as evidenced by a great amount of laughter and fun!  Despite the beautiful day, all were excited to partake of the air conditioning for the reception :).  One of our favorite memories was when Becky’s mom and dad prayed over the couple-a sweet, meaningful moment.  One of many interests that Mike and Becky have in common is line dancing-and, boy, did they do lots of it, not missing a single line dance as far as we could tell.  After some lovely shots at sunset and some more dancing, the couple enjoyed s’mores in the open fire with their guests.  Many, many blessings on your marriage, Mike and Becky!

Vendors we had the privilege to work with:

Diana Kapatos Photography

Glendoveers Creative Catering and Event space

 

Stan Hwyet Hall and Gardens wedding of Britney & Gregg

There are few locations to get married in Ohio as majestic as Stan Hwyet, a sprawling estate built in the gilded age of the early 1910s.  This is where Britney and Gregg said their “I do’s.”  Britney and Gregg have a fun connection with us going back to the beginning of our videography.  Britney was a bridesmaid in one of our early weddings.  What a privilege to capture her day many years later. Despite the never-ceasing rain that day, Britney and Gregg just rolled with it and we got some of our favorite shots of the season.  We were constantly impressed with their willingness to rough it in the drizzle.  Along with their wonderful photographer Addison Jones, we toured up and down the grounds finding more and more lovely spots to capture Britney and Gregg’s first day as husband and wife.  Our favorite of them all was their first look, held in an enclosed garden, with a rectangular pool in the center.  As the water rippled with the rain, Britney and Gregg’s reflection on the water beautifully captured their first sight of each other that day.  Many sweet blessings to  you both, Britney and Gregg!

Vendors we had the privilege to work with:

Addison Jones Photography

Stan Hwyet Hall and Gardens

Acacia wedding of Laura & Angelo

Laura and Angelo just enjoyed each other.  You could see it the whole day.  We knew Laura as a student many years ago in high school and were delighted to meet Angelo.  At their ceremony, they did something unique that represented what they hold most dear, even above each other.  They took three strands of rope and wove them together in the shape of a cross to symbolize their union with each other and Jesus.  With moments of both devotion and laughter they committed their lives to each other.  With some fun stops at the Cleveland Art Museum and the Cleveland sign framed by downtown, we headed to they stylish Acacia where Angelo’s aunt heads the catering.  We can honestly say we have never seen a larger dessert table!  It was a beautiful location and beautiful evening.  We especially loved getting time with Laura and Angelo in the sprawling fields behind the hall.  May rich blessings follow you all the days of your life together, Laura and Angelo!

Venders we had the privilege to work with:

Jenna Therese Photography

St. Paul Lutheran Church

Dino’s Catering at Acacia

1890 Cleveland Arcade wedding of Hillary & Geoff

Hillary and Geoff are filled with fun! And that fun was all over their wedding day from the animal themed cake to the dragon’s breath popcorn. It was a delight to see them bask in each other’s love throughout the whole day, even despite the chilly weather Cleveland gave them. Gratefully, we spent most of their lovely day in the historic 1890 Cleveland Arcade with its stunning architecture. The night was topped off with a surprise for Hillary and Geoff: a horse and carriage ride! That was a first for us! As they rode off into the night their loved ones cheered and wished them well. Many blessings on your marriage, Hillary and Geoff!


Vendors we had the privilege to work with:

EM Event Photography http://www.edricmorales.com

Piccadilly Artisan Creamery http://www.piccadillycreamery.com

The Cleveland Arcade http://www.theclevelandarcade.com

The Country Church Wedding of Victoria & Scott

A wedding in a small country church next to a gentle stream. That is where Victoria and Scott tied the know-literally: the pastor actually tied a knot of cloth around their hands to solemnize their union. After a visit to the picturesque home they are building in the hills, the couple celebrated with family and friends at the stone constructed Kirtland Country Club. A violinist, a live band, a live painter, macaroons, and a lot of fun filled the rest of a sweet, touching day. Congratulations, Victoria and Scott!