The Screw Factory of Alissa & Matt
Tender. This was the word that was evident for us between Alissa & Matt. It showed in how they looked at each other, how they spoke to each other, and even how they danced. We started our day with them at The Screw Factory in Lakewood, an historic former car factory now turned into artist studios and an event space. Taking the old cargo elevator to the second floor we found Alissa getting ready with her bridesmaids. We noticed how calmed she become once Matt came for his first look. They knew what this day was about: the two of them, and being together brought a tender peace to put the nerves to rest.
Their ceremony was led by a good friend, and the pastor was also a longtime friend of the family. This made the experience so personal and even fun. After Alissa and Matt recessed down the aisle to the beautiful sounds of a harp, the bridal party headed over to Halls Bowling Alley for some fun shots on the lanes and in the lounge. Matt even got a pinball game in!
Then it was back to The Screw Factory for the reception. A really unique occurrence was that the music for their first dance was performed live by her niece. Here we saw Matt and Alissa’s tenderness again. Every couple, we’ve noticed, dances differently. Alissa and Matt had one of the most sweet and passionate dances we’ve seen this year. They were truly lost in each other. It was a lovely sight to witness. Another fun experience was to see a live event painting. Jacqueline DelBrocco painted the reception while it was happening! This talented artist is a pioneer in the Cleveland area offering live event painting services. We enjoyed her and her work so much that we hired her to paint at Beth’s parents’ 50th wedding anniversary event later in the month!
The night ended for us with a first. Our friends Suzanne and Dan Price of Suzuran Photography had the idea to set off a pink smoke bomb outside for some fun sunset photos! How cool! So as the smoke rose and curled around them, Alissa and Matt danced, hugged, kissed, ran, and laughed as we took photos and video.
Many sweet blessings to you and on your marriage, Alissa and Matt!
Photo above courtesy of our friends Suzanne and Dan Price at Suzuran Photography
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Photography: Suzanne and Dan Price at Suzuran Photography http://suzuranphotography.com