When I initially met with Kelly and Brett, they didn’t have a whole lot of plans finalized. They wanted something different, something that showcased their love of Toledo + Toledo food, a venue that allowed them to put a unique spin on a timeline and add a multimedia element.
Their wedding in the Arts building of Owens Community College in Perrysburg was brilliantly personal. They produced a video that played before the ceremony that told not only their love story, but their individual stories in a touching yet humorous way.
Kelly + Brett were a joy to photograph. Their deep love for one another was evident from our first meeting and was so lovely to see them become married and start this exciting new chapter in their lives.
Congrats you two!! :)
Photography: Mary & Rachel assisted by Beka
Ceremony: Epworth Methodist Church Toledo Ohio
Reception: Nazareth Hall Grand Rapids Ohio
Florals: Bartz Viviano
Bride’s Gown: Brides by Demetrios
Bridesmaids Dresses: Belle Amour Toledo
Men’s Suits: Ticknors
DJ: Ultimate Nights
Reception Decor: Candlelight Occasions
Cake Artist: Eston’s
One of the most enjoyable aspects of being a Toledo wedding photographer, is collaborating with other creatives. I was approached by photographer friend BOB LUBELL to photograph Anita + Rahul’s Wedding and I of course accepted the invitation! Rahul and Anita’s love story is remarkable… and having the opportunity to document the weekend of events celebrating their love story was an honor. Thank you to Anita & Rahul for inviting me to make these joyful images!!!
As we were wrapping up Erin and John’s formal family photos (not pictured here ) I looked out the church doors and saw the sheets of snow coming down. There is this excitement even with adults for the season’s first snow. It was gorgeous. The crab trees lining the church driveway along with the red shawl Erin’s bridesmaid lent here, made me giddy. I didn’t have to convince them to do photos in the snow, they were down and excited. That moment making amazing images in the snow is why I love what I do. Magical.
Rachel + Dani had already been married for about 7 years before I first met with them to photograph their ring ceremony + reception. I was over the moon to hear they were planning a legit party at one of my favourite Toledo wedding venues, Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion. It is a beautiful venue with unique art throughout, glassy + classy modern aesthetic and amazing food from TMA’s executive Chef Felix. The abundance of heart felt speeches and words from their closest friends and family throughout the night, made us feel quite honored to document such a special day for the couple. It was even more special that their two children were there to partake in the celebration.
Thank you and congrats to Dani + Rachel + their families for trusting us in documenting their special day. We adore you all & are so happy you’re enjoying the photos!
Happy New Year!!! Cheers to 2016!
Ceremony + Reception: Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion
Florist: Bartz Viviano
Cake Artist: Wendy Kromer Confections
Wedding Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas, Midnight Beauty
Band: Bluewater Kings Band
I recently discovered that the city, Oregon, where Abbie + Nick grew up is a town where everyone knows one another. So when I mentioned to other Oregon couples that I was photographing Abbie and Nick’s wedding every single person said how fun and hilarious the two of them are! The day of the wedding was no exception. As you’ll see they had a huge bridal party that was a blast to hang out with and was up for my silly photos. Abbie + Nick were all smiles even with the gloomy weather, which thankfully didn’t turn to rainy weather until well in to the reception. We were able to visit Abbie’s grandmother’s lake front property for an exceptional backdrop!
Thank you + congrats to Abbie + Nick for allowing us to share your special day with you… I think we’ve somehow earned our Oregon honorary residents badge ;)
Aloha! The first email I received from Amy started with the Hawaiian greeting, my ears perked up & after we figured out the best time to FaceTime with the 6 hour difference between us, I crossed my fingers that they liked me + my work as much as I liked them. They have been together for over 15 years and were hesitant to tie the knot. Not because they weren’t committed but it just wasn’t something they thought they needed to do. After some hard times they decided a celebration of their love with the people closest to them was definitely in order! For me, it was a refreshing break from the norm… The dressed for their day together in a hotel room overlooking the city where they met nearly 2 decades ago. There is something poetic about a Groom zipping up his Bride’s dress. There was no First Look, no Bridal Party, no fuss, just big hearts + lots of love. Their ceremony was full of beautiful touches and perfectly executed by their officiant Leigh Ann from Roots of Change in Ann Arbor. With all of the tropical flowers they brought it, you wouldn’t know that they didn’t get married in Maui… other than the lack of palm trees & the rain that didn’t end in the rainbow. Fire dancers, teepees, sand mandala!
It was an honor documenting this love filled day for Amy & Matt. Biggest congrats to them!!!
Ceremony + Reception: Private Residence, Temperence, MI
Hotel Accommodations: Grand Plaza Hotel Downtown Toledo, OH
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Officiant: Leigh Ann Roots of Change Ann Arbor, MI
Caterer: Stella’s Swig Chef Rob Campbell Perrysburg, OH
Cake + Desserts: Baked by Amy Maui, HI
Fire Dancers: Sunshine Fire Entertainment Birmingham, MI
As a Toledo wedding photographer, our season wrapped at the end of October… and winter has left me longing to photograph pretty things! Luckily I know some pretty, pretty talented people who make spaces look spectacular. I headed up to Registry Bistro to photograph details for an engagement soirée designed by Elite Events. THIS is why Registry Bistro is one of my favourite Toledo wedding venues! Lighting and lounge furniture by Magers Designs!