Kristen + JJ had a lovely intimate Toledo wedding on, what felt like, Ohio’s first fall day. Their outdoor intimate ceremony overlooking the Maumee River at Walbridge park was picture perfect with blue skies and personal details. They passed leaves and stones to their guests during the ceremony, asking them each to give them a blessing for the couple. Their reception was downtown Toledo at the Blarney… Kristen + JJ take dance classes with their closest friends so the dance floor was packed and impressive.
Ceremony: Walbridge Park Toledo Ohio
Reception: The Blarney Event Center Toledo Ohio
Flowers: Bartz Viviano
An intimate candlelit wedding at an art gallery in a the historic Secor Building with 30 guests… Yes!! Sign me up! Emily & Brad’s wedding day at Registry Bistro was simple, romantic, good food & good people. Great reminder that less is more sometimes. I was totally smitten with these two, they let their personalities shine throughout the whole day. It was a pleasure & an honor to document it for them… and a total blast trying my hand at photographing a candlelit ceremony with only available light. Congrats you two!!!
Ceremony + Reception: Registry Bistro | Secor Building Toledo Ohio
Dress: Vera Wang
Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Hair: Beehive Salon Sylvania
Room Decor: Mager Designs
You know I’m a sucker for modern architecture in Toledo. You know I love when couples are down for using said architecture in their engagement sessions :) Katie & Damien have officially been added to my 2014 wedding season just weeks before their wedding day. I LOVE when this happens! This lovely lovebirds live in Columbus, one of my fav Ohio cities, and have been together a whopping 7 years! Their wedding has been a long time in the making and I can’t wait to document their celebration in just a few days :)
It was a labor of love for a few months, collaborating on this shoot with Aimee of Modernly Events. I photographed Aimee & Matthew’s wedding in September of 2012 & we shared a common love of mid century modern design, architecture & furnishings. I recall leaving their wedding & saying to them: ‘It’s totally normal to want to start doing weddings’ (or something to that affect). I think in the back of my head, I saw that she excelled at completing a cohesive vision for a large event. If you peek through their wedding, you’ll see just how true this is. I was thrilled when I heard of her new venture into event design & furniture rental! She came up with the initial concept based on artist Alexander Girard’s sun imagery & we went bananas from there bringing that vision to life. It was a total blast, stressful, but I am so so happy with how everything came together!
Big thanks to all the professionals involved…
Venue The Secor Building Gallery
Concept design & furniture by Modernly Events
Florals & linens by Elite Events
Cake by Cherry Lane Custom Cakes
Dress by Robert Bullock
Dress provided by The Dress Bridal Boutique
Suit by ASOS
Macarons by Sugar Macaron Patisserie
Invitation Suite & custom signage by Alisa Bobzein Design
Calligraphy by Rebecca Bischoff
Makeup by Carl Graf
Hair by Sarah Miller Sandford
Bracelet by Nicole Miller Accessories
Earrings by Badgley Mischka Jewelry
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Hard to believe another year has flown by & I’m pulling my favourite images from the year! 2013 was a year full of growth… photographing births, small businesses, commercial campaigns & of course weddings. Each of those so different from one another on the surface, but really when looking through the photos as a whole, they all feel so similar. People having fun, great energy! We have a ton of fun while on shoots, connecting with the people who photograph, no matter what the subject matter. Always humbling to look back & see the moments we were able to capture for the people who trusted us to be there for the biggest moments in their lives. THANK YOU!
Cheers to 2013!
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