They met because of a friend. She was in school in Pittsburgh and he was in town. They met. They hung out. And then they didn’t see each other for a year and a half.
“The very first time I met him, he gave me his jacket,” Colleen remembered. “He was a keeper from the beginning.”
Six years after they met, and four and a half years after they became inseparable, Colleen and Mike tied the knot. She says her favorite thing about him is that he makes her laugh, even when she’s not in the mood to crack a smile, and as an observer, I can totally see that. Mike is this happy-go-lucky guy who is really, really good at getting his new wife to smile. The way he looks at you, Colleen … you’re right about him being a keeper.
Both Colleen and Mike are really into golf, as is Colleen’s family, so they decided to have their ceremony at the Golf Improvement Center in Medina. How’s that for unique??
Colleen did a first look with her dad. It was so sweet!
That little ring bearer is the cutest ever! Oh and those linen suits with Sperry’s? Awesome!
So everything was great, we got all our pictures done outside, and then? Then it began to pour just as guests were arriving! Everyone milled around in the store while we waiting for the monsoon to clear. Luckily it only lasted about half an hour and the outside ceremony went off without a hitch.
So many details! Thanks to my second shooter, Emily, for that photo above.
They even had a bagpiper. So cool!
My favorite up there on the left.
I can’t take credit for this photo idea. It was all Emily’s brain child! See why she’s awesome?
Haha, I love it.
Fairlawn Country Club is gorgeous!
Who wouldn’t want a margarita bar at their wedding?!
You two are great. Here’s to a long and happy marriage!
To see more from Colleen and Mike’s wedding, click here to view a SLIDESHOW or watch it here:
Reception/Caterer: Fairlawn Country Club
Event Planner: Margaret Nicolino-Cargill
Florist: Pink Petals Florist
Hair and Makeup: Sam Wanna Salon and Spa
Bagpiper: Brian McElhinney
DJ/Lighting: The Beach Boyz
Paper Goods: Beverly’s Invitations/DIY programs and escort cards
Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero
Bride’s Shoes: Nina
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Sung
Suits: Studio Suits
Limo: A Swift Taxi