Erica & Chris | Cleveland Ritz-Carlton Winter Wedding

Erica and Chris first locked eyes across a printer at Deloitte. No, seriously. It'd take them a whole year to officially meet and talk though, this time across happy hour drinks and pizza, after Erica finished her internship with the firm.

I can't say enough good things about these two. It had to be fate that they met because they are the best of the best. Not only do they love each other fiercely, they love their families and friends and go out of their way to show them so. Erica and Chris are thoughtful, funny, extraordinarily kind, and both of them always have a smile on their faces. Anyone who knows them can attest to the fact that they're really fun to be around. I'm pretty sure these photos will prove it!

Erica and Chris, thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a wonderful experience from start to finish! You make everyone feel special and that, in turn, makes you guys the most special.

Ceremony: St. Michael Church
Reception: The Ritz-Carlton
Florist: Molly Taylor and Co.
Videographer: JFray Productions
Cake: Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes
Band: Rock the House Live!
Makeup Artist: Lindsay London
Hair Stylist: MC Hair
Bride's Dress: Stella York, The Dress Bridal Boutique
Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy, Bella Bridesmaids
Transportation: A-1 Mr. Limo
Honeymoon: Anguilla and St. Maarten!

Collected Retreat 2016 | A Collaborative Shoot at The Piggery at Anna Dean Farm

Collected Retreat is one of my favorite events of the year. I'm lucky enough to have hosts Mallory + Justin as some of my best friends, and they are absolute visionaries when it comes to all things creative, collaborative and fun.

Collected is a whole bunch of awesome creatives and wedding vendors coming together to imagine, design and network. It's crazy inspiring to work alongside people who are SO good at what they do and shoot just for the fun of it.

This year, for the first time, Collected was hosted at The Piggery at Anna Dean Farm and it provided the perfect backdrop for this colorful and textured shoot.

(Shot on Portra 160 | Developed/Scanned by Richard Photo Lab)

Collected 2016 hosted by Mallory + Justin

Venue: The Piggery at Anna Dean Farm
Furniture & Styling: Borrow Rentals
Florals: Ashley's Floral
Cake: Hummingbird Bake Shop
Stationery: Baci Designer
Wooden Signs: With Love + Whimsy
Catering: Taproot Catering
Hair & Makeup: Beauty Therapy
Gowns & Accessories: Moon and Back Bridal
Backdrop: ELBOWGREASE design
Mobile Bar: Happy Camper Bar Car
Band: The Scenic Route
Bride & Groom #1: Sydney Bolek & Ross Newbauer
Bride #2: Sophia Termine
Groom #2: Brandon Marlowe

Jessica & Nick | Cleveland Hyatt Arcade Wedding

Are you ready for some over-sharing? Jessica and Nick's downtown Cleveland, Downton Abbey-esque wedding was just so classically beautiful that I couldn't narrow down the photos. And I really tried. A sweet Miami Merger couple? That plum and gold colorscape? His tux with her lace dress? Those sparkly twinkle lights? What a way to start off my 2016 season!

Plus, listen to this meet cute as told by Jessica:

"I met Nick when he and [his roommate] were studying [Field Botany] in [my friends' dorm] room [at Miami] and I just happened to stop in. My friends decided that we’d be perfect for each other and proceeded to create a series of awkward situations for uslike writing notes on napkins in the dining hall and passing them to Nick. (Will you go out with me? Check___YES___no)  Soon Nick and I found that we crossed paths quite a bit on campus. We started hanging out, watched A LOT of Law & Order reruns on breaks between class, and the rest is history, or rather, Field Botany."

Jessica and Nick are wickedly intelligent, witty and kind. (And Jessica has an amazing eye! She's a graphic designer and designed those gorgeous invitations you'll see below.) Not only did they leave Miami as a couple, but they made it through a long-distance stretch, now married on the other side. Gotta love a happy ending. :)

Ceremony and Reception: Hyatt Regency at The Arcade
Florist: Seville Flowers
Cake: Wildflour Bakery
DJ: Beach Boyz
Hair Stylist: Carla Zimmerer, Sundance Day Spa
Bride's Dress: Stella York, Leonardo's Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddington Way