Jaclyn & Alex | Hines Hill Stone Cottage Intimate WeddingJuly 25, 2014

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These nuptials have been a long, long time coming. Jaclyn and Alex met in FIRST grade on the playground. Come on. So cute! What is so remarkable though is that you’d never know these two grew up together. There is a sense of comfort between them, but they also treat each other with complete respect and tenderness and love, almost as if they met just a year or two ago. Watching them from behind my lens, it seemed as if everything was new and they were in awe of the each other. This was one of the most heartfelt weddings I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing and the whole morning was really sweet.

Jaclyn and Alex elected to have an intimate wedding, which I so appreciated. I have really come to love intimate weddings for their personal flair. Not only can you really make the day your own with a lot less, but you get to spend quality time with the people most important to you. And let me tell you, Jaclyn and Alex have some awesome people in their lives! Take a look at their fantastic day …

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The morning started off DARK. I mean, rain clouds were everywhere and it seemed inevitable that their outdoor wedding would be moved indoors. Miraculously the sky cleared and the whole morning was dry!

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What a fantastic place for a wedding! Hines Hill never disappoints. And the Stone Cottage is so quaint.

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Jaclyn’s family is Scottish and she incorporated all kinds of Scottish touches throughout the day, including this luckenbooth ring attached to the boutonniere. So cool!

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Jaclyn, you are seriously gorgeous. I love this photo of you putting on your vintage hat!

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These two are really so cute. :)

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Meet Mia, Jaclyn and Alex’s beloved dog.

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Can we talk about this gorgeous hat? Its lace is from her mom’s wedding dress. What a thoughtful touch!

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We had a ton of time for portraits, which meant we got to wander all over the Hines Hill property. I so appreciate Jaclyn and Alex bearing the humidity for the sake of these photos. :) And do they not look straight out of The Notebook in these photos?

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What a fantastic morning. Thanks for inviting me to share in it, Jaclyn and Alex. I wish you a lifetime of happiness and fun!

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Melanie & Matt | Sandusky Ohio WeddingJuly 23, 2014

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Melanie and Matt met in middle school, but not as wide-eyed 7th or 8th graders … as teachers! Matt was the band director at the school and was asked to help out with choir, which was Melanie’s area of expertise.

“During those classes there were many glances back and forth with many accompanying smiles,” they said.

Not long after, Melanie and Matt became official and leaned on each other through thick and thin.

“I realized Matt was the one when my father passed away and Matt was there for me the entire time,” Melanie said of the hardest time in her life. “The support and love he showed me made me realize I wanted him around for all the important things in my life.”

Melanie and Matt made it really official when they tied the knot in Sandusky a few weeks ago. They had a beautiful day, which isn’t really surprising because these two radiate joy. It’s so evident that Melanie and Matt have a really good, really respectful relationship. They make each other laugh … all the time! They have fun together … no matter what they’re doing. And they’re really supportive of one another.

Melanie and Matt … thank you for including me in your day. I’m pretty sure my smile was plastered to my face the whole night! :) Enjoy Disney and continue having FUN in life together!

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The “J” in Melanie’s bracelet up there is for her dad, who was beautifully remembered throughout the day.

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I love first looks! Of course Melanie and Matt had an adorable one.

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They made time for sunset portraits, which was great because it was such a beautiful evening! And I got to try out a new film (Kodak Portra 800)!

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Ceremony: First Congregational Church
Reception: Castaway Bay
Florist: Corso’s, Lisa Johnson
Cake: Tonya’s Cakes
DJ: DNA Entertainment
Hair and Makeup: Studio 1
Bride’s Dress: Alfred Angelo, Bride’s World
Bride’s Shoes: TOMS
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bride’s World
Tuxes: Tux World
Popcorn Bar: Campbell’s Sweets Factory
Honeymoon: Walt Disney World!

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Shannon & Joe | Indiana Countryside WeddingJuly 11, 2014

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It started at a Reds game. As the story goes, Shannon and Joe were more into each other than the baseball game, but for good reason, right? :) They both say they knew right away that they would get married, and their gut was obviously right.

“Joe is my favorite person to hang out with, he makes me laugh, we never run out of conversation, and he’s cute,” Shannon said.

Joe is the self-proclaimed softie of the relationship, and it was so adorable watching the two of them from behind my camera all day. Shannon and Joe got married on THE most beautiful summer day, and Nathan and I were so honored to travel to Batesville, Ind., for the occasion. (Fun fact: Nathan and Shannon went to high school together!)

Enjoy the exciting years ahead, you guys. Thanks for making us laugh all day and treating us so well! You guys are the best!

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Joe’s father has passed away, but Shannon and Joe make sure he was remembered all day. His restored truck sat on Shannon’s parent’s property all day and was used for a lot of the portraits (see below!)

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So sweet! I love first looks. :)

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I also love film. Shannon and Joe, you guys are good-looking people!

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Ceremony: Gladys Russell Wildlife Refuge
Videographer: Thomas Essick
Florist: Daffadillys
Bakery: Tiers and Cheers
Caterer: Donna Schebler
DJ: Music n Motion
Bride’s Dress: Stella York, Splendid Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Allure, Splendid Bridal
Honeymoon: Jamaica!

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Anna & Clede | Ukrainian Cleveland Union Club WeddingJune 23, 2014

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Anna and Clede might be the most perfect match (Anna says Clede is her “true life partner”). It always fascinates me how people meet, but in New York City, surrounded by tons and tons of people, Anna and Clede found each other. That is amazing for sure, and so worthy of the unique wedding day celebration they had a few weeks ago.

Anna’s family is Ukrainian and the whole day was a reflection of culture and love. So many of their friends and family traveled from all over the world to be in Cleveland celebrating these two. After witnessing an impromptu round of toasts on the party bus, I can say FOR SURE that Anna and Clede are surrounded by really fantastic people.

These two and their family and friends are fun-loving, energetic and contagious. Anna and Clede are world travelers, go-getters and extremely confident in what they want out of life. Clede said that he knew Anna could be the one the very first day he met her. The very first day! How’s that for knowing what you want?

“Anna is caring and compassionate about me,” he said. “She is beautiful, thoughtful and has a great sense of humor. She reciprocates my love for her with great tenderness. She has a strong will and vision to lead our love and life in the right direction.”

Anna and Clede, thank you so very much for asking me to share in your special day. I learned a lot from observing you two for just one day, and I can only imagine what fun you’re going to have in the years ahead. Keep making each other laugh. :) 

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Ceremony: St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral
Reception: Union Club
Event Planning: Jennifer Alexa
Videographer: Anthony Codispoti, Blue Tie Cinema
Florist: Forest Woods
DJ: Brian McDonald
Makeup Artist: Shannon Michael Salon
Hair Stylist: Crystal Bonura
Bride’s Dress: James Clifford, Pat Catan’s
Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Sung
Groom’s Tux: Hugo Boss
Transportation: A-1 Mr. Limo
Honeymoon: Hawaii!

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