The morning of her wedding, Rhiana greeted my assistant Caitlin and I at the door of her parent’s house with the biggest smile on her face and a bowl of yogurt and berries in her hand. She was so joyful and relaxed and excited all day that you just knew she and Joe were entering into this true covenant of marriage. They think the world of each other and treat the other with such respect and adoration. It’s really sweet to witness.
Sometimes you can just tell with certain people that family means everything to them. Rhiana and Joe are so good-hearted and speak so highly of their siblings and parents that I knew family was something really special to them. In fact, that’s how they knew that they had found the one they would spend the rest of their life with … Rhiana’s family welcomed Joe with open arms and vice versa.
Rhiana and Joe have started a little family of their own now–they even have a new pup named Indy–and I know their home is filled with so much love and acceptance and affirmation. You two are such great role models of how we all should live our lives. I’m so thankful I got to know you and document the day you became a family. Thanks for being so great, Rhiana and Joe!
After taking portraits at Brecksville Reservation, Rhiana and Joe made time to get ice cream at Honey Hut with their wedding party. THE COOLEST THING EVER! They all got their photo on the wall for finishing The Destroyer–a GIANT banana split with, like, nine scoops of ice cream.
Ceremony: St. Basil the Great Catholic Church
Videographer: Greg Henry
Florist: Creations by Lynn
Cake: Seballos Pastries (Rhiana’s family’s bakery!)
DJ: Beach Boyz
Hair and Makeup: Salon at Creekside
Bride’s Dress: Allure Romance