Paula and Jeremy’s Wedding at the Intercontinental Cleveland

by James ~ September 3rd, 2015

What do you get when you cross a rabbi and a physicist?  It sounds like the setup to a bad joke, but in this case, the coming together of Paula, the rabbinical student, and Jeremy, the physics teacher, gives you something very special.  Paula’s passion for life and Jeremy’s cool, rational collectedness provide a perfect balance to each other.  Genevieve and I have enjoyed a similar type of balance, and after 13 years of personal experience, I think I can say you have a really good thing going.

To celebrate this coming together, Paula and Jeremy’s families planned an intimate and elegant wedding at Cleveland’s Intercontinental Hotel with the help of Yitti from Elegance on Loan, Blooms by Plantscaping, and the staff at the hotel.  Jordan Gorfinkel and band kept the dance floor swinging with both traditional Jewish song and dance as well as top 40 hits.

Jeremy and Paula, it was so wonderful getting to know you and your families and it was a pleasure working with you all.  We have a lot of great material for your wedding and we’re excited to give you a little taste of some of our favorites below.  Enjoy!

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Jackie and Bryan’s Cleveland Museum of Art Wedding

by Genevieve ~ August 28th, 2015

High school can be quite the stage for romance. Unless you are a little more reserved and not likely to approach a girl and start flirting. This might have been the case for Bryan. Thankfully for some friends Jackie and Bryan met in high school and nearly a year later started dating. It was yet another seven years before they officially wed.

 

Jackie and Bryan are such a sweet, laid back couple that don’t take themselves too seriously. We weren’t surprised to find out they wanted a wedding that was family focused and to make sure everyone to had a great time!

The Cleveland Museum of Art was a perfect backdrop for their summer wedding. We started with the first look by Wade Lagoon and outdoor ceremony overlooking the lagoon. The reception was then held inside the atrium with stunning arrangements by Blooms and coordinating by Kim at Noteworthy Events.

Congratulations Jackie and Bryan! Thank you so much for including us in your wedding day and being such a pleasure to work with. Here are a few teasers to hold you over until the whole set is ready.

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Anthony and Morgan’s Renaissance Wedding by Heather and Jarred

by Jarred ~ August 24th, 2015

Anthony and Morgan know how to party!  This was a hilarious wedding from beginning to end.  It’s great to see that after ten years together they still know how to have fun together =)

We started at the Renaissance and used the grand staircase for their first look.  Anthony and his father are both firefighters, so next we went to the Western Reserve Fire Museum.  We had never been there before, it had some amazing views of the city from out front and on the rooftop.  We were joined by their majestic dog Cali, who was such a good girl!  Heather and I have a soft spot for old dogs so that was a real treat.  Plus we were able to use a cool vintage firetruck!

We headed back to the Renaissance for the ceremony and confetti-filled reception.  There were great moments throughout, and it was a lot of fun watching for them, as Morgan, her family and friends are all super expressive.

Thanks for having us A&M, we hope you love the photos!

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Brendan and Elizabeth’s Kirtland Country Club Wedding

by James ~ August 18th, 2015

Brendan and Elizabeth’s wedding at Kirtland Country Club was a great reflection of the couple.  It was a fun, easy going day filled with friends, family, love, and laughter, all in the beautiful setting of the country club that Elizabeth was so familiar with.

They took an interesting chance in their ceremony location, but it paid off royally.  Instead of the obvious choice of having the ceremony in the back lawn near the club house, they moved it to the 10th hole, which boasts a beautiful vista of the valley below.  It was a bit of a hike for the guests, but totally worth it.

The tented reception was a site to behold.  Elizabeth, her mom Jen, the girls and the girls of Kirkbride Wedding Planning did a fantastic job.  Just dive into the photos below to see what we’re talking about.

Elizabeth and Brendan – we hope your wedding is just a taste of what is to come for you guys.  We had a fantastic time getting to know you and your families and we can’t wait to show you everything we captured from your wedding.  In the meantime, here’s a taste of some of our favorite images.  Enjoy!

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Sharon and Brian’s Union Club Wedding

by Genevieve ~ August 6th, 2015

Planning a wedding from out of town can sometimes be a challenge. A lot of brides rely on help from their moms but this wasn’t an option for Sharon since her parents live in Indonesia where she is from herself. Thankfully Tricia from Always Eventful took care of those details and helped the day come together beautifully. Brian and Sharon made sure to incorporate her Indonesian heritage in many aspects of the day from a Tea Ceremony to desserts and even favors.

The Union Club where Sharon and Brian held the tea ceremony and reception is one of our favorite places for weddings. Hard not to like this historical building filled with lavish wood paneling and dramatic staircases. Add a beautiful bride Sharon and her groom Brian for great images!

Congratulations Brian and Sharon! The day flew by so quickly but I’m glad we got to forever freeze some of the wonderful moments you shared with friends and family. Enjoy the photos for years to come!

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Madison and Tyler’s Columbus Engagement Session by Jarred

by Jarred ~ July 31st, 2015

As some of you know, I lived in Columbus for several years and attended Ohio State before transferring to OU and finishing up in Athens. I love the city and am lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit a few times a year for nostalgia-filled shoots. When Madison told me she wanted to do her engagement session in Columbus, I knew what that meant – Jeni’s Brown Butter Almond Brittle!

We started on campus at The Horseshoe, made our way over to Mirror Lake and The Oval, and finished up at Bicentennial Park for sunset over the water. Madison and Tyler had a great rapport and couldn’t stop smiling, which is always a lot of fun.

As always, it was great to get down to Columbus, thanks for having me M&T. Looking forward to Gervasi in the spring!

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Steven and Beth’s Elegant Wedding at the Cleveland Museum of Art

by James ~ July 30th, 2015

Steven and Beth’s wedding day finally arrived, and what a day it was!  The beautiful weather combined with the stunning surroundings provided by the Art Museum and the fantastic floral and event decor provided by Stephen Tokar and coordination by Kim Singerman made for one very memorable event.  But all of that isn’t worth anything without being surrounded by the love and affection of your closest friends and family, which was in great abundance for Steven and Beth.

We started the day with pre-wedding prep at the Tudor Arms Hotel where the couple had their first look.  The rain seemed pretty threatening at the time so we made the post out of the interior of the hotel before the clouds broke and we were able to make it over to Wade Lagoon with the Bridal Party.  The sun rays streamed into the atrium during the ceremony helping to create the mood that would carry into the reception.

Steven and Beth – thank you so much for making us a part of your day.  It was really great working with you and it was so great to see you have so much fun on your wedding day.  We have a ton of good stuff from your wedding and we’re looking forward to sharing it with you.  In the meantime, here’s some of our favorites to hold you over.  Enjoy!

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Alexa and Kevin’s Edgewater Park Engagement Session by Jarred

by Jarred ~ July 23rd, 2015

I met Alexa and Kevin shortly after I made her brother in law famous 😉  They struck me as a smart, easy going couple, just my type.  They love to eat, drink, and hang out on the lake, so we started on E 4th with a beverage, hit the Arcade by request and made our way over to Edgewater Park.  Although the evening starting hot and muggy, the lake treated us to perfect temps, a nice breeze and an epic sunset.  A&K, we’ll see you at the CMA soon!

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