Today’s blog post is all about Ashley and Brad, which I’ve been waiting to share since their wedding day. These two are the sweetest couple!
After the weddings I’ve done this year, Ashley and Brad’s day validates my belief that I have some of the best clients around. These two are just too much! Funny, sincere, thoughtful and kind – Ashley and Brad had their weddings planned with their guests’ needs at the forefront. They made sure every moment starting at the church through the reception and finishing with brunch the next day was centered around those coming to help celebrate.
The color pallet was spectacular with the creamy corals and vibrant oranges. The color popped everywhere it was included in the wedding.
The ceremony was at St. Patrick’s Parish in downtown Cleveland. If you’ve never seen the inside of this church, you really should take the time to check it out. An impressive interior with Romanesque influences had all of the air of grandeur that these historic churches accomplish so well.
Just look at how it complements an already impressive wedding…
We headed over to St. Ignatius High School to use their courtyard as an exquisite background that isn’t often utilized. I am in love with the group shot on the staircase.
After playing in the courtyard for a while, we traveled down to Voinovich Park in Cleveland to capture some great moments with the city and lake as the backdrop. We even sang some Third Eye Blind with Semi Charmed Life that Brad and the groomsmen serenaded to the ladies. (No gonna lie – I definitely sang the lyrics with them, proving that I’m still in love with music from the 90’s…and that I’m starting to get old…)
We bumped into another bridal party in the park (let’s be honest, what Saturday in the summer doesn’t have bridal parties littering Voinovich Park??) and everyone agreed to a mock ‘Battle Royale’. Too much fun!!
The Club at Key Center welcomed all of the guests with elegance and class. The banquet room had a stunning view of Cleveland and Lake Erie, loads of natural light, amazing food and a wonderfully friendly staff. Again, Ashley & Brad’s attention to details helped pull the feel of their wedding together seamlessly.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had a hard time photographing the pre-dinner speeches because I was laughing so hard. The stories everyone told were filled with heartfelt warmth, but the jokes weaved in between had me laughing so hard that I had tears in my eyes.
Without skipping a beat, Blair Bands kicked off the dancing in style. They dance floor was packed and their performance was amazing! My hips were unconsciously swinging to the beat as I moved around the dance floor happily snapping away at everyone enjoying the music.
Ashley, Brad, my lovely 2nd shooter Tara and I snuck away to get some night shots around the Fountain of Eternal Life and boy, am I glad we did. Such unique pictures they’ll enjoy for years to come!
As I headed home, the party was still in full swing. The guests closed the dance floor down, most waiting to leave until the last song was played. I had so much fun hanging out with Ashley, Brad, their family and friends. How did I get so lucky to have such amazing people in my life?