Rachel and Bill were married on a lovely Saturday in June. The day started out at Deanne's Hair & Spa where the girls got their hair and makeup done. Then it was off to Ss. Robert and William Catholic Church in Euclid for the "I Do's." The bridal party then made their way to our studio courtesy of A1 Mr. Limo for some wedding day portraits. The bridal party made an eye-catching entrance to reception at Normandy Party Center with bottle sparklers. Later in the even the bride's father sang a special song that left many in tears. Congratulations Rachel and Bill! Photography: Christopher Norris Photographers Dress: Demetrios Ceremony Venue: Ss. Robert and William Catholic Church Reception Venue: Normandy Party Center Flowers: Plant Magic Transportation: A1 Mr. Limo Cake: Cakes by Maria & Joe Videography: Direct Entertainment Entertainment: Nyte Flyte
Black tie/vintage was the theme Sarah and Kevin chose for their fall wedding. The day started with preparation and a first look at the historic Tudor Arms Hotel. The hotel was built in 1933 has been painstakingly restored to in order to preserve its status as a historical landmark. The couple and their bridal party then headed to the Palace Theater and to East 4th St. for some portraits. The ceremony was held at another historical landmark, St. Patrick's Church, Bridge Avenue; which was founded July 2, 1853. Sarah's bouquet was adorned with several brooches and she wore jewelry all given to her by family members. The ceremony ended with a bagpipe recessional and then it was back to the Tudor Arms for dinner and dancing! Congratulations Sarah and Kevin! Photography: Christopher Norris Photographers Ceremony: St. Patrick's Church, Bridge Avenue Reception: Tudor Arms Hotel Dress: Atlas Bridal Flowers: Prestige Floral Cake: Wild Flour Entertainment: TKO Transportation: A1 Limo
A match made online - Lisa & John were married on August 16, 2014. Lisa chose to do a pre-bridal session at our studio prior to the wedding day to test out her hair and makeup. The ceremony & reception were held at Tom's Country Place in Avon. Lisa's crafty mom made all of the wedding decor including the bouquets. Lisa's even lit up! The happy couple wanted a simple wedding celebrating with family and friends. Lisa was especially excited that her 94 year old Grandparents were able to attend! At the reception, Lisa and John had danced to Bryan Adams' Heaven and later in the evening Lisa and her bridemaids danced in their cowboy boots to Shania Twain's "Any Man of Mine. John planned their honeymoon to a surprise location, we hope you went somewhere fabulous! Congratulations!!! Dress: David's Bridal Photography: Christopher Norris Photographers Venue: Tom's Country Place Cake: Cakes by Nadine Entertainment: A Bride's DJ Transportation: American Limousine Service
Lindsay & Wayne who met back in 2008 were married on a lovely August afternoon. The couple chose to get all of their wedding day portraits done prior to the ceremony, so the day started with preparations at our studio. Lindsay made all of the bouquets out of paper and hers included pages from her favorite book "Pride and Prejudice." Her gorgeous engagement ring and wedding band were both family heirlooms. In keeping with the casual & fun vibe of this outdoor wedding, the bridal party all wore Converse. No aching feet at the end of the night! The ceremony was held at Valley View Woods Park and the reception took place at the bride and groom's home. Prior to getting the festivities started, Lindsay and Wayne planted a Sycamore tree in honor of their big day. Guests dined on BBQ & cupcakes and partied under the stars. Congratulations Lindsay & Wayne! Dress: David's Bridal Photography: Christopher Norris Photographers Entertainment: Good Vibrations Food: Old Carolina Barbecue Company Cake: Save Room
It was a lovely July afternoon for Jennifer & Michael's wedding. Friends and family gathered at North Olmsted Evangelical Friends Church where the couple said their "I Do's!" After the nuptials everyone in attendance celebrated with a group shot outside of the church. The bridal party traveled back to our studio for some formal studio portraits and fun outdoor wedding portraits that showed off the bold wedding colors and colorful daisy bouquets. The fun continued at Brennan's Banquet Center where guests dined and danced the night away. Congratulations Jennifer and Michael! Dress: David's Bridal Church: North Olmsted Evangelical Friends Church Reception: Brennan's Banquet Center Florist: Brown & Pleasance Photography: Christopher Norris Photographers Entertainment: Audio Extreme
Did you know......the wedding cake is a tradition that dates back to the Roman Empire? A loaf of bread that the groom broke over the bride’s head as a symbol of his dominance in the marriage. The color of the cake was typically white to symbolize purity. The joint task of the bride and groom cutting the cake was meant to symbolize their first joint task in married life. The gesture of feeding cake to one another was a symbol of the commitment the bride and groom are making. In medieval England, the bride and groom would pile sweet rolls between themselves and would attempt to kiss over said pile without knocking them all down. It is said that this was witnessed by a French pastry chef who returned to his country and created what is today’s classic French wedding cake—the magnificent croquembouche. During the mid-17th century to the beginning of the 19th century, the “bride's pie” was served at most weddings. Guests were expected to have a piece out of politeness, it was considered very rude and bad luck not to eat the bride’s pie. One of the traditions of bride’s pie was to place a glass ring in the middle of the dessert and the maiden who found it would be the next to marry, similar to todays tradition of catching the bouquet. Over the centuries the wedding cake has evolved into a multi-tiered extravaganza which is often centered on the dance floor as a focal point at the reception. The multi-tiered wedding cake was originally reserved for English royalty. Today's wedding cakes are often covered with rolled fondant. However, it has only become popular over the last decade with exposure from cake challenges on the television networks. The [...]
Yesterday evening we had the honor of participating in the St. Michael's Woodside Bridal Open House. Brides and their friends and family were invited for a food tasting and tour of the lovely facility. Catering by Verba’s has served St. Michael's Woodside for over 20 years. Guests enjoyed Mango BBQ Meatballs, Bourbon Pecan Chicken Tenders, Kielbasi & Kraut Sliders and a Potato "Martini" Bar. Pete from Troy Entertainment was on hand to provide music and a photobooth. Guests even got to sample a wedding cake made by Susan's Sugar & Spice. Special thanks to Mary Jane Lucak for inviting us!