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Old Stone Church & Wyndham Hotel Wedding – Colleen + Kevin

Meet happy couple Colleen and Kevin who were married on May 23, 2015 “I Do’s” were exchanged at the historic Old Stone Church on Public Square. The bridal party then headed to North Coast Harbor for some fun portraits before heading to the Wyndham Hotel to party. They ended the evening with a few night portraits under the theater districts 20-foot-tall, 8,000-pound GE chandelier at Playhouse Square. Photography: Christopher Norris Photographers Ceremony Venue: Old Stone Church Reception Venue: Wyndham Hotel Florist: Molly Taylor Dress: Perfect Bride Cake: Wild Flour Bakery Transportation: Northwest Limo Entertainment: Selective Sound

Friend’s Church & Brennan’s Wedding – Jennifer + Michael

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

St. Albert the Great & Pazzo’s Wedding – Rachael + Brian

Adorable couple Rachael and Brian who recently did an fun country/equine style engagement session were married this past weekend. Rachael and the girls chose to get dressed and do preparation pictures at our studio where the country theme continued with cowboy boots for all the girls. After a traditional Catholic ceremony at St. Albert the Great the full bridal party returned to the studio for some fun wedding portraits then they headed downtown to the West Bank of The Flats for a few fun pictures under one of the many old railroad bridges. The bride & groom's country style carried through to the reception at Pazzo's Grand Ballroom where tables were decorated with mason jar glasses and sunflowers that Rachael's Grandmother grew. After dinner, Rachael & Brian danced to "God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton for their first dance. Guests took fun group shots complete with big hats and sunglasses and Si Robertson even made a guest appearance! ;) Great party! Congratulations Rachael & Brian! Dress: David's Bridal Ceremony: St. Albert the Great Reception: Pazzo's Grand Ballroom Photography: Christopher Norris Photographers Cake: MichaelAngelo's Transportation: Mr. A-1 Limo Entertainment: Marino Brothers

St. Paul Croatian Church & American-Croatian Lodge Wedding: Kristina + Michael

Native Clevelanders Kristina and Michael currently reside in Tampa Florida but came back home to tie the knot. Kristina's got ready for the big day at a relatives home, where she donned a beautiful lace dress and rhinestone encrusted heels that she did herself! St. Paul Croatian Church in Cleveland was filled with family and friends as the couple said their "I Do's." Afterwards the bridal party traveled back to our photography studio for some fun wedding day portraits, complete with an ode to our newest Cleveland Browns player Johnny (Football) Manziel! Everyone then continued celebrating the happy occasion at the American-Croatian Lodge with a few teary-eyed toasts, lots of great food and fabulous music. Congratulations Kristina and Michael! Many thanks to the amazing creative team who made this wedding possible: St. Paul Croatian Church American-Croatian Lodge Video Memory Aqua Limo Fun In The Oven Vesna Derezic Jon's Bridal - Tampa Florida

A quick history lesson on wedding cake!

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 [...]

2013 Flashback – Lauren & Michael

Meet Lauren and Michael, a couple with a love for all things vintage. Lauren's vintage-inspired dress was from Something White and her bouquet was made from ribbon and vintage brooches. If you've spent any time on Pinterest then you've surely seen these! Such a unique idea for a wedding bouquet. The groom and his men sported superhero cufflinks and the bridemaids carried traditional floral bouquets made by Countryside Florist. Lauren and Michael said "I Do" at St. Basil the Great in Brecksville and then headed just a few short miles to our studio in North Royalton for indoor and outdoor wedding portraits. Their reception was held at the Cleveland Airport Marriott with a cake provided by Michael Angelo's Bakery and music by Mobile Jams.

2013 Flashback – Jennifer & Adam

Jennifer and Adam said "I do" at St. Clare in Lyndhurst. They traveled in style by NM Limo to Wade Oval and Severance Hall for portraits before heading to the gorgeous Intercontinental Hotel for their reception. Jennifer's flowers were made by one of our favorite florists, Creations By Lynn and her gorgeous dress was purchased from Catan Fashions. The Intercontinental Hotel provided the bride and groom with their wedding cake and TKO Entertainment DJ'd the event. A special place setting was set for the groom's grandfather who had recently passed away. Such a lovely tribute. Parting gifts for the guests were Krispy Kreme doughnuts! A perfect midnight snack after dancing the night away! Congratulations Jennifer and Adam!