The Encore Hall - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Mr. & Mrs. Webster – The Encore Hall – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Sam & Dillon may have had some rain on their wedding day, but that did not spoil a thing. It was perfection! They did have two ceremonies, and first for me. The first being a full Catholic mass at a little church in Amish country, Ohio, with just their bridal party and immediate family. The second ceremony was for all of their guests, where they read their personal vows to each other at The Encore Hall.

I cannot say enough good things about The Encore Hall. Designed by a wedding planner, it has everything you need for your perfect day, all in one place. The bride and groom started their day upstairs from the main hall, in private and beautiful suites, designed for brides and grooms. The ceremony space is gorgeous, Sam was escorted down the grand staircase for the ceremony. After the ceremony, the guests indulged on local cheeses, and even a popcorn bar in the atrium, while the staff transformed the ceremony space in to the spectacular reception hall.

Let’s talk about their details! From the custom made board introducing the bridal party, to the cornhole boards, the cookie spread, and even the popcorn bar..It was all so perfect and unique! Did you see the florals and greenery?? SO gorgeous!!

Now stop reading, and start looking at this beautiful wedding day!!

The Encore Hall - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
The Encore Hall – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Vendors:

Photography: Lindsay Dawn Photography- http://www.lindsaydawnphotography.com/

Venue: The Encore Hall- https://encorehallweddings.com/

Flowers: Perfect Petals by Michele- https://perfectpetalsbymichele.com/

Cake: Rachael’s Sweet Delights

DJ: Black Tie Entertainment- http://www.blacktieentertainment.us/

Bridal Gown: Henri’s Cloud Nine- https://www.henris.com/

Liz & Matt’s Woodsy Wedding at The Grand Barn of the Mohicans – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

I have known Liz and Matt for years, all having met each other while working together at the Redhawk Grille in Concord. I love that I got to watch their love story unfold! When Matt finally popped the question (in a sunflower field no less!) and they asked me to be their wedding photographer, I was over the moon excited. The planning began immediately, Liz knowing the exact theme she wanted: woody and jewel toned. She nailed it!!

The Grand Barn of the Mohicans was the perfect venue for their wedding theme. Set in the heart of Mohican State Park, surrounded by tree houses, with rooms for the bride and groom to get ready in, and all the feels of an elegant woodsy wedding.

Not only did they choose the perfect venue, but they also had the dream team of vendors(see full list below). Wondering if you should hire a wedding planner? DO IT!!! This was my first wedding working along side a wedding planner, and Meredith from Rain Wedding and Event Planning was AMAZING! She anticipated everything before it even happened, and the day could not have run more smoothly. Burning River Entertainment was just about the most awesome DJ I have ever worked with, dancing along side the guests and keeping the party going strong. Did you see the flowers and greenery? Four Seasons Florist did a spectacular job!! SO beautiful!!!

OK, enough with my rambling…Check out this gorgeous wedding!!!!

Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - The Grand Barn at The Mohicans - Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – The Grand Barn at The Mohicans – Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - The Grand Barn at The Mohicans - Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – The Grand Barn at The Mohicans – Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - The Grand Barn at The Mohicans - Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – The Grand Barn at The Mohicans – Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - The Grand Barn at The Mohicans - Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – The Grand Barn at The Mohicans – Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - The Grand Barn at The Mohicans - Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – The Grand Barn at The Mohicans – Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - The Grand Barn at The Mohicans - Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – The Grand Barn at The Mohicans – Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - The Grand Barn at The Mohicans - Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – The Grand Barn at The Mohicans – Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - The Grand Barn at The Mohicans - Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – The Grand Barn at The Mohicans – Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - The Grand Barn at The Mohicans - Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – The Grand Barn at The Mohicans – Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - The Grand Barn at The Mohicans - Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – The Grand Barn at The Mohicans – Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - The Grand Barn at The Mohicans - Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – The Grand Barn at The Mohicans – Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - The Grand Barn at The Mohicans - Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – The Grand Barn at The Mohicans – Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - The Grand Barn at The Mohicans - Liz & Matt
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – The Grand Barn at The Mohicans – Liz & Matt

Vendors:

Photographer: http://www.lindsaydawnphotography.com/

Florist: https://www.fourseasons-flowers.com/

DJ: http://bestdjincleveland.com/

Catering: https://www.buehlers.com/catering/

Wedding Planner: https://www.rainweddingplanning.com/

Bridal Gown:https://www.henris.com/

Bride’s Shoes: https://www.davidsbridal.com/

Rings: https://www.zales.com

Hair: Ali Butler https://www.outofthewoodssalon.com/

Makeup: https://www.emilyhwangbeauty.com/

Spice Acres - Sarah & Andrew - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Hurricane Florence Couldn’t Stop This Wedding – Sarah & Andrew – Cleveland Saved the Day – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Sarah & Andrew had the most perfect destination wedding planned for Saturday, September 15, 2018, in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Well, on Monday, September 10th, the governor of South Carolina called for the mandatory evacuation of the coast. Panic hit, but by Tuesday, the couple decided to move their wedding to Cleveland. They had nothing but Sarah’s wedding gown & shoes. The groom and his groomsmen’s suits were all in SC, as was the cake, flowers, etc. Some of the bridesmaids were stuck in the hurricane zone, while others could not afford the last minute flights up north. Everyone scrambled.

Tuesday afternoon, I was contacted by the bride’s sister, Christine, to see if I was available to shoot their wedding that coming Sunday. I was so happy to say, that with a little shuffling of my schedule, I could do it. The couple’s good friend, Summer Genetti, then stepped in a preformed nothing short of a miracle. She not only officiated the ceremony, but also made the spectacular wedding cake, along with homemade mini-pies and even homemade ice cream for the reception dinner. The groom is a pastry chef at Spice Kitchen + Bar in Cleveland, and they generously donated their farm, Spice Acres, to hold the wedding ceremony. It is SO beautiful!!! And the reception was scaled down to a dinner party at Toast in Cleveland.

Sarah & Andrew’s destination beach wedding, turned in to a farm wedding, with a lot of “winging it” moments, but it turned out amazing. Instead of over 100 guest, there was less than 30. The date already on the guest book, and even engraved in to their wedding bands, was off by a day. But, think of the stories they have to tell! At the end of the day, they were married. It wasn’t on the beach, not everyone could make it, and they even had to stop for gas on the way to the reception….But, they were married. They pulled it off!!

Read more about the crisis the week it happened, in the interview given by The Plain Dealer here: https://www.cleveland.com/expo/news/erry-2018/09/89f57c0bf49216/hurricane-florence-causes-loca.html

Spice Acres - Cleveland - Sarah & Andrew - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Spice Acres – Cleveland – Sarah & Andrew – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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Vendors:

Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photography

Venue: Spice Acres

Venue Provided By: Spice Kitchen + Bar

Reception: Toast

Bridal Gown: Dame Couture

Bridal Shoes:Badgley Mischka

HMUA: Stella & Shay Beauty Bar

Cake, Desserts, Florals: Summer Genetti, Pastry Chef at Lola Bistro

Cleveland Indians Themed Wedding - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Cleveland Indians Themed Wedding – Mr. & Mrs. Naymik – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

I first met Jenna & Mike in downtown Cleveland, for their engagement session last winter. I knew soon enough about their love for our Cleveland Indians, as we started their session in front of Progressive Field! They even wore their Tribe gear!

Moving ahead to their September wedding day, they had a beautiful ceremony along Lake Erie, at Lakewood Park. After the ceremony, it was off to Georgetown, a quaint little restaurant in Lakewood, Ohio. Not you typical reception, it was more of a brunch with immediate friends and family. It was a beautiful outdoor setting, with a breakfast buffet, mimosa & bloody mary bar, and even a donut bar! Can you guess what their guests favors were? Snack bags for the Tribe game after breakfast!! Yup, peanuts and Cracker Jacks for everyone!

What next for the bride & groom, and their bridal party? Change in to their custom made Tribe gear for the Indians game! The couple, their bridal party, and immediate friends and family all had tickets to watch the Cleveland Indians take on the Detroit Tigers. Well, crush the Tigers that is!

This was not your typical wedding day, but that is what I loved about it. They did it their way, they made their wedding day about what they love, and it was amazing and so beautiful!! Couples, take note!

Cleveland Indians Themed Wedding - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Cleveland Indians Themed Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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Vendors:

Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photography

Brides Dress: La Blanca Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids: Kennedy Blue

Cupcakes: Peace Love and Little Donuts

Venue: Georgetown

Mr. & Mrs. Kempinski - Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Mr. & Mrs. Kempinski – Perry Community Center – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

I first met the bride and groom in the summer of 2017, for their winery and Lake Erie engagement session. What a gorgeous couple!! So, I was super excited for their September 2018 wedding! Christa & Matt had a beautiful church service ceremony, surrounded by all of their loved ones. For their formal photos, after the church, we headed to Lake Erie College. The college makes for some gorgeous images, with all of the brick and fountains. From there, we headed to one of my favorite Lake Metropark’s Parks, Lake Erie Bluffs. We found the Lake and some nature, both of which I love!

The rest of the wedding day was spent at the Perry Community Center, for the reception. What a great venue, right on the cliffs of Lake Erie. We even had a rainbow, after a random rain shower! The DJ kept the party going all night, and I even saw my first “money dance Polka!”

Check out the amazing wedding day!!

Mr. & Mrs. Kempinski - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Mr. & Mrs. Kempinski – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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Vendors:

Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photography

DJ: Jeremy James

Catering: Meola Catering

Cake: Cake and Candy Connection

Bridal Gown:Seams Unique

Decor: Designs by Bernie

Brookside Farm Wedding - Mr. & Mrs. Kudley - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographe

Brookside Farm Wedding – Mr. & Mrs. Kudley – Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer

 

Jenna & Stephen could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day at Brookside Farms. The weather man was calling for possible rain, but we ended up with picture perfect weather…literally. Even though the venue is a bit of a drive for me, I can’t wait to photograph another wedding there! Why? Here are a few reasons:

  1. Everything a bridal party and guests need is all on the farm. Everything! There is a cottage for the guys to get ready in, and a decked out basement room for the girls to get ready in(vanities, fridge, places for HMUA to work, etc).
  2. The gorgeous chapel for the ceremony is about 25 feet from the reception barn. Yup, after the ceremony the guests can just walk on over for cocktail hour!
  3. SO many amazing places to take the formal photos! There is a covered bridge, an historic inn, and acres and acres of beautiful farmland.
  4. The receptions bard is huge. A great beautiful area for all of the guests tables, separate huge area for the dance floor. And another great space for a photo booth over by the massive bar.

I loved everything about Jenna & Stephen’s wedding. The color scheme of wine & navy is a favorite of mine, and photographs so beautifully. One of the bridesmaids used to be a florist, and mans she did not disappoint with the flowers. They were so gorgeous!! A talented cousin of the bride even made the amazing wedding cake! Now let’s talk about Jenna’s gorgeous gown…Obsessed!! The couple’s families and friends made me feel like one of them for the day, and I could not be more grateful. Now, stop listening to me and check out all the pretties!

Brookside Farm Wedding - Mr. & Mrs. Kudley - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Brookside Farm Wedding – Mr. & Mrs. Kudley – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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Vendors:

Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photography

Second Photographer(Pre-Ceremony & Ceremony): Kaitlyn Bernauer Photography

DJ: Jack Lyttle

Venue: Brookside Farm

Catering: Village Catering

Bridal Gown: The Dress Rack Median

Bridesmaids Gowns: Azazie

Florist: Abbey Smith (bridesmaid)

Cake: Jeanne Plank (cousin of the bride)

South River Vineyard Engagement Session - Emily & Buddy - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Emily & Buddy – South River Vineyard Engagement Session – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Emily inquired with me back in early summer, about being their wedding photographer. I was so excited that I was available on their date next summer! Not only are they a gorgeous couple, but their reception is going to be a new winery in town that hasn’t even opened yet! The thought of all of the weddings I could capture, right here in my home town, that gives me all the feels.

It seemed only fitting that we capture their engagement photos at another local winery, South River Vineyard . This winery is such a dream to photograph at! It has beautiful architecture, all built around an old church, and gorgeous acres of vineyards. I always try to plan engagement sessions around sunset, and boy did we get the most gorgeous sunset ever!! Pair all of that beauty with an amazing couple, and Emily’s to-die-for ring, and I would say it was one of my best engagement sessions ever.

South River Vineyard Engagement Session - Emily & Buddy - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
South River Vineyard Engagement Session – Emily & Buddy – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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Lindsay Dawn Photography