Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Mr. & Mrs. Young - Great Lakes Brewing Company

Mr. & Mrs. Young – Great Lakes Brewing Company – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Renee & Josh said I do during one of the hottest weekends of the summer, but you wouldn’t know it by their smiles! They had a beautiful Catholic ceremony in an historic church, in Ohio City. Josh proudly serves in our United States Army, and wore his full dress blues for the ceremony. After we cooled off, and Josh changed to something less heavy, we braved the Northeast Ohio heat and made our way to Lakewood Park, then downtown Cleveland. They joked about taking photos in front of the iconic Lebron James wall, since he had been talking about leaving Cleveland. I don’t know what the chances were, but he announced he was leaving the very next day!

Once we got to the air conditioned reception, at the amazing Great Lakes Brewing Company’s tasting room, it was party time. Such an amazing reception spot in the heart of Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. The new Mr. & Mrs. spoiled their guests with a popcorn bar, an amazing beer selection on tap, and the best cupcakes in town.

Check it out!

Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Mr. & Mrs. Young - Great Lakes Brewing Company
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Mr. & Mrs. Young – Great Lakes Brewing Company

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Vendors:

Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photography

Cupcakes: Cora Cupcakes

Venue: Great Lakes Brewing Company

DJ: Sound Perception Entertainment

Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Geneva-on-the-Lake Wedding - Liz & Kirk

Liz & Kirk – The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

I love all of my weddings, I really do. But, I REALLY love my small and intimate weddings, like Liz & Kirks! I always bond with my couples throughout their wedding day, but when it just a small gathering of just family, I end the day feeling like a part of their whole family.

Liz & Kirk had an intimate wedding in front of the Gazebo at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, right in front of Lake Erie. It was a very sunny, and very hot day, but you wouldn’t know it by their smiles! The only guests were immediate family, and after all of the formal photos were taken, they had an intimate dinner in one of the small party rooms at the lodge. There was one surprise though! In the lounge, outside of their party room, a jazz singer was playing and invited the couple to come out and have a first dance. Not planned, but so perfect!!

Check out their beautiful wedding day!!!

Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Geneva-on-the-Lake Wedding - Liz & Kirk
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Geneva-on-the-Lake Wedding – Liz & Kirk

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Vendors:

Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photography

Venue: The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake

Flowers: Flowers by Libby

Cake: Cakes to You

Gowns: MB Bride

 

 

Mr. & Mrs. Tortora - Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Mr. & Mrs. Tortora – Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Mike & Leigh did not let a little rain spoil their wedding day. It turned out AMAZING!! The setting was nothing short of breathtaking. A little shuffling of guests to move the ceremony in to the reception area, but the view behind them as they said I DO was so beautiful as the rain fell!! And talk about romantic, Mike even got down on one knee to place the ring on his bride’s finger. He then topped that by sweeping her off of her feet for the most amazing first kiss I have seen yet.

Surrounded by their closest friends and family, Mike & Leigh became married. From the beautiful blush & navy tones, to the gorgeous cake and flowers, this Northeast Ohio wedding was one of my favorites!

Mr. & Mrs. Tortora - Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Mr. & Mrs. Tortora – Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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Vendors:

Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photography

Second Photographer: Drzazga Photo

Venue: Meadow Ridge Events

Flowers: Bouts and Bouquets

Cake: Sweetheart USA

DJ: UrWay DJ & Weddings

Bridal Gown: Catan Fashions

Katie & Greg - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lakewood Wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Bee – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lakewood Wedding

I met Katie & Greg through another bride and groom of mine, whom they are close friends with. With that being said, I now have four new friends!! I just love them all!! Sometime, I just work the wedding and never get a close bond with the couple, it is human nature. But then sometimes, you just instantly click with people, and it makes your job a blast! This is what happened with Katie & Greg, all because it happened with their friends Emily & Tony.

Mr. & Mrs. Bee had a beautiful Catholic ceremony in Lakewood, Ohio. We hit up some Cleveland hot spots for some amazing photos, and ended back in Lakewood for a garden party cocktail hour and one heck of a party after. Check out their amazing day in Northeast Ohio!!!

Katie & Greg - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lakewood Wedding
Katie & Greg – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lakewood Wedding

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Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photogaphy

Hair: Details Salon Couture

Makeup: Stephanie Walkiewicz Makeup Artistry

Cupcakes: Campbell’s Sweets Factory

DJ: Rock the House Entertainment

Invitations/Place-cards/Programs: Paper Trails of Rocky River

Dresses: David’s Bridal

Ceremony: St. Clement Catholic Parish

Reception: Georgetown

Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Kyle & Andrea - Proposal & Engagement

Surprise Proposal at Harpersfield Covered Bridge – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

You are going to want to show this story to your significant other! This is how you plan out the perfect proposal!!!

Kyle and Andrea were coming up on their four year anniversary, but what Andrea did not know was that Kyle had been planning to propose on that day for quite some time! Kyle reached out to me months before, to secure me on that day. He then picked out the most gorgeous Vera Wang Past, Present, Future ring. Kyle then found the most perfect spot at Harpersfield Covered Bridge for me to hide out, while he led her blindfolded to the river’s edge, just below the covered bridge. It could not have been planned more perfectly!!! Did I mention that he even packed a picnic for after their engagement photos? SO PERFECT!!! And guess what? Andrea SAID YES!!!!

Check out the most perfect proposal ever!!!!

Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Kyle & Andrea - Proposal & Engagement
Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Kyle & Andrea – Proposal & Engagement

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Mr. & Mrs. Repko - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer -Happy Days Lodge

Nicole & Lawrence – Happy Days Lodge Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

From the moment that I met Nicole and Lawrence for their engagement session, I knew they would be one of my most favorite couples to work with. They have the most beautiful chemistry together. They are laid back, relaxed, sweet, funny, and not much posing needed as they just work so well together. We did their engagement session at two small Northeast Ohio parks, one called Arcola Creek Estuary, and the other Hogback Ridge, both located in my hometown of Madison, Ohio. Exploring those parks together, it did not take long for me to realize what a dream they would be to work with on their wedding day!

Nicole and Lawrence tied the knot at Happy Days Lodge, which is located inside the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a gorgeous and rustic venue in Northeast Ohio. It was so nice to be able to have their ceremony inside the same building as their reception, but you almost felt like you were outside with the openness of the room. But, before all of the festivities began, Nicole and Lawrence did the cutest first look I have ever seen! Why do I love a first look? We were able to get all of their family and bridal party photos done, so as soon as their ceremony was over, they went right in to cocktail hour and the reception. Easy peasy! The reception room was gorgeous!! Strung lights for just the right ambiance, and the decor that the brides mother made was perfect for the setting. Did I mention that the brides mom also made all of the bouquets AND the cutest cake topper ever?! To go along with the rustic charm, Old Carolina BBQ Co catered the food, and it AMAZING! Once the party got started, the dance floor was packed all night thanks to Brooks Music, who even got on stage and taught the crowd how to “Dougy!” It was truly an amazing wedding day in Northeast Ohio!!

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Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Mr. & Mrs. Repko – Happy Days Lodge – Lindsay Dawn Photography

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Bri & Dwight's Engagement Session - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Coffee Shop & Winery Engagement Session – Bri & Dwight – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

It was fate that I even got to meet Bri & Dwight. Their original photographer did not show up to their engagement session, even though the couple had driven four hours to have them taken in their hometown. This is when they reached out to me, and I am so glad they did!!

These two grew up in Northeast Ohio, and that is exactly where they wanted to have their engagement session. One of their favorite spots is an awesome coffee shop in Ashtabula Harbor, called Harbor Perk . They even had a coffee waiting for me when I arrived! Ashtabula Harbor is such an adorable area, we had to stroll down the street a little to capture it’s charm.

Just in time for sunset hour, we made it to Grand River Cellars in South Madison. This winery is so beautiful! Not only did we use their beautiful vineyard, but we even found fields of wildflowers. There was this little incident with a bug flying in to Dwight’s mouth, but don’t worry, I captured that hilarious moment too!

Bri & Dwight's Engagement Session - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Bri & Dwight’s Engagement Session – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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