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Stacy & David - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer -Elopement

Stacy & David’s Intimate Sunset Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

I first met Stacy & David in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, for the engagement session they had won. I had a contest on my Facebook business page, asking couples to tell me their proposal stories, and this lucky couple won! I knew from the moment that I met them, I would love them! They are so sweet, hilarious, and just generally fun to be around. It also helped that we share a love for tattoos. During their session, they told me about the backyard/elopement style wedding they had planned on a Tuesday in August. I loved hearing how they planned the timing of the ceremony. They sat on their porch one day, and waited for the most perfect sunset light, and that is when they knew the exact time they wanted to be married! Not long after putting up sneak peeks of their engagement session, Stacy reached out about how they had to have as their wedding photographer, and I am so glad they did!!

When I drove the hour south to get to their families property in West Farmington, it was storming bad. I was so worried! But, as I got closer, the skies opened up and even a rainbow appeared as I was pulling down the driveway! Did I mention I got to ride on the back of a 4-wheeler at this wedding? YES!! I had to check out the beautiful ceremony site before the wedding, and that was the quickest way there! The ceremony was set along side a beautiful pond, and just under a gorgeous willow tree. Now, remember how I told you about those earlier storms? They gave us the most amazing sunset skies!!

Just before the ceremony, Stacy’s mom talked about how different life was just a year prior. You see, a little over a year ago, they all lost just about everything in a house fire. Lighting struck their porch, and burned the house almost completely down. So, to see this amazing couple and family rise from the ashes and build a new life together, and plan the most beautiful wedding, well it is inspiring. Good hearted, down to earth, amazing people.

Now it was time for the wedding! Stacy’s dad drove her over in style, in his restored old Jeep(it is so cool!!). A friend sang and played the guitar. The weather was perfect, and even gave us enough time before dark to get some amazing images of the couple. An amazing elopement feel from this wedding evening. After the ceremony, everyone gathered back at the house(rebuilt since the fire), for some hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and cake. I wish I could say that I photographed their reception as well, but they had that about a month later and I was already booked with another wedding. SO grateful to have met this amazing couple, and capture their beautiful wedding day for them!!

Stacy & David - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer -Elopement
Stacy & David – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer -Elopement

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Florist: A.H. Christiansons Floral Design Studio

Centerville Mills Wedding - Mr. & Mrs. Teel - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Centerville Mills Wedding – Mr. & Mrs. Teel – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Two families, one from Alabama and the other from Ohio, came together here in Northeast Ohio to celebrate the love story of Alex & Nathan and watch them become wed. It was so beautiful!!!

Watching the guys get ready was entertaining, as it usually is with them LOL. They even had fun showing me their funky socks. The ladies got ready in style with shirts the bride had made specifically for each of her girls. Mom had a hankie embroidered with a quote from a book she used to ready to Alex…tears!!! And talk about a first look! Alex had one with her Dad, followed by one with her groom, bring on the tears again!!

Now I know you want to see more of this gorgeous Northeast Ohio wedding! Check out the highlights below!

Centerville Mills Wedding - Mr. & Mrs. Teel - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Centerville Mills Wedding – Mr. & Mrs. Teel – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photography

Venue: Centerville Mills

Caterer: Book the Cooks

DJ: Bobby Leach

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!!!

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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!

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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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