Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Lake Erie Bluffs Wedding – Mr. & Mrs. Hruska – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Amanda & Derek had originally planned for a summer 2019 wedding, but a last minute decision had them move the date to December 2018. They had a beautiful, intimate ceremony, at one of my favorite wedding spots, Lake Erie Bluffs. The Bluffs is a part of the Lake MetroParks, sitting along the cliffs of Lake Erie in Perry, Ohio. There is a beautiful building on site, with glass doors making up two of the walls, and a fireplace taking up a third. So perfect for a small intimate wedding like theres!

Amanda planned the cutest holiday themed wedding, with a hot chocolate bar & cozy blanket station even! Did it rain a little? Yes. But, did we let it spoil the day? Absolutely not!! I grabbed my cute umbrella and we headed outside for some formal photos after the ceremony! Check out there beautiful December wedding, and the vendors listed below!

Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Vendors:

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

Venue: Lake Erie Bluffs http://www.lakemetroparks.com/register-reserve/reserve-a-shelter/shelters/lake-erie-bluffs-lane-road-shelter

Catering: Rideout’s IGA https://www.rideoutsiga.com/

Officiant: Wayne Lett of UrWay DJ & Weddings http://www.urwaydj.com/

Cake & Cupcakes: Dee Bakes https://www.facebook.com/deebakes4u/

Bridal Gown: Formality Resale https://formalityresale.com/

Old Stone Church - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Mr. & Mrs. Tichar – The Old Stone Church & Nuevo -Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Christy and John Mark’s wedding day was nothing short of a dream wedding. Fall came very late this past year, but with that it made their wedding day a fall dream with it being the peak weekend for the amazing colors!

It was a bit windy and chilly, so we had to get creative with the first look, since Christy had a cathedral length veil. SO worth it!!! Her veil even took flight shortly after, luckily caught by her bridesmaids LOL! What better place to take formal photos than Wade Park, in front of the Cleveland Museum of Art?! It made for such a stunning backdrop!!!

The Old Stone Church, just across from Wade Park, is stunning!! Their ceremony was dreamy!! With all of the groom’s nephews as the ring bearers, it made for quite the introduction for the bride…SO CUTE!! With the help of my amazingly talented second shooter, Dana(see her info below), we were able to capture images from the balcony and from the very front of the church. AMAZING!

Their reception was in the most perfect spot, Nuevo, overlooking downtown Cleveland and even the Lake Erie sunset. Amazing food, gorgeous views, and the DJ kept the dance floor packed all night. Did you see the cigar bar? Check it out!!! And find all the amazing vendors below!

aLoft - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
aLoft – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
aLoft - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
aLoft – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wade Oval - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wade Oval – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wade Oval - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wade Oval – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wade Oval - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wade Oval – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Old Stone Church - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Old Stone Church – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Old Stone Church - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Old Stone Church – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Nuevo - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Nuevo – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Nuevo - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Nuevo – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Nuevo - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Nuevo – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Vendors:

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

Second Shooter: Dana Marie, LLC: http://www.distractionphoto.com/

Flowers: Avalon Gardens & Inn: https://www.avalongardensinn.com/

DJ: VYBE Entertainment: https://vybentertainment.com/

Bridal Gown: A Brides Design: https://www.abridesdesign.com/

HMUA: Bare Beauty Boutique: http://www.barebeautyboutique.com/

Church: Old Stone Church: http://www.oldstonechurch.org/

Reception: Nuevo Cleveland: http://cleveland.nuevomodmex.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!!!!

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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/

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!

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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

Dania & Jason - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer -Sebring Mansion Inn & Spa

Dania & Jason’s Wedding at the Historic Sebring Mansion – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Dania and Jason planned the most perfect intimate wedding, which included Dania’s daughters as the bridal party, and under 20 guests of just immediate family. To them, that was perfect, and I could not agree more!

The Sebring Mansion Inn & Spa is about an hour and forty minutes south of me, from Madison, Ohio. A bit of a drive, but I don’t mind, give me all of the destination weddings!! When I pulled up and saw how grand this mansion was, I was in awe. It is almost finished with all of its restorations. The outside is complete, and only the back half of the inside is still being worked on. It is glorious, from the stained glass windows to the glass door knobs. My couple could not have picked a better location for their wedding!!

The ceremony was in the foyer, surrounded by intricate chandeliers and gorgeous windows. Following the ceremony, the family gathered for appetizers and drinks while we started on the formal photos. I could have photographed this couple all day in that mansion, so many possibilities!! We wrapped up their photos just in time for dinner on the third floor, in a beautiful dining room & bar. Take a look at how gorgeous it all was!!! Give me all of your mansion & destination weddings!!

 

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Dania & Jason – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer -Sebring Mansion Inn & Spa

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Liz & Matt’s Northeast Ohio Engagement Session – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

I have know Liz & Matt for a lot of years, having worked together long before they were even a couple. We all met while working at the Redhawk Grille, and still work together. Matt was even featured in The News Herald when they wrote an article about the Redhawk Grille. I had the pleasure of watching these two fall in love, from the first beer after work, through the sunflower field proposal, and now while they plan their wedding. I could not be more honored and excited to be their wedding photographer!

Engagement Session - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Liz & Matt’s Northeast Ohio Engagement Session – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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We had been planning their engagement session for months. Liz did an incredible job choosing and coordinating their outfits! We met at South River Vineyard for the first half of their session, Liz’s mom even bringing their fur baby Benji. Because, what’s an engagement session without your doggie?! South River Vineyard is a beautiful Northeast Ohio winery, with acres of sprawling vineyards, the premises even being remodeled from an old church. An amazing spot for year round events, family get togethers, dates, and even photo opportunities…and of course, delicious wine.

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After exploring the winery, we ventured a few miles north to Geneva on the Lake, and just in time for sunset. Lake Erie rarely disappoints with a beautiful sunset. Can you tell it was only 32 degrees along the Lake? You wouldn’t know it by all that gorgeous warm sunset light! I love shooting in Geneva on the Lake, especially during the off season when we have the streets to ourselves. There are so many amazing photo opportunities, from the Lake, to the ferris wheel at Old Firehouse Winery (even when the seats are missing), to the famous Eddie’s Grill (best burgers and fries in Geneva on the Lake), and all of the colorful spots in between. Liz & Matt complimented it all.

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Liz & Matt’s wedding is October 21, 2018 at The Grand Barn at the Mohicans . I am so excited about this venue, it will suite their woodsy wedding theme just perfectly. I love working along side Liz at Redhawk Grille , and being able to hear all the planning and details along the way is so much fun, just this week I learned of their wedding hashtag #LaydenInLove. I know their wedding is going to one of my favorites this year, and I can’t wait to see these two tie the knot!!

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Mr. & Mrs. Campbell – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – LaMalfa Party Center – Mentor, Ohio

Carly & Tyler had been planning their wedding for a long time, and it turned out magical. Surrounded by family & friends, they said I Do at their beautiful church, St. Justin Martyr Parish in Eastlake, Ohio. A gorgeous church, with beautiful light and stained glass windows. Luckily for Carly, the church is just blocks from where she got ready, her Grandmother’s house. Also the same house that her own mother got ready on her wedding day! Carly’s mom even showed me photos of herself getting ready there, and we reenacted some of those shots for Carly. How many people can say that they have had that opportunity?!

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Mr. & Mrs. Campbell – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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After the ceremony, we headed to Mentor, Ohio for formal photos in an historical Northeast Ohio building called The Matchworks Building, with original bricks built in the late 1800s. So much unique character in this building, and it was a warm alternative to the snow outside.

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The reception was held at the gorgeous LaMalfa Party Center, in Mentor, Ohio. A venue filled with unique areas for photo opportunities, delicious food, and amazing staff. You should have seen the appetizer buffet alone! I could have easily filled up on those appetizers alone, my favorite being the chilled salmon.

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Yes, Carly & Tyler had a little too much fun with the cake cutting. But, it was a blast. Did I mention that the mother of the groom made the favors or homemade soaps? Amazing!

Then it was time to get the party started! The DJs from Sound Styles Unlimited did not disappoint. This was not my first wedding with these guys, it was actually my third including my own wedding! Yup, they were my own wedding DJs. Kept the dance floor packed all night! Carly & Tyler had some surprise guests show up, the amazing The Irish American Club Pipe Band -East Side. Yes, bagpipes and all!! It was SO cool!! They were playing an event in the ballroom next store, and when they heard there was a wedding they just had to say hi. Everyone loved it!!!

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I want to wish Carly & Tyler the most blessed life together as husband and wife. They are the sweetest couple, with the most amazing family and friends. It was an honor to capture such a special day.