Every wedding from 2019! From Cleveland, to Maine, to Miami, and even Hocking Hills!

2019 Weddings – Year In Review

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is coming to a close, but here it is. Before I take 2020 by storm, I thought I would do a recap of all of the amazing weddings that I captured this past year! I had a total of 31(including one that I am second shooting today) wedding in 2019, WOW!!! This includes 28 of my own weddings, and 3 that I second shot for. This also includes 3 destination weddings! I second shot a destination wedding in Miami, had an amazing wedding up in Maine, and another beautiful and intimate wedding down in Hocking Hills. It was an amazing year!!

Every wedding from 2019! From Cleveland, to Maine, to Miami, and even Hocking Hills!
Every wedding from 2019! From Cleveland, to Maine, to Miami, and even Hocking Hills!

My first wedding of 2019 turned out to be a winter wonderland! The morning of Chris & Amy’s wedding was the start of the biggest snowstorm that we had in 2019. Luckily for us, they had their intimate ceremony early in the day, before it got too bad out. It was SO beautiful!!!!

Mr. & Mrs. King - Gervasi Vineyard Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. King – Gervasi Vineyard Wedding

My second wedding of 2019 was another winter wonderland, and on a Wednesday! It was a small intimate affair, with a church ceremony and a dinner following at the gorgeous Steele Mansion Inn and Gathering Hub in Painesville. http://www.steelemansion.com/.

Mr. & Mrs. Ambrose - Steele Mansion Inn Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Ambrose – Steele Mansion Inn Wedding

My third wedding of the year was a destination wedding in Miami, Florida in April. I second shot for my talented friend Emily, of https://emilymelissaphoto.com/. It was an amazing rooftop wedding at Hotel Aria in Coconut Grove, Miami. https://www.hotelaryacg.com/. It was a stunning wedding, and their were even pugs!!

Dianne & Geoff - Miami Wedding - Hotel Aria - Coconut Grove
Dianne & Geoff – Miami Wedding – Hotel Aria – Coconut Grove

My second April wedding was a local one, Mary & Scott were married at The Estate on Coffee Creek in Austinburg. http://coffeecreekestate.com/ The weather forced us to have an inside ceremony, but it blessed us with some beautiful sunset photos outside.

Mr. & Mrs. Lett - The Estate on Coffee Creak Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Lett – The Estate on Coffee Creak Wedding

My next wedding was Memorial Day weekend, down in Hocking Hills, Ohio. Deb & Paul rented a beautiful home for the weekend, for their closest family. It was blazing hot, so the ceremony was held inside, but it was so beautiful! They had a beautiful archway, a memory table, an amazing cake, and their closest loved ones.

Mr. & Mrs. Bryant - Hocking Hills Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Bryant – Hocking Hills Wedding

Laura & Patrick’s June wedding was a rainy one, but that didn’t stop it from being absolutely beautiful! The ceremony was held in a beautiful Catholic Church in Cleveland, followed by an amazing reception at the St. Paul Hellenic Center. In between, we took photos at Tower City in downtown Cleveland.

Mr. & Mrs. Svihlik - Tower City
Mr. & Mrs. Svihlik – Tower City

Emily & Buddy had a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Wildwood Cultural Center in Mentor, followed by their reception at a new winery in Madison, Stonegait Winery. The weather was absolutely perfect, and the reception was one heck of a party!

Mr. & Mrs. Candela - Stonegait Winery Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Candela – Stonegait Winery Wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Coxson came all the way from West Virginia to have their wedding at the beautiful Lodge at Geneva on the Lake, back in July. It was an intimate wedding with their closest family & friends, at the gazebo overlooking Lake Erie. Afterwards, they all went out to dinner rather than a big reception. I love intimate weddings!

Mr. & Mrs. Coxson - The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
Mr. & Mrs. Coxson – The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake

Michelle & Alex were married on the hottest day of the summer, in mid July. Despite the heat, it was such a gorgeous wedding at one of my most favorite venues, Meadow Ridge Events in Windsor, Ohio. Beautiful ceremony, gorgeous couple, and an amazing party during the reception!

Mr. & Mrs. Wojciechowicz - Meadow Ridge Events Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Wojciechowicz – Meadow Ridge Events Wedding

Ann & Jess’s wedding was another scorcher of a day, just the day after my previous wedding. But, despite the heat, it turned out so beautiful. There was a beautiful ceremony on the hillside, just outside The Lodge at Allardale in Medina. The reception followed inside the Lodge, with a great dance party and even a popcorn station!

Mr. & Mrs. May - The Lodge at Allardale Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. May – The Lodge at Allardale Wedding

Stephanie & Gabriel were married at the same place that I met her, and that I used to work at, The Redhawk Grille in Concord, Ohio. Another hot day, but full of love and laughs. It is always awesome to work with people you already know! They had an intimate ceremony on the patio, before it was opened to the public, followed by a party under the awning in the back patio.

Mr. & Mrs. Hegrat - Redhawk Grille Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Hegrat – Redhawk Grille Wedding

Next up was Adam & Abbie’s wedding in Lincoln, Maine, which is about 40 miles north of Bangor. This destination wedding was a dream! They got married lakeside, on Adam’s family’s property. The whole family was there, as it was their usual family reunion weekend. I got to ride on a boat back and forth across the lake! Total wedding goals!

Mr. & Mrs. Beaulieu - Maine Destination Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Beaulieu – Maine Destination Wedding

Daniel & Tyler had an amazing wedding day!! We did some fun photos around the Cleveland Flats, before their gorgeous ceremony at Pine Ridge Country Club in Willoughby, Ohio. The reception was also at Pine Ridge, and such an awesome party!! These guys have the most amazing friends and family, it was an honor to capture it all.

Mr. & Mr. McHugh - Pine Ridge Country Club Wedding
Mr. & Mr. McHugh – Pine Ridge Country Club Wedding

Jaime & Darin were married just a town over in Perry, Ohio, at the Perry Community Center. It was a beautiful ceremony along Lake Erie, with the reception in the Center just after. It was an intimate affair, with just immediate friends and family. The flowers were to die for, as well as the beautiful centerpieces and awesome DJ!

Mr. & Mrs. Mills - Perry Community Center Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Mills – Perry Community Center Wedding

Georgi & Cory had a backyard wedding, but man was it beautiful, and full of all of the bohemian feels. Her dress was pretty much my personal dream wedding dress, all the gorgeous lace and boho feels!

Mr. & Mrs. Heinz - Backyard Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Heinz – Backyard Wedding

Austin & Erica were married at Roses Run Country Club in Stow, Ohio, a beautiful setting, and most perfect day. We even got to ride around on golf carts!! There were touching speeches, beautiful flowers, and even an ice cream sundae bar. Now that is my kind of wedding!

Mr. & Mrs. Crawford - Roses Run Country Club Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Crawford – Roses Run Country Club Wedding

I had done photos for Caitlin & Eugene before, so I knew their wedding was going to be amazing. The ceremony and reception were both at NOAH’S Event Venue in Mentor, Ohio. It is a gorgeous venue, with its own ceremony site and reception hall, and even a pool table! Caitlin looked like such a princess, I still can’t get over her dress.

Mr. & Mrs. Baraz - NOAH'S Event Venue Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Baraz – NOAH’S Event Venue Wedding

Haley & Steven were married at the beautiful Lake O’ Pines in Hartville, Ohio. Their entire wedding was designed by the bride’s mom, including the beautiful cake. When it came time for photos, and they took me to the lake to show me the decorated boat, I about fell over! This was like a styled wedding dream!!!!

Mr. & Mrs. Gruccio - Lake O' Pines Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Gruccio – Lake O’ Pines Wedding

Krysta & Jordon had their wedding at the beautiful Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. A huge thunderstorm had blew through the area the night before, knocking the power out at the venue, as well as the hotel they had to get ready in. This did not stop them from having a perfect wedding day! Landerhaven stepped it up, brought in more generators, and pulled off a fantastic wedding.

Mrs. & Mrs. Barrington - Landerhaven Wedding
Mrs. & Mrs. Barrington – Landerhaven Wedding

On the morning of Emma & Dustin’s wedding, I broke my pinky toe. Not cool! But, I taped it to the toe next to it and rocked that wedding!! They had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Michaud’s Catering & Event Center in Strongsville, Ohio. The reception followed in side the hall, and it was a rocking party! They also had the coolest cake topper that I have seen yet!

Mr. & Mrs. Speiser - Michaud's Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Speiser – Michaud’s Wedding

Chelsea & Eric had a small and intimate wedding at their church, followed by their reception on the top floor of Pick’s at PLX in Portage Lakes, Ohio. They had just enough rain for good luck during the ceremony, then a wonderful dinner with their closest family and friends. I loved the location of Pick’s, right along the water, and made for some gorgeous photos.

Mr. & Mrs. Veigel - Pick's at PLX
Mr. & Mrs. Veigel – Pick’s at PLX

I first met Taylor and Brett at a Panera, to see if we would be a good fit for their wedding day, and we have been friends ever since! They had a beautiful fall wedding at Vermilion on the Lake. Their theme was very fall, and mixed in their love of the stars. Taylor had another one of my dream dresses, and very much was Brett’s princess. I even cried a little at this wedding!

Mr. & Mrs. Wamsley - Vermilion On The Lake Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Wamsley – Vermilion On The Lake Wedding

Amanda & Sean’s wedding was up next, and I was back again to beautiful Landerhaven! It was a chilly but absolute gorgeous wedding, with both the ceremony and reception at Landerhaven. Not only did we do a first look with the bride’s dad, but also with one of her grandmas! Yes, I cried. Their reception was in the large ballroom, the DJs rocked the house, and their was even a giant sundae bar in a canoe AND a Spanish coffee bar!

Mr. & Mrs. Kilcher - Landerhaven Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Kilcher – Landerhaven Wedding

Lauren & Ricoh were married at the historic Peter Allen Inn, with a reception following at the beautiful Hartford Hill Winery. They had an amazing bridal party, with one of the bridesmaids even officiating the ceremony! It was a small wedding, with a dinner, cake, and speeches held at the winery. We had some amazing shots to take with a perfect sunset, and even an old truck!

Mr. & Mrs. Allen - Hartford Hill Winery Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Allen – Hartford Hill Winery Wedding

Trisha & Bill were married in the same small church that Trisha grew up in, in Monroeville, Ohio. They had a beautiful ceremony, surrounded by their children and closest family and friends, followed by a wonderful dinner in the church reception hall. We got so lucky to take some amazing photos outside of a family members mansion before the ceremony!

Mr. & Mrs. Patterson
Mr. & Mrs. Patterson

Bri & Dwight had a fall wedding dream at another favorite venue of mine, The Grand Barn Wedding Center at the Mohicans. Bri planned every detail out to perfection, including her gorgeous veil, the smoke bomb, and the amazing florals. This was a dream wedding, and my most popular one to date!

Mr. & Mrs. Thompson - The Grand Barn Wedding at the Mohicans Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Thompson – The Grand Barn Wedding at the Mohicans Wedding

Kristin & David were married outside of the beautiful White Birch Barn in Medina, with their reception following inside the barn after. This was my first time at the barn, and I loved it! The ceremony site, the bridal suit, and all of the photos spots around the farm are so perfect! The couple even had their dogs in the wedding!!!

Mr. & Mrs. Sklodowski - White Birch Barn
Mr. & Mrs. Sklodowski – White Birch Barn

Nicole and Max’s wedding sent me back to the beautiful Pine Ridge Country Club in Willoughby, Ohio. This was my first Christmas themed wedding of the season, and I loved it! I loved the dance that Nicole shared with Dad, gave me tears! Such wonderful families, a great party on the dance floor, and an all around beautiful night.

Mr. & Mrs. Sinyuk - Pine Ridge Country Club
Mr. & Mrs. Sinyuk – Pine Ridge Country Club

My second Christmas themed wedding was a small intimate wedding at Cassi & Derek’s church in Madison, Ohio. They followed the beautiful ceremony with an intimate dinner at the Quail Hollow Country Club in Concord. The decor and the flowers were absolutely beautiful!!

Mr. & Mrs. Daughters - Quail Hollow Country Club Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Daughters – Quail Hollow Country Club Wedding

My last official wedding of the year was nothing short of spectacular! I loved all of the holiday touches that Michelle and Josh had at their wedding. We started the day with a first look, then went downtown for some amazing shots inside the Hyatt Regency at the Arcade. Following the Arcade, we went to the ceremony and reception venue, LaVera Party Center in Willoughby Hills. Talk about a dance party!!

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis - Cleveland Arcade - LaVera Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis – Cleveland Arcade – LaVera Wedding

Safe to say that 2019 was an AMAZING year for me!!! I am so honored to have played such a big part in so many wonderful couple’s big day. Truly, so honored. Cheers to the new year everyone!!! I can’t wait to start capturing all of the 2020 weddings!!!!

xoxo

Lindsay

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

Maine Destination Wedding - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Maine Wedding Photographer - Abbie & Adam

Lakeside Destination Wedding in Lincoln, Maine – Abbie & Adam – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer & Destination Wedding Photographer

I used to work with both Abbie and Adam in a restaurant, and even my son worked with Adam in another. So, when I was taking their engagement photos and found out they were getting married in Maine, I could not have been more excited to tell them that I am also a destination wedding photographer and that I would love to join them on their wedding day! And they said yes!!

The couple lives here in Northeast Ohio, so why a Maine wedding? Adam is originally from Maine, and his family owns a bunch of property along a lake in Lincoln, Maine. His family has their annual reunion every August up there, so they planned their wedding around that. Funny, they live in Ohio, he is from Maine, but they met when both lived in Florida! The world always finds a way to bring two people together!

There was no way I was just going to Maine to shoot this wedding and come home. I had never been up to New England, so I was making this a mini-vacation as well. The timing was perfect, as my son was starting college a few weeks after the wedding, so we made it a mother-son road trip! We flew in to Boston, had the most amazing lobster rolls and clam chowder at Boston & Maine Fish Company in Quincy’s Place. Let me tell you, clam chowder will never be the same for me, SO GOOD!! We then fulfilled one of my son’s dreams and caught a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. So amazing!! After a quick one day trip in Boston, we grabbed our rental car and headed up to Maine for the wedding, staying nearby in Bangor. The day after the wedding, we headed to the coast and stayed in the town of Bar Harbor. Such a beautiful and fun town!! The shops, the restaurants, the views all amazing. In a strange turn of events, another girl that I used to work with at that same restaurant I worked with the bride and groom, was a on a cruise with her family and one of their stops took them to Bar Harbor the same time we were there. What are the chances?! So, I took her families photos! SO cool. Another amazing part of that area is Acadia National Park. Only a ten minute drive and we were inside the park and at the top of Cadillac Mountain. The views up there, OMG!!! It was breathtaking. After Bar Harbor we sort of just winged it down the coast, on our way back to Boston to head home. Such an amazing trip with my son, highly recommend!!

My friend, Katie, with her husband and his family in Bar Harbor. Their cruise ship behind them!
Some of the adventures my son and I went on in Boston and Acadia National Park!

Now, back to the wedding details! The girls got ready across the lake from the ceremony/reception site, which meant I got to take a boat back and forth, SO cool!! The arbor used in the ceremony was built on site from a white birch tree on the family’s property. The bride and groom provided sunglasses for their guests, so fun! There was a canoe full of drinks, next to a sign made in honor of the grooms father who passed away. Great music, the best man gave an epic “Macho Man” entrance to the reception, along with de-pantsing( I don’t know if that is even a word lol) himself after he caught the garter and had to put it on the bridesmaid who caught the bouquet. SO epic! Traditional Greek dancing started by the father of the bride, and ombre cake created by the maid of honor, and amazing photos along the lake.

Cheers to all of the amazing destination weddings, I am ready!!!

Maine Destination Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Maine Wedding Photographer – Abbie & Adam
Maine Destination Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Maine Wedding Photographer – Abbie & Adam
Maine Destination Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Maine Wedding Photographer – Abbie & Adam
Maine Destination Wedding - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Maine Wedding Photographer - Abbie & Adam
Maine Destination Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Maine Wedding Photographer – Abbie & Adam
Maine Destination Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Maine Wedding Photographer – Abbie & Adam
Maine Destination Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Maine Wedding Photographer – Abbie & Adam

Important Links:

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

Boston & Maine Fish Company: http://www.quicklobster.com/

Quincy’s Place: https://www.quincy-market.com/

Acadia National Park: https://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm

Bar Harbor, Maine: https://www.visitbarharbor.com/