Lindsay Dawn Photography - Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer

I can’t wait to ride rides again. 2020 – When we started to appreciate the little things again. All it took was a global pandemic.

Let me start by saying that I am not a writer. I am a photographer, a wife, a mother, a former server & bartender. Last night I commented on a friends Instagram post. It was just a photo of a little girl in Disney World, riding a ride, her hands up in excitement and wearing a princess costume. The caption asked us what we can’t wait to do once this is all over. I commented, “I can’t wait to ride rides again.” After I posted that comment, those simple words really stuck with me. That image of an innocent child on a ride stuck with me. When will we ride the rides again? A few weeks ago, we would never even question such a thing. Now, we don’t want to touch anything that is out in the public.

In these unprecedented times, we all have so much more time to think about the things we can’t wait to do when the pandemic is over. So many people on social media asking what the first thing you’ll do it. So many different answers: go out to eat(if we can afford it), go to the mall, go to Disney World. So many simple answers: hug my senior mom, walk around the store unafraid, allow my kids to go hang out with their friends again. It took a global pandemic for most of us to appreciate the simple things in life again.

I am a wedding and portrait photographer. I am having to reschedule so many photo sessions, and even more importantly, weddings. Can you imagine having to reschedule your wedding day? Well, it’s happening, and my couples are being amazing about it. Spring Saturday weddings are now Friday and Sunday summer and fall weddings. We are all making sacrifices. But, we are all in this together. The colors may not be in season, and the dates engraved on the rings won’t be right, but what a story to tell the grandkids one day! We will have weddings again, and what a celebration they will be!!

I know it is easy to get sucked in to the doom and gloom, and all of the things that are not fair and won’t happen and that were canceled. Believe me, I know. My daughter did fundraisers for two years to help pay for her Disney World trip. It was canceled just 8 days before they were supposed to go. She will most likely finish her sophomore year of high school from home, online. She could not take her drivers education class this month, so won’t be getting her license when she turns 16. She will most likely spend her Sweet 16th birthday at home, with no real party or friends, as it is in a few weeks. Even with all of the sadness, the unfairness, we have to appreciate what we have and what we will have again. Hold on to hope.

Take a minute and think of all of things we can’t do now, but we will do again. My hope is that this global event will make us all better, stronger, and more appreciative. We have to stay positive, we have to fight this together. We all have to do our part. I joke that by the time this is over I will be a master chef, baker, and a whiz at Photoshop(I always edit in Lightroom). Now, I may not come out a master at anything, but I will have fun trying. This event has the world slowing down, and maybe that is what we needed. Every day I am baking and cooking new things with my daughter. I started a puzzle, I can’t remember the last time I even did a puzzle! I am playing games with my family almost every night. We are finding joy in the little things. We are building an even stronger family.

Now, here are some photos of things that I can’t wait to see again. Some are cell phone photos. Should a portrait photographer be uploading cell phone photos? Well, we are in a global crises, so why the hell not?! I would love to see some comments on what you can’t wait to see again! Would love to see comments about what you are up to at home!! We will hug our friends and family again, we will go to the mall again, we will have weddings again, and we will ride rides again!! Also, let’s keep those on the front lines in our thoughts and prayers!! Thank you to all of the doctors, nurses, first responders, truck drivers, and grocery store employees!! You are all the real MVPs!!!

Lindsay Dawn Photography - Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
Lindsay Dawn Photography – Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer – Cell Phone Shot from Disney World in 2015 – I can’t wait to ride rides again!

Lindsay Dawn Photography - Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
We will go to Mexico with our friends again!!! – Cell phone shot Lindsay Dawn Photography – Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
Lindsay Dawn Photography - Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
We will go out to celebrate birthdays again!! – Cell phone shot -Lindsay Dawn Photography – Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
Lindsay Dawn Photography - Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
We will party in Vegas again!! – Cell phone shot-Lindsay Dawn Photography – Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
Lindsay Dawn Photography - Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
Our kids will play baseball again!! -Lindsay Dawn Photography – Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
Lindsay Dawn Photography - Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
We will zip line again!! – Me in Mexico in 2016 -Lindsay Dawn Photography – Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
Lindsay Dawn Photography - Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
We will dance in lavender fields again!! -Lindsay Dawn Photography – Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
Lindsay Dawn Photography - Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
Kids will play together again!! -Lindsay Dawn Photography – Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
Lindsay Dawn Photography - Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
We will keep dreaming big!! -Lindsay Dawn Photography – Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
Lindsay Dawn Photography - Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
We will hug our families even tighter! -Lindsay Dawn Photography – Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
Lindsay Dawn Photography - Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
Teens will hang out with their friends again! -Lindsay Dawn Photography – Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
Lindsay Dawn Photography - Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
Weddings will happen again!! -Lindsay Dawn Photography – Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis - Christmas Themed Wedding - The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis – Christmas Themed Wedding – The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade – La Vera Party Center – Lindsay Dawn Photography – Cleveland Wedding Photographer

Michelle and Josh were married inside La Vera Party Center in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. I love that they chose to do a first look and all of their bridal party photos before the evening ceremony, especially since it was a winter wedding with a 5pm sunset. What else did I LOVE? I loved the whole holiday theme!! From the girls cute red flannels while getting ready, to the red and green pops in the bouquets, to the centerpieces and ornament guests favors, and even the card house that the groom made himself!

We started the day at their hotel, grabbing the final touches of the girls getting ready and a first look with her dad. Then it was time to have a first look with the groom! Michelle was so excited she practically ran through the lobby LOL! Then it was off to downtown Cleveland, for formals at The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade. I am so glad that Michelle reached out to them and secured a permit for us to take photos inside for an hour, since mid December weather can be very unpredictable here in NE Ohio. The Arcade is stunning, especially at Christmastime!

Then we headed to the ceremony and reception site, La Vera Party Center. They had a beautiful traditional ceremony, the the ceremony spot was transformed to the dance floor, which was packed all night long. You have to check out the twirl of Michelle’s dress! What a wedding to end my 2019 season!! Be sure to check out all the vendors below!

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis - Christmas Themed Wedding - The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade - La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis – Christmas Themed Wedding – The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade – La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis - Christmas Themed Wedding - The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade - La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis – Christmas Themed Wedding – The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade – La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis - Christmas Themed Wedding - The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade - La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis – Christmas Themed Wedding – The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade – La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis - Christmas Themed Wedding - The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade - La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis – Christmas Themed Wedding – The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade – La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis - Christmas Themed Wedding - The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade - La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis – Christmas Themed Wedding – The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade – La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis - Christmas Themed Wedding - The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade - La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis – Christmas Themed Wedding – The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade – La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis - Christmas Themed Wedding - The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade - La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis – Christmas Themed Wedding – The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade – La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis - Christmas Themed Wedding - The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade - La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis – Christmas Themed Wedding – The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade – La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis - Christmas Themed Wedding - The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade - La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis – Christmas Themed Wedding – The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade – La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis - Christmas Themed Wedding - The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade - La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis – Christmas Themed Wedding – The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade – La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis - Christmas Themed Wedding - The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade - La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis – Christmas Themed Wedding – The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade – La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis - Christmas Themed Wedding - The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade - La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis – Christmas Themed Wedding – The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade – La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis - Christmas Themed Wedding - The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade - La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis – Christmas Themed Wedding – The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade – La Vera Party Center- Lindsay Dawn Photography

Vendors:

Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photographyhttp://www.lindsaydawnphotography.com/

Formal Photo Venue: The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/ohio/hyatt-regency-cleveland-at-the-arcade/clerc

Ceremony & Reception Venue: La Vera Party Center http://www.la-vera.com/

Florist: Bouquets by Becky https://www.facebook.com/bouquetsbybeckyohio/

DJ: Jesse Webb Entertainment http://jessewebbentertainment.com/

Bridal Dress: Galleria Gowns https://www.galleriagowns.net/

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/

Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography

Meadow Ridge Events Wedding – Michelle & Alex – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Last year, when Michelle reached out to me to photograph her wedding, I was so excited. And then, when she told me the venue, I got even more excited!! Meadow Ridge Events in Windsor, Ohio is hands down one of my most favorite venues. The property is in the heart of Amish country, and has two open-aired reception halls and two gorgeous ceremony sites. There are willow trees, and twinkle lights, a beautiful pond, bridges, and flowers blooming everywhere. It is a dream. They even have two cottages for the girls or guys to get ready in! The staff is amazing, catering to the couples every need, but also to the guests and other vendors. And the food has been so awesome every time. Highly recommended venue!!

Michelle and Alex opted out of having a bridal party, which I see becoming more and more of a normal thing. Michelle got ready in the newer bridal cottage, which is so beautiful inside and out. This is also where we did the emotional first look with her Dad, cue the tears! Sometimes, even on wedding days, we forget things. Well, Michelle was so excited to walk down the aisle that she forgot her bouquet! She was so happy and in the moment, she didn’t even notice until I asked her about it after the ceremony. And by then, the staff had already noticed and was already at her bridal cottage retrieving it for her for the formal photos. It may have been the hottest day of the summer, but it was one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever had the honor to capture. Did I mention that Alex brought his old truck for some photos? Check it out, it is amazing!!

Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography

Vendors:

Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Mr. & Mrs. Candela – Wildwood Cultural Center – Stonegait Winery – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Remember that dreamy winery engagement session I had last year? And that gorgeous ring shot on the grapes? Well, it was finally time for Emily and Buddy’s wedding! The ceremony was outside of a beautiful historical estate, at Mentor’s Wildwood Cultural Center. It was probably the shortest ceremony I have ever seen, about 7 minutes total!! What a beautiful place for the ceremony and the formal photos after. The scenery is spectacular, the different shades of pink bridesmaids dresses were dreamy, and my couple was on fire!

The reception was at a brand new beautiful winery in Madison, Stonegait Winery. Such an immaculate building inside, I can’t wait to go back! It is set up so perfectly for a wedding reception, with two bars, high beautiful ceilings, and the decor is perfect for the setting. As always, there was an awesome team of vendors, and you can see that list below!

Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Vendors:

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/

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/