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/

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/

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/

Spice Acres - Sarah & Andrew - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Hurricane Florence Couldn’t Stop This Wedding – Sarah & Andrew – Cleveland Saved the Day – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Sarah & Andrew had the most perfect destination wedding planned for Saturday, September 15, 2018, in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Well, on Monday, September 10th, the governor of South Carolina called for the mandatory evacuation of the coast. Panic hit, but by Tuesday, the couple decided to move their wedding to Cleveland. They had nothing but Sarah’s wedding gown & shoes. The groom and his groomsmen’s suits were all in SC, as was the cake, flowers, etc. Some of the bridesmaids were stuck in the hurricane zone, while others could not afford the last minute flights up north. Everyone scrambled.

Tuesday afternoon, I was contacted by the bride’s sister, Christine, to see if I was available to shoot their wedding that coming Sunday. I was so happy to say, that with a little shuffling of my schedule, I could do it. The couple’s good friend, Summer Genetti, then stepped in a preformed nothing short of a miracle. She not only officiated the ceremony, but also made the spectacular wedding cake, along with homemade mini-pies and even homemade ice cream for the reception dinner. The groom is a pastry chef at Spice Kitchen + Bar in Cleveland, and they generously donated their farm, Spice Acres, to hold the wedding ceremony. It is SO beautiful!!! And the reception was scaled down to a dinner party at Toast in Cleveland.

Sarah & Andrew’s destination beach wedding, turned in to a farm wedding, with a lot of “winging it” moments, but it turned out amazing. Instead of over 100 guest, there was less than 30. The date already on the guest book, and even engraved in to their wedding bands, was off by a day. But, think of the stories they have to tell! At the end of the day, they were married. It wasn’t on the beach, not everyone could make it, and they even had to stop for gas on the way to the reception….But, they were married. They pulled it off!!

Read more about the crisis the week it happened, in the interview given by The Plain Dealer here: https://www.cleveland.com/expo/news/erry-2018/09/89f57c0bf49216/hurricane-florence-causes-loca.html

Spice Acres - Cleveland - Sarah & Andrew - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Spice Acres – Cleveland – Sarah & Andrew – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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Vendors:

Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photography

Venue: Spice Acres

Venue Provided By: Spice Kitchen + Bar

Reception: Toast

Bridal Gown: Dame Couture

Bridal Shoes:Badgley Mischka

HMUA: Stella & Shay Beauty Bar

Cake, Desserts, Florals: Summer Genetti, Pastry Chef at Lola Bistro

Brookside Farm Wedding - Mr. & Mrs. Kudley - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographe

Brookside Farm Wedding – Mr. & Mrs. Kudley – Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer

 

Jenna & Stephen could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day at Brookside Farms. The weather man was calling for possible rain, but we ended up with picture perfect weather…literally. Even though the venue is a bit of a drive for me, I can’t wait to photograph another wedding there! Why? Here are a few reasons:

  1. Everything a bridal party and guests need is all on the farm. Everything! There is a cottage for the guys to get ready in, and a decked out basement room for the girls to get ready in(vanities, fridge, places for HMUA to work, etc).
  2. The gorgeous chapel for the ceremony is about 25 feet from the reception barn. Yup, after the ceremony the guests can just walk on over for cocktail hour!
  3. SO many amazing places to take the formal photos! There is a covered bridge, an historic inn, and acres and acres of beautiful farmland.
  4. The receptions bard is huge. A great beautiful area for all of the guests tables, separate huge area for the dance floor. And another great space for a photo booth over by the massive bar.

I loved everything about Jenna & Stephen’s wedding. The color scheme of wine & navy is a favorite of mine, and photographs so beautifully. One of the bridesmaids used to be a florist, and mans she did not disappoint with the flowers. They were so gorgeous!! A talented cousin of the bride even made the amazing wedding cake! Now let’s talk about Jenna’s gorgeous gown…Obsessed!! The couple’s families and friends made me feel like one of them for the day, and I could not be more grateful. Now, stop listening to me and check out all the pretties!

Brookside Farm Wedding - Mr. & Mrs. Kudley - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Brookside Farm Wedding – Mr. & Mrs. Kudley – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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Vendors:

Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photography

Second Photographer(Pre-Ceremony & Ceremony): Kaitlyn Bernauer Photography

DJ: Jack Lyttle

Venue: Brookside Farm

Catering: Village Catering

Bridal Gown: The Dress Rack Median

Bridesmaids Gowns: Azazie

Florist: Abbey Smith (bridesmaid)

Cake: Jeanne Plank (cousin of the bride)