Archive for October, 2011

Kane Wedding October 22, 2011

October 28, 2011

Maureen and Michael’s wedding was held at St. Justin Martyr’s in Eastlake Ohio on October 22, 2011. The photos began at the bride parents Mary and Gordon’s home in Eastlake along with photos of the bride’s maids. The weather was warm and sunny the perfect fall day in Northeast Ohio. The photos of Michael with his mom Linda and step dad Todd were taken at the church prior to the wedding. The bride was escorted by her father Gordon down the isle to her waiting groom Michael. The ceremony was about 45 minutes where the couple exchanged there vows and rings with the ceremony being completed by Reverend Kevin M. Liebhardt Pastor. I have worked with father Kevin on many occasions in the past photographing wedding for a few of his relatives. The couple then greeted the guest and exited the church with the guest blowing bubbles at the couple.
The family and bridal party photos were taken on the alter of the church. I had then headed to Squires Castle in Willoughby Hills to have the bridal party photos taken with the fall foliage trees and castle as the backdrop. We then headed to Maureen’s Aunts home in Mentor for the remaining photos by the large back yard pond.
The reception hall looked beautiful with the table draped with the crisp linens with the candle centerpieces. The festivities were started with the bridal party intros followed by the first dance then to the cake cutting. The maid of honor’s toast followed by the best man’s speech was completed then dinner was served family style.
The father daughter danced with Maureen and Gordon followed by the mother son dance with Michael and Linda. The dance floor was then open for the entire guest to dance the night away. The bouquet and garter toss were followed by the remounting of the garter.
The music and Emcee for the night was Doug with Blazen DJ he played music of all styles that kept the guest on the dance floor through the night.
Best wishes Maureen and Michael.

Brackman Wedding October 21, 2011

October 28, 2011

Candice and Dave’s wedding was held at La Vera Party Center in Willoughby Hills, Ohio on October 21, 2011. The photos began at the Hilton Garden Inn on Beta Drive in Highland Hts. with the bride and the bride’s maids. The weather was rainy earlier that day but the sun was not going to pass by the thick cloud deck. The bride was escorted down the isle to her waiting groom Dave. The ceremony was about 10 minutes where the couple exchanged there vows and rings followed by the receiving line for the guest to greet the couples.
The family and bridal party photos were taken at La Vera’s. We had the opportunity to take some bridal party photos at Coulby Park in Wickliffe but had to cut the photos back the weather was chilly and the drizzle started.
The reception hall looked beautiful with the table draped with the crisp linens with the bright floral centerpieces. The festivities were started with the bridal party intros followed by the cake cutting and the maid of honor’s toast followed by the best man’s speech.
After dinner the first danced opened the floor then the guest had the time to dance the night away. The bouquet and garter toss were followed by the remounting of the garter.
The music and Emcee for the night was the band Top Dog the band played music of all styles that kept the guest on the dance floor through the night.
Best wishes Candice and Dave

Muir Wedding October 8, 2011

October 15, 2011

Laura and Sean’s wedding was held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Mentor Ohio on October 8, 2011. The photos began at the church with the bride and her parents Trudy and Wally along with photos of the bride’s maids. The weather was warm and sunny and the photos of Sean with his mom Joanne and dad Chris were taken outdoors. The bride was escorted by her father Wally down the isle to her waiting groom Sean. The ceremony was about 30 minutes where the couple exchanged there vows and rings with the ceremony being completed by father Tom Johns. I have worked with father Tom on many occasions in the past. He has a way of telling the story on the couple’s way of the first date, how they met and how Sean proposed to Laura. I enjoy hearing all the past about the couple’s life’s and the journey down the isle.
The family and bridal party photos were taken on the alter area after the couples bubble exit. I had then headed to Henn Mansion in Euclid Ohio to have the bridal party photos taken on the beach with Lake Erie as the backdrop. We then headed to Squires Castle in Willoughby Hills Ohio for the remaining photos. The trees had just started to change for fall so I wanted to incorporate the color in the backdrop of the photos.

The reception hall looked beautiful with the table draped with the crisp linens with the candle centerpieces. The festivities were started with the bridal party intros followed by the cake cutting and the maid of honor’s toast followed by the best man’s speech.
After dinner the first danced was completed followed by the father daughter danced with Laura and Wally followed by the mother son dance with Sean and Jo Anne. The dance floor was then open for the entire guest to dance the night away. The bouquet and garter toss were followed by the remounting of the garter.
The music and Emcee for the night was Unlimited Entertainment the DJ playing the music of all styles that kept the guest on the dance floor through the night.
Best wishes Laura and Sean.

Baucca Wedding October 1, 2011

October 15, 2011

Sarah and Mike’s wedding was held at The Cleveland Botanical Gardens in Cleveland Ohio on October 1, 2011. The photos began with the bride and her parents Ron and Anna at the home on 280 Th. Street in Euclid Ohio along with photos of the bride’s maids and flower girl. The weather was rainy and cold so the ceremony was being held indoors with wall to ceiling glass windows that overlooked the perfectly manicured gardens. The bride was escorted by her father Ron down the isle to her waiting groom Mike. The ceremony was about 25 minutes where the couple exchanged there vows and rings along with the sand vases.
The family and bridal party photos were taken outside in the garden area. The rain had finally let up so I had the perfect opportunity for the gardens as the backdrop for the family and bridal portraits.

The reception hall looked beautiful with the table draped with the crisp linens with the candle centerpieces. The festivities were started with the bridal party intros followed by the cake cutting and the maid of honor’s toast followed by the best mans speech. Sarah’s dad Ron had spoke of how he was excited to have welcomed Mike into the family.
After dinner the first danced was completed followed by the father daughter danced with Sarah and Ron followed by the mother son dance with Mike and Nancy. The dance floor was then open for the entire guest to dance the night away. The bouquet and garter toss were followed by the remounting of the garter.
The music and Emcee for the night was Selective Sounds with Carl the DJ playing the music of all styles that kept the guest on the dance floor through the night.
Best wishes Sarah and Mike.

October 15, 2011

Antoinette and Scott’s wedding was held at the Sheraton Suites on Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio on September 30, 2011. I had the honor to photograph Antoinette’s brother Jack’s wedding four year prior. The photos began with the bride and her parents along with bride’s maids at the hotel suite room where the couple was staying. The weather was rainy and cold so the ceremony was being held indoors in the great room of the hotel. The bride was escorted by her father Nick down the isle to her waiting groom Scott. The ceremony was about 15 minutes where the couple exchanged there vows and rings.
The family and bridal party photos were taken outside the grand ballroom in the hotel as the guest enjoyed appetizers and cocktails prior to dinner.

The reception hall looked beautiful with the table draped with the crisp linens with the candle centerpieces. The festivities were started with the bridal party introductions followed by the best man and maid of honor’s toast. The first danced kicked off the festivities followed by the father daughter danced with Antoinette and Nick followed by the mother son dance with Scott and Linda. Scott had also requested a special dance with his daughter Carlee is was the flower girl for the wedding. The cake cutting was the next on the list of crowd pleasers. One of the family members had baked this spectacular wedding cake with 3 tiers and a magnificent topper. The cake stood about 7 feet tall with the table height. The bouquet and garter toss were followed by the remounting of the garter.
The music and Emcee for the night was Cat D.J. I had the pleasure of working with Vince and Eric they played mixes of music of all styles that kept the guest on the dance floor through the night.
Best wishes Antoinette and Scott