We started in the morning capturing Brad and his son, Bryce getting ready for the big day. These two looked great and were raring to go. We met up with Jen and her girls at Brad’s parent’s log home, which sat on a perfect farm setting in Hinckley, Ohio. The girls were busy getting ready as we enjoyed capturing them behind the scenes. The first look between Brad and Jen was incredible to photograph. Brad snuck around the corner of the house to see Jen for the first time and they both shed a few tears of happiness while Brad admired Jen’s gorgeous Allure wedding dress.
We started their creative session right in the front yard…their bridal party were fun to work with. The ceremony and reception was held at The Oaks Lakeside Restaurant & Even Center in Chippewa Lake, OH. It was our first time there and we absolutely fell in love with this location. The ceremony was held at the rustic gazebo right along the lake. The garden grounds and the covered walk-way was lined with columns which gave us plenty of options for stunning portraits. See for yourselves…
- Venue: The Oaks Lakeside, Chippewa Lake, OH
- Ceremony Location: The Oaks Lakeside, Chippewa Lake, OH
- Bridal Gown: Allure – Bought at Catan’s in Strongsville, OH
- Officiant: Rev. Cheri
- Flowers: Swank Floral Designs
- Cake: Medina Pastry Company
- Entertainment: Cleveland Music Group – DJ Brian McDonald
Great look from Jen!
Love this idea of a wine box ceremony. This box contains a bottle of wine, two glasses, and a love letter from each to the other. The letters describe the good qualities they find in one another, the reasons they fell in love, and their reasons for choosing to marry. The letters are sealed in individual envelopes and they have not seen what the other has written. You have created your very own “romantic” time capsule to be opened on your 5th wedding anniversary.
Thank you Brad and Jen for sharing your day with us!