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Brandon & Chelsea’s Cozy Winter Wedding in Akron

Chelsea and Brandon share a sincere love that made their wedding day uniquely precious. The Memorial Chapel in Akron was sunny and warm despite the freezing cold temperatures outside as this cute couple said their vows surrounded by the light of loving family and friends.  One of the things that really stood out about Chelsea and Brandon was their undeniable joy, not just about their wedding day, but even more about the marriage they were entering into. There was no doubt that this couple had prepared their hearts for what was in store after all the celebrating was over and their journey through life together began.

After a meaningful ceremony in Akron, we headed to Uniontown to the cozy and inviting Uniontown Park Community Center to begin the evening’s festivities. So many great little details were planned to make this night a whole lot of fun.  The hot chocolate bar, elaborate cookies, personalized mugs, festive lights, and cupcakes galore made everyone want to settle in and enjoy the party. A lot of touching stories were recounted, blessings were given, and a general sense of gratitude for all that had been experienced in life so far topped off a very special night.  I think all the adorable kids happily running around best reflected the tone of the day – contentment, joy, and pure love. We hope you experience bits and pieces of all those things everyday of your life together!


Mike & Ashley’s Amazing Stan Hywet Wedding

High school sweetheart’s are always extra cute and Mike and Ashley are no exception.  They’ve grown up together in a lot of ways and after all that time and love, they were married two weekends ago.  Their outdoor ceremony on the West Terrace at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens took place on the most beautiful day a person could ask for.  Surrounded by family and friends this sweet couple promised their lives to each other and a tangible joy filled the air.  The reception was held at the Tangier in Akron and all of Ashley’s elegant details set the stage for a romantic evening full of celebration.


Mike and Ashley, may your love continue to grow just as it did in your young hearts many years ago.

Andy & Cassie’s Gervasi Wedding

The wedding wasn’t small but still very intimate.  Close friends and family surrounded the couple as they were married just a couple weeks ago.  Cassie’s bridal party was made up of girls she had known before middle school.  Some were even in her preschool class. It says a lot about one’s character when people you met as a child stand by you for decades…just as close as they were then.

Andy’s party may not have known him quite as long, but they were just as loyal.  There was no question that these two were supported by all who attended.

I am so thankful to have been included in their day and meeting so many sweet people.  I wish so many blessings for your new life together.


Ed & Missie’s Ohio State Wedding

They were supposed to go out with a group but somehow found they were the only ones who showed.  After realizing they would be alone, Ed & Missie headed to the park to talk somewhere a little quieter.  Sitting at a picnic table a drizzle began to fall.  Neither wanted to leave, so they spent the next hour or so sitting in the rain, talking.  That was the start of it all and I was thrilled to share in their latest beginning last month.

When I met Ed & Missie, they explained that they were planning a wedding that was elegant and fun.  They had decided on an Ohio State theme with a sophisticate

d  twist.  Everything from their colors, favors, and even flowers echoed their vision.  (Check out the buckeye in the girls’ flowers by Nikki’s Perfect Petal Designs.  Are they cool or what?)

Some of my favorite moments were the bridal party’s trip to Legend’s to watch a bit of the game, guests singing at the reception, and a candy table with “O” shaped chocolate.  Of course, anything with chocolate would get me.

The wedding vendors who helped make it all possible:

Ceremony Location: Queen of Heaven

Reception Location: Chenoweth Banquet Hall

Florist: Nikki’s Perfect Petal Designs

Cake Artist: Cakes & Confections by Rebecca

Musician: Main Attractions with Kevin Laubert

Hair Stylist: Razor’s Edge