Alissa and Mike found the perfect location for their outdoor ceremony and wedding reception. Just south of Akron, Springlake Party Center is in Lakemore, Ohio. Springlake provides a lovely backdrop with beautiful lakeside views, a the gazebo for the ceremony and landscaped manicured grounds for portraits. Even with rain threatening overhead, Alissa’s sweet personality and Mike’s good sense of humor, they had the perfect wedding day. It was a pleasure to document the moments and watch the day unfold.
When I met with Kyle and Nick at their wedding consultation, I knew their casual and fun wedding with a bit of vintage style at BayArts would be a blast to photograph. BayArts was founded in Bay Village in 1948 by local crafters as an art community. The 124-year-old Fuller House on the property serves as the reception site for weddings with the front yard as the location for Kyle and Nick’s outdoor ceremony.
As I edit the beautiful photographs from Judith and Aaron’s wedding for their custom album, I realized that I hadn’t shared this gorgeous outdoor wedding on my blog. Lake Forest Country Club in Hudson is a unique wedding venue with a beautiful Tudor-style club house for the bride and groom to get ready with wooded landscaped grounds for a first look.
With a light breeze, the weather was beautiful for their lake side ceremony at Lake Forest Country Club.
Plantscaping did elegant centerpeices with florals in corals and pinks for the tables for the indoor reception. Koko bakery created a really tasty wedding cake! With the sunset behind venue with the reception in full swing. Judith and snuck outside for an evening portrait with red and purple skies.Elizabeth Glorioso | Cleveland Wedding Photographer
I photographed Lainey for senior session at the end of the summer. We had a fun afternoon at Brecksville’s town square and the Cleveland Metroparks. After delivering her senior photo album, she dropped me an email. “Hey, I have an idea for a Christmas gift for my parents…” She went on to write that she would be going away to college and thought a portrait of her and her siblings would be an awesome surprise for mom and dad.
So a plan was hatched. Not only did Lainey book her photo session, but figured out an excuse to get everyone out of the house together, coordinated the sibling outfits and drove everyone to our shoot location at Coe Lake in Berea (Sorry, mom and dad Swings ‘N Things was just a diversion).
We scheduled her post consultation and she purchased her favorites for mom and dad. Lainey had worked all summer at Lumpy’s Ice Cream and saved her tips for Christmas presents. She wanted for her parents to have something special to mark this graduation year when all her and her siblings were all together. The photographs were presented in a slide show on Christmas Eve.
Elizabeth Glorioso | Cleveland Family Photographer
The twinkle lights. The Christmas snow. Dani had to marry Mark in December. After all, it is her FAVORITE month! Dani began her day getting ready for their ceremony at her mom and dad’s home before heading over to St. John Bosco in Parma Heights. Mom even decorated the house in red and silver, Mark and Dani’s wedding colors.
The Old Courthouse is Cleveland’s premier historical landmark for wedding photographs. It’s stunning architecture and sweeping staircases are perfect for portraits. The elegant red and white roses were gorgeous bouquets for the bride and the bridesmaids for a winter wedding.
I was very excited when Kelsey and Robert contacted me about their farm wedding. Spending the day documenting their wedding at the family’s horse property was a photographer’s dream. Grassy fields, split-rail wood fences, a century farm house, golden hour sunlit portraits- what is not to love?
Wedding coordination: Katie Foulds Hopkins, Kirkbrides, http://www.kirkbrides.com
Event Design/ Floral decor: Pieter Bouterse Studio
Lighting: Vincent Lighting
DJ/sound: Cleveland Music Group
Cake: DS Cakes and Sweet Cafe
Placed on every table for guests, Burton maple syrup from Geauga county was the perfect wedding favor. Instead of rushing through the formality, the bride and the groom took time to really enjoy the cake cutting!
Elizabeth Glorioso | Cleveland Wedding Photographer
From the bridal bouquet to a the bubble exit, Erin and Gary had every detail planned for their wedding at Olmsted Community Church in Olmsted Falls.
Wedding Coordination: Meredith Masaveg, http://www.rainweddingplanning.com
Bridal Flowers: Sherri Swann, Blossoms and Bouquets by Sheri
Cake: Sweet Blessings Baking, https://sweetblessingsbaking.com
Donuts: Becker’s Donuts, http://www.beckers-donutsandbakery.com
Hair and Makeup: Bareface to Bombshell
Event Caterer: Verbas
Wedding Videography: Chris Tran, Chris Tran Productions, https://www.smartshoot.com/chris-tran
DJ: Jake Schwendiman, Flash and Sound Events, http://flashandsoundevents.com
When couples decide not to do a first look, it is wonderful to do an exchange of personal letters to each other on the wedding day before the ceremony. It is a moment I love to capture as a photographer.
We began their portraits just outside of the church after the ceremony. Olmsted Falls has so many beautiful spots to choose from for wedding photographs.
The reception at St Elias Church in Cleveland was the perfect venue for Erin and Gary’s celebration. Lovely uplighting filled the room along details of vintage dinnerware, custom etched toasting flutes and a yummy traditional wedding cake with some non-traditional donut touches. Mmmmm…donuts!
Amanda and Ryan were both beaming. The wedding day had finally arrived and they were super excited to kick off their celebration. Every corner of their ceremony and reception space was filled with details that were so “them”. From Ryan’s love of the Cleveland Browns to Amanda’s love for pinball, every element was added to reflect their personalities and the life they will share together. It was a blast to photograph their wedding story.
Venue: Hilton Doubletree Cleveland, OH
Into late autumn, Stan Hywet Hall in Akron, Ohio is still a picturesque location for engagement photos. Stevanna and Eric are excited about planning their ceremony and reception at Stan Hywet and wanted their engagement session in the gardens in the fall- a nice contrast from their summer wedding. With the 70+ acres of gardens and grounds, it is hard not to find beautiful compositions in Stan Hywet’s landscape. I can not wait to return to photograph the wedding this summer in such a gorgeous place with so much Akron history.
With vintage style in mind, the historical downtown of Olmsted Falls was the perfect location for Brittany and Bill’s wedding. The Grand Pacific Chapel, built in 1851 as Methodist Episcopal Church, now serves as a non-denominational ceremony site for Cleveland weddings.