The weather couldn’t make up it’s mind on this day. About half an hour before the ceremony was supposed to start, it began to downpour–and the wedding was supposed to take place outside. The bride remained completely calm the entire time. I don’t know, maybe she wasn’t really calm, but she sure seemed that way. I’m not kidding, five minutes before the ceremony was to start, it stopped raining. People raced around wiping off the chairs and the ceremony began. Then, about five minutes after the ceremony ended, it poured, again. As you’ll see, Sarah and Eric had a lovely outdoor ceremony at Barrington Golf Club. And thankfully, the outdoor reception area is covered, and the guests were able to enjoy the dance floor and cocktails, despite the rain.
This post is exciting because it was the first wedding I shot with Andrew. It was also the end of July and a sweltering hot day for an outdoor wedding, but we all survived and the bride and groom were so happy that they barely complained about the heat. Michelle and Jeff were up for anything, even tromping through weeds to get to a little out building for a few shots of just the two of them. It’s always fun for the photographers when the bride and groom are looking forward to the “creative session” following the ceremony and, in my opinion, it’s also a chance to capture some special moments that you’ll want to remember in the future.
Michelle and Jeff held their ceremony and reception at Quail Hollow Resort in Painsville. If you scroll down, you’ll see that Justin Bieber made a surprise appearance at the reception.
Emily and Aaron held a traditional Jewish wedding at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights. Before the ceremony, close family members were present as they held the signing of the Ketubah. They were married under a Chuppa and with family and friends, celebrated their marriage with the Hora dance at their reception. Working with Brian and Susy of 2nd Mile Productions was great as always. Also check out to great floral designs from Tina of Prestige Floral. The Twist Band rocked out the evening.
Melissa and Brandon were married at Christ Community Chapel in Hudson. Following the ceremony, their reception was held at Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls. We were at a few weddings this summer that had a table set up with wedding photos from the parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents of the bride and groom. I think this is a really cool idea that adds something special for guests to enjoy during the reception.