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Madison + Jason | A Cleveland Wedding at Tenk West Bank

I’ve been looking forward to Madison + Jason’s wedding since December 20, 2017 – the day Madison first inquired. It quickly became clear that we were a match made in wedding heaven, and their engagement session the following summer definitely confirmed that.

I was honestly so excited to wake up this beautiful June day and watch Madison + Jason finally have the wedding they’ve been waiting for. Their love for each other is evident in every laugh, hand hold, and sweet word they say to each other. Their first look felt like a movie you’ve been waiting years to see, and her walk down the aisle was the culmination of all the days + years before them.

Sometimes when I shoot a wedding, I feel like a vendor they’ve hired for the day – maybe because I am.

But my favorite weddings are the ones where I feel like an old friend. This was one of those.

Madison + Jason,

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to see your newlywed life unfold together. You’re going to be so dang great at this marriage thing, and at everything else life throws your way.

Venue | Tenk West Bank
Catering | Marigold Catering
Hair + Makeup | Makeup by Madison & Co. 
Bride’s Dress | La Blanca Bridal 
Groom’s Tux | Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Vici Dolls
Florist | Lowe’s Greenhouse
Desserts | WildFlour Bakeshop
Stationery | Ting Stationery
Videographer | Emily Schutz
DJ | Flash Jam Entertainment
Transportation | Platinum Party Bus

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Savana + Nate | A Downtown Cleveland Wedding at Windows on the River

The morning I walked into Savana + Nate’s adorable home to begin photographing their wedding day, I felt like I belonged there. Savana has this wonderful way of making everyone feel welcome. As I’m sure you’ve heard me mention, I always think of a wedding day in terms of how it makes me feel. Throughout Savana + Nate’s wedding day, there were threats of winter weather. It monsooned during family photos. The power went out while we took photos in a brewery. Our schedule was determined by when the storm clouds rolled in and out.

But somehow, my most prominent memories were being warm and cozy in their home while Savana and her girls got ready. I remember when we stepped out on East 4th and the sun shined so brightly it took my eyes a minute to adjust. I remember the hugs and the tears. The way Nate made sure she was safe and warm while we walked down the street. The belly laughs and the warmth of the room as they danced for the first time as husband and wife.

Savana + Nate’s wedding felt like an evening by the fireplace with the people they love most.

& once again, I can’t believe I got to be the one to watch it all happen.

Venues
Ceremony | Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Reception | Windows on the River

Hair | Shannon Hammond
Makeup | Ramona Dauksa
Bride’s Dress | Radiant Bride
Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal
Groom’s Tux | Men’s Warehouse
Florist | Countryside Florist
DJ | DJ Jesse Webb
Catering | Windows on the River
Cake | Wildflour Bakery
Transportation | Platinum Limo
Rings | Thurber’s
Invitations | Alexa Taylor Designs

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